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Appointee Biographies

Toronto Metropolitan University


Grace Kwai Leong is a sales representative for Right at Home Realty, and a former sales representative for Century 21 Miller Real Estate. Her community involvement includes serving as founding member for Longan Scholarship Foundation.


David Miller is a seasoned executive and corporate lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and serving on boards of public, private and government organizations. David started the legal department and served as general counsel at Rogers Communications for 32 years until his retirement in early 2019. During a portion of that time he also headed the regulatory, corporate social responsibility, and ombudsman departments. He has served on many boards including CI Financial Corp, Atlantic Packaging Products (advisory board), Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and Destination Markham Corporation. He was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award In 2009. David lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. His outside interests include serving on regulatory boards, environmentalism (clean water), and dark chocolate. David has also lectured extensively on the use of options in commercial and everyday settings.


Edward Shim is Managing Director of Studio 1 Labs, is best recognized for contributions in the technology, government, and industry sectors for the invention of patented electronic fabric systems, leveraging value-based resources and building trade relations during disruption of global supply chains, and creating new investment models with protection policies of sovereignty over intellectual property.


David Porter was formerly employed as Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets as well as Manager, Global Syndications at RBC Capital Markets. His community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Finance Committee of Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for PalCare of York Region. He holds a Bachelor of commerce from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University, Schulich School.


Meg Davis is the Chief Development Officer for Waterfront Toronto, responsible for leading the strategic development of its lands as part of its revitalization efforts. This includes overseeing creation of the public infrastructure and coordinating the planning, design and construction phases of these significant developments. In addition, she leads the selection processes and on-going relationships with development partners to ensure development contributes to meeting the corporate objectives of high design and complete sustainable and inclusive neighbourhoods. Meg brings over 35 years of experience as a planner and real estate expert for both the public and private sector including Bramalea Limited and KPMG. She has a Master’s in Business Administration and an Undergraduate Degree in Urban Studies. Meg is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Urban Land Institute – Women’s Leadership Initiative and Lambda Alpha International.


Louise Taylor Green is the Chair of the Board of the Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA); a $30M retail & quick-serve restaurant charitable organization with a mandate to raise funds for the community of hospitals. She is also a Board Advisor for the Blu Ivy Group. She is a Director of the Institute of Management Consultants of Ontario (ICMCO) where she serves on the Board Nominating Committee. Louise has extensive director experience in not-for-profit boards (i.e. Ridley College, Fergie Jenkins Foundation, Industry Education Council, HHSVA, HRPA) and looks forward to serving on other boards. Louise has chaired a special committee overseeing CEO replacement, chaired an HRCC committee and has twice served as co-chair of Governance. She is financially literate with competency on various Board Committees such as Audit & Finance, Finance & Risk, HR & Compensation, Governance.


Nazmin Gupta currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Audit and the Investment Committees of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Nazmin holds at ICD.D designation. Nazmin has 30+ years’ experience in institutional real asset investment management. She was a Managing Director at BentallGreenoak and Chief Marketing Officer at TD Greystone Asset Management. Nazmin was also a Director at Morguard Investments Limited working with the President and CFO on the execution of key strategic initiatives. Nazmin has held senior strategy and operational management positions with Carpedia Group International, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Nazmin graduated with a BSc. from the Wharton School of Business, and a BA in International Relations from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She has completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School in Corporate Finance, Strategy, Process Improvement, and Marketing.


Walied Soliman COI BIO serves as a Chair (part-time) for the Securities Modernization Taskforce, and a Chair for Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP. Walied holds an LLB from Osgoode Law School