Board of Directors

The NWO Innovation Centre benefits from the experience, connections, and talents of our volunteer Board of Directors.  These community-focused business leaders don't just have lunch eight or nine times per year, they work hard to set the strategic direction for the organization, ensure financial accountability and provide their insights, access to their networks and support to this organization.  The current Board of Directors is profiled below.


Lindsay Fenton

Lindsay Fenton

Site General Manager


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Wayne VanderWees

Freight Managers Inc.



Eric Tribe

Eric Tribe

Retired Tech Founder


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Colin Kelly

Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Trades, & Aviation
Confederation College



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Taras Manzie

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Inc.


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Paul Giles

Origin Recruitment




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Amy Johnson

Director - Engineering


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Mark Elgie

Sales Manager & Partner




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Sarah Lewis

Director, Student Success
Lakehead University



Troy Mangatal

Troy Mangatal

Associate Dean - School of Engineering Technology, Trades, and Aviation
Confederation College



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Ellen MacKay

Director, Innovation Development
Lakehead University



Suzanne Christie

Suzanne Christie

Shout Media