John Wilkinson (Board Chair)

John Wilkinson is the President and CEO of Wilkinson Insight Incorporated, which provides specialized services for private and public sector clients.

Of note, from 2003 – 2011, Mr. Wilkinson was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth-Middlesex and then Perth-Wellington. He was called to Executive Council and served first as Minister of Research and Innovation, then as Minister of Revenue and finally, as the Minister of the Environment.

Mr. Wilkinson currently sits on numerous corporate, not-for-profit and advisory boards, including Greenfield Global, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, Life Sciences Ontario, the Ontario Arts Foundation, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and the Council of the Great Lakes Region.

Virginia Jamieson

Virginia Jamieson is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She is currently the Head of External Communications at SambaNova Systems, where she leads the company’s media relations, international communications and social media platforms globally (UK, Japan, Latin America, North America.) Before joining SambaNova, Virginia was Head of Digital Communications at Scotiabank, leading the organization’s global media relations, internal communications, and influencer relations for the bank’s AI, Data and Analytics and Digital Banking teams. 

Virginia has spent her career specializing in public relations, perfecting the balancing act of managing issues with a cool head and knowing when to strategically turn up the heat. She has cultivated deep connections and contacts across North America, EMEA and Latin America, with her work taking her from Toronto to Silicon Valley to London and New York. 

Virginia brings to the Curious Public Advisory Board a drive for creative storytelling, unparalleled expertise in media relations, and a devotion to working with passionate professionals.

Terri Lohnes

Terri Lohnes is the founder of Tekama Advisory, a consulting practice focused on advancing health sector innovation and success. She is a dynamic executive with over 25 years experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is known for her creative, energetic leadership in organizations at the intersection of public policy, organization growth, and her deep knowledge and insights into innovation in Canada. 

Ms. Lohnes’ interest in innovation started with economic and policy roles at the Council of Ontario Universities and the Toronto Board of Trade, including spearheading the Board’s CEO Forum on Urban Competitiveness.

Ms. Lohnes is a seasoned strategy, operations and growth leader gained from her time as SVP with Optimus SBR and leading strategic research and commercialization initiatives for GE Healthcare, along with her executive responsibility for the set-up, strategic direction and operations of Ontario’s first Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Ms. Lohnes is an inaugural advisory board member of the GE Healthcare Canada Edison Accelerator Program, and is involved with Medtech Canada’s National Digital Health Council, Federal Affairs and Ontario Committees. She is a past board member of the Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (GADA) Canada, the Champions Council for Mental Health in the Workplace, Ontario Chamber of Commerce Health Transformation Council, Sidewalk Labs Advisory Council and IAM Health Advisory Board.

Molly Morgan

Molly Morgan is a UK-based senior communications professional with a passion for international communications strategy and a track record of delivering internal and external communications programmes that add value to businesses. She is a senior level advisor to business executives, an experienced public speaker, public relations strategist, and media spokesperson. Ms. Morgan brings a breadth of knowledge to all of her roles, having worked across multiple business functions like legal, product, and policy to achieve internal and external communication goals. 

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Ms. Morgan was most recently the Head of Special Projects, EMEA and International, Google Cloud Communications for Google, building on her roles as both Head of Communications for Google Canada and her previous role of leading all communications for Google Cloud in EMEA. 

Ms. Morgan brings to the Curious Public Advisory Board her experiences of working with small and large businesses around the globe, informing her understanding of how to build and improve cross-border communications teams.

Dave Pryce

Dave Pryce is a senior global affairs and business executive living in the UK and Canada who has over 30 years of public and private sector experience. He brings a unique approach and global perspective to achieving results and solving problems across his work in driving new business opportunities in emerging markets, navigating through complicated regulatory issues or developing public policy with elected officials. 

Mr. Pryce advises clients in a cross section of industries on issues of market access, government relations and business development in his principal role at the Dewhurst Group, a global advisory firm which he founded. 

Mr. Pryce has held senior executive positions at a host of global companies, including Canopy Growth Corp., BlackBerry and D2L. He has also served as a senior advisor to politicians across Canada, including the Canadian Minister of Industry, the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Finance of Ontario. Mr. Pryce brings to the Curious Public Advisory Board a wealth of diverse experience having served on multiple boards across the not-for-profit sector.

Hari Srinivas

Hari Srinivas has over two decades of experience in the media industry. He has helped lead the Ethnic Channels Group as President since 2010. Prior to his presidency, Mr. Srinivas oversaw the launch and operations of two Bollywood television channels through B4U US Inc. in New York where he was the North American CEO. 

As president of Ethnic Channels Group, Mr. Srinivas builds off of his work with B4U and his earlier work as Head of Sales for IMG-Media in South Asia – a global leader in sports and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries around the world. Hari Srinivas comes to Curious Public’s Advisory Board with a background in law, an MBA in Marketing, and a solid track record of building businesses through exceptional storytelling.

Special Advisor

Dalton McGuinty

Dalton McGuinty served as the Premier of Ontario from 2003 to 2013. The McGuinty government is recognized for the gains it made for Ontarians in education, health care, the environment and the innovation economy.

Since leaving politics, Mr. McGuinty has served as a Fellow at Harvard University, the University of Toronto and Carleton University. He has been a Senior Advisor to PWC and D2L Inc. and has sat on corporate and not-for-profit boards including Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., Pomerleau Inc., Brane Inc., the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Rideau Hall Foundation.