Board of Directors

The Board is composed of eight members, seven of whom are independent. AutoCanada strives to maintain a balanced Board with members from different backgrounds which provides a wide-range of skill sets and expertise. The Board includes leading automotive industry experts as well as members from diverse backgrounds. Each member brings a different point of view and collaborate on decisions which allows the Board to act in the best interest of the shareholders. Board members of AutoCanada are detailed as follows:

  • Paul W. Antony

    Paul is Founder, President and Managing Partner at MAP Investco, a diversified investment management firm. Prior to MAP, Paul was the Founder, Chairman & CEO at CARPROOF, a North American software and data company. Paul is a native of London, Ontario and is from a family with a strong history in the automobile industry dating back to 1938.

  • Gordon Barefoot

    Mr. Barefoot is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Corix Water Group and President of Cabgor Management Inc., a management consulting company. Previously he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Terasen Inc., a natural gas distributor, and a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, has been recognized a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, and also holds the ICD.D designation.

  • Dennis DesRosiers

    Mr. DesRosiers has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive industry in Canada. He is the President of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, Canada's leading automotive sector consultants. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Windsor and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

  • Arlene Dickinson

    Ms. Dickinson is the Managing Partner at District Ventures Capital and the CEO of Venture Communications. She has extensive experience as both a venture capitalist and as a marketing expert. She is a Board Member of NeutriSci International Inc., Anchor Capital Corporation, Aphria Inc., FYi Doctors, Alberta Innovates, Magniware, Blue Goose and OMG's Candy. She also sits on the OMERS Ventures Advisory Board and the Perimeter Institute Advisory Board. 

  • Barry James

    Mr. James is a Board member and the Audit Committee Chair of Corus Entertainment and ATB Financial. He is also the Audit Committee Chair of the Government of the Province of Alberta, a Senator and Board member of the University of Alberta, and a Trustee of the University Hospital Foundation. He is President of Barry L. James Advisory Services Ltd., a private consulting firm. Previously Mr. James was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, has been recognized a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, and also holds the ICD.D designation.

  • Maryann Keller

    Ms. Keller joined the Board in 2015 with over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. She is a Board member of DriveTime Automotive Group, a national dealership group in the USA, and Lee Auto Malls, a regional dealership group in Maine, USA, and is the Principal of Maryann Keller & Associates LLC, an automotive consultancy company. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of Sonic Automotive and Lithia Motors, public dealership groups in the USA. She has a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College.

  • Steven Landry

    Mr. Landry joined us as our Chief Executive Officer in April 2016. Prior thereto, and since June 2014, he was the Chief Development Officer of ATCO Ltd. Prior thereto and since 2011, Mr Landry was the Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of ATCO Australia. From 1982 to 2009, Mr. Landry held several progressively senior positions with Chrysler LLC and its predecessor's entities in Canada, USA and Europe. Positions held during this time include President and Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler Canada, President of Chrysler Europe as well as Executive Vice President, North America Sales & Marketing, and Global Service & Parts of Chrysler LLC. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary's University in 1982 and his Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University in 2000.

  • Michael Ross

    Mr. Ross is a Board member of Fountain Tire, Camex Equipment Sales and Rentals Inc., Norseman Group Ltd., FYidoctors, G2 Integrated Solutions Holdings, LLC, Imagine Health Centres. He is President of M. H. Ross Management Ltd., a management consulting company. Previously he was a Founding Partner of Conroy Ross Partners, a business advisory company, and is a former partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and holds the CMA, CMC, CHRP and ICD.D designations.