Chief Talent Officer
Lead Trustee, Member of Nomination & Governance Committee and Human Resources & Compensation Committee
Mr. Amirault is a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright and a member of their Business Law Group. Paul practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on equity financing and mergers and acquisitions. He represents start-ups and established businesses, as well as underwriters and investors. Paul works with venture capital and private equity funds. In addition to experience in prospectus offerings, private placements and friendly takeovers, he has been involved in hostile bids, proxy battles and contested shareholder meetings. Paul advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance and stock exchange rules.
Member of Capital Resources Committee and Human Resources & Compensation Committee
Jean-Louis Bellemare is the founder and currently Partner, President and General Manager of Farm Boy Company Inc., which is one of the fastest growing and most successful food retailers in Ontario. Under Jean-Louis’ leadership, Farm Boy was named one of the best-managed companies in Canada in 2011. Jean-Louis brings over 40 years of retail expertise in operations, corporate strategy and executive leadership. He has a proven track record of strategic leadership, operational efficiency and value creation having scaled Farm Boy to 42 locations. In 2012, he was a key lead in the negotiations for the sale of Farm Boy to Berkshire Partners. Subsequently, Jean-Louis was a key strategic advisor to facilitate the sale of Farm Boy to Empire Company Inc. in 2018.
As President & CEO of InterRent REIT, Brad is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic planning and capital allocation directives for its nearly $4 billion multi-residential portfolio encompassing 13,000 residential suites. Passionate about the REIT’s role in supporting the growth and development of Canadian communities, Brad and his dedicated team will continue to advocate for the need to increase the supply of housing in Canada, building better communities for the thousands of families who call an InterRent community home.
With over 20 years of experience in the real estate and capital markets industry, Brad has advised on several billion dollars in real estate transactions, equity and debt financings, and has played a key role in the birth of a number of publicly listed REITs. He was recognized as the number one stock picker in the Canadian 2012 StarMine Analyst Awards and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for NEXUS Industrial REIT, chairing the audit committee.
Brad is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Economics from Bishop’s University.
Chair, Human Resources & Compensation Committee, Member of Nomination & Governance Committee
Judy Hendriks has over 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources Professional and Executive Leader, including her current role as the Chief People Officer (CPO) for Harris, one of the operating groups within the Constellation Software Inc (CSI) family of companies. In her current role as CPO, Ms. Hendriks is responsible for coaching and advising senior leaders in a range of areas, including leadership development, succession planning, compensation strategy, talent management and organizational design. Harris’ global footprint and growth through acquisitions has allowed Ms. Hendriks to gain significant experience in HR diligence, integrations as well as business growth strategies. Prior to Harris, Ms. Hendriks held HR leadership roles with companies in the Telecom and eCommerce sectors. She has graduate degrees from both Queen’s University (Sociology) and Humber College (Human Resources).
John Jussup brings over thirty years’ experience as a corporate counsel and 15 years acting as the Chief Legal Officer and senior executive of a Canadian-based software company operating in the U.S. legal and regulatory environment with significant activities in Europe and Asia. Mr. Jussup’s experience includes contributing effectively at the Board and senior management levels, dealing with regulators in multiple jurisdictions, executing and managing mergers and acquisitions of all sizes and dealing with a broad range of human resources matters. Mr. Jussup is a graduate of Queen’s University and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1979.
Chair, Audit Committee, Member of Nomination & Governance Committee
Mr. Leslie is a Chartered Accountant and is the Office Managing Partner at Leslie & MacLeod Chartered Accountants. Mr. Leslie has over 20 years of experience as a public accountant and currently sits on the board of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (which is listed on the TSX venture Exchange). Mr. Leslie is a graduate of Carleton University and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Mr. McGahan is the President and CEO of CLV Group, which was the property manager for the REIT up to February 15, 2018. Mr. McGahan has over 25 years of experience in the real estate business focusing on the multi-residential apartment and commercial property sectors. He has successfully purchased, sold, financed, and managed over 300 properties valued in excess of $4 Billion. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Mr. McGahan is also a licensed real estate agent and mortgage broker for over 25 years.
Cheryl Pangborn has been a Director and Group Lead, Real Estate Banking at a Canadian chartered bank since 2013. During her more than 25 years in the real estate finance business, she has been involved in construction and mortgage financing of most real estate asset classes throughout eastern Canada. She is a graduate of Carleton University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics / Commercial Law).