Audit Committee


The Audit Committee ensures that TRAF is fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to the financial reporting process. Two of TRAF's Board members and an external accounting professional sit on this committee. Additional details regarding the function of the Audit Committee are set out in its Terms of Reference.

The current members of the Audit Committee are set out below.



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Brenda Tobac
Chair

Brenda has over 16 years of business experience including her current role as a Senior Manager, Commercial Banking for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She is responsible for developing new business as well as managing banking relationships of existing clients, structuring financing, and bringing in appropriate banking partners for mid-market corporations.   

Prior to banking, Brenda was a practicing CPA in cross-border taxation at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. She has both a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota as well as a Certified Public Accountant designation.  

Brenda has participated on boards and chaired committees focused mainly on children, health, and education.



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Tammy Hodgins-Rector
Board Member

Tammy is the current President of the Red River Valley Teachers' Association and a teacher/counsellor at Sanford Collegiate in the Red River Valley School Division. She has been an active member of her local association since 1998 serving in various capacities including: President, Past President and Collective Bargaining Chairperson.

Tammy is currently a trustee on The Manitoba Teachers' Society Disability Benefits Plan Investment Committee and has served on several provincial committees related to education, finance, collective bargaining and teacher certification.

Tammy received her Bachelor of Education (1996) from the University of Winnipeg and her School Administrator's Certificate in 2004.



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Nike Bello
Board Member

Nike has more than 20 years of professional accounting experience including her current role as the Director, Finance of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., which has the mandate to market “Winnipeg” as a product and showcase the best attributes of Winnipeg to attract foreign direct investments, to grow the tourism industry and generate economic impact for the province. Previously, Nike worked with Pfizer Incorporation, Microsoft Ireland European Operation, Xerox Europe Ltd and Marks & Spencer with offices in Europe, Africa, and America.

Currently, Nike serves on a number of boards in various roles including Treasurer of the Board at St-Johns Ravenscourt School Parent Association, Treasurer of the Board at ComSpam Incorporation, member of Board at Kanikanichihk and member of the Board at A & O: Support for Older Adults. Nike is also a member of The Associates of the Asper School of Business and a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Nike holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Honours) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She holds three professional accounting designations – Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada).



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Keith Findlay

Keith is a partner at Scarrow & Donald LLP and provides a wide range of enterprises with business advisory, accounting and auditing services. He has been at Scarrow & Donald since 1993, following twelve years of providing professional service at an international Chartered Accountancy firm.

Keith's professional services experiences have included enterprises in retailing, distribution, manufacturing and transportation, and regulated financial services sectors as well as community based not-for-profit organizations.

Keith obtained his B. Comm. (Hons) from the Faculty of Management at the University of Manitoba in 1981. He obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1984, and was awarded his FCA designation in 2003.

Keith continues to serve as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and is a Past-Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba. He also serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of CancerCare Manitoba, and of the Audit Committee of the Teachers' Retirement Allowances Fund (TRAF) of Manitoba.

In addition, he is the Chair of the J.W. Dafoe Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of Accretive 360 Holdings Inc., and chairs the Audit Committee. He has served in various board capacities with the Winnipeg Hospital Authority, Misericordia Health Centre Foundation and the Health Sciences Centre.