Industry Council

As a demand-driven workforce development organization, NPower Canada’s top priority is to align its programs with the needs of the marketplace, equipping diverse young adults with the skills most valued by employers.

To achieve this goal, the NPower Canada Industry Council was established in November 2015. The Industry Council is comprised of leaders from a variety of organizations that employ junior IT talent. Information gathered at bi-monthly meetings helps to inform the NPower Canada curriculum and ensures that NPower Canada participants are equipped with in-demand technical and professional skills.


Heather Shenton


Talent Strategy Lead, Canada ACCENTURE


Sarah J. Chesworth


Technology Operations Lead and HR Business Partner ACCENTURE


Christina Fung


VP, Consulting Services CGI


Walid Saleh


Sr. Director – Continuous Improvement, IBS CIBC


Derek Bailey


Director, Systems Engineering CISCO


Tina Scott


Manager of Business Application Services CITY OF TORONTO


Andrew Davidson


Manager, Program Support CITY OF TORONTO


Andrew Stewart


VP, Human Resources COMPUGEN


Ali Karovalia


Recruitment Consultant COMPUGEN


Anita Chu


Associate Partner, Technology DELOITTE


Paul Klysen


Director – Support Services DELOITTE


Rezarta Sherifi


Director, Human Resources HERJAVEC GROUP


Margaret Galvin


Sr. Director, Talent & Acquisition, Digital & Technology RBC


Mrinalini Menon


Director, Intrapreneurship & Early Talent RBC


Lauren Mark


Sr. Manager, Academic Relationships RBC


Frank Manieri


Director, Information Technology Support ROGERS


John Ribiero


Sr. Manager, IT Operations ROGERS


Pete Morra


Social Impact Manager SOFTCHOICE


Christine Rodway


VP, National Services SOROC TECHNOLOGY


Amit Puranik


Senior IT Manager, Channels Development Solutions TD BANK