GCNC Board Members
Jonathan Drimmer is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation. He is a former partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on representing and advising clients on anti-corruption, human rights, and other international legal matters. He is a former Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led investigations, first chaired numerous prosecutions, and argued appeals in cases involving suspected war criminals.
For more than a decade he has taught international law courses at Georgetown University Law Center, he is a Lexis/Nexis Contributing Expert on International Law, he has testified twice before the U.S. Congress, and he received numerous awards from the Department of Justice – including the first Assistant Attorney General Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement. He is a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a judicial clerk on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Law School, and is on the Board of Directors of Trace International, a non-profit dedicated to transparency and anti-corruption compliance, a member of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, on the UN Global Compact’s Business for Peace Steering Committee, on the American Conference Institute’s anti-corruption advisory board, and a member of the ANSI US working group to create an ISO Anti-bribery Management System Standard. In 2013, he was named by The Law 500 one of the 100 most influential in-house counsel.
Geoff de Bruijn
Geoff de Bruijn is currently the Vice President of Corporate Services and Sustainability at TELUS where he is responsible for Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Travel, Sustainability, and Corporate Business Continuity. He has worked at TELUS for 13 years and is an active member of the TELUS Edmonton Community Board. Geoff has worked across various disciplines including Corporate Taxation, Treasury, Logistics, Corporate Travel & Flight Operations, Corporate Real Estate, Sustainability, and Corporate Business Continuity.
Throughout his time at TELUS, Geoff has led real estate consolidation efforts throughout 2011 – 2014 which have reduced office real estate holdings by more than 1 million square feet; he was a key contributor to the Work Styles program implementation at TELUS whereby 70% of team members will be working in a mobile capacity by 2016; and he has led the TELUS Corporate Travel Program through a reduction in spend of more than $40M per year.
Geoff is also the father of two beautiful girls aged 6 and 11.
Helle Bank Jorgensen
Building on a background as a Business Lawyer and a State Authorized Public Accountant, Helle brings 25 years of experience advising global companies and investors within Corporate Responsibility and Reporting.
Helle has extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all functions within an organization, including advising at the C-suite and board level. Helle was the creator of the world’s first LCA-based environmental account, the world’s first integrated report, and is the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. She has led the CDP-report of the S&P 500 and Improvement of DJSI ranking and investor communication for global and US companies.
She has led PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Sustainability and Climate Change practices in Europe and the US, hereof 11 years as a partner. Since 2012 she has run an independent consulting practice, B. Accountability to advise global businesses on strategic issues and how to effectively embed sustainability into all business operations and reporting.
In 2013, she was also asked to build and lead the Global Compact Network Canada, and has grown the number of signatories by 125% to more than 150 Canadian companies. As the Canadian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the GCNC is dedicated to assisting over 150 Canadian organizations with the advance¬ment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact in Canada.
In 2014, Helle was chosen as one of 12 Global Facilitators for UN Global Compact Board Programme. Helle is also the Chairwoman of eRevalue, the tech company who build Datamaran™. She is a speaker and author of thought-leading articles and books and has served on multiple boards, including the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council, Future-Fit Business Benchmark Release Council, and at the Audit & Finance Committee for International IDEA. Helle is also one of the seven people in the world and the first in North America to have passed the GRI G4 Exam.
Paul Greven is a National Director and Chief Counsel for JLL Canada. He is responsible for all legal, compliance and risk matters across Canada for JLL. He has worked at JLL Canada for 5 years and is an active member of the firm’s executive management and charity committees. He previously practiced law for leading companies and law firms based in the Middle East, Cayman Islands and Toronto where his practice primarily focused on real estate transactions.
In the past few years, Paul has dedicated considerable time spearheading various United Nations and UNGC initiatives though various public speaking and publication projects and is currently heading up a General Counsel group on behalf of the UNGC – Network Canada.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys travelling, skiing and spending time with his wife and young family.
Terri is Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility leading Scotiabank’s global CSR department responsible for developing and managing the Bank’s global CSR strategy, ensuring the integration of CSR in the Bank’s business strategy and plans. Previously Terri was Vice President, Marketing for Global Asset Management and Global Wealth Management at Scotiabank, including leading the marketing for Dynamic Funds and HollisWealth.
Previously, Terri managed investor education programs at the Ontario Securities Commission including her role as President of the Investor Education Fund. She was also Manager, Communications at the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the national trade association for the mutual fund industry.
Terri also has 12 years experience as a financial journalist at the Toronto Sun, Investment Executive Newspaper and IE:Money Magazine. She has written on investing and personal finance for numerous other organizations and publications.
Terri has her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto. She also serves on the Volunteer Board of Directors for the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and Credit Canada Debt Solutions.