About our Councils

IAB Canada Councils are invite-only meetings to discuss larger industry and regional issues within the online advertising industry. Please note that IAB Canada Councils are closed meetings at this time.

Publisher Council
Co-Chair – Brandon Kirk, Rogers Media
Co-Chair – Jutta Gruenewald, Postmedia Network

Agency Council
Chair – Derek Bhopalsingh, MEC.
Vice-Chair – Sean Dixon, OMD.

Marketer Council
Chair – Gah-Yee Won, Scotiabank.

Ad Tech Council
Chair – Ian Hewetson, Eyereturn Marketing.
Vice-Chair – Naveed Ahmad, Addictive Mobility.

Policy & Regulatory Affairs Council
Chair – Adam Kardash, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Quebec Council
Co-Chair – Vladimir Tasovac, Pelmorex – The Weather Network/Météomédia
Co-Chair – Stephane Hue, Omnicom Media Group

Western Regional Council
Chair – Michelle Cunningham, Mediative

About our Committees

IAB Canada’s Councils and Committees are an important focus of our structure, and offer unique opportunities for project leadership, knowledge-sharing and networking across various areas of interest or specialization.

Our Committees determine best practices and standards, identify research gaps in various channels, and with approval of the Board of Directors, establish the ongoing priorities for IAB Canada.

If you would like to get involved in an IAB Canada Committee, please contact us, and we’ll add you to the appropriate Committee distribution list and send you upcoming meeting invites.
Committee Name,Chair(s)|

Ad Operations Committee,Jennifer Chan, Rogers Media and Katrina Santos, Bell Media

AR/VR Committee, Nigel Newton, AR Innovation + Strategy

A.I (Artificial Intelligence) Committee – Tony Singh, Google

Audio Committee – Victor Genova, Blue Ant Media and Karim Kanji, Active International

Data Analytics Committee, William Cormier, Amobee and Carolina Jung, Cadreon

Distributed Content Committee, Lydia Pulez, Pelmorex – The Weather Network and Andy Wadsworth

DOOH Committee, Mike Blanchard, Bell Media and Abby Worthington, OUTFRONT Media

Emerging Platforms Committee, Jason Wodlinger, Quebecor and Sean Perkins, Dentsu Aegis Network

Mobile Committee, Saad Uddin, Native Touch and Marina Matyash, Zenith Optimedia

Programmatic Trading Committee, Emil Torma, District M and Geoff Rotstein, EQ Advertising

Research Committee, Steve Rosenblum, IAB Canada and Nick Drew, Fuse Insights

Search Committee, Sam Leung, The Aber Group and Jeff Bentley, Microsoft Search

Social Media Committee, Matt Mitchell, Twitter Canada and Raven Opatovsky, Rogers Media

Video Committee,  RJ Pauloski, Teads and Janani Jayakumar, Postmedia

NOTE: Your company must be an IAB Canada member to join one of our Councils or Committees.
If your company is interested in membership, please fill out our online membership form.