Board of directors

Supply Ontario’s board of directors brings together decades of experience in procurement and corporate governance in the private and public sector. 

Paul G. Smith

Chair

Paul G. Smith is the chair and chief executive of Rally Enterprises & Communications Corp. He has held the roles of chief financial officer chief executive officer, director and chairman of privately and publicly listed companies and charitable organizations. Notably, he served as chair of the board of directors of VIA Rail Canada Inc.

George Szewchuk

Vice-Chair

George Szewchuk is principal at Szewchuk & Associates Inc., a firm specializing in optimizing costs and purchasing processes for large consumer packaged goods and food companies. He was previously vice president, purchasing at Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Members

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan served as president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph’s Health Care London from 2010 to 2021. She is currently a member of Supply Ontario’s board and served as a member of the Ontario Ministry of Health’s negotiations team for the Physician Services Agreement with the Ontario Medical Association and a member of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine. She served on the Ontario Hospital Association’s board for a six-year term and was the past chair of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario’s board. She was president of the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (2011-2013) and co-chair of the Canadian Health Leadership Network (2014-2018).  Dr. Kernaghan is a faculty member of the CMA Joule’s Physician Leadership Institute and a retired Associate Professor of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.

Allan MacDonald

Allan MacDonald is the chief executive officer of the Bragg Group of Companies and served as the chief COVID-19 procurement advisor for the Ontario government, coordinating Ontario’s pandemic supply chain response. He has also held senior positions with Canadian Tire Corporation, Bell Canada and British Telecom.

John Stipan

John Stipan is vice president of global procurement for Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based multinational bakery product manufacturing and distribution company. It is the world’s largest baked goods company with operations in 33 countries. He was also the vice president of procurement for Canada Bread Company Ltd. and Maple Leaf Foods for more than 10 years.