Jun. 30, 2020 by CVCA Staff
CVCA Announces the Appointment of Ten New Directors to its Board
30% of CVCA’s Board of Directors is now comprised of Women
TORONTO, ON – June 30, 2020 – The Canadian Venture Capital and Privat Equity Association (CVCA) today unveiled its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Ten new directors were elected: Marc-André Binette, Fondaction; Magaly Charbonneau, inovia; Jeff Markusson, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan; Lidija Marusic, Innovacorp; Lisa Melchior, Vertu Capital; Thomas Park, BDC Capital; Lauren Robinson, Highline Beta; Jean-François Routhier, Novacap; Eugene Siklos, EDC; and Rachel Skelton, Torquest.
Five of the newly appointed directors are women, which reflects the CVCA's commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the Canadian private capital industry and promote gender equity within Canadian private capital organizations and their portfolios.
"As an industry leader, we have a responsibility to be a champion of diversity, equality, and inclusion," said Peter Dowse, Partner, Ironbridge Equity Partners and Chair, CVCA. "The CVCA is committed to leading by example, starting with our board room."
CVCA's new board members bring a combined wealth of leadership experience derived from extensive service guiding and growing organizations domestically and internationally.
CVCA welcomes its new directors with great pride and looks forward to continuing to deliver on its mandate to broaden industry awareness, and advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.
On behalf of its membership, CVCA thanks its outgoing board members for their outstanding work and contributions to both the organization and advancing the private capital industry in Canada.
A PDF of this announcement can be accessed here.