Board of Directors
The CMRAO is governed by an independent Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the affairs of CMRAO, and ensuring that CMRAO’s performance meets its obligations under:
- the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA)
- the Corporations Act
- CMRAO by-law
- the Administrative Agreement with the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery
The Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery or the CMRAO Board appoints directors with extensive experience and skills in condominium management, corporate governance, strategic planning, financial oversight and planning, risk management, public policy, law, regulatory oversight, and communications. A competency profile (found in Schedule D of the Administrative Agreement) assists with the selection of new Board members.
The current directors on the CMRAO Board are:
Aubrey LeBlanc, Chair
Aubrey LeBlanc has extensive executive experience serving on boards for associations in the building industry. Aubrey is currently the Country Director for Canada at Cloudpermit, a community development software company. He is the former Chief Administrative Officer of the Ontario Building Officials Association and the former Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of Tarion. He is the Past Chair of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and the Past Chair of the Canadian Mirror Committee for ISO COPOLCO of the Standards Council of Canada. He was part of the expert panel for the Condominium Act Review and was a member of the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority Advisory Working Group.
John Oakes, Secretary
Until he recently semi-retired and became Chair of the Board, John Oakes was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Condominium Services Ltd. (now Crossbridge Condominium Services Ltd.) for over 20 years. He oversaw the growth of this company from a small enterprise into one of the largest management service providers for condominium corporations in the Greater Toronto Area.
During his career, he served on the Board of Directors for both the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) and the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI). In 2015 he was asked by the government to sit on the Advisory Panel to establish an authority to oversee the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015, and currently serves as the Chair of the CMRAO’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. John also serves as President of the condominium where he lives and as President of The Muskokan Resort Club Inc., an interval ownership resort on Lake Joseph. He is also a Director on the Board of ParaSport Ontario, an umbrella organization that promotes competitive and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.
Gail Beggs, Board Director
Gail Beggs has extensive experience as an executive in government, including over 9 years as Deputy Minister of three ministries in the Ontario Public Service. Gail also led the Board of an international agency dealing with the Great Lakes and headed up an Ontario crown corporation, serving as Chair of the Board and separately as Chief Executive Officer. Gail currently serves as Vice Chair of the board of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and on the board of Forests Ontario. Gail chaired the multi-stakeholder Advisory Group that led to the formation of the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario.
Kerry Carmichael, Board Director
Kerry Carmichael’s career spans over 30 years in the real estate and retail automotive industries. She recently served as Executive Director of the Retailer Communication Team with BMW Canada, where she managed the relationships between 42 BMW Canada retailers and the manufacturer. Between 1996 and 2010, she was Vice-President of Organizational Development and IT for City Buick Chevrolet Cadillac GMC. Ms. Carmichael’s community involvement has included 20 years on the board of directors, including as Chair, of the Crossroads Christian Communication corporation.
Elizabeth Gibbons, Board Director
Elizabeth Gibbons has two decades of experience in public relations (PR), executive communications, and media and stakeholder relations. As Director of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) for TELUS International, she leads the communications of corporate philanthropy, diversity, inclusion and equity and other ESG programs for more than 68,000 team members across North America, Central America, Europe, and Asia. She also teaches a PR course at Algonquin College. Elizabeth has previously held roles as Head of Media and Public Affairs for the British High Commission and Director of Communications for the Minister of Agriculture.
Paul Kyte, Board Director
Paul Kyte was licensed with the Law Society of Ontario as a legal services provider (Paralegal) providing legal services from 1996 until retiring his practice in March 2022. Previously he served as a Provincial Offences Prosecutor with the Ontario College of Trades and interim Prosecutor for the County of Hastings. He was a City Councillor for the City of Quinte West (2003–2014) and sat on and chaired several committees during his time there. Currently he is the property administrator for a private corporation managing approximately 400 residential rental units and several commercial properties across Ontario and has recently been appointed as a Part-Time Member of the Ontario Parole Board.
Beth Pearson, Board Director
Beth Pearson’s career in the insurance industry spans over 30 years. Most recently she was the Owner and Partner of AP Insurance Brokers. Prior to this, she was a Partner with Pearson Dunn Insurance Brokers. She is a Past President of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario and a former Past President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. Her community involvement includes serving as Secretary for the Rotary Club of Ancaster AM, and Trustee for Marshall Memorial United Church.