Person Details

Stephen Smith, Director

Mr. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of Metro Toronto Convention Centre as Chair of the Audit Committee, as well as the board of directors of Newstrike Resources Inc., as Chair of the Audit Committee and Lead Director. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of CST Brands Inc., as a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Smith held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Advisory Board Director of Jackman Reinvention, Inc., a privately held brand and strategy consulting firm in Toronto. From 2007 until 2013, Mr. Smith served in various leadership roles, including as co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cara Operations Limited, Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company and the franchisor or operator of 828 restaurants in Canada. Mr. Smith was a key member of the management team during the rapid growth that Cara Operations Limited experienced during his Chief Financial Officer and co-Chief Executive Officer tenure by being responsible for its financial reporting and auditing, strategic planning, strategy development, real estate optimization and operations management. From 1985 to 2007, Mr. Smith held various senior and executive level positions, including Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2006, with Loblaw Companies Limited, the leading food and pharmacy retailer in Canada with more than 2,300 locations and 192,000 full and part-time employees. Mr. Smith is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.