Executive and Director Compensation Trends and Issues

The Women Get On Board Virtual Speaker Series focuses on emerging issues and trends that board members need to consider in their board roles. An effective board is critical for companies to navigate these turbulent times. We face internal and external challenges and new opportunities, from diversity and inclusion, hybrid workplaces, ESG, globalization, geopolitical issues, cybersecurity and data privacy, shareholder engagement, uncertain economic conditions and talent alignment. Our expert guest speakers will discuss strategies and provide insights on how boards can be more effective.

Event Description:

Leveraging Southlea's research on the latest trends amongst the S&P/TSX 60 companies across Canada, this session will explore the findings in terms of compensation levels, incentive design and other governance features. We will share insights from the recently completed compensation and disclosure cycle highlighting perspectives from various stakeholders, including key institutional shareholders and the proxy advisory firms. We will highlight the key topics to have on your agenda as you review potential compensation changes for the upcoming year.


12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Deborah Rosati, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.
12:05 PM - 12:40 PM
Presentation and Discussion
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
Q & A
12:55 PM - 1:00 PM
Thank You and Closing Remarks


  • Amanda Voegeli (President & Managing Partner at Southlea Group)

    Amanda Voegeli

    President & Managing Partner at Southlea Group


    Amanda is the Managing Partner of Southlea Group.  After growing the Canadian Rewards Practice over her three years of leadership, and 22 years of impactful advisory experience with Willis Towers Watson she co-founded the Southlea Group.  She is a well known and trusted advisor to boards and management of many of Canada's largest and mid-sized companies (both publicly-traded and private).  She uses her business acumen and direct approach to solve business challenges covering all matters related to pay levels, design and governance.

    Industry Focus

    Amanda works across all industries and has specific expertise working with asset managers (including, but not limited to, all of the Maple 8 pension plans), broader financial services and insurance, mining and technology.


    Amanda has a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.  She is currently enrolled in the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Director Education Program and holds her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


    Amanda is a member of the Canadian advisory Committee of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), member of Women Get On Board, and a Board member for the North American AT Children's Project.  She frequently presents on topics of compensation and governance matters

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  • Alex Pattillo (Partner at Southlea Group)

    Alex Pattillo

    Partner at Southlea Group


    Alex is a founder and Partner of Southlea Group. For the past 15 years, Alex has advised boards and senior management teams on aligning pay programs with their business strategy and performance objectives. He has worked with many of the largest companies in Canada, with international and global operations. He is known for his expertise in executive compensation governance, including public disclosure requirements, and understanding the perspectives of institutional investors and proxy advisors (such as ISS and Glass Lewis) in Canada.

    Prior to forming Southlea, Alex worked at Willis Towers Watson, a global human resources consulting firm, as the market leader for the Toronto Rewards Practice and the leader of the Canadian Executive Compensation Governance Team.

    Alex has diverse experience advising organizations in various industries in Canada, with specific expertise advising publicly-traded organizations in the energy services, financial services, mining, technology industries, and utilities.

    Alex is a member of the Advisory Board for the Greater Toronto Area Rewards Association (GTARA) and a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). He is also a former faculty member of the Directors College.

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