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