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Business Advisory Council

Our Business Advisory Council is comprised of a dynamic group of accomplished professionals from diverse business backgrounds. Our council acts as a sounding board to Roundtable’s business strategies and opportunities

Douglas G. Bassett O.C., K.St.J., O.Ont.

Chairman, Windward Investments

Douglas is Chairman of Windward Investments, a private family holding company. From 1994-1998 he was President & CEO of Baton Broadcasting Inc. and Chairman of the Board, CTV Television Network Limited.

Douglas is currently on the Advisory Committee of Daimler Chrysler Canada Inc. and Quebecor Ontario.

His business directorships include: Rothmans Inc., White Raven Capital Corp. and Retirement Residences REIT.

Notable past directorships include Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (25 years), Norcen Energy Resources Limited and Eaton’s of Canada Limited.

Allan G. Beach LLB

Partner, Director of Legal Affairs

Allan Beach is a co-founder and partner of the Westney Group Inc., a Canadian private equity group based in Toronto. He is a former partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, with over 30 years of legal experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, tax advantaged structures and general corporate finance. Allan has particular experience in the creation and operation of public labour-sponsored venture capital corporations, domestic and offshore structured finance entities, commodities, derivatives and hedge funds, limited partnership syndications, registered tax shelters and other government incentive financing.

Allan has been a member of the Roundtable Advisory Council since inception of the firm and has been a director of a number of public companies and venture capital funds throughout his career. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Waterloo and an LLB from the University of Toronto.

Richard Boxer CA, MBA

President/Owner, Buckingham Capital

Richard Boxer is President of Buckingham Capital Corporation, a Canadian merchant bank since 1992. Buckingham has been involved in over $1 billion in equity or debt financings, as either an agent or a principal. Most have involved early stage Canadian companies in both private and public markets including AlarmForce Industries Inc. and Falls Management Company (Fallsview Casino Resort).

Prior to Buckingham, Richard was president of a Canadian-based manufacturing company. His governance experience includes serving as director of a number of TSX and TSX Venture Exchange-listed companies and not-for-profit organizations such as the Toronto Public Library, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Canadian Paraplegic Association. He currently holds a number of public and private equity investments.

Richard holds a BA degree from Queen's University an MBA from York University and earned his CA designation in Toronto with Ernst and Young.

J. Graham Fell

Senior Managing Director, Raymond James Ltd.

Graham has been in the investment business since 1992, and is currently a Managing Director at Raymond James Ltd.

He has been actively involved in numerous financings and advisory assignments for clients including Research in Motion, CanWest Global, Celestica, BCE Inc., and Tundra Semiconductor.

For the past seven years, Graham has worked as an Equity Capital Markets Professional responsible for transaction origination, structuring, and execution.

Prior to joining Raymond James Ltd. he served as Director for Merrill Lynch Canada.

He holds an Economics Degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Business Degree from the London School of Economics.

Edward Mooney B.Sc. B.Ed. C.A

Edward is a Chartered Accountant and consultant specializing in Real Estate and Business Related issues. His strategic thinking and industry experience has helped create financial value for his clients who have realized approximately $100 million in value through his services. His real estate background includes positions at Cadillac Fairview and Sun Life where he managed a diversified commercial real estate portfolio of 20 million square feet. He has provided professional, independent, real estate and financial services to both corporate and public entities.

Edward is the past President of Hope for Children Foundation – a foundation that supports youth in care at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society and in their pursuit of post secondary education. It awards approximately 75 scholarships annually.

Edward is Irish, lived in Rhodesia for many years, and is proud to call Canada home for almost 30 years.

Neil Riddell

President, Kebechem

Neil is an independent business professional and entrepreneur living in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

He is the co-founder and President of Kebechem, an industrial piping distribution company. His work experience includes banking with TD Bank as well as import/export experience through his family business. Neil is well traveled having lived and worked in Scotland and France.

Neil is a trustee of several family trusts, and is a director on the board of a number of charities. He also has a number of public and private equity investments.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Edward S. Rogers

Deputy Chairman, Rogers Communications Inc.

Edward Rogers is the representative controlling shareholder of Rogers Communications. Mr. Rogers is also the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rogers Communications Inc. and is Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He is also Chairman of the Rogers Bank, Chairman of The Toronto Blue Jays and is on the Board of Directors of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, CableLabs and The Toronto Sick Kids Foundation.

Mr. Rogers served on the Economic Council of Canada from 2010 to 2013. The Council served at the pleasure of the then federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty. The Council’s mission was to provide insight on the federal budget and the state of the economy.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Rogers spent three years with Comcast Corporation, then a U.S. cable and cellular company, out of Philadelphia, U.S.A. His U.S. experience covered sales, marketing, new product development and strategic planning.