Board of Directors

The Board has established three committees:

  • Audit Committee;
  • Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committee; and
  • Investment Committee

Audit Governance, Nominating & Compensation Investment
Lawrence Haber Member
Johnny Ciampi Member Member
Paula Rogers Chair
Anita Anand Chair
Garry Herdler Member Chair
Lorraine McLachlan Member Member
Lorie Haber Real

Lawrence Haber

Mr. Haber is currently a Private Adviser and Corporate Director. Mr. Haber 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 Dundee Wealth Inc. Mr. Haber also serves on the board of directors of Eco-Oro Minerals Corp. Effective January 2018, was appointed as a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission and in February 2019, he was also appointed as the Lead Director of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Johnny Ciampi

Johnny Ciampi 

Mr. Ciampi is a co-founder and Managing Director of private equity firm, Maxam Capital, which focuses on structured investments in both publicly traded and private companies. Prior to forming Maxam, 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 (TSX: PBH) and Geodrill Limited (TSX: GEO). Mr. Ciampi is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation.

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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 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, Chartered Accountant designation.

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Anita Anand

Ms. Anand holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto where she is a full professor and has been employed since 2006. Prior to 2006, she held various other academic positions, including as a law professor at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. Ms. Anand is also currently a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. She was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario and practiced corporate law at a major Toronto law firm from 1994-1997 with a leave to complete her LL.M. Ms. Anand also serves as a Director of Economic Investment Trust Ltd., Massey College and the Lighthouse for Grieving Children. Ms. Anand is a graduate of Queen’s University, Oxford University, Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto. She is cross-appointed to the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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Garry Herdler

Mr. Herdler has significant finance, operations and capital markets expertise with over 25 years as a Chief Financial Officer, an investment banker, a CPA, CA, tax advisor and a private equity management consultant in several industries. Mr. Herdler has been the Chief Financial Officer of several companies, including two U.S. publicly listed companies, six U.S. private equity-owned companies and one global real estate company, in high change and growth situations in integration, operational improvement, IT conversions and turnarounds. Mr. Hedler was formerly the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE: STON). From 2010 to 2016 and 2018 to 2019 he acted as a financial consultant and Chief Financial Officer (both individually, and through his wholly-owned management company) for various private-equity owned companies as part of operational improvements, business integration, turnarounds and restructurings of such companies. Mr. Herdler was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of QuadReal Property Group in Vancouver, BC with a $27 billion portfolio across 17 countries. Previously, he was a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, LLC in New York, NY. In addition, Mr. Herdler spent nearly ten years in investment banking, leveraged finance and equity capital markets at Deutsche Bank Securities, Bankers Trust and CIBC World Markets. He also spent over six years at KPMG in accounting and tax advisory. Mr. Herdler is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree in Commerce and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant designation.

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Lorraine McLachlan

Ms. McLachlan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Franchise Association (“CFA”), the authoritative voice of franchising in Canada, from October 2006 to May 2018. Ms. McLachlan has held senior leadership roles in trade associations and not-for-profit organizations for over 25 years. Prior to joining CFA, Ms. McLachlan served for 10 years as Vice President of the Canadian Marketing Association and also held senior fundraising roles for a number of social service agencies. Ms. McLachlan has also served as a director of several non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds an MBA from Royal Roads University in British Columbia.