Advisory Board

The advisory board of the Faculty of Business Administration provides high-level, strategic advice to the dean and senior management as well as to Memorial University's president, vice-president (academic) and vice-president (research) regarding business developments and faculty activities.

The board's objective is to help us become a renowned leader in the areas of education, research and outreach for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and the world.

Advisory Board Research Impact Award

The Advisory Board Research Impact Award highlights business research at Memorial that has real-world implications. The award is selected by the faculty’s advisory board who are leaders in the business community.

In this innovative approach, the advisory board evaluates the research impact on teaching, practice or policy, and the extent to which the research could impact their own business practice. It also gives the advisory board an opportunity to understand what we do here as researchers and ensures we are connecting to the community.

2021-2022 Members


Advisory-Board-Chairman-Karl-Smith Karl Smith (chair)

Retired executive
Fortis Inc.



Advisory-Board-Member-Tom-Bursey Tom Bursey

Vice-president, corporate services and chief financial officer
Council of Canadian Academies



Advisory-Board-Member-Mark-Collett Mark Collett

Chief operating officer
Crosbie Group of Companies



Advisory-Board-Member-Stephanie-Daley Stephanie Daley

Manager Energy Solutions
Newfoundland Power



Advisory-Board-Member-Rick-Daw Rick Daw

Retired partner



Advisory-Board-Member-Brian-Groves Brian Groves




photo-not-availableDavid Jones

Manager investment evaluation
Nalcor Energy



Advisory-Board-Member-Dorothy-Keating Dorothy Keating

Noseworthy Chapman



Advisory-Board-Member-Kim-Keating Kim Keating

Chief operating officer
Cahill Group



Advisory-Board-Member-David-King David King

Canadian director
Robert Half



Advisory-Board-Member-Erin-Oldford Erin Oldford

Interim associate dean, undergraduate programs
Faculty of Business Administration


Advisory-Board-Member-John-Parsons John Parsons

Managing Partner
McKinsey and Company Calgary



Advisory-Board-Member-Greg-Pope Gregory Pope

Chief financial officer
Golf Town



Kristy Sheppard

Director of economic development
Nunatsiavut Government



Dr. Margaret SteeleDr. Margaret Steele

Interim Provost and vice-president (academic)
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Advisory-Board-Member-Vianne-TimmonsDr. Vianne Timmons

President and vice-chancellor
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Advisory-Board-Member-Meng-Cathy-Zhu Meng (Cathy) Zhu