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Appointee Biographies

Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council


Mary Ann Lamb has over 30 years of professional experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Mary Ann Lamb is an respected senior Executive, known for her strategic capabilities, and strong ethical, interpersonal and business leadership skills. She was an Executive in the Federal Public Sector, a Partner of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. and PwC L.L.P., and the Senior Advisor to the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Among her current activities, Mary Ann is actively involved with the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre, sitting as a Director on its Board. Mary Ann holds an Honors BA from Queen’s University with graduate courses in Public Administration from Carleton University. She holds a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation and has received several awards for outstanding achievements throughout her career.


Julius Suraski is the General Manager for King Insurance Finance Company / Ace Collision Centres, and a former Adjudicator/Member (part-time) for Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal (ORHT). Julius’s community involvement includes serving as a Dispute Resolution Manager for Automobile Repair Regulatory Council (ARRC).


Rod Jackson completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and Communications at York University followed by Graduate studies in Dispute Resolution. Rod then went on to complete his Human Resources Management Diploma and Paralegal Graduate Certificate from Georgian College. Rod took an overseas assignment in Japan in Human Resources for three years returning to his hometown of Barrie to live and work. Rod entered the private sector again as the Director of Human Resources for Moore Packaging for five years before starting his own successful business "Red line Strategies" in 2004 providing human resources services to businesses as diverse as small local employers in the automotive industry and major corporations such as Quebecor and Bombardier aerospace. After serving on several boards and service groups Rod decided to enter a life of service and was elected to Barrie City Council in 2006 to serve the people of Barrie and Ward 3. In 2011, Rod was elected as the second MPP for the riding of Barrie. Rod was appointed as the Official Opposition Critic for Community and Social Services and Pan -Am games accountability. Currently Rod is the President of iPi Inc. a public affairs company.