On Tuesday, Tennis Canada announced the appointments of Mr. Matthew Akman of Calgary and Ms. Marcia Ellen Jackson of Saskatoon to its Board of Directors. Mr. Akman and Ms. Jackson replace Stephen Mandel representing the Alberta region and Hart Pollack, representing the Manitoba/Saskatchewan region, respectively.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Development and Investor Relations at Enbridge since 2016, Mr. Akman oversaw equity research analysis at Scotia Capital Inc. with a particular focus on the energy infrastructure industries in Canada and the US for over 15 years. Mr. Akman is also a high-level tennis player. While attending Northwestern University in Chicago, he ranked among the NCAA’s Top 40. Click here for a detailed biography.
Ms. Jackson has practiced law since 1983 and served as Counsel in civil law for the Department of Justice Canada since 2004. A racquet sports specialist, she has been ranked No. 1 in Saskatchewan’s Provincial tennis, badminton and squash rankings and continues to represent Canada in international senior competitions. In 2013, she represented Canada at the ITF Seniors World Team Tennis Championships held in Turkey. Click here for a detailed biography.
“We are thrilled to welcome two new members to the Tennis Canada Board of Directors. The experience that Matthew and Marcia possess in their respective fields and their shared passion for tennis, will certainly prove to be important assets for our Board,” affirmed Chair Derrick Rowe.
Mr. Akman and Ms. Jackson join the Board’s current Directors—Penny Ballem, Marc Bibeau, Jennifer Bishop, Michael Downey, Jack Graham, Richard Harris, Sébastien LeBlanc, John LeBoutillier, Nadir Mohamed, Sam Sebastian and Mike Tevlin—under the leadership of Derrick Rowe.