Board Of Directors

Three new Board Members have joined the Board of Directors, confirmed on April 24, 2017 at the company's Annual General Meeting:

David Kerr / Sherry Smith / Patricia Volker

Profiles will be posted shortly.


John Maheu, Board Chair

John Maheu - Director
John Maheu

Mr. Maheu is an accomplished senior leader with extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has wide-ranging experience in operations, business growth, strategy, governance, policy, procedures, R&D, quality assurance and association leadership. As Executive Director of the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS), Mr. Maheu provides strategic leadership for a professional association dedicated to providing high quality public services through certification, educational programs and member interaction.  

Prior to joining AORS, he spent 13 years with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), where he held progressively responsible management positions related to standards development, product testing and certification, and business development. In these roles he gained considerable experience in governance and board relations, membership management, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, John was with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) where he held a number of engineering positions related to bridge and highway design, evaluation and rehabilitation, and asset management.

He received his B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and his Structural Engineering from the University of Toronto. John resides in Burlington with his wife and two daughters.


Rick Goldring

Rick Goldring - Director
Rick Goldring, Mayor for City of Burlington

On December 1, 2010 Rick Goldring was sworn into office as the City of Burlington’s 28th Mayor, after serving four years as Ward 5 City & Regional Councillor. A lifelong Burlington resident, Rick went to Nelson High School and earned his BA (Economics) from McMaster. He lives here with his wife, Cheryl, and their family consists of seven daughters.

Having been in business locally for 30 years, most recently as a senior financial advisor with Assante Financial Management Ltd., Rick has always been actively involved in community affairs. In addition to co-hosting Taking Care of Your Future on TV Cogeco, Rick is a member and past president of the Hamilton Chapter of Advocis – Canada’s largest association of financial advisors. Rick is a Rotarian, and has also been on the board of the Ron Edwards (Burlington) Family YMCA and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. As City and Regional Councillor for Ward 5 in Burlington, he chaired both the Budget and Strategic Planning and the Community Services Committees.

Rick is passionate about his community and plans to address major concerns during his term including sustainable development, environmental issues and fiscal responsibility.


James Ridge

James Ridge - Director
James Ridge

James Ridge is the City of Burlington’s city manager. He has held leadership positions with a variety of municipalities over the last 15 years, including serving as the Chief Administrative Officer for the District of North Vancouver and the Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver between 2003 and 2009.

In his municipal career, James also worked at the City of Toronto as Acting Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development Services and as Chief Information Officer/Executive Director of Information and Technology. Prior to joining the City of Burlington, Ridge served as the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of the University of British Columbia’s Vantage College, previously serving as an Associate Vice-president with the University of British Columbia.

Ridge began his career with the Canadian Armed Forces, rising to the rank of major before entering the municipal sector. He holds a graduate degree in public administration from Queen's University, a master’s degree from the University of Manitoba and a certificate in corporate finance from the London School of Economics.

Susan Kilburn

Susan Kilburn  - Director
Susan Kilburn

Susan Kilburn is an independent consultant focused on large-scale information technology (IT) and business transformation initiatives. She is currently engaged on contract in the Market Risk division of BMO Financial Group, dealing with critical regulatory imperatives.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Susan held a number of leadership roles in IT. She was Vice President, Solution Management at Rogers Communications Inc., a role that was created to optimize business/IT alignment and program execution for enterprise-level initiatives. Before joining Rogers Susan held the role of VP, IT Engagement Services at Symcor Services Inc., where she provided executive leadership on Symcor’s most business-critical technology initiatives.

Susan received her B.Eng.Mgt. in Engineering Physics and Management from McMaster University. She lives in Burlington with her husband Mike and her son Damon.