Why does good governance matter for every organization?

Boards entrust directors and the CEO or organization leader with significant authority and accountability for decisions. By-laws set out rules for informed and constructive decisions for all directors and within committees. But without secure and sophisticated online tools, there is risk that not all directors get the same information at the same time, with equal opportunity for comment, and consistent visibility to decisions made at and between board meetings. That’s not good governance.

Simple and
affordable for all.

Whether directors are volunteering or getting paid, or whether meetings happen in community halls or high-rise boardrooms, Aprio’s founders believed that tools for good governance should be simple and affordable for all.

Transparency
and visibility.

Inspired by our own experiences as board members, we founded Aprio to create software that empowers every organization to achieve fair and continuous access to information, effective collaboration, and visibility into every decision, at all times.

Supporting your
goals.

Aprio enhances the lives of people who dedicate their time to board work, and supports achievement of the ultimate goals of every organization we serve.

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Our story.

  • 2003

    Aprio was incorporated.

  • 2004

    Aprio enters the market.

  • 2007

    Aprio becomes the top board software choice for Canada’s credit unions and leading choice for Canada’s crown corporations, helping create efficient, productive boards of directors.

  • 2012

    Aprio launches the iPad app.

  • 2015

    Aprio launches the Android app.

  • 2016

    Aprio launches the Windows app.
    Good Governance For All Awards Launched.

  • 2017

    Aprio releases a new browser edition, featuring a modern, redesigned user interface optimized for use on smartphones and mobile devices.

  • Future

    Governance best practices are always evolving and so is our software. We’re continuously refining Aprio to keep good governance simple for organizations everywhere.

Leadership

  • Ian Warner
    President & CEO
    Ken Tolmie
    CFO
    Federico de Giuli
    VP Technology & CIO
    Dee Sicklesteel
    Sales Manager
    Karen Peacey
    Director, Customer Relations
    Kirstin Skinner
    Customer Success Manager
    Andrew Mcilwaine
    Sales Executive
  • Doug Brownridge
    Chair, ICD.D
    Isabel Meharry
    Director
    Paul Healey
    Director
    Neil McDonnell
    Director
    Ian Warner
    Director
    Ken Tolmie
    Director

Ian Warner
President & CEO

Prior to my involvement with APRIO in 2010, I was chief operating officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union. I spent five years at Vancity's subsidiary Citizens Bank of Canada, including four years as CEO and a board member. I recently completed 3 years on the board of the Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, my alma mater, and sat on several committees. My belief in lifelong learning led me to continue my education at Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, and through local organizations like the BC Technology Industry Association, where I Chair the SaaS C-Council. I am the proud father of three grown children, one of whom I run marathons with, and like to work with wood in my spare time.

Ken Tolmie
CFO

After four decades of senior management and board experience in a variety of entities and industries (public and private corporations, non-profits), I decided to apply my experience and knowledge to improving board administration and governance. I became involved in Aprio during its early days, first as an investor and part-time consultant and then as CFO and a director. My skiing, tennis and fly-fishing activities, summer place on the Coast and family (including three granddaughters) can’t keep me from creatively thinking about governance.

Federico de Giuli
VP Technology & CIO

I have over 20 years of expertise in Information Systems, Technology, Telecommunications, and Quality Systems. I have managed a variety of technology and management projects at multinational organizations (e.g. IBM, Telefonica, Dana and PMC-Sierra) I have a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and a MBA in Management of Technology. During my time at Simon Fraser University, I was intrigued with the challenge of developing governance information software and became an original founder of Aprio. Growing up in South America I was a ranked tennis player and an accomplished tango dancer. Now I spend my non-work time with my family and enjoying outdoor activities, travelling and sports.

Dee Sicklesteel
Sales Manager

Nearly 20 years ago I started my sales career in retail, and discovered how much I enjoy helping people find what fits their need. I joined the Aprio team in 2009. My love for Aprio is largely due to the strong ROI and the positive ‘green’ benefits that the solution provides. The fact that Aprio and I both have an interest in sustainability economics makes it a great fit. I really enjoy off-roading and thus belong to multiple jeep clubs. I can often be found spending time with my husband and two grown sons around a campfire.

