GRAHAM LOWE, PhD
Graham Lowe, PhD, is president of The Graham Lowe Group Inc., a workplace consulting and research
firm (grahamlowe.ca). He is also a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. He is the author
of several books, including Creating Healthy Organizations: How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees
to Achieve Sustainable Success (creatinghealthyorganizations.ca) and (with Frank Graves) Redesigning
Work: A Blueprint for Canada’s Future Well-Being and Prosperity (redesigningwork.ca). His article, on
page 49, links high-trust workplaces with employee wellbeing.
Marni Johnson is senior vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at BlueShore Financial.
She has over 30 years of experience in leadership roles in various industries. She explores how continu-ous
learning has become a business imperative on page 53.
As vice president, human resources North America for American Express, Catherine Finlay leads a team
of 20 HR professionals, supporting a workforce of over 15,000 employees. Finlay and her team focus
on talent, change and performance leadership across the United States and Canada. Prior to American
Express, Finlay was vice president, HR Business Partner for the Global Commercial Payments (GCP)
team with a responsibility for the people agenda of a workforce of over 3,000, spanning 26 countries. In
this capacity she was a member of the GCP International Executive team, partnering with the president
to drive a transformational agenda. On page 59, Finlay debunks the millennial myth.
Francis Dinha is the CEO and co-founder of OpenVPN, a security-focused open source VPN proto-col.
With more than 50 million downloads, OpenVPN has been in the open source networking space
since its founding in 2004. Its Private Tunnel service provides “last mile” security to millions of con-sumer
mobile devices, doing everything from online purchasing to checking bank accounts. Dinha’s
article on cybersecurity with younger generations begins on page 63.
Karoli Hindricks grew up behind the constraints of the Soviet Union’s iron curtain, but her father
raised her to think beyond the very real walls that limited her. In 2014 she took a leap of faith and
founded Jobbatical, a start-up that connects globally-minded companies with a community of ready-to-relocate
technology, creative and business professionals from all over the world. Jobbatical believes that
the perfect candidate shouldn’t be hindered by borders. That’s why Hindricks is a leader in the effort to
establish the world’s first digital nomad visa. A lifetime of breaking through walls inspired her TEDx
Talk on overcoming the borders within ourselves. Flip to page 65 for her article on digital nomads.
Lee-Martin Seymour launched Xref with co-founder Tim Griffiths in 2011. The Xref concept was initiated
from Seymour’s frustration with the way reference checking was being conducted, the results it was deliver-ing
and his passion for pioneering positive change in the HR industry for the long term. Headquartered in
Sydney, Xref has since expanded into APAC, Europe and North America, and now helps businesses around
the world make smart, business-critical decisions based on data. Now CEO of Xref, Seymour spent almost
20 years working in recruitment across various industries and geographies. Seymour explores the recruitment
marketing trend for 2019 on page 67. n
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