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Peter C. Godsoe


Kevin J. Dancey


James Barton Love
Nick Pantaleo
Finn Poschmann
Guy Saint-Pierre
Cathy Williams

Peter C. Godsoe, O.C.

Peter Godsoe began his career with Scotiabank in 1966 in Ottawa. After serving in Toronto, Montreal and New York, he rose rapidly through various positions and then was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1992, Chief Executive Officer in 1993 and Chairman in 1995.

Mr. Godsoe retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia on March 2, 2004.

His corporate directorships include Barrick Gold Corporation (since 1994), Onex Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Rogers Communications Inc. (since 2003), Lonmin PLC (since 2001), and Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust.

Mr. Godsoe was the Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 1996 to 2000 and is currently a Vice Chairman of the Atlantic Institute for Market Research and a director of a number of non-profit institutes, including the Canadian Council of Christians & Jews and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Mr. Godsoe holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto, which he attended on a scholarship in mathematics and French. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a C.A. and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Godsoe has accepted honorary degrees from University of King's College, Concordia University, University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University. In 2002, Mr. Godsoe became a member of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Kevin J. Dancey, F.C.A.

Kevin Dancey was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in June 2006.

Prior to his appointment, he served as the CEO and Canadian Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2001 to 2005. Prior to his election by firm partners to this position, he served as leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Canadian Tax Services group.

Mr. Dancey joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1973, moving to the Tax Group in 1976. He was appointed partner in 1980. Between 1985 and 1987, he was special adviser to the Department of Finance as part of the Executive Interchange Program and, from 1993 to 1995, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch of the Department of Finance. In 1995, he was appointed leader of Coopers & Lybrand’s Canadian Tax practice, a position he retained after the merger.

In 2006, he was appointed a member of the Auditor General’s Panel of Senior Advisors, the Council of Governors for the Canadian Public Accountability Board, the Board of the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance.

Mr. Dancey has written and spoken extensively on international and business tax issues.

He graduated from McMaster University in 1972 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics. He became a C.A. in 1975 and was awarded his F.C.A. in 2000.

James Barton Love, Q.C.

Mr. Love is a lawyer and founding partner of the Toronto law firm Love & Whalen. He is also Chairman and CEO of Legacy Private Trust, which specializes in wills, estates, trusts and guardianships and focuses its service mandate on being a fiduciary. He has practised in the areas of income tax, commodities tax, acquisitions, mergers, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, wills and trusts, with an emphasis on international tax planning.

Mr. Love’s directorships include the Royal Canadian Mint and a number of Canadian corporations. He is also a director of several charitable foundations including The Bacula Foundation, The Lillian and Don Wright Foundation and The Westaway Charitable Foundation. He served as Chair of the Expert Panel on Financial Security for Children with Severe Disabilities, which presented its Report to the Minister of Finance in the fall of 2006.

Mr. Love obtained a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws in Taxation Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada in 1992.

Nicola (Nick) Pantaleo, F.C.A

Nick Pantaleo is an international tax services partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the leader of the firm's Canadian National Technical Services group. He is the former leader of the firm's International Tax Services group and, with over 20 years of experience in providing international tax advice to a number of Canada's largest corporations, is recognized as one of Canada's top international tax specialists.

He joined Price Waterhouse in 1980 and was admitted to the partnership in 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and became a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2006. He is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of international tax at the University of Waterloo Master of Taxation program and was a lecturer and the course coordinator at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Advance International Tax Course. He is the Vice-President of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association and has served as a governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Nick is a regular speaker at tax and business conferences on international taxation matters, including conferences sponsored by the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, and the Tax Executives Institute. He has written numerous papers on international tax matters and is a former co-editor of the International Tax Planning feature of the Canadian Tax Journal and a recipient of the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award, presented annually by the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Finn Poschmann

Finn Poschmann is Director of Research at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he has held a variety of positions since January 1998; he is program coordinator for the Institute’s Financial Services Research Initiative. For more than a decade previous, he was at the Parliamentary Research Branch in Ottawa, where he held a number of research positions principally involved with providing economic analysis and advice to Parliamentarians and Standing Committees. He has worked in numerous areas within the field of economics, but has primarily been concerned with public finance and taxation and federal-provincial relations.

He is particularly interested in the distributional impact of taxation and in the use of microsimulation tools in the design of tax policy, but has also worked on monetary policy issues and disparate public policy questions. Recent publications have dealt with federal and provincial tax and fiscal issues, taxes and foreign investment, the tax treatment of retirement savings, Canada’s exchange rate policies, and financial services. He is a recipient of the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award, presented annually by the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Guy Saint-Pierre, C.C.

Guy Saint-Pierre retired as chairman of the board for Royal Bank of Canada on February 27, 2004, a position he held since his appointment on August 1, 2001. Previously, he had been president and chief executive officer of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. from January 1989 to May 1996 and chairman between May 1996 and May 2002.

Mr. Saint-Pierre began his career as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers at Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick, in 1959. From 1964 to 1966 he was Registrar of the Corporation of Engineers of Québec, then vice-president of Acres Québec until 1970. He was elected to the National Assembly of Québec in April 1970 and served as Minister of Education (1970-1972) and Minister of Industry and Commerce (1972-1976).

Guy Saint-Pierre serves on the board of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Between 1990 and 2007, he served on the Alcan Inc., BCE, Bell, General Motors of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada and SNC-Lavalin Inc. boards. He is past chairman of the Canadian Manufacturers Association, the Conference Board of Canada and the Business Council on National Issues.

Mr. Saint-Pierre graduated from Laval University with a B.A. Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1957. An Athlone Scholar, he obtained an M.Sc. from the University of London in 1959 and holds a D.I.C. from the Imperial College of Science and Technology. He is a companion of the Order of Canada.

Cathy Williams

Cathy Williams, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University, recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of Shell Canada Limited. She worked for Shell for 22 years in a variety of financial roles, including two assignments in London, England, with Shell International. Previously she worked for the Federal Business Development Bank in Ottawa, the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and Toronto, and Nova Corporation in Calgary.

Ms. Williams joined the Board of Directors of Enbridge Inc. in November 2007 and she was recently appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of Mount Royal College in Calgary.

Her previous community involvement has included membership on the Boards of Directors of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta and the United Way of Calgary, both of which she chaired. She is also currently on the Advisory Board for the Dean of the Business School at Queen’s University.