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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.

Good Governance for All Awards

Our annual award program rewards not-for-profits striving to achieve good governance with Aprio for free.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

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.

  • 2018

    Aprio developed new partnerships and expanded our team to support our growth.

  • 2019

    Aprio expanded to serve more boards in Canada and the United States, as well welcoming new global customers.

  • 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
    Dee Sicklesteel
    Director of Sales
    Karen Peacey
    Director of Customer Relations
    Daniel Li
    Senior Software Architect
    Florian Mukuta
    Director of Marketing
    Narendra Solanki
    Director of Finance
    Kirstin Skinner
    Customer Success Manager
    Aimee Happ
    Marketing Specialist
  • Doug Brownridge
    Chair, ICD.D
    Isabel Meharry
    Director
    Paul Healey
    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.

Dee Sicklesteel
Director of Sales

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 of 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.

Daniel Li
Senior Software Architect

Daniel has more than 20 years experience in software design and development. He holds a master's degree in computer science and is proficient in cutting edge web technologies, cloud services, cybersecurity, and many other areas. Currently, Daniel is working on the next generation of Aprio APIs and applications. When Daniel isn’t working, he enjoys golfing, playing chess, and spending time with his family.

Florian Mukuta
Director of Marketing

After pursuing a BBA in Marketing at ISEE Business School in Paris, France, I spent the last 9+ years leading marketing efforts in B2B and B2C environments for companies in various industries such as financial services, technology, and telecommunications. I strongly believe that the most effective form of marketing is customer-centric and I use my expertise to ensure that Aprio’s mission of making good governance simple and affordable reaches its audience. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends over a nice meal, watching soccer games, and reading fiction books.

Narendra Solanki
Director of Finance

After pursuing a B.A Hons in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, I have spent the last 9+ years developing and leading financial operations in B2B and B2C environments across a wide range of industries including media, advertising, marketing, and financial services. My strengths lie in critical decision-making, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing process improvements across all business functions. Outside of work, I like to socialize with friends, enjoying all that BC has to offer, cycling, watching football (soccer), and planning my next holiday, having already travelled to 30+ countries.

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.

Aimee Happ
Marketing Specialist

After completing my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary, I left my hometown and moved to Vancouver, where I've been working in B2B software environments ever since. I joined the Aprio team in the spring of 2019 and am inspired on a daily basis by our mission of making good governance simple and affordable to all. Outside of work, I'm a member of a semi-professional dance troupe and love to enjoy the great outdoors.

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.

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.

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