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Appointee Biographies

Law Society Of Ontario


Seymour Epstein is a former Chairman and CEO for Epstein Enterprises. Seymour’s community involvement includes serving as a bencher and member for the Law Society of Ontario. Seymour holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University.


Gerald Sheff co-founded Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. in 1984 and served as a Director and CEO. He currently serves as Chair of the Company. Mr. Sheff graduated from the School of Architecture at McGill University and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sheff is a member of the Board of Governors of McGill University as well as a member of its Investment Committee. He is also a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation and its Investment Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre of Architecture and a member of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Advisory Committee.


is a professional with extensive international financial markets and business operations experience, having lived and worked in London, UK for 18 years before returning to Canada in 2014. She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001, and beyond financial market experience, she has professional strengths in strategic analysis, project management and marketing. She is a keen supporter of families and children's health and welfare, concentrating her most recent volunteer work with the The Hospital for Sickkids Foundation and Over the Wall, in the UK, a member of the Serious Fun Network.


is President and Owner with Wellman Financial. His community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Ajax-Pickering United Way fundraising campaign and former board member for the Ajax-Pickering Hospital. He is a member of Independent Financial Brokers of Canada (IFBC).


is a bilingual Realtor in the Ottawa area, with extensive community involvement through her work as a Board Director at Ontario 211 and in many other local organizations. She is also a marketing professional, having developed her expertise in her roles with Trimark Mutual Funds (Invesco) and Bell TV, and as a Professor at College La Cite in the Business Faculty.


graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1985 and has been a practicing physician in Family Medicine since then. Beside running a very busy practice Dr. Lau has been a very active contributor to the community. He has served as a member on public Boards including the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services and the Toronto Police Services Board. He was a Federal Citizenship Court Judge and received the Order of Ontario in 2002. He has also served as a board member of University Settlement Recreation Centre, the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto and Care first Seniors and Community Services


is currently a director for Loblaw Companies Limited, a chair of the board of directors for Gluskin Sheff and Associates, and a Director for Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation. Her community involvement includes serving as the chair of board for the Ontario Science Centre and the Canadian Film Centre.