Board of Directors
- Hari Panday, FCPA, FCGA, ICD.DChair & Director At Large
Hari Panday, FCPA, FCGA, ICD.D
Chair & Director At Large
Hari joined Tarion’s Board in 2014. Hari currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. He is also the chair of the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee, and the vice chair of the Investment Committee.
Hari is a seasoned executive and an independent corporate director (FCPA, FCGA, ICD.D) with experience in banking, corporate finance, private and capital markets and non-profit sectors across North America. His career spreads over 35 years in senior roles with ICICI Bank Canada and ICICI Wealth Management Inc. (as the founding President & CEO and a member of the boards), ICICI Securities (USA), HSBC Bank Canada, Bank of Montreal and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Currently, he owns PanVest Capital Corporation engaged in corporate finance (growth capital) and advisory services to boards on corporate governance, risk management and business strategy. He is a corporate director on the boards of Pro-Demnity Ins., Stone Investment and Raymond James Trusts and Meridian Credit Union. Also, he is an Honorary Colonel, 32 Service Battalion, Canadian Armed Forces.
Beyond his extensive work experience, Hari contributes to the not-for-profit sector through: Canadian Foundation for Handicapped and Disabled People, CPA Canada’s Corporate Oversight and Governance Advisory Board and CD Howe Institute – National Council.
Hari was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2009 for his volunteer contributions over several years.
- Andy Kenins, CPA, CA, ICD.DVice Chair & Director At Large
Andy Kenins, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Vice Chair & Director At Large
Andy joined the Board in 2017. Andy currently serves as the vice chair of the Board. He is also the chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Investment Committee and is a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
Andy is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Prior to retiring in 2016, Andy was a partner at KPMG in the financial services audit practice. During his career at KPMG he provided audit and advisory services to every nature of financial services organization, from Canada's major banks to start-up banks, credit unions, insurers, investment dealers and banking technology companies. He represented the firm in relationships with federal and provincial financial services regulators. Further to this, Andy served the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and Canada as chair or a member of committees dealing with financial services regulation and insurance.
He currently serves on the boards of SBI Canada Bank, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff Centre Foundation, the Oakville Symphony Orchestra and the Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Ontario Chapter.
- Marni Dicker, ICD.DDirector At Large
Marni Dicker, ICD.D
Director At Large
Marni joined Tarion’s Board in March 2020. She is currently the vice chair of Tarion’s Human Resources & Compensation Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.
Marni is currently Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Live Work Learn Play Inc. (LWLP). In this role, she leads LWLP’s corporate and organizational growth and major infrastructure projects and anchors deal making on large scale real estate projects across North America. A seasoned infrastructure expert, Marni is involved in all facets of mixed-use community development and structuring of unique and innovative partnerships on mega projects.
Marni was formerly Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel at Infrastructure Ontario (IO), responsible for leading the Legal Services, Procurement, Transaction Finance, Commercial Projects, Business Strategy & Communications, Records Management, Insurance, Policy and Freedom of Information teams. Marni worked closely with Ontario’s Attorney General to develop the consumer protection framework within the province’s Construction Act. Marni is trained mediator and used her experience in dispute resolution to develop and implement a dispute resolution process for Infrastructure Ontario.
Marni is the recipient of various awards, including Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Award, the Canadian General Counsel Award in Business Achievement and the Women’s Infrastructure Network’s award for outstanding leaders.
Marni is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University, where she devotes her time to the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural studies, and to the Ryerson Law Practice Program. Marni is also Vice Chair of the Board at Habitat for Humanity GTA and is a board member of the Sinai Health Systems Operational Effectiveness Committee.
- Robert J. ("RJ") Falconi, B.Sc., JD., ICD.DMinisterial Appointee
Robert J. ("RJ") Falconi, B.Sc., JD., ICD.D
RJ was appointed to Tarion’s Board in 2019. He is currently a member of the Governance & Risk Committee as well as Chair of the Consumer Committee.
RJ is currently Managing Director of RayleeValleyGroup, a role in which he provides guidance and advice to clients and boards on various areas of the law, public policy, government and stakeholder relations, corporate secretarial / board administration, corporate governance and compliance.
RJ was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CSA Group (Canadian Standards Association) for 17 years. In this role he was responsible for corporate governance, policy and administration of its Board of Directors, provided oversight for CSA’s government relations activities on international trade, lobbying and compliance matters, and interacted with governmental regulatory authorities and domestic and international law enforcement agencies to resolve regulatory, compliance and intellectual property infringement issues.
