Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors is comprised of thirteen members with alternating two-year terms. The current members of the IIBA Board of Directors are:


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Biographies of the Board of Directors

Michael Augello, Chair

Micahel Augello

Positions on Board: Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Member of the HR & Compensation Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee. Michael has extensive experience performing various consultant roles, including both operational and executive leadership. Michael co-founded a successful startup IT and BA consultancy that led to a public listing on the Australian share market in 2007. Having returned to a fully hands-on role as Lead BA / BA team leader in the field as well as the role of National Practice Lead, Business Analysis within the UXC Group, Michael now devotes his time to coaching and mentoring. Michael is a nationally and internationally recognized advocate for IIBA®, and has been actively involved in a variety of ways, including:  
  • During 2008-2010, Michael served as a Director with the IIBA® Australia Chapter Board, focusing on Marketing and National Events.
  • In June 2010, he was elected to the global IIBA® Board of Directors, serving for a period as Chair of the Nominations Committee, whilst also serving as a member of the HR & Remuneration Committee. 
  • In June 2014, Michael was re-elected to the International Board and in July 2014, he was elected Chair of the Board by his peers.
Married for 28 years with three adult children, Michael maintains an active lifestyle through his outdoor interests and many hours of cycling. Living in the “sporting capital of the world”, Michael enjoys all sporting activities. 
 
 

Teresa Cheung J.D., LL.M. 

Teresa Cheung
Positions on Board: Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the HR & Compensation Committee.

Teresa is currently an adjudicator with an administrative tribunal. She holds a law degree from Queen’s University and a Masters of Law specializing in Intellectual Property.  From 2006 to 2009, Teresa was legal counsel to IIBA, having been an advisor since the incorporation of IIBA in 2006. Teresa has served on the board of directors of IIBA from 2009 to the present.  Teresa was previously a commercial lawyer, and a civil and commercial litigator having represented clients in commercial transactions and complex litigation matters. Teresa has industry experience in software development and information technology having spent the early part of her career as an information developer at a major technology company, a successful software start-up, and a bank. In her spare time, Teresa has traveled widely to Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia.  She also enjoys cycling and yoga.
 
 

Ken Fulmer, Vice Chair

Ken Fulmer
Positions on Board: Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
 
Ken Fulmer is currently a management consultant and IT executive advisor.  He was formerly CIO at Delek US and the Chief Technology Officer at Sunoco, Inc.- a Fortune 500 Oil Company. Ken had been with Sunoco for over 25 years, in various positions within the Information Technology field. His responsibilities as CTO included managing the Project Management Office (PMO), managing the IT planning and application architecture, and leading the practice area for Business Analysis.  Ken is deeply involved in Commercial Product and ERP implementations, Refinery, Supply Chain, and Retail systems in the Downstream Oil and Petrochemical industry.  
 
Ken has an undergraduate degree from LaSalle University, and has an MBA from Clarion University. He also attended post graduate work at the MIT executive program, and he holds a PMP certificate in Project Management. Ken recently served as a Chair of the Advisory Board at LaSalle University department of Management Information Systems.  
 
Ken is a member of the board for Inspiritec, Inc. a non-profit which performs call center services.  Ken is active with many local organizations including SIM, GPSEG, PMI, and IIBA.  Ken is currently in his second term as Chapter President for the Philadelphia Chapter of IIBA.  Ken is a frequent speaker on topics involving Energy Industry Information Systems, Technology and  Enterprise Analysis in areas related to Business Intelligence ( Executive dashboards), and Business case development. 
 
Ken Fulmer is currently on the Board of the IIBA (since 2011) and is on the Executive Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.  Ken is also active on the teams involved with Strategy Development and with the Business Model initiative at IIBA.  
 

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Sarah Gibson

Sarah GibsonPositions on Board: Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee.

Sarah is a nationally recognised advocate for IIBA® through her role as President of the NZ Chapter of the IIBA (2008 – 2012). In 2011 the chapter received the inaugural IIBA Top Chapter award. Under Sarah's lead, the chapter also initiated the now annual BA Development Day event for New Zealand BAs.

Sarah's knowledge of the BA industry, Asia Pacific region relationships, previous high school and elite sporting board experience all provide a valuable back drop for her IIBA Board governance. Sarah is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors and brings valuable oversight, insight and foresight to the IIBA board.  

Sarah's current CEO role encompasses governance, strategic and operational leadership of Redvespa Consultants Limited – New Zealand's largest independent BA consultancy, with a permanent staff of 55. Prior to working for Redvespa, Sarah was heavily involved in HR, both within organisations and as an external freelance consultant. Sarah is married with 2 adult children.  

