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
Chair – Steve Melles, The Globe and Mail.

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

Marketer Council
Chair – Jeff Pontes, Sobeys.
Vice-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
Co-Chair – Michelle Cunningham, Mediative
Co-Chair – Lindsay Noyes, 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, Jones Media
Katrina Santos, Bell Media
AR/VR Committee Nigel Newton, AR Innovation + Strategy
Data Analytics Committee William Cormier, Amobee
Carolina Jung, Cadreon
Distributed Content Committee Tyler James, Sharethrough
Lydia Pulez, Corus Entertainment
DOOH Committee Mike Blanchard, Bell Media
Abby Worthington, Dentsu Aegis Network Canada
Emerging Platforms Committee Jason Wodlinger, Quebecor
Sean Perkins, autoTRADER.ca
Mobile Committee Saad Uddin, Native Touch
Marina Matyash, Zenith Optimedia
Programmatic Trading Committee Mladen Raickovic, Google Canada
Geoff Rotstein, EQ Advertising
Research Committee Steve Rosenblum, IAB Canada
Nick Drew, Fuse Insights
Search Committee Sam Leung, The Aber Group
Jeff Bentley, Microsoft
Social Media Committee Brooke Robinson, Mindshare Canada
Jordan Benedet, Catalyst Canada
Video Committee Christopher Walton, Microsoft
RJ Pauloski, Teads

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.