Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors

  • D. NEIL MCDONNELL

    D. NEIL MCDONNELL - CHAIRMAN

    D. Neil McDonnell is a recognized leader in the Canadian technology space and is currently Chair of Photon Control Inc., (TSX:PHO), Director of Nanotech Security Corp and Chair of BasicGov Systems, Inc. He is past Chair of Agreement Express Inc., Director of Aprio Inc., Chair of EDP Software Inc, Director of Espial Group Inc., Executive Chair of ResponseTek Networks Corp., Director of Symbility Solutions Inc., Chair of QHR Technologies Inc., and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies Inc. having previously held senior positions including Audit Chair and Director of TitanStar Properties Inc, Director of British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Board Advisor of ICBC, Chair and CEO of TeraSpan Networks Inc., COO of TIR Systems Ltd, COO of Mobile Data Solutions Inc., and CEO of Intrinsyc Software, Inc. Mr. McDonnell holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

    STEPHEN J. SOROCKY

    STEPHEN J. SOROCKY

    Mr. Sorocky has been a Director since June 2018 and was appointed President and CEO in March of 2019. He is an accomplished senior technology executive with broad experience in venture capital backed and public company environments. He founded Exigent Innovations Inc. in 2009, a technology company development consultancy. He served on the Board of the Ontario Telemedicine Network Inc. (telecommunications technology to provide clinical health care) from 2008-2014 and was re-appointed as Vice-Chair from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Sorocky served on the Board of the Canadian Commercial Corporation from 2007-2019 (a $2.5 Billion Crown Corporation facilitating international trade) where he chaired the Human Resources and Governance Committee and was Interim Board Chair from 2016-2018. He served previously as CEO and Director of Skytrac Systems Ltd., an avionics and data services company, President & CEO of LxData Inc. an oil & gas instrumentation developer, and President & CEO and Director of Virtek Vision International Inc. [TSE:VRK], a laser systems company. Mr. Sorocky received an MBA in International Finance and International Business from McGill University, and a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is a Professional Engineer and holds the Chartered Director designation C.Dir.

    RONAN MCGRATH

    RONAN MCGRATH

    Mr. McGrath is an investor and corporate director. He also consults on strategic issues to major technology companies. Mr. McGrath is currently a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Photon Control Inc. Mr. McGrath is also currently a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Nanotech Security Corp., and has previously served as Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair of Symbility Solutions Inc. He is the former Chief Information Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. and former President of Rogers Shared Services. He was responsible for the team that restructured the alliance between Rogers and Microsoft in July 1999. Prior to his role at Rogers, Mr. McGrath was the Chief Information Officer of Canadian National Railway Company, responsible for the complete rebuild of its information technology capability, the restructuring of the company, and the development of the initial strategic review of the company’s future that led to privatization of the company. He was awarded the Chief Information Officer of the Year award in Canada in 1995, has served in the past on the advisory boards of a number of technology companies, including Compaq Computer Corporation and Lotus Development Corporation, and is a past Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Mr. McGrath, a Chartered Accountant, is a graduate in Business Administration at Trinity College, Dublin.

    DR. AMIEE CHAN

    DR. AMIEE CHAN

    Dr. Amiee Chan , Norsat International Inc. President and CEO, has over 15 years of experience in executive management and research development in the satellite industry. Prior to her promotion to CEO, Dr. Chan served as Vice President of Operations. As the Director of Research and Development at Norsat International Inc., Dr. Chan produced several highly successful product lines that continue to be high revenue generators for the company. As a result of her strong entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Chan was awarded in 2008 the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.