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Instructors &
Executives In Residence


FEILBFProfiles_0000s_0015_Barling, Julian

Julian is the author of The Science of Leadership: Lessons From Research for Organizational Leaders, which was published by Oxford University Press (New York) in January, 2014. His research interests focus on the nature and development of transformational leadership and employee well-being, and he is also the author of well over 200 research articles and book chapters, and the author or editor of several books, including Employment, Stress and Family Functioning (1990, Wiley & Sons); The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (1992, Oxford University Press); Changing Employment Relations: Behavioral and Social Perspectives (1995, American Psychological Association); Young Workers (1999, American Psychological Association); and The Psychology of Workplace Safety (2004, American Psychological Association).  He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Violence (2006, SAGE Publications), and senior editor of both the Handbook of Work Stress (2005), Handbook of Organizational Behaviour (2008), all published by SAGE, The Psychology of Green Organizations (2015, Oxford University Press), and most recently, Work and Sleep: Research Insights for the Workplace, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.


Julian was formerly the editor of the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, served as the chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Workplace Violence in 2001-2, and was the chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Ontario Minister of Labour from 1989-1991.


Julian is a Fellow for the Royal Society of Canada, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association.


MacLean’s magazine named Julian as one of Queen’s University’s most popular professors in 1996.  Julian received the National Post’s “Leaders in Business Education” award in 2001, and Queen’s University’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision in 2008.

FEILBFProfiles_0000s_0001_Kathryn Brohman
Strategic Execution

Associate professor at Smith School of Business and co-author of Project Leadership: Creating Value with an Adaptive Project Organization and forthcoming book entitled Sustainable Execution. Kathryn’s leading edge work combines practice with theory to explore ways organizations can effectively execute strategy with a specific focus on the impact of technology and digital transformation. Kathryn’s research has been published in premier journals and her thought-leadership is influenced by collaboration with a number of organizations including the Canada Health Infoway, Molson Coors, Bell Canada, 3M, UPS, and Delta Airlines.

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Negotiation and Management

Shai Dubey teaches courses in negotiations, cross-cultural management, ethics, domestic and international business law and entrepreneurship.


He is the academic director for project courses in various MBA programs as well as the MIB program.


Shai has served as the director of the Cornell-Queen’s EMBA program (now EMBAA), the MIB program, the Graduate Diploma in Business program as well the Full-time MBA program.


Shai earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto and his Law Degree from Queen’s University. Shai is also a graduate of the aviation Flight Technology Program at Seneca College.


After graduating from Seneca College in 1984, he began his working career as a commercial pilot. In 1985 he founded and ran both an executive aircraft charter company and a flight training school based in Toronto. After selling this company, Shai worked as an aviation consultant providing strategic and regulatory advice to Canadian and foreign clients.


Upon completing law school in 1994, Shai articled and practiced law with two major law firms in Toronto, specializing in corporate commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and aviation.


In 1999, Shai became the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of Quicklaw Inc., the leading provider of legal online data base services to the legal profession in Canada. In 2002, upon the sale of Quicklaw to a multi-national corporation Shai returned to the private practice of law. In 2006, Shai joined Queen’s on a full time basis.

FEILBFProfiles_0000s_0003_Jay Handleman

Jay Handelman is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Smith School of Business. He was the founding Director of Queen’s Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. His research and teaching interests centre on ways in which marketers integrate emotional, social, and cultural dimensions into their product/service and corporate marketing strategies. This has led to areas of investigation that include the integration of corporate social responsibility into a corporation’s brand identity; the development of culture/emotion-based branding; and how marketers interact with not only consumers, but also a broader range of societal constituents such as consumer activists and NGOs. Some of his work has been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and other journals and numerous national and international conferences. Jay Handelman has also been recognized by students for his teaching with teaching awards and nominations.

Strategic Execution

Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean – MBA and Masters Programs since 2012, and has been a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Smith School of Business since 1996. She also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, and founded Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing. Prior to joining Queen’s, she worked in industry for 7 years for several firms including IBM, and Canadian Tire. As an integral part of her work in the strategy and new venture fields, Dr. Murray specializes in the management of change. In 2002, she co-authored a best-selling book, Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, Oxford University Press, with Dr. Peter Richardson. She has recently co-developed (with Dr. David Saunders) the Analytics Climate Assessment Tool (ACAT), which is used to assess organizations technological capacity, skill sets, and analytics culture. Current research is focused on best practices in leading and managing change to create an analytics culture.


