Helping Boards Govern Well


Board governance clients across sectors, across the country

Selected clients who have leveraged John Dinner’s expertise and practical help over more than two decades

Financial Services / Pension Plans

Bank of montreal

bc municipal pension plan

blue cross life

faithlife financial

foresters financial


ombudsman for banking & investment services

ontario pension board

opseu pension plan

red river mutual insurance

republic bank


The co-operators

Governmental Board / Agencies

canada revenue agency

greater sudbury economic development corporation

hamilton port authority

inuvialuit water board

nuclear waste management organization

pei department of agriculture and fisheries

pharmaceutical advertising advisory board

royal botanical gardens

royal canadian mint

Tarion warranty

walkerton clean water centre

wscc of northwest territories & nunavut

workplace safety and prevention services

Professional Associations

governance professionals of canada

intellectual property institute of canada

mearie group

national association of federal retirees

ontario provincial police association

ontario real estate association

ontario waste management association

Toronto chartered financial analyst society of toronto



John is the pinnacle of board stewardship. His advice, counsel, commitment to detail and punctual administration was only bested by his respect and sensitivity to each Board Member. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any board undertaking.
— John Wright, CEO, DART Insight and Communications Inc.

John offers insightful, practical assistance to boards, assists in making significant advances in governance processes, and is completely trustworthy.
— Robert Astley, Former Chair, CPPIB

John Dinner’s professionalism and insights provided value added rigour and perspective to enhance our organization’s governance processes.
— Carmel Bellamy, Corporate Secretary and Senior Director, Governance, Member & Co-operative Relations The Co-operators

I can attest to John’s skills and experience. He is acutely aware of the needs of boards and consistently delivers on commitments. I have great confidence in him.
— George W. Hungerford, Senior Partner Fasken Martineau

John is well positioned to provide wise and relevant counsel to organizations that want to increase the effectiveness of their boards. His hands-on experience and proven ability to produce results make him highly valuable.
— James H. Smith, Corporate Director