Karen Peacey
Director, Customer Relations

I have over 20 years’ administration experience in various industries including Credit Unions, Forestry, Software and the Sports Sector and have over five years’ experience in providing software training. I take real pleasure in supporting and training our clients and helping to make their jobs easier and more efficient. When not training or supporting clients, I can be found out with friends, cheering on the Canucks. I have also recently taken up running.

Kirstin Skinner
Customer Success Manager

I am an experienced administrative professional who has been working mainly in financial services and the non-profit sector for the last 20 years. For eight years prior to joining Aprio, I was an Executive Assistant and Board Secretary for Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, making me uniquely positioned to provide insight and solutions to Aprio clients. Earlier in my career, I was the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, a board-led, non-profit organization supporting the local community. When not helping Aprio customers, I enjoy spending time with my family at our cottage and the nearby beach.

Andrew Mcilwaine
Sales Executive

I’m passionate about technology, providing the best service and being a valuable resource for Aprio customers. For the last 18 years I’ve applied that passion in Sales and Account Management. I'm a huge people person and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our clients – working with them towards solving their most difficult challenges regarding good governance. When I'm not working you can find me outside! I love mountain biking and skiing most. I also love travel and eating my way through new cities, or catching my favorite sports teams live.

Doug Brownridge
Chair, ICD.D

I’m an accredited Board Director, c-level executive, and successful entrepreneur with extensive experience from global technology and consumer organizations. I’ve held senior executive roles with Cadbury Schweppes, Rogers Wireless, Motorola, PMC-Sierra, Intrawest, and ACL. I’m skilled in Lean 6 Sigma and disruptive innovation, have led the development and launch of a number of game-changing technologies, and successfully developed global markets.

Isabel Meharry
Director

I’ve recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer for Green Shield Canada, which specializes in group and individual health and dental programs administration. A Chartered Accountant since 1980, I have more than 25 years’ experience in senior financial and operating roles. I’m a faculty member of Director's College in Niagara-on-the-Lake and have served as an instructor at several academic institutions. I hold an MBA from Schulich School of Business and was recently awarded my FCA. I’m a frequent speaker and panelist at financial and governance conferences and meetings.

Paul Healey
Director

I have a track record as a successful CEO who’s led organizations to achieve significant growth, creating above market expectations and taking some of Canada’s best-known brands to their next level of performance. I’ve helped deliver over $1.5 Billion in new revenue across many diverse industries including wireless, retail, automotive, telecom, cloud services, car sharing, and insurance. I look to apply my deep experience in strategy, marketing and customer experience to contribute market insight to help businesses identify their potential for further growth.

Neil McDonnell
Director

I am a passionate leader in the Canadian technology space. In addition to serving on Aprio’s Board, I am currently Chair of Photon Control and EDP Software, as well as Director of Symbility Solutions. I recently served as Chair of Agreement Express and QHR Technologies, was Executive Chair of ResponseTek, and Director of TitanStar Properties. I’ve held senior positions at several of British Columbia’s most successful companies, including as CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies, TeraSpan Networks, and Intrinsyc Software, and as COO of TIR systems (a Royal Philips company) and Mobile Data Solutions. I also have served as Executive in Residence for the British Columbia Technology Industry Association.

Ian Warner
Director

Prior to my involvement with APRIO in 2010, I was chief operating officer of Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union. I spent five years at Vancity's subsidiary Citizens Bank of Canada, including four years as CEO and a board member. I recently completed 3 years on the board of the Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, my alma mater, and sat on several committees. My belief in lifelong learning led me to continue my education at Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, and through local organizations like the BC Technology Industry Association, where I Chair the SaaS C-Council. I am the proud father of three grown children, one of whom I run marathons with, and like to work with wood in my spare time.

Ken Tolmie
Director

After four decades of senior management and board experience in a variety of entities and industries (public and private corporations, non-profits), I decided to apply my experience and knowledge to improving board administration and governance. I became involved in Aprio during its early days, first as an investor and part-time consultant and then as CFO and a director. My skiing, tennis and fly-fishing activities, summer place on the Coast and family (including three granddaughters) can’t keep me from creatively thinking about governance.

"I love it – I use it on both my iPad and PC and both are easy to use."

Shell Employees’ Credit Union

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