Shaw Festival Appoints New Board Members


At today’s Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, outgoing Chairman of the Board, Peter Jewett, announced the appointments of Greg Prince and Samiha Sachedina to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors, as well as placement of Rebecca H. Joseph on the Festival’s Board of Governors. All are leaders in their respective industries and passionate supporters of arts and culture in Canada. Vice President Ian MH Joseph was also promoted to the post of President. He has served on the Shaw Festival Board of Directors since 2016.

Mr. Joseph took the opportunity to acknowledge the relentless commitment, involvement and support of Past President Peter Jewett which has helped improve the sustainability of the Shaw Festival during his tenure as President. He also acknowledged the investment of time, energy and assistance provided by outgoing Board members Colleen Johnston, Board Secretary; Eugene J. Lundrigan and Kevin J. Patterson, board treasurer. After stepping down as President, Mr. Jewett will remain on the Festival’s Board of Directors as Immediate Past President and serve on its Board of Governors.Greg Prince (Treasurer) is President and National Practice Leader of the Business Advisory and Restructuring Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada. Mr. Prince is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is also a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Practitioner and a Licensed Insolvency Trustee. He has practiced in the areas of auditing, assurance and taxation and has, for the past twenty-five years, practiced in the area of ​​corporate insolvency and restructuring and transaction advisory services. Mr. Prince has worked with companies in the telecommunications, information technology, retail, manufacturing, mining, hospitality, financial services and consumer products industries. He works with management, boards and shareholders to help companies evaluate strategic alternatives and develop strategies to improve financial performance. Mr. Prince has been a member of Shaw’s Finance Committee since 2019 and assumed the role of Interim Treasurer in November 2021. Samiha Sachedina has been Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor of Sun Life since September 2019. She leads the global function internal audit, assist management in continually improving Sun Life’s risk management and control environment, and provide the Board of Directors and other stakeholders with assurance of the effectiveness of internal controls. She focuses on developing and executing a strategic plan to ensure internal audit is a partner to the business, positively influencing change and providing assurance to the board and senior management. .

Prior to Sun Life, Ms. Sachedina was an associate partner in the advisory practice at EY. With over 20 years of combined professional services and industry experience, a seasoned leader and skilled professional in audit, risk management, compliance and risk consulting, she is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. , lending his time and talents to the Ascend Pan-Asian organization as well as mentoring young corporate professionals across Canada. Ms. Sachedina is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

A retired Bay Street institutional stock trader and longtime Shaw Festival supporter, Rebecca H. Joseph is the newest addition to The Shaw’s Board of Governors. She joins a group of dedicated advocates who act as advisors, ambassadors and stewards, in addition to helping develop resources, build community relationships and support fundraising.

The 2022 Shaw Festival season runs until December 23, with a poster featuring Damn Yankees, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Cyrano de Bergerac, Gaslight, Chitra, Just to Get Married, This is How We Got Here, Too True To Be Good, Everybody, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, Fairground, Shawground, A Short History of Niagara, a series of outdoor concerts and events, A Christmas Carol and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Tickets are available at the box office at 1-800-511-SHAW and online at


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