Richard Jock is a member of the Mohawks of Akwesasne and has recently joined the Advisory Board at Kynetic Energy. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the First Nations Health Authority.
His position provides leadership for the building, functioning and implementation of strong partnerships within the First Nations health governance structure and within the health system more broadly.
Richard has worked for the past 25 years for First Nations organizations and the federal government, including numerous positions in the health field. Immediately prior to joining the FNHA, he held the post of Chief Executive Officer for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Among his other professional roles, Richard has held senior leadership positions at Norway House Health Services Incorporated, Health Canada, the National Aboriginal Health Organization and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.
Richard's strong relationships with the Indigenous People's leadership provides an excellent dialogue foundation to work on solutions for the many off-grid indigenous communities throughout Canada.
Randy Williams is currently President of RW Advisory Services providing consulting, advisory and interim management services to a variety of profit and not for profit organizations.
Prior to this he was the Vice President Business Solutions for MTS Inc. where he led an organization responsible for the delivery of telecommunication services to all businesses across Manitoba including bottom line profitability and overall customer experience. This was an expansion of his previous role where he was Vice President of Enterprise Solutions where he led the sales effort for the Enterprise customer segment.
Prior roles include Vice President and General Manager of AAA Alarms - a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Inc. - providing security solutions to residential and commercial customers across Canada. Under his leadership, AAA Alarms grew rapidly to now hold the position of being the largest security industry in Manitoba and among the top 5 in Canada. Mr. Williams has also held senior positions in a wide variety of industries including telecom/cable, financial services and marketing/advertising. Mr. Williams was Vice President Marketing for Videon Cable where he was responsible for leading the marketing function for 50 cable systems across Alberta and Manitoba as well as numerous Senior Marketing roles within MTS including launching the first ever high-speed Internet service in Manitoba.
Mr. Williams believes in giving back to the community. He has served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for the United Way of Winnipeg and currently sits on their Advisory Committee. Past roles include Board of Directors for ICTAM (Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba), creating and Chairing the Annual Faces of Arthritis luncheon and was actively involved with the Victoria General Hospital Foundation among others.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.
Dwayne Coben has over 30 years business experience in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia across a broad range of industries and sectors. Dwayne has held CFO and executive merger & acquisition positions in both public and private companies, including executive positions for Berkshire Hathaway companies in the United States.
In 2002, Dwayne founded Coben Advisory Inc. to offer clients business advisory services in disciplines that he acquired considerable expertise such as strategy development, growth planning, financial evaluation and mergers & acquisitions. Dwayne has significant experience in advisory roles in various sectors and areas of focus including utilities, renewable energy, technology, food, agribusiness, oil & gas services, First Nations, financial services, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.
Dwayne is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant), a Certified Management Consultant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) from the University of Saskatchewan.