Board of Directors
The CBHA/ACHA is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected by members at its Annual General Meeting. Each Board member serves for a three year rotating term.
The CBHA/ACHA is committed to diversity in its management and membership, reflecting the rich diversity of Canada itself. Our goal is to be inclusive of gender, race, culture, profession, age, and geography, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making.
Current members of the Board of Directors include:
Dimitry Anastakis, Chair of the Board is a Professor at the Rotman School and the Department of History and the L.R. Wilson/R.J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History. A Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor Anastakis’s work addresses the intersection of business, the state and politics, particularly in the post-1945 period in Canada, and especially the development of the Canadian automotive industry. He has published nine books and edited collections, has appeared and been quoted in the media extensively, including CTV, CBC, TVO, BNN and numerous newspapers and magazines, and his research has been discussed in the National Post and the New York Times.
Donica Belisle is Associate Professor of History at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, located in Treaty 4. Her research explores how hierarchies of social power have emerged over long periods. Much of her work, including the book Retail Nation (2011), explores the social dynamics of consumer capitalism. She is currently completing a book on consumer culture within the Canadian women's movement. Other research areas include the history of global commodities, with a specific focus on the food trade. Her website is www.donicabelisle.com.
Mark S. Bonham (Secretary-Treasurer of the CBHA/ACHA)is an Economist and Investment Manager with Bonham & Co. Inc. A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.) and the London School of Economics (MSc. Econ), he founded two of Canada's largest mutual fund management companies - BPI Financial Corporation, and Strategic Value Corporation. A Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, he is completing his book on the history of the Canadian financial industry from 1900 to present.
Tabitha Fritz is the Director of Cannabis Education at mīhī, a Canadian cannabis retailer located in Ontario. She's the co-founder of several cannabis companies, including The Green Tent, a women-led organization dedicated to achieving gender parity in leadership positions and on corporate boards in the Canadian cannabis industry. She currently sits on the NICHE Canada advisory board, and recently left a position managing the MBA Capstone Course at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where she received her MBA in 2014. In addition to her business-building work, she also conducts research, consults, and writes on the topic of women's health and cannabis.
Joe Martin (President of the CBHA/ACHA)is the Director of the Canadian Business History Program, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Executive in Residence at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Joe attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of Relentless Change, A Case Book for the Study of Canadian Business History. Joe’s research is focused on the development of more case studies about Canadian business in a global context.
Jeremy Mosher is Director of Equity Sales at National Bank Financial in Toronto since 2019, prior to which he was Vice President Equity Sales since 2017. Before joining National Bank, Jeremy was with: CIBC Asset Management as an Analyst covering Canadian Integrates, Global Oilfield Services, U.S. Large Cap E&P, and Global Refining; Peters & Co. as an Analyst covering the Oil Industry; and CIBC World Markets as an Associate. A graduate of Queen’s University, Jeremy is President of the Queen’s University Alumni Association and chair of the QUAA Board since 2018.
Don Nerbas is Associate Professor and Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He has published a variety of articles on economic elites and capitalist development, and is the author of Dominion of Capital: The Politics of Big Business and the Crisis of the Canadian Bourgeoisie, 1914-1947 (University of Toronto Press, 2013). His current book project, supported by SSHRC, examines the rise of the Cape Breton coal industry during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Situating Cape Breton’s Sydney coalfield within its wider colonial context as part of a British settler society, the project links the Scottish diaspora and business networks to the making and shaping of Canada’s emerging industrial order, including the development of distinctive social classes and cultures.
J. Andrew Ross is Government Records Archivist at Library and Archives Canada and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Guelph. His research concerns the business of sport, questions about digital humanities, historical database linkage techniques, and anthropometric history. Hecovers several areas that relate to North American business, economic, cultural and sport history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of the book Joining the Clubs: The Business of the National Hockey League to 1945 (Syracuse University Press, 2015).
Jason Russell is Associate Professor of History at Empire State College – State University of New York, where he coordinates an MA program in Work and Labour Policy. He is the author of Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990 (Athabasca University Press, 2011) and Making Managers in Canada, 1950 – 1990: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities (Routledge, 2018). Russell has published in journals including Management and Organizational History, Journal of Management History, and Labour/Le Travail. His current research projects include examining aspects of the development of the federal public service in Canada.
M. Stephen Salmon retired from Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in 2012 after more than 30 years of service. From 1989 to 2012 he was LAC’s business archivist. He has published and presented papers worldwide on a variety of topics including acquisition theory, archival appraisal, and Canadian business and financial history. He has served on the editorial boards of peer reviewed journals in Canada and overseas. His current research focuses on the business history of Canadian Great Lakes shipping.