HELENE CLARKSON, DIRECTOR
President, Esprit Orchestra Board
President, Max Clarkson Family Foundation
Helene Clarkson is President of the Board of Esprit Orchestra, Canada's only full sized orchestra dedicated to commissioning, performing and promoting new orchestral music. She is also President of the Max Clarkson Family Foundation which is a Toronto based foundation with a mandate to support Canadian art and culture. Helene has been a member of the Campaign Cabinet for Evergreen Brick Work's $50 million capital campaign. In 2004, Helene co-founded with her husband Andrew Livingston, the retail concept Neat, which aims to bring the best in household design to Canadian consumers.
In her past life she was an actress. She was nominated for a Genie for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Blood and Donuts, 1996. Helene is a graduate of Queen's University and of the Neighbourhood Playhouse Theatre School.
FRANCISCA QUINN, TREASURER
Sustainability Business Consultant
Francisca is the Founder and President of corporate sustainability consultancy Quinn & Partners Inc. where she advises large Canadian companies and institutional investors on sustainability leadership. Francisca graduated with a Master Sc. Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and she has pursued continuing education courses in climate change and corporate social responsibility at King's College London and the University of Waterloo. Her professional career includes positions with Asea Brown Boveri, Mercer Management Consulting, the Carbon Trust and Loop Initiatives in Europe and North America. Francisca is a regular speaker on sustainability and climate change related topics to business and investor audiences. She writes on sustainability integration topics for publications in the hospitality and real estate industries and Tweets on sustainability leadership.
Francisca has a deep personal commitment to environmental issues and champions a low carbon lifestyle
KAREN JALON, DIRECTOR
Head of sustainability nationally for Cadillac Fairview
Karen is Director National Sustainable Operations at the Cadillac Fairview Corporation (subsidiary of Ontario Teachers Pension Plan) and hence has great experience in sustainability and real estate, with a good sector network.