Board of Directors

Andrea RobinsonLeveraging 17 years of experience, Andrea is the Founder, President & CEO of Robinson Global Management Inc., a Toronto-based Canadian woman-owned corporation. The firm delivers multi-disciplinary consulting specializing in procurement, project and contract management, and dispute resolution, where Andrea is a Principal Consultant and she supports affordable housing, healthcare, education, sport, transit, public utilities, and resource development projects totalling $65 Billion.

Andrea’s educational background includes focus on Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Mental Health, Negotiation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Project, Business and Supply Chain Management, Infrastructure, Energy and Design.

Andrea’s community advocacy includes, mentoring young men and women in her community to achieve their desired educational and social development goals, which she has done all her life; volunteering as a Build Crew Member with Habitat for Humanity; voluntary bookkeeper for non-profit; and volunteering as a Director, Board Secretary, and appointed to Chair of CTI’s Board in September 2020.

Andrea joined the CTI Board in 2017, lending her experience in business development, administration and management, and non-profit community engagement with experience working to combat the socio-economic community impacts on urban youth, young adults, new-Canadians and women in the community and in the criminal justice realm.

Andrea is passionate about her work that supports the betterment of building safe, strong, and sustainable communities through ethical procurement. Her service to CTI is special to her as it enables CTI to best support people that reside in our community, who may be encountering situational, systemic, and developmental challenges, to make demonstrable changes to improve their quality of life.
Pearl GuptaPearl is a seasoned finance professional with significant experience in financial advisory, financial reporting, process improvements, and pre and post M&A activities. Pearl is Vice President, Finance at Volaris Group which specializes in acquiring and growing software companies across the globe. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Pearl began her career at PwC where she obtained her CPA, CA in the distressed consulting practice and subsequently moved to a Toronto-based fintech start-up, CanCap Group, to establish and build their finance function.

Pearl joined the CTI Board in March 2019 bringing her experience in finance, operations, and turnaround management to the Board. Pearl is an active proponent of financial prudency and digging deeper to identify how we can unlock potential.
Leanne ReisLeanne is the Manager, Financial Transformation at the City of Toronto where she oversees a number of major projects and initiatives that will contribute to the City's long-term financial sustainability. Leanne previously spent a number of years with the provincial government working in finance and accounting at the Ministry of Health, followed by Indigenous Affairs.

Leanne has an undergraduate Rotman Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has spent the majority of her career developing strategic business plans and enabling effective controllership practices within the realm of the public sector.

Leanne has extended her passion for public service to the non-profit sector through previous volunteer engagements and is now excited to be a part of the CTI Board, as one of its newest members in 2020. She strongly supports the CTI mandate and is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to its strategic plan.
Chris AnsteadChris Anstead is a successful, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader with experience in both the private sector and the academic world. He currently runs a small consulting firm which helps clients develop strategic thinking, planning and decision-making competencies at the individual and organizational level.

Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurial settings. In 2005 he founded KeyWillow Consulting, which he sold 10 years later. From 2015 to 2018, Chris served as the Director, Executive Programs at the DeGroote School of Business (McMaster University). In this role he was responsible for Executive Education, as well as overseeing governance education (as Managing Director of The Directors College) and the EMBA in Digital Transformation.

Chris holds a PhD in History (Western University), has obtained the Project Manager Job Skills Certification from Rutgers University, and recently earned his Chartered Director designation from the Directors College (McMaster University). He is the co-author of several academic books on the history of vocational education and the role of culture in organizations.

Chris joined the Board of CTI early in 2019, and currently chairs the Governance committee. His background in education, governance and business all allow him to bring value to Board discussions and initiatives.
Ian Chan Ian is Principal, Professional Programs at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). With over 217,000 members, the organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards; advocates for economic and social development in the public interest; and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs.

Currently, Ian is responsible for content development and technical review of various Professional Development initiatives. Prior to his current role, Ian worked in the Audit and Compliance functions at TD Bank, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he obtained his CPA, CA designation.

Ian joined the CTI board in 2020, lending both his financial expertise as well as experience in the learning & development space.

