Stakeholder Incentives & Director Compensation Trends for 2023- 3 Part Series, sponsored by Southlea Group

Women Get On Board Virtual Speaker Series focuses on emerging issues/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 & new opportunities- from diversity & inclusion, hybrid workplaces, ESG, globalization, geo-political, cybersecurity and data privacy, shareholder engagement, uncertain economic conditions & talent alignment. Our expert guest speakers will discuss strategies and provide insights on how boards can be more effective.

Director Compensation in 2023 - Part 2

Southlea Group will present the findings of their annual review of S&P/TSX60 company Director compensation pay levels, as well as best practices and governance around the form of these pay packages.


12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
Welcome & Introduction
Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, GCB.D, Founder & CEO, Women Get On Board Inc.
12:05 PM - 12:10 PM
Introduction to Topic & Speakers
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM
Fireside Chat
12:40 PM - 12:55 PM
12:55 PM - 1:00 PM
Thank you & Wrap-up


  • Kim Keating, P. Eng., MBA, FCAE, ICD.D (Senior Energy Sector Executive & Experienced Corporate Director of Drax Group)

    Kim Keating, P. Eng., MBA, FCAE, ICD.D

    Senior Energy Sector Executive & Experienced Corporate Director of Drax Group

    Kim Keating is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of broad international experience in the oil and gas, mining, hydropower, and nuclear sectors. Most recently, Kim was the Chief Operating Officer of the Cahill Group, one of Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary construction companies with operations across the country. Prior to joining the Cahill Group in 2013, Kim held a variety of progressive leadership roles from engineering design through to construction, commissioning, production operations and offshore field development with Petro-Canada (now Suncor Energy Inc.). Throughout her career, Ms. Keating has made significant engineering & project management contributions to major projects in the Canadian, Norwegian and UK energy sectors, bringing a wealth of strategy, operational leadership, and technical expertise to her roles. She is currently Board Chair of Major Drilling International Inc. and board director of Yamana Gold Inc., & Drax Group plc. Kim is also a founding member of Makwa-Cahill Limited Partnership, a nuclear qualified indigenous fabrication company. Ms. Keating graduated from the Rotman-Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program and was awarded her ICD.D designation.

    Ms. Keating has also held numerous volunteer leadership roles, including serving as Co-Chair of the 2025 Canada Games, Vice Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents, Vice Chair of the Fisheries and Marine Institute Advisory Committee, board director with the Cancer Care Foundation NL, Chair of the Rhodes Scholarship selection committee and Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. She holds a Bachelor of Civil (Structural) Engineering degree, a Master of Business Administration, is a registered member of the Professional Engineering & Geoscientists NL (PEGNL) and holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. In June 2016, she was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.

    In 2022, Kim received the Canada’s Most Powerful Top 100 Women Award, the Atlantic Canada Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business Award and in 2018 received the Memorial University Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador Community Leadership Award, as well as the St. John’s Board of Trade Community Builder of the Year Award.

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

    Amanda Voegeli, CFA

    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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  • Ryan Resch, ICD. D (Senior Partner at Southlea Group)

    Ryan Resch, ICD. D

    Senior Partner at Southlea Group

    Ryan is a founder and Senior Partner of Southlea, a GECN Group company. He has 20 years of experience consulting to complex organizations across North America on executive and broad-based compensation including the related governance considerations. He is often the named executive compensation consultant representing either the human resources committee and/or management. Prior to forming Southlea, he worked in Willis Towers Watson’s Toronto and Vancouver offices leading many of the practice’s large client relationships.

    He leverages this expertise to bring stakeholders together and drive meaningful change aligned with key business and talent priorities. He is known for providing fresh and innovative thinking with his most recent research focused on connecting environmental, social and governance (ESG) with people and pay programs.

    Industry Focus

    Ryan works with a variety of publicly-traded, privately-held, joint venture and government organizations across many industries, including financial services, energy, industrial and technology organizations.


    Ryan has a Master of Business Administration in Management and Organization Studies from Simon Fraser University. Ryan completed the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Director Education Program and holds the ICD.d designation.


    Ryan is the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ GTA Chapter. He frequently presents and writes articles on topical compensation and governance matters, including the World Economic Forum, NASPP, The Corporate Board and Equilar.

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