Ingenium’s Board of Trustees is responsible for strategic guidance and oversight of the business activities and affairs of Ingenium in accordance with a variety of legislation, including the Museums Act and the Financial Administration Act. Board members are appointed by the Governor-in-Council. The Board is accountable to Parliament, through the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The Board also engages with the public at its Annual Public Meeting, during which it shares Ingenium's achievements and fiscal management over the last year, and its priorities for the coming year.
Neil Russon is a senior executive and entrepreneur with 30+ years’ experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in diverse settings from large, private sector and government organizations to start-up and mid-sized consulting firms and currently mentors early-stage businesses in financial and business strategy. He is an innovative and results-driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments, resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues, and motivating staff to peak performance.
Neil is known for driving organizational effectiveness, revenue growth and building partnerships with key business decision-makers. His personal center of influence boasts a network of accomplished leaders and innovators across diverse corporate cultures. His career reflects extensive financial background and unique knowledge in the healthcare and IT consulting services space, and a proven ability to develop product and services in the health care sector. A lifelong volunteer, he has served his community, professional associations, health focused organizations, and government.
Neil lives in the Harvey Rural Community just west of Fredericton, NB.
Dr. Mary Anne Chambers is Chancellor of the University of Guelph. A former Scotiabank Senior Vice-President and former Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Children and Youth Services, Mary Anne has served as a member of the Boards of Governors of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). She has also served as Chair of the Board of United Way of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System, President of the Project for Advancement of Early Childhood Education (Canada), Vice-Chair of the Board of Cuso International and Member of the Boards of the United Way of Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and YMCA Toronto.
Mary Anne is Chair of the Board of Grace Foods Canada Inc., a subsidiary of GraceKennedy Ltd.
Mary Anne has been named to the Order of Ontario and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal. She has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by the University of Toronto, York University, Lakehead University and the University of Guelph. Among her other awards are the Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals of Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Doramy Ehling is the Chief Executive Officer of the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF). As CEO, Doramy leads the Foundation in its’ vision of an inclusive world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential. Over the past 11 years, Ehling has supported the development of several innovations at RHF including the Rick Hansen Institute (currently known as Praxis Spinal Cord Institute) a global translational research network and the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ program. She has also been involved in national awareness and fundraising campaigns associated with the Foundation’s 20th, 25th and 30th Anniversaries.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Doramy worked for 27 years in high performance sport working in Ottawa for several national multi-sport organizations and the Government of Canada/Sport Canada where she worked with the Federal Secretariat on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Originally from Vancouver and a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Doramy now resides in Richmond, BC with her two daughters.
Dr. Gervan Fearon became President of George Brown College in August 2021. Working with colleagues across the college, he aims to support career-oriented programs to meet the needs of students and the demands of employers; advance college-led research; and enhance community engagement. With a proven track record of collaboration, transformative leadership and engaging higher learning communities in a shared mission, he leads George Brown’s efforts to provide transformative education opportunities that benefit learners, industry and the greater community.
Gervan was a co-founder of the Canada Caribbean Institute, along with Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the West Indies. Gervan is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), The Michaëlle Jean Foundation Influencer Award (2017), The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor's Award (2020) and several other awards of recognition.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Western Ontario and received his master’s and bachelor’s of science degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Guelph. He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CGA) and Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).
Christian is the operations leader for KASTx Ventures, leveraging his career platform built on finance, operations, and marketing. KASTx Ventures is working with world-leading start-up biotechnology companies with a shared vision to have a positive and sustainable impact globally, focusing on the areas of health, technology, and environmental sustainability.
Christian has worked with some of the world’s most recognized companies and has experienced building and advising from the ground up. At Critical Mass, he worked on innovative and award-winning campaigns with iconic global brands in automotive and consumer technology. Following his MBA, Christian joined UBS where he focused on equity research coverage of Canada’s telecom, technology, and media industry. He later joined Deloitte’s financial advisory services team, focused on the life sciences and technology sectors.
