Institute of Corporate Directors Luncheon Presentation Monday, January 14, 2008 Manitoba Chapter 12:00 PM Fort Garry Hotel – Club Room (Lower Level) PANEL DISCUSSION: CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: A DIRECTORS' MINEFIELD What to Look for and How to Avoid Them Featuring: Dr. Glenn Feltham, Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business Gregg Hanson, former President & CEO of Wawanesa Insurance Group of Companies; Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation Richard Leipsic, General Counsel and Senior VP, CanWest Global Communications Corp. Moderator: Andrew Ogaranko, QC, Partner, Pitblado LLP HIGHLIGHTS: o Understand the need for, the importance of and the theory behind independence of boards; o Learn about the "duty of loyalty" and "fiduciary duties" of directors - the legal framework; o Examine the ethical considerations regarding conflicts - real and perceived; o Explore the practical implications and how to deal with them; and o Identify best practices for good governance relating to conflicts of interest WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Directors of public and private companies Directors of not-for-profit organizations Corporate executives Corporate in-house counsel Commercial lawyers and accountants who advise boards Registration Online at www.icd.ca or Contact Donna at (204) 282-4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org Price: Members $35.00 + GST Non-members $45.00 + GST BIOGRAPHIES DR. GLENN FELTHAM In July of 2004, Glenn Feltham moved to Winnipeg to assume the role of Dean of the I.H. Asper School of Business and CA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership, at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Feltham has undergraduate degrees in business and in economics, a master’s degree in business administration, a law degree from Queen’s University, and a doctoral degree in accounting, specializing in taxation, from the University of Waterloo. Dr. Feltham was formerly enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of Alberta, and is a Certified Management Accountant (Manitoba). In 2005 he became a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada. Dr. Feltham was President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association in 2004-05. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CMA Canada Research Foundation, and serves on several boards including the Winnipeg Airports Authority, the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans. Prior to joining the Asper School, he was the Department Head of Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan (where he also held Potash Corp. Chair for Saskatchewan Enterprise), and had previously been the Director of Undergraduate Business Programs in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. GREGG HANSON Gregg Hanson retired in May, 2007 as the President and CEO of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, The Wawanesa Life Insurance Company and Wawanesa General Insurance Company after serving in that position for the last fifteen years. Mr. Hanson is currently the Chair of The Winnipeg Foundation and serves on the boards of James Richardson and Sons Limited, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Mr. Hanson was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in 1999 and obtained fellowships in the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and the Insurance Institute of Canada (FIIC). Always active in Winnipeg's community and charitable circles, some of Mr. Hanson's notable involvements include being a director of Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Big Brothers Association, past chair of the Arthritis Society, chairman of finance for 1999 Pam American Games and numerous other organizations. RICHARD LEIPSIC Mr. Leipsic is General Counsel and Senior Vice President of CanWest Global Communications Corp. and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1976. Before assuming his current position in January 1999, Mr. Leipsic was a partner in the Winnipeg law firm, Pitblado. Mr. Leipsic is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Canadian Bar Association, as well as the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. He is a former Chair of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, a current Trustee of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Foundation Inc. and current Board positions include the Asper Jewish Community Campus of Winnipeg (for which he is also honorary solicitor) and Plug-In ICA. He has lectured and written extensively on corporate law matters. Lexpert Magazine, in its 2003 edition, named Mr. Leipsic one of Canada’s top 25 general counsel. In 2004, he co-chaired the national Canadian Corporate Counsel Association conference held in Winnipeg. Most recently, he was involved as General Counsel for CanWest in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. ANDREW OGARANKO, Q.C. Andrew Ogaranko is a senior partner and a past-Managing Partner of the Winnipeg law firm of Pitblado LLP and has over 30 years experience in the practice of law. Mr. Ogaranko practices primarily in the area of corporate and business law where he provides advice and legal services to public and privately-held companies, partnerships and sole proprietors. His practice also extends to advising numerous not-for- profit organizations with respect to corporate structure, policy and governance matters.
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