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.
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.