Media Release

Communitech names Catherine Graham as new Board Chair

KITCHENER, ONT., January 27, 2023 — Communitech is pleased to share that Catherine Graham, CEO of commonsku, has been appointed as the Chair of its Board of Directors. Announced at the corporation’s annual general meeting in September 2022, Graham will support Joseph Fung, CEO at Uvaro, as he continues his role as Vice-Chair of Communitech’s 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Amy Hastings, General Counsel, has also reconfirmed her position as Secretary of the Board.

The Communitech Board of Directors is a dynamic mix of entrepreneurs and senior business leaders who share a passion for championing Canada’s innovation economy and supporting world-class tech organizations located from coast-to-coast.

The full list of Board members appointed for the 2022-2023 term includes:

  • Chris Albinson, Chief Executive Officer and President, Communitech
  • Janet Bannister, Managing Partner, Real Ventures
  • Dave Caputo, Chief Executive Officer, Trusscore
  • Bill Currie, Vice Chair (Retired), Deloitte 
  • Michael Doughty, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Manulife Canada
  • Michael Eubanks, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, goeasy Ltd. 
  • Bogdan Frusina, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Dejero Labs Inc.
  • Joseph Fung, Chief Executive Officer, Uvaro
  • Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer, Innovation Labs and New Ventures, Interac Corp.
  • Giles Gherson, Retired
  • Catherine Graham, Chief Executive Officer, commonsku
  • Amy Hastings, General Counsel
  • Andrew MacLeod, President and Chief Executive Officer, Postmedia Network 
  • Lois Norris, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, SSIMWAVE Inc.
  • Chris Padfield, Assistant Deputy Minister (Observer), Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Jay Shah, Entrepreneur and UWaterloo Engineer
  • Jennifer Smith, Engineering Direct and Site Co-Lead, Google Canada


For more information or media inquiries, please contact:

Candace Beres

Director, Strategic Communications, Communitech

About Communitech:

Established in 1997 in Waterloo Region, Communitech was built by tech founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. Today, Communitech is Canada’s leading innovation hub, supporting a community of more than 1,200 founders by providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and sales.

As Canada’s tech supercharger, Communitech helps founders start, grow and succeed by: 

  • Hiring and retaining the smartest, brightest and most experienced people

  • Accessing growth financing at every stage

  • Selling to the biggest customers at home and around the world

  • Connecting the right people at the right time – peers who have been there before, coaches who can guide them through the difficult spots and partners from all over Canada