VP, Human Resources, Grand&Toy, Office Depot Canada
SVP, Human Resources, Compass Group Canada & ESS NA
Global Human Resources Business Partner, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada
Head of Human Resources, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership
Global Human Resources Director, Dell Canada Inc.
Andrew R. Davis
Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Andrew Davis is the global chief diversity & inclusion officer for The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence as well as its workplace fairness function, creating an environment that promotes fairness, respect for and appreciation of the similarities and differences of everyone. Davis joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2007 as the human resources group director for the Foodservice & On-Premise Division.
Previously, Davis provided HR leadership and consulting services to several corporate-center functions at The Home Depot. He has held key positions at such companies as Yum Brands, Black Entertainment Television and Best Buy.
Davis is an executive advisory board member of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, a member of the National Black MBA Association and a member of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. He regularly serves as a guest lecturer for the business schools at Emory University, Clayton State University and Kennesaw State University.
Davis received his bachelor of science in organization management from Columbia Union College and his MBA from Emory University Goizueta School of Business.
Vice President - HCM Transformation, Oracle Corporation
CHRO, Royal Bank of Canada
Zabeen Hirji is Royal Bank of Canada’s chief human resources officer with global responsibility for human resources as well as brand, communications and corporate citizenship. Reporting to the CEO, she is part of RBC’s eight-member Group Executive, which is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction, extending to more than 80,000 employees in 38 countries.
Hirji was appointed to CHRO in 2007 and has held a number of executive roles in HR at RBC since 1997. She joined RBC in 1977, holding progressively senior roles in Vancouver and Toronto, spanning retail banking, operations and credit cards.
She is an active leader in the community, serving as a member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Co-Chair of Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, and director of Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance.
Hirji’s recognitions include Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal for advancing diversity and inclusion, Outstanding Alumni Award from Simon Fraser University for professional achievement, Catalyst Canada Honours Champion for leadership in the advancement of women and minorities, induction into Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network, and being named twice as a Top 25 Woman of Influence.
She holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
CEO and Best-Selling Author, "The Trust Edge", Trust Edge
David Horsager, M.A. and CSP, is a business strategist, keynote speaker and founder of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, a leadership development firm that provides research, inspiring keynote presentations, human capital development programs, executive coaching and consulting solutions to clients around the world on the bottom-line impact of trust.
Horsager has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal for his research and thought leadership as the author of the national best-seller, “The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line.” His 8-Pillar Framework has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
Horsager has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging from Wells Fargo and the New York Yankees to Goodyear and the Department of Homeland Security. Combining humor and memorable stories with research and insight, Horsager sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success.
Horsager and his team at Trust Edge Leadership Institute make it their mission to develop trusted leaders and organizations. They produce high-performance teams and see the greatest results attained though trust.
Author of "Awakening Corporate Soul" & "Stepping Up"
John Izzo, Ph.D., is a best-selling author and one of North America’s most influential change agents and inspiring thinkers. He has advised Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations across the globe.
Izzo was a pioneer both in the employee engagement movement in the early 1990s and on changing generational values in 2000. His mission is to create vital engaging workplaces and socially responsible leaders. Izzo shares his insights with more than 100 audiences annually, including IBM, McDonalds, DuPont, the Mayo Clinic, NASA, RBC and Lockheed Martin.
His books include “Awakening Corporate Soul,” “Values Shift,” and his latest, “Stepping Up.” He holds dual master’s degrees in theology and psychology and a doctorate in organizational communication.
HR Advisory Solution Consultant, ServiceNow
Kelvin Lovely is an HR advisory solution consultant with ServiceNow. With more than 25 years of experience, Lovely has worked as a practitioner designing, developing and managing the HR service center space with Allstate Insurance and Accenture in leadership roles. He is a subject matter expert in the area of HR shared service center development and design.
Prior to ServiceNow, Lovely was a senior solution consultant for Infor, Lawson and Enwisen in the HCM group, specializing in HR service delivery and human capital management value engineering. Lovely has managed HR departments and the HRIS function. Prior, Lovely was at Accenture where he managed the global HR solution review team for the HR outsourcing offering as well as the global HR BPO vendor management function.
He has spoken at industry conferences including those sponsored by The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, Leading Edge HR Network and the International Association of HR Information Management. Lovely chaired the IQPC HR Shared Service and Outsourcing Network Summit from 2011 through 2015. He has contributed to the IHRIM magazine, Workforce Solutions Review, podcasts for HR.com and webinars for IQPC on HR service delivery.
VP, Talent Management and Corporate Strategy, Canadian Blood Services
CHRO, Rogers Communications
Jim Reid has served as Rogers Communications’ chief human resources officer since 2011. He is responsible for shaping the talent, culture and engagement strategy at Rogers.
With a keen understanding of what it takes to win, Reid has elevated the employee experience agenda by strengthening key programs in the areas of leadership development, front-line training, talent management and culture. Over the next three years, Reid will lead Rogers’ workplace transformation initiative, enabling the company to become more collaborative, agile and flexible.
During his tenure, Rogers has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada, a Top Employer for Young People and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. In 2015, Rogers Care and Fido call centers won the International Prism Award, the highest distinction in coaching globally.
Reid has more than 20 years of experience leading large, global human resources teams, including Husky Injection Molding Systems and the global health sciences company MDS Inc. He is a former tactical helicopter pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces and served more than three years in West Germany. Reid holds an MBA from McMaster University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He is also a certified executive coach.
Chief Transformation Officer, Bank of Montreal
Solutions Architect, Globoforce
Head, Human Resources, Global Technology, Operations & Financial Solutions, D+H
VP, Human Resources, Superior Propane
Chief Professional Resources Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP