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Our Leadership Team

Dr. Debra Brown

DMin, MDiv, Pro.Dir.
President & CEO

Debra Brown is the founder, President and CEO of Governance Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Brown Governance Inc.) Since founding GSI in 1991, Debra has developed it into a full-service firm providing governance consulting, research, training and tools on both a customized organizational and public basis...

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David A. H. Brown

B.Comm(Hons), Pro.Dir., C.Dir.
Executive Vice-President

David Brown is Canada’s leading thinker, speaker, writer and practitioner in corporate governance.  Since 1995, David has co-founded over a dozen board governance education programs including university accredited certification programs for the Health, Colleges and Universities and...

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Rob DeRooy

B. Comm, C.Dir., Pro.Dir
Vice-President, Governance & Strategy

As Vice-President, Governance & Strategy at Governance Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Brown Governance Inc), Rob, a skilled presenter and teacher, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our clients.  His expertise in corporate governance, strategic planning, member and stakeholder engagement, branding, quality (ISO) and change management...

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Dave McComiskey

B.Comm, MA, Pro.Dir.Gov
Vice-President, Governance & Leadership

Dave McComiskey is a seasoned executive and board member with over 25 years as a successful senior executive. Throughout his career, he has successfully helped organizations with Board development, strategy formulation and implementation, resource mobilisation, project management and leadership development...

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Jake Skinner

Vice-President, Online Services

Jake has been working with Governance Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Brown Governance Inc.) since 2000, acting as technician, programmer, web designer, Moodle administrator, and researcher. Jake combines creativity, innovation, governance content and technical skills to design and implement governance solutions for clients. These include on-line Board and CEO evaluations...

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Vicki Dickson

Demonstrated success leading teams and positively impacting business outcomes in small, entrepreneurial organizations, Fortune 500 and Not for Profits. Recognized and rewarded numerous times for driving company engagement, talent management and strategic visioning.  A unique combination of pharmaceutical sales experience, leadership development, an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from Rotman and strategic business planning skills.  Focused on enhancing corporate and individual performance through business transformation, operational improvements, training development and project management excellence. 

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Alex Martin

Office Manager

Alex has been with Governance Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Brown Governance Inc.) since 2010. Educated in Ottawa, Alex jumped feet first into office management immediately upon graduation. Her career began in office management working for several large property management companies. Currently, she serves as Office Manager at GSI as well as being the Executive Assistant to...

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