STRATEGY: An Imperative in Uncertain Times

April 26, 2021

“No strategy can or should remain intact in these uncertain times. It is the Board’s duty and obligation to test strategy especially as we make our way through the pandemic.”

Our Fireside Chat Features:


Barb Stymiest

Board Director at Blackberry, Sun Life, George Westons and CIFAR.


Patricia Meredith

Director, Chair, Audit and Finance Committee of CIFAR,

Writer of the book Better Boardrooms: Repairing Governance for the 21st Century.

Moderated by:


Jonathan Goodman

Global Managing Partner, Monitor Deloitte and Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada.

“No strategy can or should remain intact in these uncertain times. It is the Board’s duty and obligation to test strategy especially as we make our way through the pandemic.” Jonathan Goodman, Global Managing Partner of Monitor Deloitte, Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada

Hear it from our guests: 
Barb Stymiest,
Board Director at Blackberry, Sun Life, George Westons and CIFAR

&
Pat Meredith,
writer of the book Better Boardrooms: Repairing Governance for the 21st Century

Moderated by:
Jonathan Goodman,
Global Managing Partner of Monitor Deloitte, Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada

 


Speakers' Bios:

Jonathan Goodman,

Global Managing Partner, Monitor Deloitte and Vice Chair Deloitte Canada.

Jonathan Goodman is Monitor Deloitte’s Global Managing Partner and a Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada. For three decades, he has worked closely with the CEOs, boards, and executive management of global corporations on issues of strategy, growth, M&A, organization, and transformation. He leads Deloitte’s strategy practice globally and is the Vice Chair of Deloitte Canada responsible for the firm’s CEO, Executive, and Directors’ programs.

Jonathan started his career at Monitor where he was the co-founder and long-time leader of Monitor Canada. He also headed Monitor’s global strategy business, was lead Partner for North America, a member of the firm’s Global Executive Team, and member of the Monitor board. 

He is Chairman of the Canadian Nieman Fellowship and on the board of directors of the Loran Scholars Foundation, and formerly on the board of trustees of the Ontario Science Centre. Jonathan speaks and writes often on topics related to strategy, uncertainty, leadership, and governance.

Barb Stymiest,

Board Director at Blackberry, Sun Life, George Westons and CIFAR.

Ms. Barbara Stymiest, a corporate director, is a former member of the Group Executive for the Royal Bank of Canada, a former CEO of TMX Group Inc., Executive Vice-President and CFO at BMO Capital Markets and Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.  She currently serves on the boards of Blackberry Limited, George Weston Limited, President’s Choice Bank and Sun Life Financial Inc.

Ms. Stymiest also contributes to non-profit organizations as Vice-Chair of the Board of trustees of University Health Network and Vice-Chair of AGE-WELL, an organization dedicated to providing technology to ageing Canadians.  She also serves as a director of CIFAR, an organization which convenes world leading scientists to address the most important questions facing science and humanity, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Ivey Institute for Leadership.  

 

Patricia Meredith,

Director, Chair, Audit and Finance Committee of CIFAR,
writer of the book Better Boardrooms: Repairing Governance for the 21st Century

Former senior banking executive and strategy advisor, Patricia Meredith is a global thought leader, award winning author and consultant in the emerging field of strategic governance.  She is best known for her role as Chair of Canada’s Task Force for the Payment System Review, bringing together government, community and industry leaders to transform the payments system in under two years.

Pat Meredith is a Director of many public, private and not-for-profit organizations.  She was Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer of a major financial institution and Senior Strategy Advisor to financial services and technology companies for a global strategy consultancy.

From 2010 to 2012, Pat was the Chair of the Task Force for the Payments Review.  The Task Force – which applied a catalytic governance process – delivered a community supported action plan that enabled government and industry to quickly act on all four of the recommendations.  With her Catalytic Governance co-authors, Steven Rosell and Ged Davis, she is working to create a community of leaders developing better approaches to governing in the information age.

Pat has written three books on strategy and governance – Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada’s Banks for the Information Age (2017), which won the Donner Prize for best public policy book of the year, Catalytic Governance: Leading Change in the Information Age, and Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century (2020).  

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