President, Arundell Solutions INC.
With leadership experience in consulting firms including his own established in 2003 and a keen understanding of success in both the public and private sectors, Ed Arundell brings to his clients his 40 years of experience.
Ed is motivated to work at the borders of the public, private, and community sectors. He applies his expertise in communications, management, and government to help organizations increase their mutual understanding, improve their organizational effectiveness, and achieve better outcomes.
In the private sector Ed has directed integrated communications and public affairs campaigns domestically and globally. He Was Executive Vice President of Hill and Knowlton Canada and managed the Toronto office of this multi-million-dollar communications and government relations firm. He has held senior executive positions in some of Canada’s largest multinational firms (Noranda Mines, Abitibi Price and Massey Ferguson) and had many more leading international corporations as clients. Ed also established the Canadian office of Technology Assessment Group, a US-based, health-outcomes research firm and contributed to several health outcomes studies.
Ed also has senior experience in the public sector, at both the federal and provincial levels. He was Chief of Staff to Hon. Benoit Bouchard, Canada’s Minister of Health and Welfare and Industry Science and Technology (1990-1993); Director of Communications for Ontario Premier Mike Harris (1996) and Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Health, Tony Clement (2002-2003). In the latter position, he helped steer Ontario’s response to the SARS epidemic (2002-2003) and push forward health technology assessment within the Ministry. One study that emerged was a meta-analysis of factors that promote healthy ageing; physical activity far outweighed all other lifestyle and medical factors in promoting long term health.
He received a B.A. (Honours) in political science from Trent University in 1974 and was chosen as one of ten Parliamentary Interns in Ottawa upon graduation. As a Commonwealth Scholar (1975-1980), he pursued graduate studies and worked as a lecturer in political science at the University of Western Australia and in 1994 as a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business he completed a master’s degree in business.
Ed has been active as a political volunteer, involved in all aspects of campaign management at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.
He has volunteered for a number of community agencies and Boards including the Ontario Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, The Earlscourt Child and Family Centre, The Developing Countries Farm Radio Network, The Canadian Council on Smoking and Health, and The Fort York Foundation. He was the founding president of the Public Affairs Association of Canada and currently is Vice-Chair of the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation and the volunteer Director of Strategic Communication for the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute.
Ed is married with two sons and two grandchildren, enjoys fly fishing, wine collecting and tennis. A younger passion for rugby union has turned from an active pursuit to a more passive reverence.
Business Leader; Community Advocate; Health and Fitness Advocate
Michael Bentley is President of SierraSil Health Inc. a natural health products company with a proprietary mineral patented as a Nutritional Supplement for Osteoarthritis. Michael is a Member of the Board of the Canadian Health Food Association, which recognized him with its John Holtmann Industry Leadership Award. Optimyz Magazine twice named Michael one of Canada’s Top 100 Health Influencers and he recently served as a Judge for Canada’s Top Trainers on behalf of Impact Magazine. Michael is an experienced board member of public and private companies as well as non-profits and industry associations. He has previous experience in consulting and work in different functional areas including Human Resources, Sales, Marketing and Operations Management. Michael has a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University. He and his wife Lesley live in Vancouver.
Dr. Jack Taunton is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has had a clinical practice in sports medicine at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre where he was the director for over 25 years after co-founding the Centre in 1979. He was the director of the PGY3 Advanced Skills in Sport & Exercise Medicine in the Department of Family Practice at UBC.
He is very involved in clinical and exercise medicine research with a keen interest in overuse injuries, injury prevention, concussions in sport and cardiac disease in athletes. He is a member and co-founder of Sports Cardiology BC.
Jack was the Director of Medicine and Director of Sports Medicine for Fortius Sport and Health. He is on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. He was the Clinical Advisor to the Concussion Protocol Harmonization Project for Parachute Canada and Chief Medical Officer - ITLS Training Centre – GEMS-ERT: Global Emergency Medical Services – Emergency Response Team -- Terranova International Safety Canada Incorporated.
Thirty years ago he co-founded Sportmed BC while president of the Sports Medicine Council of Canada. He was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and CMO for Canada at the Sydney Olympics, two Pan American and two World Student Games. Jack works with distance runners, cyclists, triathletes and other athletes both as doctor and coach. He was the Women’s Team Physician and Association Coordinating Physician for Field Hockey Canada for over 25 years. Jack was the Team Physician for the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA Team during its time in Vancouver. He was co-founder of the Vancouver Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run and most recently the UBC Grand Prix of Cycling and is the co- director of the Port Coquitlam Grand Prix. He was the CMO for the IOC –affiliated 1st Regional Masters Games in Vancouver (Americas’ Masters Games August 2016.
In 2016 Jack and two others initiated the establishment of a sports medicine clinic in Uganda, requiring considerable fund raising. In May 2017 he and a team including an administrator, two physicians, a physiotherapist and an orthotist travelled to Uganda, examined over 100 athletes, completed two days of education for local physiotherapists and physicians and established traineeships. Groups continue to travel to Uganda on a yearly basis. Fundraising is an integral part of this initiative. He has been a competitive runner, completing over 60 marathons. He has been inducted into the Sports Halls of Fame for BC, Burnaby, and Simon Fraser University.
Chris was a tax partner at KPMG for many years, establishing the firm’s Estates & Trusts practice. Currently in charge of PPI Advisory’s Planning Services Group, he continues his passion for collaboratively working with private business owners in achieving their estate and succession planning goals. Chris currently chairs the Canadian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Chris has been blessed in growing up in a household where both parents provided wonderful examples of an active life. He played several sports through his teen years, ending up focusing primarily on basketball where he played at the intercollegiate level, as well as participating at the Canadian Junior Championships, and in various post collegiate leagues for 30+ years. Chris continues his parents’ great fitness legacy, having coached his children and other youth in various sports for 35 years, and is now helping the next generation, his grandchildren, incorporate fitness into their everyday lives. He stays active with tennis, pilates, paddle boarding, skiing, and more.
Donna’s career spans two continents, sparked by studies in Chinese history. She spent over a decade in Taiwan and served as marketing manager for its most prestigious business club and largest camera manufacturer. Later, she represented a leading private Swiss bank in Taiwan. After taking her Masters in Science from Stanford Business School, she started her own consulting business. Returning to Canada in 1997, she held the role as Director of Asian Banking for Canada Trust. Out of the office, Donna is also a Certified Personal Trainer and combines a love for nature and sports with a delight in seeing others enjoy physical fitness.
Founder of the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute, John has experience in law, politics, business, diplomacy, land development, and health and fitness. He has spent much of his life promoting the value of physical activity as core to a healthy personal and community life.
John served as M.P. for the riding that hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With CHFI Advisors Pierre Lafontaine and Phil Marsh, he created the Parliamentary Fitness Initiative. With then-Senator Nancy Greene Raine, he quarterbacked the National Health and Fitness Day Act. 500 local governments have already proclaimed National Health and Fitness Day, the first Saturday in June each year. John serves as President of the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute and Director of the National Health and Fitness Foundation.
In professional life at Pan Pacific Solutions Limited, John provides strategic advice in the areas of government relations, media, and communications. John is married to Donna, whom he met in Taiwan. Their three wonderful children are Shane, Jake, and Meimei.
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