Members of the advisory board bring their extensive business and board governance expertise to assist Connexall manage its rapid growth and implement a long-term strategic plan.
The members of the advisory board are:
The Honourable William Davis
Premier of Ontario from 1971-1985, Mr. Davis also served as Minister of Education and University Affairs, where he was instrumental in the creation of Ontario's community college system, and oversaw the creation of Trent and Brock Universities. For his many efforts and achievements over the years, Mr. Davis was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1986. On February 23, 2001, Mr. Davis was inducted as a Knight in l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur at a ceremony conducted in Toronto by His Excellency Mr. Denis Bauchard, Ambassador of France in Canada, acting on behalf of the President of the French Republic.
Mr. Davis is a director of several companies, including First American Financial, First American Title Insurance Company, BPO Properties, Home Capital Group and Magellan Aerospace. Mr. Davis is Vice-Chairman of the International Advisory Council of Power Corporation of Canada.
Dr. William Dimma
Former Chair of the Board of Governors of York University, former President of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, and former President, CEO, and Deputy Chairman of Royal LePage Limited, Dr. Dimma has served numerous non-profit organizations, including positions as President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, director of the Canadian Opera Company, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Economic Council of Canada, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Trillium Foundation. Dr. Dimma is widely known as a leader within the corporate community for his advocacy of a greater sense of ethical awareness and of higher ethical business standards. Dr. Dimma is Chairman of the Connexall Advisory Board.
Mr. Carton practiced law in the City of Toronto for a number of years and is an honorary member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a former member of the Ontario Legislature (12 years); a former member and chairman of a number of Legislative Standing Committees and Select Committees; a former Ontario Cabinet Minister (Labour, Financial and Commercial Affairs, Transportation and Communications). He is also a former director and Vice President of Legal and Corporate affairs of Silcorp Limited (Silverwood Dairies, Mac's Milk, Baskin-Robbins). He has served on a number of boards of directors, both profit and not for profit. He is the founder and chairman of The Ideal Advisory Board, an organization of 15 entrepreneurial owners in various industries.
Norris C. Carroll
Norris C. Carroll, BSc, MD, FRCSC, Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School is a 6th generation Canadian. He received his Science Degree from the University of New Brunswick, his MD from Dalhousie University and did his surgical training at the University of Toronto teaching hospitals. He sub-specialized in Pediatric Orthopaedics and did a fellowship in the UK and Europe before joining the staff at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Later he was recruited to become Head, Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has published many articles in the literature and has lectured on six continents. His interest in the use of IT to facilitate health care delivery dates back to the 1980's when a patient's father computerized his OR and clinic scheduling system.
Dr. Kevin P.D. Smith D. Phil, ICD.D.
Dr. Kevin P.D. Smith D. Phil, ICD.D. is President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health System, and the Niagara Health System. Kevin holds an appointment Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mc Master University. Educated in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, Dr. Smith began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles in university administration and academic hospitals and health systems. Kevin's continuing education has focused on governance in the public and private sectors and is professionally certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors and has completed the Harvard Program in Effective Governance. Kevin is fortunate to be a frequent advisor to Governments at home and abroad. Dr. Smith is privileged to Chair the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Home Capital Group.
With their combined experience in government, business development, and board governance, the advisory board will use their unique insights to help Connexall put in place a framework that will see the company continue to succeed.
Hazel McCallion, C.M.
Hazel McCallion is a Canadian politician and businesswoman who served as the City of Mississauga's longest serving mayor from 1978 until 2014. Her supporters gave her the nickname 'Hurricane Hazel' because of her outspoken political style. McCallion lead Mississauga through an era of unprecedented growth and is a champion of, and continues to play an active role in, causes that she believes will benefit business and the community to play an active role in, causes that she believes will benefit business and the community at large. Throughout her ground-breaking career in business and politics, the following have been confered on Huricane Hazel McCallion including, ranking second in the 2005 international World Mayor poll; Leadership in Public Service Award for over 10 years of public service from the International Economic Development Council, Member of the Order of Canada, Honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for her support of Japanese businesses in Mississauga and furthering of Japanese-Canadian relations, Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her role in bringing German companies to Canada as well as various appointments at city, regional and national level since 1978.