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** IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of July 15, 2016, Invest Toronto and its Board are being phased out and transitioned to "Toronto Global" – a new, permanent Regional Foreign Direct Investment attraction agency in the Greater Toronto Area. As a result, applications will no longer be accepted for the Invest Toronto Board. To read City Council's recent decision about "Toronto Global" and its new governance structure, click here. **

Invest Toronto was established under the City Service Corporation provisions of the City of Toronto Act. It is incorporated as an Ontario Business Corporation.

Invest Toronto's Board of Directors was confirmed on December 3, 2014. The Board is comprised of 17 Directors:

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Councillor Michael Thompson, Chair

  • City Councillor in Toronto, Ward 37
  • Member, Scarborough Community Council
  • Member, Civic Appointments Committee
  • Chair, Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, Build Toronto
  • Municipal Section, Canadian National Exhibition Association
  • Board of Directors, Harbourfront Centre
  • Member, Kennedy Road BIA
  • Member, Toronto Financial Services Alliance
  • Member, Toronto Police Services Board
  • Member, Wexford Heights BIA
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Robert Howard Lane, Vice-Chair

  • Managing partner of Robert H. Lane and Associates Inc., business advisors
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Information Technology Association of Canada
  • Former Chair, Grey Cup Festival
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Northern Telecom International
  • Former CEO, Commodore Business Machines
  • Former General Manager, Vineland Co-operative
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Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Mayor's Designate

  • Deputy Mayor and City Councillor in Toronto, Ward 34
  • Member, North York Community Council
  • Chair, Mayor's designate, Civic Appointments Committee
  • Member, Committee of Revision
  • Member, Debenture Committee
  • Chair, Employee and Labour Relations
  • Member, Nominating Panel - Facilities and Finance
  • Chair, Striking Committee
  • Mayor's designate, Build Toronto
  • Member, Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
  • Member, Toronto Transit Commission
  • Mayor's designate, Waterfront Toronto
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Councillor Ana Bailão, Director

  • City Councillor in Toronto, Ward 18
  • Member, Toronto and East York Community Council
  • Member, Community Development and Recreation Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, Striking Committee
  • Member, Affordable Housing Committee
  • Member, Artscape Toronto
  • Director, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Board of Directors
  • Mayor's Designate, Toronto Public Library
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Steve Bower, Director

  • Board Member, Chair, Finance and Audit Committee, Parkinson Society Canada
  • Vice-President Programs, Financial Executives International Canada
  • Former Group Controller, Nortel Networks
  • Former Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Enablence Technologies Inc.
  • Former Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Fishercast Global Corporation
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Matthew Corrin, Director

  • Founder and CEO, Freshii
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Tyler Currie, Director

  • Director, International Affairs, National Hockey League Players’ Association
  • Member, Art Gallery of Ontario Fundraising Committee
  • Former Member, Academic Board, University of Toronto Governing Council
  • Former Manager, Communications, National Hockey League Players’ Association
  • Former Marketing Co-ordinator, Time 4 You Concierge
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Keith DeGrace, Director

  • Vice-President Marketing, Red Bull Canada Ltd.
  • Former National Director Brand Marketing, Red Bull Canada Ltd.
  • Former Director of Communications, Red Bull Canada Ltd.
  • Former Director of Product and Marketing, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Canada
  • Former Category Marketing Manager, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Canada
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Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, Director

  • City Councillor in Toronto, Ward 16
  • Member, North York Community Council
  • Member, Civic Appointments Committee
  • Director, Board of Health
  • Member, Planning and Growth Management Committee
  • Member, Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section
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Gregory Hewitt, Director

  • President, DHL Express (Canada) Ltd.
  • Former Project Manager, Domestic Divestment, DHL Express (Canada) Ltd.
  • Former Vice-President, Sales Development DHL Express (Europe) Ltd.
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Customer Retention, DHL Express (USA) Ltd.
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Aleem Kanji, Director

  • Vice President of Government Relations, Sutherland Corporation Ltd
  • Former Policy and Public Affairs Lead, Toronto Board of Trade
  • Former Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
  • Former Associate Consultant, Real Estate Advisory Services, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
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Kim Koster, Director

  • Principal and Brand Strategy Consultant, Koster Consulting
  • Former Deputy Global Category Head, Procter & Gamble, Leo Burnett
  • Former Senior Vice-President, Managing Partner, Leo Burnett
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Jason Leung, Director

  • Business Advisor, China-based development, lead-generation, media and marketing projects
  • Project Consultant, Pacific Links International (Australia) golf course network
  • Former Head of Audience Marketing, Microsoft Advertising
  • Formerly led North American Marketing for Greyhound Courier Shipping
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Patricia McQuillan, Director

  • President and Owner, Brand Matters Inc.
  • Board Member and Chair, Branding Council, Canadian Marketing Association
  • Chair, Toronto Chapter, and Board Member, Ontario Division, MS Society of Canada
  • Former Vice-President, Marketing, Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Former Senior Marketing Manager, Kraft Canada and General Foods
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Lida Preyma, Director

  • Director, Capital Markets Research, Global Finance, G8/G20 Research Group, PLP Group
  • Former Head of Global Direct Market Access, Jitneytrade Inc.
  • Former Director, Business Development and Marketing, Canadian National Stock Exchange
  • Former Managing Director, Corporate Citizenship, Magna International Inc.
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Michael Williams, Director

  • General Manager of Economic Development & Culture Division, City of Toronto