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Board Members

Meet the people who lead today's Mint

Through their collective experience and vision, the Board of Directors contributes to the continuing success of the Royal Canadian Mint. We invite you to consult their biographies, to learn more about the backgrounds and profiles of the individuals who lead this Crown Corporation: today's Royal Canadian Mint.

Serge Falardeau

Serge Falardeau, ASC, CPA, CA

Sainte-Marie de Beauce, Quebec
Board Member

Biography
Serge Falardeau has several years of experience as Chief Executive Officer for various manufacturing and service companies with national and international business operations. Mr. Falardeau is a Certified Corporate Director and also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Laval University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). Mr. Falardeau has also been a board member of PH Tech Inc., Texel Inc., ADS Composite Materials Group and Bocenor BF Group Inc.

Mr. Falardeau was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on October 18, 2017.

 

 

 

Sandra L. Hanington, ICD.D

Sandra Hanington, ICD.D

President and CEO

Biography
Sandra Hanington was named by the Women's Executive Network™ (WXN) three times as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2007, 2008 and 2009) and was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2010.

She has extensive experience in governance through various board positions. Ms. Hanington is co-founder, board director and former board chair of Jack.org, promoting mental health and wellness for youth in Canada. In 2014 she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and to the Board of Directors of Extendicare, Inc. She has also served on the boards of Symcor Corp. and Kids Help Phone.

Ms. Hanington was previously Executive Vice-President, BMO Financial Group. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1999 as Vice-President, Insurance, and held a number of progressively senior executive roles in both Canada and the United States. Prior to joining BMO Financial Group, Ms. Hanington worked for Manulife Financial/North American Life Assurance, Royal Trustco Ltd. and Suncor Inc./Sunoco Group.

Ms. Hanington is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Sandra Hanington was appointed as President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint on February 11, 2015 for a five-year term.

 

Cybele Negris

Cybele Negris

Vancouver, British-Columbia
Board Member

Biography
Cybele Negris is CEO and Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Inc., an Internet solutions company. Ms. Negris serves on the BC Premier's Technology Council, is vice-chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, and on the Chair's council for Science World. She has been the recipient of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2011, 2012, 2014, and in 2015 was inducted into its Hall of Fame.

Ms. Negris was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on October 18, 2017.

 

 

 

 

N. William C. Ross

N. William C. Ross

Toronto, Ontario
Board Member

Biography
N. William C. Ross is Senior Counsel with the Toronto law firm WeirFoulds LLP, where he has a diverse practice in corporate, commercial and not-for-profit law.

Mr. Ross served on the Boards of Directors of several Canadian corporations, including public, private charitable and Crown corporations. His directorships have included Canada Development Investment Corporation (Chair), Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation (Chair), National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet Foundation (Secretary), Providence Centre, Chapters Inc., Keg Restaurants Inc. and Clean Environment Mutual Funds Ltd.

Mr. Ross holds a B.A. (Honours) from McGill University. He is a law graduate of the University of Toronto and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1969. Mr. Ross also holds an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Mr. Ross was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on July 1, 2015. He is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

 

The Honourable Carol  Skelton

The Honourable Carol Skelton

Harris, Saskatchewan
Board Member

Biography
Carol Skelton is the former Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar. She was first elected in 2000, serving until 2008. While in office, she held various cabinet portfolios including Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. 

Mrs. Skelton has served on the Boards of Directors of a number of organizations, including Information Services Corporation, Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation and the Security Intelligence Review Committee as board member, chair and acting chair. She has also donated her time by volunteering in the community as a board member for the Saskatchewan Red Cross Executive, the Saskatchewan Child Welfare Review Panel and the Canadian 4-H Council.

The Honourable Carol Skelton was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on March 26, 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

 

Deborah Shannon Trudeau

Deborah Shannon Trudeau

Montréal, Quebec
Board Member

Biography
Deborah Shannon Trudeau has worked at Trudeau Corporation for over 30 years where she is Vice-President of International Business and Licensing. Ms. Trudeau is the Vice President of the Board of the Foundation of Greater Montreal, and sits on the board of Governors of St. Mary's Hospital, the board of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and the International Women's Forum where she is the Chair of the Development Committee.

Ms. Trudeau was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on October 18, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Victor L. Young

Victor L. Young

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Board Member

Biography
Victor L. Young has an extensive career in both government and the private sector, including as Director of several public and privately owned corporations. Mr. Young has an honourary degree from Memorial University, is an Officer of the Order of Canada, member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Paul Harris (Rotary) Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as of other honours.

Mr. Young was appointed to the Mint's Board of Directors on October 18, 2017.

 

 

Senior Officers

Meet the people who lead today's Mint

Through their collective experience and vision, the Senior Officers and Executive Team contribute to the continuing success of the Royal Canadian Mint. We invite you to consult their biographies, to learn more about the backgrounds and profiles of the individuals who lead this Crown Corporation: today's Royal Canadian Mint.

Sandra L. Hanington, ICD.D

Sandra Hanington, ICD.D

President and CEO

Biography
Sandra Hanington was named by the Women's Executive Network™ (WXN) three times as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2007, 2008 and 2009) and was inducted into the WXN Hall of Fame in 2010.

