National Tech Industry Association Appoints New Chairman of Board of Directors


Mississauga, ON, Dec.15 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – TECHNATION, Canada’s premier national technology association, today announced the appointment of Angela Brown, President and CEO, Moneris Solutions, as Chair of its National Board of Directors .

Ms. Brown was Senior Vice President for over three years; participated in the Executive Committee of the Council for five years; and Director of the Board of Directors since 2015. She is also Chair of the Governance Committee of TECHNATION, formed in 2019. Ms. Brown’s experience spans over 25 years in the payments industry in Canada and the States -United.

Ms. Brown will replace Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada Inc., who served as Chairman of the National Board of TECHNATION for more than three years. In addition to his role as chairman of the board, Mr. Peesker also served on the board of TECHNATION as a member of the executive committee for more than five years; and has been a director since 2013. Mr. Peesker will continue to serve on the Association’s national board as a director and past president.

Mary Ann Yule, president and chief executive officer of HP Canada, a long-time director and member of the board’s executive committee, will replace Ms. Brown as senior vice president.

TECHNATION’s National Council is made up of 26 directors, bringing together Canadian information, communications and technology (ICT) leaders from across Canada. Five of these directors also sit on the executive committee of the board.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many talented, engaged and passionate industry leaders,” said Angela Brown, Chairman of the Board of TECHNATION and President and CEO of Moneris Solutions. . “Canada’s tech sector has what it takes to lead change at home and around the world. Together, we will continue to champion Canadian innovation, collaborate with the next generation of technological talent, create jobs and welcome a more diverse and inclusive audience.

“Angela [Brown] brings a wealth of experience to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors, ”said Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION. “She was instrumental in establishing and leading the governance function of the board of directors, a critical function as TECHNATION has deployed more than $ 200 million in government funding to Canadian businesses to support development. technological talents. Angela has been a strong supporter of management, and I have confidence in our future and her leadership as we continue to expand our influence and our vision of making Canadian businesses stand out.

Ms. Mondou added, “I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Kevin on behalf of all of our staff and his fellow Board members. Kevin has been active in the growth of TECHNATION – which included rebranding the association and monitoring during the global pandemic. I am grateful that we will have many opportunities to work together in the future as we continue to enhance Canada’s global competitiveness in technological innovation.

“During my tenure as Chairman of the Board, our industry and the country as a whole have faced significant challenges and opportunities. The TECHNATION team has responded by building a stronger national association that best represents our community and strengthens our role as advocates, collaborators and catalysts, ”added Kevin Peesker, former TECHNATION board chair and president from Microsoft Canada. “I believe the association has come out stronger and is even better positioned to bring together industry, government, academia and citizens to make an impact across Canada. I am very grateful to Angela and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to make an impact and learn so much over the past four years as President. I look forward to my continued participation as Director of the National Board of Directors and member of TECHNATION. Much remains to be done and I have no doubts that TECHNATION will continue to be a force for positive change and a link for a prosperous Canada.

For a complete list of National Council members, including those who also serve on the Council’s Executive Committee, visit or click here.



TECHNATION is the link between industry and government for technological prosperity in Canada. As a member-driven, not-for-profit organization, TECHNATION unites Canada’s tech industry, governments and communities to enable technological prosperity in Canada. TECHNATION champions technological prosperity by providing opportunities for advocacy, professional development and networking across industry and governments at all levels; connect Canadian scale-ups with global technology leaders; engage the global supply chain; and fill the pipeline with technological talent.

TECHNATION has been the authoritative national voice of the $ 230 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. Over 44,000 Canadian ICT companies create and deliver goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive and innovative society. The ICT sector generates more than 671,100 jobs and invests $ 8.0 billion per year in R&D, more than any other player in the private sector. For more information: TECHNATION was formerly the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).


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