Board of Directors
Paul Lakin (Chair)
Business Development Officer, First Ontario Credit Union; Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Business Development, Finance and Human Resource Committee, BAHT; Former Manager, Business Development, TD Commercial Banking; Past Director, Business Development, KPMG; Economics graduate, McMaster University and a CPA, CA. Lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
President, The Cheltenham Group; Independent Board Director, corporate Boards; Vice-Chair, Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority; Past Chair, Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council; Past Chair, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation; Former MPP, Halton Centre; Past Chair, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Zachary Douglas, L.L.B, (Vice Chair)
A senior executive with proven record in real estate, investment management and business development, and extensive Board experience. Recently retired, President and CEO of McMaster Innovation Park, responsible for the finance, design, construction & operation of the research park and infrastructure, and ongoing relations and collaboration with McMaster University. Previously, Sr. Vice President, Investments, Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan, managing major government investments in forestry, insurance, fertilizer and oil upgrading along with an additional 100 small and medium size investments with total value of more than $1 billion. Past President and CEO, Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation, responsible for strategic and business plans, including development of major provincial research parks. Lives in Dundas, Ontario.
Norm Col, B.Comm, CA, CPA
Tax partner with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, and international and corporate tax service line leader for Halton, Hamilton, Niagara Corridor. Has provided tax compliance and planning for clients from small business to multinationals operating in Canada. Former Vice President and Director of Finance, Westinghouse Canada Inc. Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, and member of Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Capital Fundraising Committee, Burlington Chamber Business Excellence Awards Selection Committee, and member of Board of Directors of Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs Hockey Assoc. Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Canadian Tax Foundation and the Financial Executive Institute. Lives in Burlington, Ontario.
Dr. Ted Scott, PhD., MA ppSc, Dipl., CPHIMS-CA,
Ted serves as the HHS lead for the HHS Innovation Exchange with IBM Canada and is Chair of the Synapse Life Consortium in Hamilton, a collaborative hub to attract companies and investment to develop health innovation in the Hamilton region for global export. Ted is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as innovation policy. He has been instrumental in stewarding industry relationships, providing leadership for numerous, public-private, multi-million dollar projects. In his previous role as Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College, Ted helped to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students and faculty working in Mohawk’s research centres. He enabled the translation of government funded research, commercialization and technology transfer programs into industry driven projects engaging expert faculty, students and staff. Ted is a graduate of Mohawk’s Radiography and Sonography program. He returned to HHS where he started his career as a sonographer after working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Ted is a lifelong learner who earned his Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and his PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia. Lives in Dundas, Ontario.
Dave McCaig, Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs & Chief Financial Officer
Dave McCaig was appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) in 2014. He is responsible for finance, decision support, health information technologies capital, redevelopment, facilities and support services. His focus is finding innovative ways to support the delivery of sustainable, safe, high quality care.
Dave has over 25 years of leadership experience in financial, business development and operational roles in both private and public sectors. He was VP & CFO at William Osler Health System with cross-appointments at both Headwaters Health Care Centre and the Central West CCAC. Prior, Dave held senior financial positions at Bell Mobility/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) and Yahoo! Inc. Provincially, Dave participates in Ministry of Health (MOHLTC) and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) initiatives regarding sector funding, supporting innovation and high quality of care in Ontario. He received his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Co-op) from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).
Mark John Stewart
Mark John Stewart is the Managing Director of Wentworth Strategy Group, a dynamic global management consulting business, and founder and President of marketing agency FlyPrint. He is an Executive Advisor with Empowerment Squared, a Canadian charity dedicated to empowering newcomer and marginalized youth and communities in Canada, Liberia, Ghana, and South Africa. Mark John regularly presents to audiences across the world on strategy, governance, leadership, and professional development, and has been published in the Journal of Professional Communication. He has been recognized with many awards, including the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Young Professional of the Year, the recipient of the Business and Professional Excellence Award at the 2019 Reverend John C Holland Awards, and the McMaster Alumni Association 2019 Hamilton Community Impact Award.
Currently an instructor in strategy an marketing management with the McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management program, Mark John’s academic leadership includes serving as President of the McMaster Alumni Association, as a member of McMaster’s Board of Governors. Mark holds an MBA in Strategic Market Leadership from DeGroote School of Business and has completed executive studies at Harvard Business School and the Schulich School of Business.