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Joanne Rivard

Joanne Rivard brings over 30 years of experience as a human resources leader to her role on Sheridan’s Board of Governors. Her expertise includes Organization Development, Selection and Recruiting, Communications, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits and Strategic Business Goal Planning. Since 1997, she has held the role of Vice President of Human Resources at IPEX Management Inc., a group of companies that manufactures, sells and distributes plastic piping systems. She is also Divisional Vice President of Human Resources, North America for IPEX’s parent company, Aliaxis SA in Brussels. Prior to these dual roles, she was the Director of Human Resources at HROI (H.R. Outsourcing Inc.) and Manager, Human Resources and Training at Osam Sylvania Ltd. Previously, she was a Human Resources Representative for Burger King Canada Inc., and a Compensation Analyst and Labour Relations Assistant for Nabisco Brands Ltd.

Joanne also has a wealth of professional membership and association experience, including as a Steering Committee Executive for Strategic Capabilities Netsork (SCN); HR People & Strategy (USA); Association for Psychological Type (Myers-Briggs – International); Canadian Compensation Association; the former Co-Chair and Board Member of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council; and former Co-Chair of the HR Executive Forum for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

Joanne studied Business Administration at the University of Toronto, and holds a Personnel Management Certificate and Management Studies Certificate from Sheridan, and a Canadian Employment Benefits (C.E.B.) Certificate from Humber College.