Dr. Cameron Montgomery, Chair
Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta
Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta is a change management strategist, adviser and change leadership advocate with over 20 years of experience helping public and private sector organizations navigate through change.
She is passionate about helping professionals and organizations both lead and respond to change better and faster, for the greater benefit of society. She believes that change, done right, provides invaluable benefits to stakeholders and the community at large.
Yvonne has worked with organizations such as RBC, TD, Deloitte, Loblaws and JP Morgan Chase to lead and manage their strategic, technology and change initiatives. She is the founder of The Change Leadership, a community focused on preparing leaders, change agents and organizations to lead and respond to change in today’s fast-paced and disruptive business environment.
She holds a B.Sc. honours degree in business information technology from the U.K.’s London Guildhall University, an M.B.A. from Warwick Business School, and a Change Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.
Serge Demers, Vice Chair
Dr. Kinga Petrovai
Dr. Kinga Petrovai is the founder of the Art & Science of Learning, a consultancy that uses research-informed solutions to improve learning in our digital age. To bring the latest ideas in lifelong learning to a wider audience, Dr. Petrovai hosts the Art & Science of Learning podcast, where she interviews leaders in the field of learning from around the world. The popular podcast has reached listeners in 67 countries. As a learning specialist, Dr. Petrovai brings a global perspective and multidisciplinary approach to the field of learning, working at the intersection of research and practice. She has worked with universities, schools, the Government of Canada and corporations to research and create learning and evaluation solutions. Dr. Petrovai holds a Ph.D. in education from Oxford University, an M.Ed. in learning technologies from Harvard University, a B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa and a B.Eng. in electrical engineering from Carleton University.