Outside of work and his role at CTI, Ian is Treasurer on the Board of Directors at his condominium corporation, ensuring its financial viability and the well-being of the community as a whole.
Terry HickeyTerry is the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Data & CIO for Corporate Centre Technology at CIBC, where he and his team enable the business through enterprise shared services, client-focused and secure solutions and platforms within CIBC. He is active speaker and advocate of AI, digital, and user experience.

Terry holds an MBA from Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. He’s harnessed his education to help excel his career in the technology, data, and artificial intelligence space.

Terry joined the CTI board two years ago and has brought his global leadership experience, technology and data expertise, and passion for equality in the workplace to the team. He is also a Board Member for Renascent Canada and sits on the Board of Advisors for the Smith School of Business Master of Analytics and Masters of Artificial Intelligence programs, SAS Institute, and Alteryx Corporation.

Terry fully believes in creating equal opportunities for people regardless of their backgrounds and is proud to be a member of the CTI community to support this.
Minh Huynh Minh is a Manager at PwC, a leading global accounting and consulting firm. Minh has global experience in both public and private sector in Canada and abroad. His expertise is in technology and management consulting and project management.

Prior to his involvement at CTI Board, Minh was a member of the Rotary club of Calgary and the Balfour Park Zurich Rotary club. Minh has been part of the CTI Board since 2017 and the Strategy and Marketing sub-committees. Minh is currently an executive member of PwC’s GTA SHINE employee resource group which focuses on the LGBTQ+ community.

Minh is passionate about making CTI trainings and programs accessible to the community it serves.
Brandon ORiordanBrandon O’Riordan is a lawyer at Campbell Bader LLP. Brandon has practiced law for over ten years, primarily in the areas of employment law, civil litigation and corporate/commercial law. He provides advice and representation to many small and medium-size businesses across the GTA, assisting them with everything from acquisitions to leasing to employment policies. He also frequently represents employees in wrongful dismissal lawsuits and human rights complaints.

Brandon graduated with a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2010. He lives with his wife and son in Toronto.

Brandon has been a member of CTI’s board since February of 2018. Brandon is proud to be part of CTI and believes that it is doing important work in the community, both through its client outreach programs and its training of staff and volunteers in other such programs. In his role as a Board member, Brandon shares his legal expertise, especially on questions that relate to commercial matters and human resources issues.
Ruth Uy Ruth is the Operations Manager for Enbridge. Enbridge is to the leading energy delivery company in North America. Enbridge moves 25% of the crude oil produced in North America, transports 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and operate North America’s third-largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy, and has a growing offshore wind portfolio.

Ruth's undergraduate and post-graduate engineering are complimented by her safety accreditation. Her work experience in oil and gas, mining, biopharma, manufacturing, renewables in positions of R&D, engineering, and operations has allowed her opportunities to develop national programs to mitigate business risk and safety. As an active participant in the Enbridge mentoring program, she advocates for females in engineering and operations in her industry. She is an active volunteer with the local North York community hockey team.

Ruth has been part of the CTI Board since 2015, bringing diversity of thought with her experience in corporate governance through implementing new HR policies and initiatives; and by sustaining a vision of responsible growth. During these years, the board was financially transformed. As an executive member of Enbridge’s cross-cultural employee resource group, she established KPIs and aspirational goals for bringing gender and racial equity and developed organizational change management plans.

Ruth is passionate about making CTI the "Employer of choice' by creating opportunities for the workforce to have fulsome careers in the area of social justice.
Duncan Gillespie Duncan Gillespie has over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit, not-for-profit and academic fields, leading organizations through growth and change. He teaches at McMaster University in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic planning and operational management, and taught for 5 years at both Mohawk College and Centennial College on various subjects related to criminal justice and organizational management and governance.

Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Hamilton Entertainment Facilities Inc. and was the Executive Director at the John Howard Society of Hamilton/Burlington. Duncan privately consults in the areas of strategy, operations and business development for a number of Canadian companies and not for profit organizations.

Duncan has chaired numerous local, provincial and national boards, committees and working groups. Most recently, he was the Vice Chair of the National Agencies Active in Criminal Justice and a member of the National Joint Working Group on Community Corrections, as well as the Humber College Community Justice Advisory Committee and the McMaster/Mohawk Collaborative Not-For-Profit Management Advisory Committee.

Director – Leanne Reis