Board of Directors
Committed to supporting Winnipeg’s thriving business community
The Chamber is governed by members of a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors are from companies of various sizes and sectors and reflect the diversity of our membership. We are also proud to have a gender-balanced board.
Each director brings with him/her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is committed to community leadership and supporting The Chamber’s mission. The board meets regularly to approve policy, engage in discussion around issues affecting the business community and to make decisions around the general governance of The Chamber.
Johanna Hurme is an architect and a founding partner of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture. Hurme received her education at Helsinki University of Technology, as well as at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture (FAUM), where she holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and a Master of Architecture degree. She serves on the Council of the Manitoba Association of Architects, is the Founder and CEO of Design Quarter Winnipeg, and is an active member of the International Van Alen Institute. She has taught design at FAUM as well as the University Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture and lectures at universities across North America.
Kate Fenske joined CN in May of 2015. She is the Manager of Media and Community Relations in Western Canada, based in Winnipeg. Prior to joining CN, Kate worked as a reporter, editor and producer at local and national media outlets in Manitoba and Toronto. She was also a communications advisor and manager for charities, government and private/public agencies.
Past Chair, 2016-2017
Wadood Ibrahim is a co-founder of Protegra – a community of software-driven businesses that help organizations and individuals solve problems with innovative solutions. Based in Winnipeg since 1998 with a team of nearly 50, Protegra has built an excellent reputation for innovating and delivering software-enabled solutions to the public and private sector.
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