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Paula Sinclair

Independent Director
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Ms. Sinclair spent the first half of her career building or working for software development and technology companies in the medical, manufacturing, logistics, asset management and supply chain sectors. In each case, she focused on the development of applications and solutions by applying new and emerging technologies to create business value. From there, she moved into the financial services and media sectors as an executive and chief information officer (CIO) leading large transformation initiatives. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Ms. Sinclair previously served as the SVP Digital for Aviva Canada, the CIO for Torstar Corporation and the SVP IT & CIO of Royal Sun Alliance Canada where she focused on leveraging technology to drive operational effectiveness, cost optimization and product innovation.

Throughout her career, she has been at the forefront of technology change and disruption associated with the Internet, data analytics, digital, cloud technology, distributed computing, off-shoring, integration and robotics. Ms. Sinclair is currently the Partner and CTO for Cargo Management Consulting, a boutique consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Cargo was formed with the intention of supporting organizations in reducing the risk of technology investment in their businesses. She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of Softdrive Corp. (which specializes in solution development using the Internet of Things) and Isherwood Geostructural Engineering in Toronto. Ms. Sinclair also serves as a director of Roil Blue Corporation, which holds a patent for deep water spill containment systems. Ms. Sinclair holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

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