Christian holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Schulich School of Business, an MA from Athabasca University in Global Change, a BSc in Psychology from the University of Alberta, and a certificate in Corporate Sustainability Management from the Yale School of Management. In the community, Christian supports science and innovation as a Trustee for Ingenium – Canada’s Science and Innovation Museums and was Chair of the $42 million Aurora Project Campaign Cabinet for the Telus World of Science – Edmonton. He is also Co-President of the Edmonton Chapter of the Schulich School of Business alumni network.
Jascha Jabes is Vice President of Small Business at the Bank of Nova Scotia and previously led the Bank’s International Private Banking and Onshore Brokerage businesses. Since joining the Bank in 2007, Jascha has worked in several divisions including Precious Metals, Retail Distribution, Credit, and International Corporate Banking. He is a proud graduate of Queen’s University and holds a Masters degree from London School of Economics.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jascha worked in several public sector roles in Canada and the UK, including as a Policy Analyst at the Privy Council Office, and a Senior Advisor to the Minister of Industry.
Jascha lives in Toronto with his family and serves on the boards of the Artscape and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Daniel H. Lanteigne, ASC, C.Dir., CFRE, CHRP is a recognized strategist who enables organizations across the country to build capacity and achieve greater social impact by helping them address their philanthropic, governance and human resources challenges. In addition to being Vice President, Talent, Strategy & Impact for the national firm BNP Philanthropic Performance, he serves as Chair of the Quebec Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is also Chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Canada Volunteer Awards. Frequent invited speaker and author in many forums, he is a strong and sought-after voice for his insightful and relevant views on Canada's non-profit organizations and registered charities.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.A.) from Université TÉLUQ and Université du Québec à Montréal, is a member of the College des Administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval, holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.
Daniel has received numerous civilian honours, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Exceptional Merit and the Quebec Medal of the National Assembly.
Andreanne Leduc is currently a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Montreal. She has significant experience advising clients across Canada on strategic issues. She holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, a MEng in Operations Research, and a BEng in Industrial Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. During her time at Polytechnique, she co-founded the Comité de consultation en gestion de Polytechnique.
Tracy is one of the few women to become a CNSC licensed operator at Bruce Power and was the first to do so at Bruce A. She is the only woman to ever work her way up to Shift Manager from the shop floor where she started as a nuclear operator in training in 1990. She worked shift for most of her career and before retiring last year led multiple teams in operations and maintenance. She is a current member of the Women in Nuclear Canada Board, the United College Board of Governors and the Ontario Power Generation Board.
Raising her two boys with her husband Dave, Tracy has always been active in her community. She has years of volunteer and board experience both in the energy industry and in various other organizations.
Tracy is a proud member of the Nipissing First Nation and strives to use the Seven Grandfather Teachings in her leadership.
Kirstine Stewart is an internationally award-winning leader with deep expertise working at the intersection of media and technology, and a reputation for turning around revenue performance and driving new market expansion on a global scale. Her work spans executive leadership roles with Twitter, Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Crown Family Media/Hallmark, the World Economic Forum, as well as other media corporations and technology start-ups.
Kirstine is presently the Chief Revenue Officer of Pex, a technology company backed by Tencent and Universal Music Group. She was formerly at the World Economic Forum, Kirstine headed the Future of Media, Entertainment, & Sport division as a member of the WEF Executive Committee, collaborating with C-level leaders from multinational enterprises like Facebook, Google, ByteDance, Publicis Groupe, P&G and more to address emerging issues such as digital disruption, the value in media, consumer privacy, and the future of work.
A native of Canada, Kirstine earned her bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto before completing executive leadership programs including the Global Leadership in the 21st Century through the Harvard Kennedy School, the Transformational Leadership program through the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, and Leading with Finance, Capital Markets and Valuation through the Harvard Business School.