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Appointee Biographies

Tarion Warranty Corporation


Sameer Malik is a Senior IT Executive and advisor delivering and leading IT Transformation projects in the area of cloud, cyber security, and IT maturity in both public and private sectors. Trusted technology leader and business partner with advanced proficiency in information technology, strategy, and delivery. An intent listener and concise communicator who cultivates consensus among C level stakeholders in a complex, matrix environment. Bridges the gap between vision and execution, and deliver business value, improved cyber security maturity, and increased resiliency for business operations.


Amanda Walton is an independent communications consultant and a former Senior Vice President and Partner of a leading Toronto communications and public affairs firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in communications strategy and public policy analysis. Ms. Walton currently sits on the Board of Directors of Ports Toronto, where she chairs the Governance & Human Resources Committee. In the past, she has served as a Governor of Crescent School, President of the Albany Club of Toronto, a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Place and a Director of the Canadian National Exhibition Association. A graduate of the University of Toronto (Victoria College) with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, she has also completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and earned her ICD.D designation.


RJ Falconi is Managing Director of RayleeValleyGroup focusing on legal, governance and consumer/product/public/rail safety issues. Mr. Falconi is currently board Chair of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, a Commissioner on the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, board member of Tarion Warranty Corporation, a member of the Ontario Advisory Board of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Inc., and a board member of the York Durham Heritage Railway Association. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Government Affairs Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Canadian Standards Association, Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Parsons Corporation and Legal Counsel at Citibank Canada. Mr. Falconi has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, a J.D. (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, holds an ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian, Ontario, American and International Bar Associations, and the US-based National Association of Corporate Directors. He was born and raised in North Bay, ON, and currently resides in Bradford, ON.