The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) today (June 30, 2020) unveiled its board of directors for 2020-2021.
Ten new directors were elected: Marc-André Binette, Fondaction; Magaly Charbonneau, inovia; Jeff Markusson, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan; Lidija Marusic, Innovacorp; Lisa Melchior, Vertu Capital; Thomas Park, BDC Capital; Lauren Robinson, Highline Beta; Jean-François Routhier, Novacap; Eugene Siklos, EDC; and Rachel Skelton, Torquest.
Five of the newly appointed directors are women, which reflects the CVCA's commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the Canadian private capital industry and promote gender equity within Canadian private capital organizations and their portfolios.
"As an industry leader, we have a responsibility to be a champion of diversity, equality and inclusion," said Peter Dowse, partner of Ironbridge Equity Partners and chair of CVCA.
"The CVCA is committed to leading by example, starting with our board room."
CVCA's new board members bring a combined wealth of leadership experience derived from extensive service guiding and growing organizations domestically and internationally.
CVCA welcomes its new directors with great pride and looks forward to continuing to deliver on its mandate to broaden industry awareness, and advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.
On behalf of its membership, CVCA thanks its outgoing board members for their outstanding work and contributions to both the organization and advancing the private capital industry in Canada.
CVCA’s vision is for a thriving Canadian economy driven by private capital. Its mission is to help its members fuel the economy of the future by growing the businesses of today. It does this by supporting and connecting a vibrant private capital industry with advocacy, research and education. CVCA is also the nation’s ultimate resource for data on Canadian private capital investments. www.cvca.ca.
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Toronto, Ontario, June 30, 2020