They will replace Derrick Rowe, Marcie Ellen Jackson, and Mike Tevlin who are at the end of their terms
Tennis Canada announced on Friday May 20, 2022, that James G. Bagnell, Mohamed Ismath, and Ula Ubani have been named to Tennis Canada’s Board of Directors. They will take the place of Derrick Rowe, Marcie Ellen Jackson, and Mike Tevlin who have completed their mandated years of service.
“We are all looking forward to our new members joining the Board of Directors,” said Peter Kruyt, Tennis Canada’s newly appointed Chair of the Board. “James Bagnell, Mohamed Ismath, and Ula Ubani are joining the Board of Directors at an exciting and pivotal time for Tennis Canada, with an established and promising group of young players on the ATP and WTA Tours, and an increasing interest and participation in tennis across Canada. We look forward to their insights and contributions to Tennis Canada and continue our vision to be a world-leading tennis nation and exemplary sports organization in Canada.”
James G. Bagnell joins the Board of Directors with extensive executive experience. He was President and CEO of a group of companies specializing in providing Products and Industrial services throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Bagnell continued to build several environmental companies specializing in Waste Management Services, which expanded across Canada and globally. He is currently the CEO of Intec Investment Holdings Inc. and remains active on several Boards. An innovator and progressive leader, Bagnell joins the Tennis Canada Board of Directors after several decades of executive experience in environmental services, commercial real estate, and angel investing.
Mohamed Ismath completed his education in Sri Lanka, becoming an accountant and later working in the country’s financial and banking industry. After immigrating to Canada in 1987, Ismath was a senior executive in the Canadian automotive industry for thirty years before his retirement. Having used his skills as a senior executive to enhance the development of tennis in Manitoba at both the recreational and high-performance levels, Ismath joins Tennis Canada’s Board of Directors after supporting Tennis Manitoba for several years as an involved member, including as President since 2014, and serves as Past Chair of the Council of Provinces.
Ula Ubani is a senior leader that brings invaluable experience to Tennis Canada’s Board of Directors. Ubani is a graduate of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and has held numerous positions at BMO Financial Group as a Director and Executive, and currently as Chief Ethics Officer and Head, Customer Complaint Appeals. Ubani has significant Board experience over a broad range of industries including sports, international aid, and community issues with a focus on strategy, governance, finance, and succession; and she is currently the Chair of the Ethics Centre and a member of the Yorktown Family Services Board of Directors. A Montreal native, Ubani is now based in Toronto where she is a member of the Howard Park Tennis Club and is an avid sports fan.
Bagnell, Ismath, and Ubani join the current Board of Directors chaired by Peter Kruyt: Matthew Akman, Penny Ballem, Jennifer Bishop, Michael Downey, Richard Harris, Jordan Jacobs, Sébastien LeBlanc, Josée Noiseux, and Sam Sebastian.