WDBA is led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and governed by a board of directors who are responsible for overseeing the business activities and other affairs of WDBA. The board is comprised of up to nine members, including the CEO. All directors are approved by the Government of Canada with the Chair and CEO holding office for five years and the directors holding office for up to four years.

Tim Murphy

TIM MURPHY - CHAIR

Mr. Murphy is an experienced infrastructure lawyer, company director and law firm manager with extensive experience in government. As a lawyer, Mr. Murphy has advised national and international clients in more than 100 infrastructure projects in Canada.

He has served on a variety of public company and volunteer boards of directors, including his current roles as Chair of the Board of Toronto Community Housing Corporation and as a director of Morguard REIT and Soulpepper Theatre. He previously served as a director of Legal Aid Ontario, and has also served as one of four members of the executive leadership team of McMillan LLP for the last six years.

Mr. Murphy’s extensive experience in the public sector includes his roles as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, Chief of Staff to the Finance Minister of Canada, Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, and as a strategic advisor to governments at all levels.

He has served as an adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law teaching the Law and Policy of Public Private Partnerships at the JD and LLM levels. Mr. Murphy is also a member of the national public affairs firm McMillan Vantage Policy Group and is a leader of the firm’s Project Finance and P3 Group.

Bryce Phillips

BRYCE PHILLIPS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Bryce Phillips joined Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority as its CEO following an appointment by the Government of Canada in July 2018. He brings more than 35 years of experience as an executive in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Mr. Phillips most recently served as Vice President of Kinectrics where he oversaw major infrastructure projects for a broad range of clients in North America and in Europe. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Technical Support Services for AMEC, a company providing nuclear safety solutions for nuclear power plants worldwide.

Mr. Phillips also held key leadership positions at the Darlington and Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations, including Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Deputy Vice President and Senior Vice President. Among his many accomplishments, Bryce worked with the board of directors and led his team to achieve the Institute of Nuclear Operations Excellence Award for quality and safety, a first in the world for a four-unit nuclear facility.

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Mr. Phillips holds an engineering degree from the University of Windsor.

Karla Avis

KARLA AVIS - DIRECTOR

Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Karla Avis works for GO Transit, where over the past 6 years she has progressed from Project Financial Engineer to Manager, Controls and Standards, culminating in her recent career achievement as Vice President, RER New Stations and Off Corridor Infrastructure – Capital Projects Group. Within this role, she leads the development and quality control of design standards, provides oversight and guidance for project controls, is the functional administrator of the project management system, and oversees a business liaison team that includes procurement, realty, and legal.

Ms. Avis has a Bachelor Civil Engineering from Ryerson University and a P.Eng certification and is a past President of the Board of Directors for the Women in Transportation Seminars (WTS) Toronto Chapter.

Marie Campagna

MARIE CAMPAGNA - DIRECTOR

Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Marie Campagna has over 30 years of progressive experience in the public and private sectors. Her career has been rooted in finance and operational support and spanned many sectors including healthcare, automotive, logistics and pharmaceuticals.

She joined Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in 2012 and currently serves as the Vice President Corporate Services, New Business Development and Chief Financial Officer.

Since February of this year Ms. Campagna has served on the Board of Directors for Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. In addition, she is the Board Chair of Utilismart Corporation, Chair of Transform Shared Services Organization and a Member of the Board of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Campagna has also held many Board and committee positions with Essex Power Corporation, CMA Ontario and CMA Canada over the past 20 years.

Ms. Campagna holds a CPA (CMA) designation, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor, and is a Fellow and life member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. In June 2015, she successfully completed the Directors Education Program and achieved her Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation.

 Judi Cohen

JUDI COHEN - DIRECTOR

Chair of the Communications and Outreach Committee, Member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Judi Cohen is an accomplished business leader with over 35 years of executive level operational and profit and loss experience in the private and public sectors. Cohen has held senior leadership positions in diverse specialties related to transit, transportation, environmental assessment and compliance, public consultation strategy for large infrastructure projects, and property management at several organizations. Her public sector experience, from 1978 to 1997, included Transport Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission, while her private sectors executive level experience, from 1997-2013, included Vice President roles at Hatch Associates, UMA/AECOM, SNC-Lavalin and Teranet and Metrolinx.

Mrs. Cohen’s prior board experience included serving on the Toronto Police Services Board from 2005 to 2011, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Board, from 2004 to 2017, the Canadian Urban Transit Association Board, from 1985-2000, the Toronto Star Community Editorial Board, and has served as Chair of the Engagement and Change Board from 2014 to 2017. She is a graduate of the ICD Board Governance Course for Not-for-Profits and has significant provincial and federal board training for Crown Corporations. She has chaired numerous board committees including Governance and Human Resources of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Board.

Mrs. Cohen is currently a Freelance Travel Writer and Wellness Travel Expert. She is on the Executive of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Toronto, and is an active volunteer in the not-for-profit sector.

