Managing Principal and Owner, Tanalex Corp.
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: Hammerson PLC asked me to become President of Hammerson Canada Inc. in 1996 and then waited for me to adopt my second daughter. I was, of course, proud of this personal achievement and that Hammerson PLC’s Executive and Board had the confidence in me to give me this extra time before I took over as President.
Key Influence: Leslie Boyd – Leslie passed away some years ago. She was my colleague and friend: smart, generous, supportive, thoughtful and gracious. I have tried to emulate her.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: Intensive, high density development in Toronto is exciting but the infrastructure to support the buildings and people who are, or will, live and work in these buildings is not keeping up: improvements to basic utilities; transit quality and capacity; enough public spaces including urban parks and green park areas; sidewalks that are active but large enough to accommodate pedestrians.
Secret Talent: Organizing parties and baking cakes!
On Championing Others… While I hire employees and retain consultants and advisors that I think are the best, I make sure women are given a full and equal opportunity.
One word that captures you: Empathetic