Executive Committee

Ken Fredeen
Kenneth J. Fredeen
General Counsel, Deloitte Canada

Inclusion is both about creating an environment where people feel at ease bringing all that they are to work, and about supporting people in different ways so that all have an equal opportunity to excel. – Kenneth J. Fredeen


Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway
General Counsel, CIBC Mellon

Creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession in Canada will make our profession more globally competitive abroad and more reflective of, and more responsive to, the population it serves at home. It is also the right thing to do. – Mark Hemingway


Dorothy Quann
Dorothy Quann
General Counsel, Xerox Canada

Diversity and Inclusion is both a smart business strategy and the right thing to do. LLD views it as collaborative journey within the legal profession – with law students, employees, partners and clients all engaged to support the transition. – Dorothy Quann


Melissa Kennedy
Melissa Kennedy
General Counsel, Sun Life Financial Inc.

The best ideas are discovered when people of diverse backgrounds and experiences are included in the discourse. – Melissa Kennedy


Jeffery Hewitt
Jeffery Hewitt
General Counsel, Chippewas of Rama First Nation


Sarah Qadeer
Sarah Qadeer
General Counsel, Home Depot

Diversity of opinions, backgrounds and styles – these are the ingredients of creative decision-making and good business outcomes. Fostering an inclusive environment makes both business and equitable sense. – Sarah Qadeer


Fernando Garcia
Fernando Garcia
General Counsel, Nissan


Kerry Dyte
Kerry Dyte
General Counsel, Cenovus