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Appointee Biographies

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - Board of Governors


Brian Henry joined Bird Construction as Chief People Officer in February 2020. Brian is passionate about creating industry leading employee experiences that nurture engaged, collaborative, inclusive and high-performance teams. He has over two decades of experience in Human Resources Management with leading organizations like SC Johnson, Dell Technologies and Yum Brands. He is a strategic and influential business executive with the reputation for leading transformational change, designing best in class workplace cultures, fostering organizational trust and building high performance teams. Brian holds a Business Administration Diploma from Mohawk College and obtained his Human Resources certification at the University of Toronto and Queens University. Brian is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association Executive Advisor Council. Brian is married with two daughters.


Shaun Padulo, of Burlington, is the Former President of Heddle Shipyards.


Lisa Knap is an Education Consultant for Barclay Educational Services, and a former Journalism Instructor for Sheridan College. Her community involvement includes serving as a gala committee member at St. Joseph’s Villa.