A growing number of faculty members are associated with the Centre’s activities. Below are the profiles of key faculty holding leadership roles with the Hennick Centre.
Ed Waitzer – Director & Faculty Co-Director, JD/MBA Program (Osgoode)
Edward J. Waitzer has been the inaugural Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney Chair in Corporate Governance, a joint appointment between Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University, since 2007. Previously, he was the Falconbridge Professor of Commercial Law (2005/6) and served as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode. He teaches a range of courses including Business Associations, Corporate Governance, Investor Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions and an “Art of the Deal” seminar.
Mr. Waitzer was Chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP from 1999 to 2006 and is a senior partner whose practice focuses on complex business transactions, public policy and governance matters. He has previously served as Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission (and of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions) and as Vice-President of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of legal and public policy issues and has served as director of a number of corporations, foundations, community organizations, editorial boards and advisory groups.
Mary Condon – Co-Director
Professor Mary Condon joined the Osgoode faculty in 1992. In April 2008 she was appointed by the Ontario government as a part-time Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission and on June 1, 2011 she was appointed a full-time Vice-Chair. In the 2009 winter term, she served as the Owen Chair in Business Law at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, where she was also the co-director of the National Centre for Business Law.
Professor Condon teaches Securities Regulation and Advanced Securities in the JD program and also directs and teaches in the Professional LLM in Securities Law program. Professor Condon’s research interests are focused primarily on the regulation of securities markets, investment funds, online investing, and pensions. She is co-author of Business Organizations: Principles, Policies and Practice (with Robert Yalden, Janis Sarra, Paul Paton, Mark Gillen and Ronald Davis) and co-author of Securities Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (with Anita Anand and Janis Sarra), and author of Making Disclosure: Ideas and Interests in Ontario Securities Regulation (UTP). She has also written articles, book chapters and policy papers on topics related to securities regulation and pensions policy.
James L. Darroch – Co-Director
James L. Darroch is an Associate Professor of Policy at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Strategic Management and International Business from York University. Professor Darroch has taught at York since 1986. He was director of Entrepreneurial Studies from 1993 until 1996, Area Coordinator for the Strategic Management Area from 1996-1999, Director of the York Consulting Group from 1997 to 2005, and is currently Director of the Financial Services Program. He has twice been nominated for the School’s Teaching Excellence Award.
His research has focused upon strategic management of financial services firms, and especially on governance and enterprise risk management in recent year. This research has led to consulting assignments on strategic renewal encompassing leadership, strategy formulation and implementation issues with both small and large private sector organizations, including Bank of Montreal, Bata, Credit Union Central of Canada, DuPont of Canada, Inco, The Royal Bank of Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Sony Music as well as public sector organizations, including, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the Department of National Defense, The Ontario Ministry of Housing, and the Ontario Nurses Association.
In 1997, Professor Darroch joined the working group for the Toronto International Centre for Financial Sector Supervision (Toronto Center). This is a joint enterprise among the Schulich School of Business, the Canadian Government, The World Bank, the IMF and the Stability Forum of the Bank for International Settlements. He helped to design and implement a global leadership and strategy program targeted at senior supervisory and regulatory officials. From 2002 – 2006, he was academic program director for the Risk Management Curriculum at the Bank of Montreal. This program was the first of its kind and involved extensive work with the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank of Montreal both in planning and delivery.
Peter Macdonald – Faculty Co-Director, JD/MBA Program (Schulich)
Peter Macdonald is a lawyer, mediator and co-director of the Joint M.B.A./J.D. Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Peter graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1987. From 1987 to 1994, Peter practised corporate/commercial and securities law with two downtown Toronto law firms and a large multinational corporation in Montreal. Over the past fifteen years, Peter has been engaged as an independent commercial mediator in a broad range of corporate, banking, personal injury, employment and insurance-related disputes.
In addition to his mediation practice, Peter teaches various business law courses to B.B.A., M.B.A. and Joint M.B.A./J.D. students at the Schulich School of Business where he has received numerous Teaching Excellence Awards. Peter has also been extensively involved in designing and delivering intensive negotiation and mediation training programs for judges, lawyers, public sector agencies and other business professionals throughout Ontario.
Also helping to guide the Centre toward its objectives are the Hennick Centre Executive Committee and Advisory Committee comprised of practicing business leaders and lawyers, as well as our Fellows, which operationalize our mission and goals.