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Organization Profile - Invest in Canada Hub

Invest in Canada Hub

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of International Trade

Appointment Provisions

Invest in Canada Act

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 12)

12 (1) The Invest in Canada Hub is to have a board of directors consisting of not more than 11 directors, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson.

(2) The Deputy Minister of the department for which the Minister is responsible is ex officio a director of the board of directors.

(3) The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and the other directors, except the Deputy Minister, are to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office on a part-time basis and during pleasure for a term not exceeding three years that will ensure, to the extent possible, the end in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors.

(4) A director appointed under subsection (3) is eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity.

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 14)

14 (2) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or a vacancy in that office, the Vice-Chairperson acts as Chairperson.

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 15)

15 (1) The Chief Executive Officer of the Invest in Canada Hub is to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for a term of up to five years.

(2) The Chief Executive Officer is eligible for reappointment.

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 16)

16 (4) In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Executive Officer, or a vacancy in that office, the Minister may appoint any person to act as Chief Executive Officer, but that person may only act as Chief Executive Officer for a period exceeding 90 days with the approval of the Governor in Council.

Quorum

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 13)

13 (3) A majority of the directors holding office or five directors, whichever is greater, constitutes a quorum of the board of directors.

Remuneration

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 12)

12 (5) A director appointed under subsection (3) is to be paid the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council and is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred while absent from their ordinary place of residence in the course of their duties under this Act.

Invest in Canada Act, (S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 442, s. 15)

15 (3) The Chief Executive Officer is to be paid the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council and is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses while absent from his or her ordinary place of work in the course of his or her duties under this Act.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($675 - $800)

Vice-Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($675 - $800)

Directors

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
McKay, Ian G.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2018-03-12
2023-03-11
Chairperson
Garber, Mitchell
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2018-03-12
2021-03-11
Vice-Chairperson
Rafati, Shahrzad
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2019-05-15
2022-05-14
Directors
Addy, George N.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
Al-Katib, Murad
White City, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2019-06-19
2022-06-18
Benoît, Suzanne M.
Saint-Lambert, Quebec
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2020-06-24
Cohon, Mark
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2019-05-15
2021-05-14
Dattels, Timothy
San Francisco, CA, USA, Outside Canada
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
Lee, Van Paul
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2020-06-24
McKenzie, Michele
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2020-06-24
Van De Plassche, Peggy
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2018-06-25
2021-06-24
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