(Santé Veritas Holdings Inc.)
John WalkerPresident and CEO
Mr. Walker brings to Sante Veritas the experience and perspective of a 35 year career with Nortel, PepsiCo and YUM Brands. An accomplished international leader with Fortune 200 credentials, Mr Walker has held senior functional and general management roles in Canada, U.S., Latin America , and continental Europe. Prior to returning to Toronto Mr. Walker held the role of Chief People Officer YUM Brands Europe, where he lead the consolidation of all functional operations from Paris. Prior to that role, he served in the dual capacity of General Manager , Pizza Hut Brazil, and Chief People Officer, YUM Brands Latin America, growing market share and operating profit for the region over seven consecutive years. Mr. Walker holds a BA Degree in Clinical Psychology, and Masters Degree, Industrial Labour Relations from Cornell University. He and his family reside in Toronto.
Mark HerronActing Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Herron is an experienced executive in finance, corporate services, strategy and governance after 35 years in financial services, banking, healthcare, marketing and sales. Mr. Herron previously served as co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Meeting Escrow Inc., an escrow trust company for the global meetings industry. Prior to that, Mr. Herron served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Corporate Services at the Toronto Convention & Visitors Association (Tourism Toronto), Canada’s largest non-profit public-private destination marketing and sales organization. Mr. Herron has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Sunnybrook Hospital University of Toronto Clinic and as a founding Tax & Audit Partner of the Toronto head office of Grant Thornton LLP. Mr. Herron currently serves on the Board of the Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, and previously the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, the University of Toronto Alumnae Association, and United Way committees.
Mr. Herron holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) from the University of Toronto (University College), Chartered Professional Accountant CPA (Chartered Accountant) designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.