Previously, RJ was Vice‐President, General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Parsons Corporation, a global multi‐disciplinary engineering firm, and was Legal Counsel for the Consumer Banking Division of Citibank Canada.
He serves on the national board for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc. and was previously a member of the board of the US‐based Electrical Safety Foundation International, Inc. In January 2019, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and currently serves as its Chair. In January 2020, he was also appointed a Commissioner to the Board of Commissioners of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) via an Order-in-Council.
- Greg Graham, Pro.DirIndustry Nominee
Greg Graham, Pro.Dir
Greg joined Tarion’s Board in 2014 and currently serves as the Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee. He is also the vice chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Greg Graham is the Chief Operating Officer of Cardel Homes and the Cardel Group of Companies and serves on the Board of Cardel. Over the past 40 years, Greg has served in various senior level management positions, including his role as an executive with the Ottawa Senators/Palladium Corporation, where he had primary oversight for the design and construction of the Canadian Tire Centre – Home of the Ottawa Senators. Prior to this, Greg started his career in banking and technology before moving into real estate. In his professional capacity, Greg also serves as a mentor and coach to senior level managers.
Greg remains very active in his community and is involved with many local charities. In 2012, he was awarded the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation's most prestigious award, the Rabbi Reuven Bulka Award, in recognition of his leadership in the fight for cancer survivorship in the community. He has also been a volunteer, generous donor and member of the Courage Campaign Cabinet for the past decade. Further to this, he supports Dreams Take Flight, The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Aid Foundation. Greg is also a promoter and supporter of Women in Construction and Women of Inspiration.
- Sheldon LibfeldIndustry Nominee
Sheldon joined Tarion’s Board in 2013. He currently serves on the Consumer & Investment Committees and is the Chair of the Condominium Task Force.
Sheldon is President of The Conservatory Group and is a well-respected leader within his industry, serving as director of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association since 1998, and as President in 2002.
Further to this, Sheldon has contributed to various community and charitable organizations, serving as a Member of the Board of Governors’ of Bnai Brith Canada. He was also recognized for his extraordinary contribution to the new home industry by being inducted into the BILD Hall of Fame in 2014. With a unique vision and strong commitment to building first class homes for consumers, he has been instrumental in making The Conservatory Group one of the most successful home builders in the Greater Toronto area.
- John A. Macintyre, C. Dir., H.R.C.C.CDirector At Large
John A. Macintyre, C. Dir., H.R.C.C.C
Director At Large
John joined Tarion’s Board in March 2020. He currently serves on Tarion’s Human Resources & Compensation and Investment committees.
John is a Principal of Cresa Toronto, a boutique strategic real estate advisory firm where he leads the Strategic Real Estate Consulting and Development practice groups for his clients. Prior to joining Cresa, John spent five years as Senior Vice President of Build Toronto, the City of Toronto’s real estate and development corporation, and held previous executive roles as CEO of Invest Toronto, Vice-President of the Toronto Economic Development Corporation and Director of Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the City of Toronto.
John is Director and Vice-Chair of the Midland Bay Landing Development Corporation, a Municipal Development Corporation owned by the Town of Midland, Ontario. John is also very active in the Community, serving as a Director and Chair of the Programs Committee for the Jays Care Foundation and is Governor of the Ontario Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada. He is also active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where he serves on the National Government Relations Committee.
- Sameer MalikMinisterial Appointee
Sameer was appointed to Tarion’s Board in April 2020. He currently serves on Tarion’s Consumer Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.
A proven Senior IT Executive and advisor delivering and leading IT Transformation projects in the area of cloud, cyber security, and IT maturity in both public and private sectors.
Trusted technology leader and business partner with advanced proficiency in information technology, strategy, and delivery. An intent listener and concise communicator who cultivates consensus among C level stakeholders in a complex, matrix environment. Bridges the gap between vision and execution, and delivers business value and increased resiliency for business operations.
Currently, Managing Director for Valencia IIP Advisors Limited, a boutique advisory firm specializing in Privacy, Cyber Security and IT Strategy/Cloud.