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Kathleen B. (Kitty) Hass, PMP

Kitty Hass

Positions on Board: Member of the Executive Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee.

Kitty has served as an IIBA Director since 2008, and is serving her second term which will end in 2014. Kitty is currently Vice-Chair of the Board having served previously as Chair of the Board Nomination Committee. Kitty has served as the Chair of the Chapter Governance Committee and Chapter Council, and was member of the BABOK® Guide V 2.0 Committee, contributing to several chapters and leading the authorship of the Enterprise Analysis chapter.

  
Kitty is a recognized thought leader in the Business Analysis profession, a prominent keynote presenter at industry and corporate conferences, author, consultant, and workshop facilitator..  She is the president of KHass and Associates, Inc., a consulting practice specializing in strategic business practices, including enterprise business analysis, complex project management, and strategy execution through portfolio management. Her expertise includes implementing and managing PMOs and BACOEs, managing large complex programs, and leading groundbreaking PM and BA assessments.
 
Kitty is a member of the International Center for Complex Project Management Education Focus Group, member of the Capella University IT Advisory Council, developer and Instructor for the Villanova University Mastering Business Analysis Online Certificate Program, member of the University of California, Irvine Extension Business Analyst Certificate Advisory Board, and founding member of the Business Analysis Leadership Consortium.

Kitty has authored numerous white papers and articles on leading edge PM/BA practices, the acclaimed series entitled, Business Analysis Essential Library, a compilation of six titles on critical BA practices, the PMI 2009 Book of the Year, Managing Project Complexity - A New Model, and her newest book for Business Analysts: The Enterprise Business Analyst, Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems.

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Jonathan Kupersmith,(Kupe), CBAP®

Jonathan KupersmithPosition on Board: Member of the Executive Committee.

Kupe possesses over 15 years of  experience in the business analysis industry. As B2T Training’s President Kupe is responsible for business operations, financial management, strategic growth, and international partner relations. He resides on a professional board providing leadership, financial and managerial guidance to peers.  

Kupe was the first Atlanta IIBA Chapter President and served on the national IIBA Chapter Council.

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Leena Malik

Leena MalikPosition: Member of the HR & Compensation Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee.

As Founder and Principal of Illuminating Minds, Leena Malik acts as a discoverer, facilitator and mobilizer to help organizations increase effectiveness, achieve goals, build capacity, and creatively manage challenges and change.

For more than 15 years, Leena has partnered with business leaders in the Financial Services industry to align their human capital with desired business results. She brings a unique ability to understand the business, engage stakeholders, recommend meaningful solutions, and figure out what needs to be done. She also brings an integrated perspective having held senior level positions focused on organizational effectiveness, change management, learning, and human resources, as well as the client experience, marketing and corporate communications.
 
Leena holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science Major in Mathematics from the University of Manitoba. She is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) through the Canadian Society for Training and Development.
 
Leena is also acts as a MasterMIND Facilitator through the Verity Women’s Club where she helps provide the forum for a group of executive women to share advice, as well as boost their professional skills. She has a lifelong passion for learning, personal and professional development, and loves to inspire others with her insights.

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Michele Maritato  

Michele MaritatoPositions on Board: Member of the Nominations Committee and Member of the HR & Compensation Committee.

Over 20 years experience in Project Management and Business Analysis. Since 2006 VP-Organization of the PMI®-Northern Italy Chapter (PMI®-NIC) and responsible for the P3MO Observatory. Since 2008 VP-Education of the IIBA® Italy Chapter. In 2010 President of PMI®-NIC. Is participating in the PMI® Leadership Master Class. Speaker at +30 congresses. Brought 17 BA’s to the CBAP® certification. Partner of PMProgetti.  

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Indy Mitra, Past Chair

Indy MitraPosition on Board: Member of the Executive Committee.

Director since 2007 Ms. Mitra was re-appointed Chair of the Board in 2013. Indy is a proud founding member of IIBA, and as a volunteer led the not-for-profit incorporation of IIBA, and other IIBA governance processes. Ms. Mitra is a Technology Risk Officer with Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Toronto, Canada. She provides support and oversight to technology leaders in the management of operational risk, and is a subject matter expert for Information Technology Risk. Indy has worked in business analysis roles since graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1981. She has extensive experience working for consulting and financial companies, and has been with BMO since 1997. Indy is a passionate advocate for the business analysis professional and is thrilled to be actively involved in making a difference for the profession. Her vision is to build a strong governance board that represents and protects the interests of the members of IIBA. 
 
 
 

Esther Mui

Esther MuiPosition on Board: Audit & Risk Management Committee.
 
