CVCA taps 10 new directors for board, half of them women

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association elected 10 new directors to its board, 30 percent of which is now comprised of women.

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association elected 10 new directors to its board, 30 percent of which is now comprised of women. The new directors are: Marc-André Binette, Fondaction; Magaly Charbonneau, Inovia Capital; Jeff Markusson, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Lidija Marusic, Innovacorp; Lisa Melchior, Vertu Capital; Thomas Park, BDC Capital; Lauren Robinson, Highline Beta; Jean-François Routhier, Novacap; Eugene Siklos, EDC; and Rachel Skelton, Torquest Partners. Based in Toronto, CVCA is the professional association for the venture capital and private equity industry.

PRESS RELEASE

TORONTO, ON – June 30, 2020 – The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) today unveiled its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Ten new directors were elected: Marc-André Binette, Fondaction; Magaly Charbonneau, inovia; Jeff Markusson, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Lidija Marusic, Innovacorp; Lisa Melchior, Vertu Capital; Thomas Park, BDC Capital; Lauren Robinson, Highline Beta; Jean-François Routhier, Novacap; Eugene Siklos, EDC; and Rachel Skelton, Torquest.
Five of the newly appointed directors are women, which reflects the CVCA’s commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within the Canadian private capital industry and promote gender equity within Canadian private capital organizations and their portfolios.

“As an industry leader, we have a responsibility to be a champion of diversity, equality, and inclusion,” said Peter Dowse, Partner, Ironbridge Equity Partners and Chair, CVCA. “The CVCA is committed to leading by example, starting with our board room.”
CVCA’s new board members bring a combined wealth of leadership experience derived from extensive service guiding and growing organizations domestically and internationally.

CVCA welcomes its new directors with great pride and looks forward to continuing to deliver on its mandate to broaden industry awareness, and advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure sound public policy that encourages a favourable environment for investment.

On behalf of its membership, CVCA thanks its outgoing board members for their outstanding work and contributions to both the organization and advancing the private capital industry in Canada.

About the CVCA
Our vision
A thriving Canadian economy driven by private capital

Our Mission
CVCA’s mission is to help our members fuel the economy of the future by growing the businesses of today. We do this by supporting and connecting a vibrant private capital industry with advocacy, research, and education. CVCA is also the nation’s ultimate resource for data on Canadian private capital investments.

Please visit: http://www.cvca.ca.