BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES
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BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES

Every term, all board members are invited to express interest in serving on committees of the board. Per the EDA bylaws, the EDA Chair is an ex officio member of all committees.

ADVISORY & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Mandate: to ensure appropriate development, amendment, interpretation and implementation of the By-laws and Guidelines governing the operation of the Association, including its Districts.

Members 2023-24:

  • Indrani Butany (Chair)
  • John Avdoulos
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Scott Mudie
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Ysni Semsedini
  • Megan Telford
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMMITTEE

Mandate: to assist the Board, as required, in determining the presence or absence of a conflict on the part of a Board member with respect to any contract, transaction or decision.

Members 2023-24:

  • Chris White (Chair)
  • Mike Matthews
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)

FINANCE/HR COMMITTEE

Mandate: to oversee the EDA’s budget, audit and financial reports on behalf of the Board of Directors, and to advise the CEO and the Board on matters related to the staff complement, compensation and benefits policies.

Members 2023-24:

  • Tim Wilson (Chair)
  • Robert Brewer
  • Sarah Hughes
  • Janice McMichael-Dennis
  • Mike Matthews
  • Scott Mudie
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Megan Telford
  • Indrani (Indy) J. Butany (Ex Officio)
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)

MEMBERSHIP AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Mandate: to advise the Board on referred matters, including appropriate membership classes, including qualifications, conditions and privileges, changes in membership status as required, and the structure, nature and recipients of the Association’s honours, citations and awards.

Members 2023-24:

  • Sarah Hughes (Chair)
  • John Avdoulos
  • Janice McMichael-Dennis
  • Bryce Conrad (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)
  • Indrani (Indy) J. Butany (Ex Officio)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Mandate: to oversee the process of election to the Board of Directors, election of the Chair and Vice-Chair, and nomination of EDA representatives to external boards and/or committees. This committee is typically chaired by the immediate Past Chair of the EDA Board of Directors.

Members 2023-24:

  • Bryce Conrad (Chair)
  • Robert Brewer
  • Vinay Sharma
  • Charlie Macaluso
  • Mike Matthews
  • Ysni Semsedini
  • Chris White
  • Indrani (Indy) J. Butany (Ex Officio)
  • Tim Wilson (Ex Officio)

If you have questions about the EDA Board, please contact Ted Wigdor, Vice President, Corporate and Member Affairs, at (905) 265-5362