Robert J. ("RJ") Falconi, B.Sc., JD., ICD.D
Director (Ministerial Appointee)
RJ was appointed to Tarion’s Board in 2019 and his current term expires in 2024. He is currently the Chair of the Stakeholder Committee and a member of the Governance, Regulatory Affairs & Nominations Committee.
RJ is currently Managing Director of Raylee Valley Group, 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.
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 appointed a Commissioner to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and also serves as its Vice Chair. He served on the national board for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc. for 10 years and is currently a member of CME’s Ontario Advisory Board. He was previously Vice Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the York Durham Heritage Railway Inc., and now serves as a Board Advisor for this event-based not for profit tourist railway, is a member of the Board of Amida3D Corporation, and was previously a member of the board of the US‐based Electrical Safety Foundation International.
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 (counterfeiting) 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.
RJ has a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws (Juris Doctor) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985. In October 2012, he was certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors as an Institute‐Certified Director (ICD.D). Mr. Falconi is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations, the Institute of Corporate Directors and the US‐based National Association of Corporate Directors.