Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics is comprised of industry leaders, many of whom are proud Guelph business alumni. They act as key advisors to the dean and provide strategic direction that contributes to the continued development of the unique educational experience the university is known for.

Current Members

Julia Christensen Hughes

Julia Christensen Hughes
Dean
College of Business and Economics
University of Guelph

Isabel Dopta head shot

Isabel Dopta
Chief Operating Officer
Food and Beverage Ontario
Board Member since: June 2015

Joan Fisk

Joan Fisk
President
Joan Fisk Design
Board Member since: June 2011

Mark Goldberg

Mark Goldberg
PlantForm Founder & Mentor
Innovation Guelph
Board Member since: June 2015

Paul Hanna

Paul Hanna 
Executive VP, Member Relations, Governance & 
Corporate Services, The Co-operators Group
Board Member since: July 2015

Jim Jarrell

Jim Jarrell
President & Chief Operating Officer
Linamar Corporation
CBE Board Member since: June 2014

Bill Laidlaw

Bill Laidlaw
President
Parkelaw Inc.
CBE Board Member since: March 2006

Anne Lockie

Anne Lockie
Former President & CEO, Royal Mutual Funds Inc.;
Former Senior Executive Vice President Sales, RBC Financial Group
CBE Board Member since: March 2006

Kim Parlee

Kim Parlee
Vice-President
TD Wealth Management
CBE Board Member since: March 2007

Harold Whiteside

Harold Whiteside 
Vice-President, Finance
Samuel Strapping Systems Group (Samuel, Son & Co., Limited)
CBE Board Member since: March 2007

Former Members