Dr. Murray teaches on many Smith MBA and Executive Education programs, and consults widely with a diversity of firms including BMW, Detour Gold, Wawanesa Insurance, Versacold Logistics and the Auditor General for Canada. She serves as a Director for several firms and is an advisor to several start-ups and CEO’s. Dr. Murray received an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics, and an MBA, both from Queen’s University. Her doctorate in Strategy and Management Information Systems was completed at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

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Strategy & Change

Peter Richardson has been a faculty member of the School of Business for 37 years. He teaches both introductory and advanced strategy courses in the School of Business on the Executive MBA programs and on a number of the School’s one and three week Continuing Education programs.

Together with Elspeth Murray, Peter has authored a book, entitled Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, published by the Oxford University Press in 2002. An accompanying Guide was published early in 2003. Through his research and associated consulting activities, he has developed a unique concept of Strategy as Action, and has written several papers on this topic. During his 30-plus years at Queen’s University, Peter has authored over 90 papers and case studies on strategic management. In his previous book, Cost Containment: The Ultimate Strategic Advantage, one of the few books written on cost improvement, Peter described a novel strategic approach to cost improvement that has been adopted in many organizations in both the public and private sectors. At present, Peter is exploring the impact of the increasing demand for speed in business, which he believes has profound implications for organization change, strategy implementation, risk management and organization processes.

Peter consults widely with both public and private sector organizations, working closely for extended periods with senior executives on strategy development and deployment. Corporate clients have included Codelco, Vale, Anglo-American Corporation, Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Bell Canada, CIBC, CIBC-Mellon, De Beers Canada, Ivanhoe Mines, Ivanplats, Redpath Mining, Quadra Chemicals, Gibson Energy, and Xerox. In the Public Sector, clients have included the Supreme Court of Canada, The Office of the Auditor General for Canada, The Surveyor General of Canada, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Health Canada. He has also been retained as a consultant on more than 20 major international mining projects including the successful development and construction of the Collahuasi copper mine in Chile which is to-date the world’s largest and highest single mining project, and the Victor Diamond Mine in Canada – designated globally as the ‘Mine of the Year in 2009’.

Peter has also carried out strategic planning assignments for a number of Associations including the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, The Consejo Minero de Chile, the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada, the Zinc Association, and the Mining Association of Canada.

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Strategic Decision Making

Salman Mufti is the Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Smith School of Business and Visiting Associate Professor at The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. His teaching and research specializes in the areas of strategic decision making and information technology strategy.


He has extensive teaching experience in both degree and non-degree executive education at Smith School of Business, and with other national and international schools such as University of Alberta School of Business in Canada, Cornell University Johnson School of Management in the United States, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Pakistan, and IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia. He is the recipient of several Executive MBA and MBA Teaching Excellence Awards.


Prior to joining Smith School of Business in 1997, he spent twelve years as a manager and consultant working with organizations in the private and public sectors. He continues to advise senior managers in corporations and the government, and is a regular speaker on corporate conferences and executive education programs. He has a BSc from McMaster University, an MBA from Queen’s University and a PhD from McGill University.


Executive Vice-President and CFO, Canadian Tire
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2015

Dean McCann was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation in March 2012.

Prior to his current position, Dean was a member of senior management at Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS) and Canadian Tire Bank for twelve years, serving as President of CTFS and CEO of Canadian Tire Bank for three years. Dean has extensive experience in finance, achieving strong results during periods of global economic uncertainty.
Dean joined Canadian Tire Corporation in 1996 and has held a number of progressively senior roles, including Corporate Controller, Canadian Tire Corporation. During his 20-year career with the Company, Dean has led a number of projects including leading the establishment of Canadian Tire Bank and driving the success of Canadian Tire MasterCard with over five million accounts issued.

His accomplishments include the establishment of a shareholder value creation program for Canadian Tire, an enhanced dividend policy, share repurchase program and the establishment of CT REIT. Under Dean’s leadership, Financial Services became an integral component of the Canadian Tire strategy. As head of the Financial Services business, Dean created new opportunities for the growth of the credit card business and developed new programs to support the core retail business, such as in-store financing and home services.

Dean is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the McMaster Chartered Director program. An active member of the Niagara community, he has held senior positions with the Boards of Niagara College (Vice Chair), YMCA Niagara (Chair of the Audit Committee), and the Ridley College Audit Committee. In 2015, Dean was named Canada’s CFO of the Year™ by Financial Executives International Canada, PwC and Robert Half. The award is presented annually and recognizes the quality, insight, direction and leadership of Canada’s senior financial executives. In 2016, Dean earned the prestigious FCPA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the profession’s highest distinction in recognition of significant career achievements and contributions to the community.


Senior Managing Partner and CFO, Brookfield Asset Management
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2012

Brian Lawson is a Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Asset Management, responsible for Brookfield’s global finance, treasury, risk management and technology functions. He also sits on a number of its investment committees.


Since joining Brookfield in 1988, Mr. Lawson has held a number of senior management positions in Brookfield’s investment and finance operations before assuming his current role in 2002. In 2013, he was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by PwC, FEI Canada and Robert Half International.


Mr. Lawson is a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and a director of the Community Food Centers Canada.  He and his wife are founding sponsors of the Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition at the University of Toronto.

Executive Vice-President and CFO, Air Canada
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2017

Michael Rousseau was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in October, 2007. In this role, he is responsible for Air Canada’s overall financial strategic direction, including all aspects of financial reporting and planning, investor relations, treasury and controller’s operations, taxation, pension administration, internal audit and fleet planning, as well as procurement and corporate real estate.

Michael brings to Air Canada extensive senior executive experience from the consumer business sector. Prior to joining Air Canada, Michael held executive positions including those of President, and before that Executive Vice-President & CFO with Canada’s largest diversified general merchandise retailer, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). While at HBC, he developed a comprehensive investor relations program, introduced an enhanced external and internal financial reporting process and improved the cost-effectiveness of the organization.

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CFO, Cineplex
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2016

Mr. Nelson joined Cineplex in 1988 and has held various successive financial roles since that time. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund in 2004 and has continued in this role following the company’s conversion to the Corporation in 2011. Mr. Nelson oversees the finance, purchasing, communications, risk management and corporate development areas of the Corporation in addition to overseeing eSports. He is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an MBA and holds the accounting designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA). Most recently, Mr. Nelson was named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2016.

FEILBFProfiles_0000s_0003_Laurie Tugman
Past Chairman, Nexterra Systems, former CEO & CFO, Marsulex

Laurie Tugman is the Past Chairman of Nexterra Systems Corp. as well as a Board Member of Newalta Corporation (NAL) and Envirosystems Inc. Mr. Tugman has over 30 years’ experience in financial and operational management in the environmental compliance, waste management, and oil and gas industries. He was the former President and CEO of Marsulex Inc. which he joined in 1994 as CFO, progressing to COO and then CEO from 2004 until its sale in June 2011.

Mr. Tugman graduated with a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1975 and earned his C.A. in 1977. He was elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2011 and was certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2015. A member of Financial Executives International (FEI), he served on FEI’s Board from 2004 to 2007. He has also served on the Chemistry Industry Assn. of Canada’s (CIAC) Board from 2007 to 2011 and was Chairman from 2010 to 2011.

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Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2018

Nathalie Bernier is Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer of Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP).


Nathalie Bernier is a driven and successful leader who has led PSP Investments through a bold and innovative transformation, which has resulted in immediate improvements to the organization’s performance, stakeholder and investor relations, and governance. She is a seasoned professional who leads with passion, courageous and innovative vision, and a commitment to mentoring young talent and developing future leaders.


Nathalie Bernier joined the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) in September 2015 as Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer. With more than 30 years of sector experience, she leads a team spanning seven groups: Finance and Administration; Strategy; Business Planning; Internal Audit; Taxation; Treasury; Public Affairs, Strategic Communications and Government Relations. Mrs. Bernier is also responsible for PSP’s global expansion.


