William A. Dimma has had a long and distinguished career as a director, serving on fifty-five corporate boards and another forty not-for-profit boards. For over forty years, he has been sought after for the knowledge and understanding he brings to the field of corporate governance, as well as for his dedication to, and passion for, improving the practice of directorship.
Mr. Dimma has served as a director or chairman for the following organizations, among many others: Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Delta Hotels, Enbridge Inc., Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Home Capital Group, London Life Insurance Company, Monsanto Canada, Sears Canada, Torstar Corporation, Trizec Corporation, and Union Carbide Canada Limited.
In addition to his illustrious career as a director, Mr. Dimma has also held numerous senior management positions at companies such as Union Carbide Canada, Torstar Corporation and Toronto Star Newspapers, A. E. LePage, and Royal LePage.
He earned a doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard University and holds honorary degrees from several Canadian universities, as well as the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is the national association for corporate directors in Canada. Their membership represents directors who serve corporations of all sizes, including not-for-profits, SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and crown corporations.
The mission of the Institute of Corporate Directors is to represent the interests of directors -- to foster excellence in directors to strengthen the governance and performance of Canadian corporations. The ICD will achieve this mission through education, certification and advocacy of best practices in governance.