Mrs. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach.

Shelly Cunningham

SHELLY CUNNINGHAM - DIRECTOR

Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Shelly Cunningham brings her extensive experience as a senior leader in governance, capital portfolio and project management, as well as operational excellence to her role.

Ms. Cunningham retired from PowerStream Inc. in 2017, where she was the Senior Vice-President of Engineering Services and contributed to project management, process improvement, and information technology. During her 15 year tenure with PowerStream Inc., Ms. Cunningham excelled in various positions ranging from Systems Engineer, Manager to Senior Vice-President, Engineering Services.

Ms. Cunningham also has extensive Board experience, notably with Ontario One Call where she acted as Board Chair from 2015 to 2016. During this time she led the organization through the development of a strategic plan and implementation of strategy which significantly aided in the organization’s transition from an outsourced call center to an in-house operation.Ms.Cunningham is a current Board Member on the Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

Further to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University, and a Master of Business Administration from York University. She is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Professional Engineers in Ontario (P.Eng.).

André Juneau

ANDRÉ JUNEAU - DIRECTOR

Member of the Communications and Outreach Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Mr. Juneau has significant experience in intergovernmental relations, infrastructure policy, government decision-making, and public-sector boards.

He is a fellow of the Queen's University Institute of Intergovernmental Relations of which he was the director from 2010 to 2013. He is also an advisor to the Forum of Federations.

In 2014-2015, he chaired the national board of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

From 2006 to 2009, he represented Canada and Morocco on the resident board of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He was elected twice as chair of the board's steering group.

In 2002, he created the federal department of infrastructure of which he was the first deputy minister. In 2004, Infrastructure Canada was given the task of negotiating the transfer of a portion of the federal gas tax to municipalities. He personally led the discussions with Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Toronto and supervised the other discussions.

From 1975 to 1998, he held a series of positions in the Department of Finance, the Privy Council Office and served as a director general and an assistant deputy minister for policy on labour market issues, immigration and health. From 1999 to 2002 he was assistant deputy minister for intergovernmental operations and then deputy secretary to the Cabinet for operations at the Privy Council Office.

Mr. Juneau has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Ottawa and received a master's degree in urban affairs from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

He represented Canada on the executive board of the World Health Organization and he represented Health Canada on the board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He was also on the board of the Institute of Governance.

In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canadian municipalities.

Rish Malhotra

RISH MALHOTRA - DIRECTOR

Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Project Oversight Committee

Rish Malhotra is an accomplished business leader with 20 years of experience in the technology industry in operations, international business and technology management.  Mr. Malhotra is currently the President & CEO of International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) and is also involved in the deployment and integration of intelligent transportation technologies in worldwide markets.

Prior to joining IRD, Mr. Malhotra worked in commercial banking at the Bank of Montreal and other high technology industries. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and has an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.  Additionally, he is also a lifetime member of Mensa International.

Michael Mueller

MICHAEL MUELLER - DIRECTOR

Chair of the Project Oversight Committee and Member of the Communications and Outreach Committee

Michael Mueller has vast experience in financial management and accounting, having led global organizations through complex matters such as restructuring work across industry and government. He also has extensive board experience, notably as the Chairman and Director of the Board of Smart Technologies Inc., and as Director of Hydro One Inc. Mr. Mueller is from Windsor, holds an honours degree in commerce and received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Windsor.

 

The Audit Committee is responsible to ensure transparent and accurate reporting of financial information; effective risk management practices; internal control; and the corporation’s standards of integrity and behavior. While the Auditor General of Canada is the corporation’s external auditor, the Audit Committee oversees WDBA’s internal audit function.

Marie Campagna

Committee Chair

Rish Malhotra

Committee Member

Michael Mueller

Committee Member

Tim Murphy

Ex Officio

 

The Communications and Outreach Committee assists the Board with respect to WDBA’s communications strategies and stakeholder relations efforts.

Judi Cohen

Committee Chair

André Juneau

Committee Member

Karla Avis

Committee Member

Tim Murphy

Ex Officio

 

The Governance and Human Resources Committee is responsible to develop effective corporate governance practices and to advise WDBA on a range of human resources issues to ensure that that appropriate strategies and plans are in place for the attraction, retention and succession of employees. The committee also will periodically review the corporation’s compensation structure and philosophy and human resource policies.

Shelly Cunningham

Committee Chair

Marie Campagna

Committee Member

Rish Malhotra

Committee Member

Tim Murphy

Ex Officio

 

The Project Oversight Committee assists the Board with overseeing and holding management accountable to deliver the Project Agreement on time, on budget, ensuring quality and health and safety.

Michael Mueller

Committee Chair

Karla Avis

Committee Member

Marie Campagna

Committee Member

Judi Cohen

Committee Member

Shelly Cunningham

Committee Member

André Juneau

Committee Member

Rish Malhotra

Committee Member

Bryce Phillips

Committee Member

Tim Murphy

Ex Officio