Ms Mui has extensive risk management, corporate finance and credit rating experience, with in-depth exposure to international capital markets and diverse industries in North America, Europe and Asia. She has specialized knowledge in energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors, and in dealing with mergers and acquisitions.

She is currently the President of Andest Consulting Inc., an independent business consulting company. Among her assignments, she acted as the Executive Consultant to the CEO for an oil sands/technology company in Calgary, focusing on strategies and debt financing. During 2001-2011, she was the Senior Vice-President, leading a team responsible for the credit rating of the energy sector for DBRS Limited, the world’s fourth largest credit rating agency.

Previously, Ms. Mui was an executive at Scotiabank, responsible for the Europe/Global Transportation risk management team. She was also engaged in part-time business lecturing for a world renowned university. Ms Mui is an MBA, a CPA and CMA.

She is currently on the board of CMA of Ontario, and was a long-term board member for a not-for-profit organization. Ms. Mui was a consistent top performer at DBRS and Scotiabank, and a proactive voting member in rating/credit adjudication committees.

Among her achievements, she succeeded in initiating rating coverage of the income trust sector, and similarly in initiating/managing a multi-billion dollar asset-based global transportation portfolio, with no loan loss experience. She excels in establishing client relationships at senior executive levels, and with the investor and media. Ms Mui also has the ability to train and motivate staff to reach new heights, and to pool resources from different functional/regional units for the common good of the organization.  

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Judy Munro

Judy MunroPosition on Board: Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Judy Munro brings over 30 years of senior operations, finance and Board level experience to her role as the Canadian President of Robert Half  Executive Search, a division of global staffing and recruitment firm, Robert Half. Over the course of her career, she has held executive-level and Board positions within public and private company environments, from small entrepreneurial concerns to international multi-divisional operations across a broad cross section of industries.
 
Throughout her career, Judy has been actively involved in various charitable and professional activities. She served on the Board of  publicly traded Summit REIT, owner of one of Canada’ largest industrial real estate portfolios, until its $3.3 billion sale and subsequent privatization. Judy was  Chair of Summit’s  Corporate Governance Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. 
 
Judy is a long time and active member of the Financial Executives International, an organization of senior financial professionals representing North America’s leading corporations, with 16,000 members and over 700 members in Toronto. She has served on the Board of FEI’s Toronto and Vancouver Chapters for over two decades, chairing various committees and is a Past President of Toronto Chapter. In 2009, Judy was honoured as the inaugural recipient of the FEI Canada Toronto Chapter Leadership Award in recognition of her active volunteer contributions to the Chapter. 
 
Judy is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (With Distinction) from the University of Toronto. 

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Guy Pearce

Guy PearcePosition on Board: Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Guy Pearce has senior corporate governance experience as a Director on the Board of Directors of a listed bank, senior corporate operations experience as EVP (divisional CEO) in a listed, multinational retailer, as well as corporate governance experience as Chairman of two independent private financial services companies, one of them operating across three countries.  
 
His career success is built on generating high ROI from investments in enterprise technology, and he has presented various keynotes internationally on a number of topics associated with this success. Of particular interest is that he presented perhaps the first global, peer-reviewed case study to a global audience on the benefits of Big Data in 2008, a project that generated $94.95 million in incremental value within six months for a multinational bank. 
 
Beginning with strategy, his passion extends to creating measurable value, whether it be in strategically managing the drivers of revenue and cost, or in mitigating operating risk. Indeed, his customer-centric mindset, his ability to rally a team together towards a common cause, and an indefatigable focus on delivery has resulted in a solid track record of outputs and measurable value creation.   
 
He has qualifications in both Science and Commerce, and has over 20 years of IT, business and strategy consulting experience. He is the founder and managing partner of Toronto-based Big Data firm, REData Performance Consulting, and co-leads the development of Halton’s global Big Data hub. He is an avid outdoorsman and a passionate ultra-endurance cyclist. 

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Tony Tarantelli

Tony Tarantelli

Position on Board:  Member of the HR & Compensation Committee.
 
Tony Tarantelli, is a Human Resources professional with expertise in financial services.  His experience as an HR leader includes: retail & commercial banking, capital markets (Canada, USA, & Asia), corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, insurance, direct banking and technology development. He has also held senior roles in employee/industrial relations and leadership staffing & development
 
Tony has a track record for leading organizational redesign, improving managerial leadership, increasing employee retention and positively impacting employee engagement. He also has comprehensive knowledge in implementing talent development and succession planning programs in small and large organizations.
 
Most recently, he was a Partner at TWC International Executive Search Ltd. where he led business development and talent acquisition assignments in retail/commercial banking and professional services.
 
Tony is currently a member of the Strategic Capability Network and a former member of the Human Resources Professional Association in York Region.  

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