Board of Directors

Lorie Haber Real

Lawrence Haber

Mr. Haber is currently a private adviser and consultant and has served as the Chair of DIV’s Board since June 2011. Mr. Haber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DIV from June 2011 until August 2013. Mr. Haber was a securities lawyer and a senior partner in a Toronto law firm from 1985 to 2000. He then spent 10 years as a senior executive in the financial industry with National Bank Financial and DundeeWealth Inc. Mr. Haber in recent years acted as a Special Advisor to the Ontario Securities Commission staff regarding a number of policy projects and was a member of an Expert Committee tasked by the Ontario Minister of Finance to provide its advice regarding the regulation of financial advice and financial planning advice. Currently, Mr. Haber is a member of the Advisory Boards of Westcourt Capital Corp. (portfolio manager in the alternative asset sector) and Laurus Capital Corp. (portfolio manager in the Canadian small cap sector).

Mitch Gropper Real

Mitchell Gropper

Mr. Gropper is a senior partner with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, a full-service law firm based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, and is rated as one of Vancouver’s leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, mid-market advisory services, income funds and and corporate commercial law. Mr. Gropper has extensive experience with royalty funds having advised on the structuring and initial public offering of both A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund and The Keg Royalties Income Fund.

Murray Coleman

Murray Coleman 

Mr. Coleman is a senior partner with Bennett Jones LLP, a full-service law firm based out of Calgary, Alberta, and acts as co-head of the firm’s corporate commercial practice group and head of the firm’s franchise practice group. For franchisors and franchisees, Mr. Coleman advises on matters relating to franchise structures, compliance with franchise legislation, negotiation and preparation of franchise agreements, and franchise litigation and disputes.

Johnny Ciampi

Johnny Ciampi 

Mr. Ciampi is a co-founder and managing partner of the Maxam Opportunities Funds – private equity funds, which focus on structured investments in both publicly traded and private companies. Prior to forming  the Maxam Opportunities Funds, Mr. Ciampi was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gibralt Capital and a partner of Second City Capital Partners, Vancouver-based private equity groups. Mr. Ciampi also serves on the Board of Premium Brands Holding Corporation. Mr. Ciampi is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.


Paula Rogers

Ms. Rogers has over 20 years of experience working for Canadian-based international public companies in the areas of corporate governance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and tax. Ms. Rogers has been an officer of several public companies including Vice-President, Treasurer of Goldcorp Inc. and Treasurer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. where she was responsible for the financing and tax structuring of several significant transactions during the companies’ remarkable growth. She also held various senior finance positions in corporate reporting, tax and treasury at Finning International Inc. over a period of nine years. Currently, Ms. Rogers is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of several public companies and non-profit organizations. Ms. Rogers is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.