Nathalie holds a B. Comm degree from McGill University and is a member of CPA Canada

FEILBFProfiles_0000s_0000_Bruce Waterman
Corporate Director, Former CFO Agrium
Canada’s CFO of the Year 2008

Mr. Waterman is a Corporate Director. He retired in January 2013 from Agrium Inc. (now known as Nutrien Ltd.) (a public agricultural company) as Executive Vice-President, having held senior roles as Chief Financial Officer, as well as in Business Development and Strategy, since April 2000. Mr. Waterman is a director of Irving Oil Limited (a private oil and gas company) and a director of Prairie Storm Energy Corp. (a private oil and gas company). He was a director of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (a public oil and gas company) from April 2014 until December 2014 and was also a director of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc., and a Trustee of Enbridge Commercial Trust from January 2014 until December 31, 2017. He was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. (a public oil and gas company) from January 1996 to April 2000.

Mr. Waterman also has extensive expertise in oil and gas exploration and production operations, having spent 15 years (1981 to 1996) at Amoco Corporation, including Dome Petroleum Limited, a predecessor company and as a result of serving as Talisman’s Chief Financial Officer for over four years (as noted above). At Amoco (a global chemical, oil and gas company which merged with British Petroleum in 1998), his roles included various positions in finance, accounting and business development.

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Pamela Steer is the Chief Financial Officer at Payments Canada. As a member of the executive management team, Pamela has overall responsibility for overseeing the financial and corporate planning functions of the organization.


Pamela joined Payments Canada from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), one of the largest insurance organizations in North America, where she was the CFO and Head of Finance and Employer Services.


Pamela is also past chair of the CFA Society Toronto, a member of the City of Toronto’s Investment Board and sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance. In addition, she was appointed to the global advisory council for the Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) under The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, and is a founding member of the Canadian chapter of the A4S CFO Leadership Network.


Pamela holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo, is a CPA Fellow, is accredited as a Chartered Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator designations. In 2019, Pamela was awarded Canada’s CFO of the Year.

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Chief Financial Officer, Moneris

As Chief Financial Officer, Winnie Leung is responsible for the overall financial strategy, reporting and Treasury operations of Moneris including making investment and borrowing decisions, providing financial analysis to support business goals, and assessing acquisition targets.


Winnie is a strategic, results-oriented leader with over 20 years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has led the development for improved reporting, corporate governance, operations, administration, and internal controls.


Prior to Moneris, Winnie was a KPMG Audit Partner, servicing the technology sector. Winnie worked closely with both public and early-stage companies to help build and manage their businesses.


Winnie graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Accountancy Studies and a Masters of Accounting. She holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation from the Province of Ontario and Certified Public Accountant designation from the State of Illinois. Winnie also founded the Inclusive Workplace Council and is the Executive Sponsor of Wellness@Moneris.

Executive VP & CFO, Intact Financial Corporation

Louis Marcotte is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Intact Financial Corporation and is a fiercely revered finance leader across Canada.


Louis Marcotte’s FEI Canada résumé is nothing short of remarkable. For over 19 years, Louis has been a deeply well-respected, dedicated and enthusiastic FEI Canada member who has held a plethora of the most significant roles at the organization including Treasurer, Chair of the FEI Canada National Board of Directors, Chair of the 2009 Montreal Conference, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, Chair of the Governance Committee, amongst many other roles.


Louis has consistently demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities during his time with FEI Canada. His steadfast ambassadorial dynamism for FEI Canada has led to considerable, tangible improvements to the governance of the organization as well as using his diverse network of contacts to bring in new partnerships, sponsors, and members. Louis has also been instrumental in helping to put together numerous industry-leading sessions at FEI Canada events and conferences up and down the country – some of which he personally participated in as a speaker.


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Business Executive, Vercerta

Mr. Ross is a business executive with Vercerta, a firm that specializes in risk management services, with particular focus on business economics and environmental issues. In prior roles, Mr. Ross held executive management positions, specializing in Finance and Information Technology, with Enbridge Inc., a leading energy infrastructure manager; W.W. Grainger, a pre-eminent industrial distributor; and, Unilever, a global provider of consumer products. Mr. Ross is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is also a Chartered Director, Chair of the Board of Nature Canada, Dillon Consulting and Green centre Canada.


Bill is also past Chair of the Board for Financial Executives Canada. Mr. Ross is the past Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, whose mandate is to advocate economic and environment policies to promote sustainable development in the region. As a keen participant in outdoor activities, Bill has a passion for the preservation of wildlife and their natural habitat.