- Glen PadasseryMinisterial Appointee
Glen was appointed to the Board in 2019. He currently serves on the Consumer Committee and the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Glen is the Executive Vice President, Policy and the Chief Consumer Officer for the newly created Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA). In this role, Glen is responsible for working across core regulatory areas to develop strategic, consumer-focused policy regulating an array of sectors, including property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance (including auto insurance rates), credit unions and caisses populaires; loan and trust companies, mortgage brokers, health service providers (related to auto insurance) and pension plans. In addition to leading the strategic policy function, Glen is also responsible for the Innovation and the Consumer Office roles within the organization.
Glen has over 20 years of experience in the public sector, with extensive consumer protection and policy expertise and experience, most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister of Consumer Protection Ontario in the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
- Marc SammonsIndustry Nominee
Marc joined Tarion’s Board in March 2020. He currently serves on Tarion’s Audit & Risk Committee and the Consumer Committee.
Marc is the Senior Director of Customer Care at Tridel, a high-rise condominium developer in the Greater Toronto Area. He joined the company in 2001 and leads the Customer Care team, which includes Homeowner Orientation, Quality Control, Warranty and Customer Communications. In this role Marc works to advance the interests of consumers within the corporation and he is accountable for the development and implementation of programs and processes which advance new levels of quality assurance and control, all the while creating innovative ways for Tridel to consistently deliver exceptional customer experiences.
In addition to his background in technology, communications, and customer service, he has also served as both the Privacy Officer and Accessibility Officer at Tridel. Further to this, he has served as an Industry Expert on Tarion’s Condominium Taskforce since 2016.
Outside of his role at Tridel, Marc dedicates his time to his community as a member of the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team (O.V.E.R.T), performing search and rescue operations and community assistance during major emergencies.
- Peter ShurmanMinisterial Appointee
Peter was appointed to Tarion’s Board in March 2020. He currently serves on Tarion’s Consumer Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.
As a former member of provincial parliament (MPP) for the riding of Thornhill, Peter has demonstrated his expertise in communications, stakeholder and executive management and problem-solving. After being elected to Queen’s Park in 2007, Peter served as the Opposition’s Finance Critic, where he was a strong advocate for taxpayers, accountability and transparency in government.
Following his departure from provincial politics in 2013, Peter has worked in private consulting, government relations, broadcasting, and as an author.
Peter has a strong corporate background and has served on several corporate boards of publicly traded companies. With significant experience in change management, Peter was instrumental in key acquisitions for third party buyers and has owned and operated his own successful communications business.
- Toby StoleeIndustry Nominee
Toby joined Tarion’s Board in March 2020. He currently serves as vice chair of the Governance & Regulatory Affairs Committee and is a member of Human Resources & Compensation Committee.
Toby Stolee is the Director of Housing Operations for Sifton Properties Limited based in London Ontario. In his role he oversees all aspects of residential construction from sales through construction to warranty and after service. Sifton Properties, a family run business established in 1923, is a diverse company, with operations in land development, commercial construction/leasing, residential rentals and seniors living. In addition to his responsibilities related to new home construction, Toby also sits on the Operations Leadership Team for the company. Toby has a passion for green building and helped to bring the first LEED production homes to the London market and he is actively involved with the construction of West 5, London’s first Net Zero community.
In addition to his work at Sifton Properties, Toby is a very well-respected leader in his industry, having sat on the London Home Builders’ Association executive and board of directors for almost 20 years, serving three terms as the Association President. He has also served on the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders’ Association boards, as well as various community and city run task forces.
Further to this, Toby has contributed to various community and charitable organizations, most notably Kids Kicking Cancer Canada, serving as National President since 2013. Kids Kicking Cancer is an international organization in which volunteer Blackbelt martial artists teach the mind and body techniques of Martial arts instruction, breathe work and meditation to empower children beyond the pain and discomfort of their disease, and is taught in hospitals as well as community programs.
- Lesley RossCorporate Secretary
Lesley Ross brings extensive corporate governance experience to Tarion. She joined the organization in 2010 as Deputy Corporate Secretary after spending 16 years in corporate governance in the credit union sector. She was appointed Tarion's Corporate Secretary in 2013.
Lesley is responsible for the administration of the Board of Directors, acting as a focal point of communication between the board, management and stakeholders to ensure the board has the proper advice and resources to discharge their duties. She provides leadership and advice to the board and management on governance matters, maintaining best-in-class corporate governance principles and practices. Her work with the Board resulted in Tarion receiving a governance award in 2013 from the Governance Professionals of Canada.