She has extensive experience in governance through various board positions. Ms. Hanington is co-founder, board director and former board chair of Jack.org, promoting mental health and wellness for youth in Canada. In 2014 she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and to the Board of Directors of Extendicare, Inc. She has also served on the boards of Symcor Corp. and Kids Help Phone.

Ms. Hanington was previously Executive Vice-President, BMO Financial Group. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1999 as Vice-President, Insurance, and held a number of progressively senior executive roles in both Canada and the United States. Prior to joining BMO Financial Group, Ms. Hanington worked for Manulife Financial/North American Life Assurance, Royal Trustco Ltd. and Suncor Inc./Sunoco Group.

Ms. Hanington is a licensed professional engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Sandra Hanington was appointed as President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint on February 11, 2015 for a five-year term.

 

Michel Boucher is Vice President, Human Resources

Michel Boucher

Vice-President, Human Resources

Biography
Michel Boucher is Vice-President, Human Resources. He joined the Mint in 2011 with 18 years comprehensive experience in a multi-plant environment and with substantial knowledge of labour relations, health and safety and organizational development. He has previously worked for Cascades Inc., at both their Head Office in Kingsey Falls and in a Toronto-based paper facility. He held various positions during his time at Cascades, including the role of Corporate Director Human Resources for one of the four divisions of Cascades Inc. Prior to joining the Mint, Mr. Boucher worked in Montreal as Vice President, Human Resources of Induspac, which is a privately held business with 30 plants across Canada, the United-States and Mexico.

Mr. Boucher holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University and an EMBA from McGill-HEC.

 

Sean Byrne

Sean Byrne

Vice-President, Operations

Biography
Sean Byrne is Vice-President of Operations and is responsible for the Mint's manufacturing facilities producing over two billion coins annually.   He leads the Mint's Research and Development with a focus on innovative and technological breakthrough solutions and manages all aspects of the Canadian circulation distribution system ensuring cost effective delivery to the Government of Canada.  Since joining the Mint in 2005, Sean has held senior roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations across each of the Mint's diversified businesses. Mr. Byrne holds an MBA and Law degree from Dalhousie University.

 

Jennifer Camelon

Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance and Administration

Biography
Jennifer Camelon was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance and Administration in January 2015. She is responsible for all aspects of the Company's financial and IT operations. Prior to joining the Mint, Ms. Camelon was the Chief Financial Officer and de-facto Chief Operating Officer for QNX Software Systems, a wholly owned BlackBerry subsidiary. She was instrumental to help drive the growth and success of what is recognized as one of the premier software companies in Canada focused on excellence in embedded software and related professional services. In addition to the finance portfolio, Ms. Camelon led the IT, Operations and Quality teams and was the primary business interface to BlackBerry.

Ms. Camelon holds a Bachelor of Commerce ( Honours) from Queen's University.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (CA).

 

Chris Carkner

Vice-President, Sales

Biography
Chris Carkner was appointed Vice President of Sales in July 2017 and has global sales responsibility for Bullion (including Refinery, Storage and ETR), Numismatics and the Foreign Circulation businesses at the Royal Canadian Mint. Mr. Carkner started his career at the Mint in 1996 as an IT consultant and subsequently held progressively senior positions in IT, Marketing and Sales. He was instrumental in driving growth in the Numismatic B2C business through the development and successful execution of E-Commerce, Outbound & Inbound sales channel strategies. Chris transitioned to a B2B sales leadership role in 2011 as Director of Sales, Bullion and Refinery and was promoted to Executive Managing Director, Sales for Bullion and Numismatics in 2015.

Mr. Carkner holds a Masters of Business (MBA) Degree from the University of Ottawa.

 

Francine Hochereau

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

Biography
Francine Hochereau was appointed as the Mint's Vice-President of Marketing and Communications in July 2016. She is responsible for the Mint's marketing strategy, product development and management, loyalty, CRM and customer lifecycle, corporate and marketing communications as well as business intelligence, analytics and market research. With over 25 years of experience and proven track in the telecommunications, banking services, retail, tourism and gaming industries, her expertise spans from strategic planning, multi-channel marketing, market research and program development. Prior to joining the Mint, Francine was the Executive Director at Protégez-Vous Editions, which is a consumer affairs organization based in Québec.

Ms. Hochereau holds a Diploma of Advanced Specialized Studies in Marketing from the University of Lille (France).

 

Simon Kamel

Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Corporate and Legal Affairs

Biography
Simon Kamel is currently the Mint's Vice-President, Corporate and Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary.  Prior to joining the Mint in 2011, Mr. Kamel worked as Special Advisor and Senior Counsel to the Associate Deputy Minister of Justice Canada where he worked on an array of legal and sensitive matters. As a litigator, he appeared on behalf of the Crown before several federal administrative tribunals, the Federal Courts, Superior and Provincial Courts. He also provided legal advisory services to a number of departments, namely the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Department of National Defence and Environment Canada on a broad range of legal issues, including labour and employment law, legislative drafting, official languages and enforcement issues.

Mr. Kamel is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, having obtained a Bachelor's degree in Social Science (Political Science) as well as his Law Degree. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1999.

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