Ryan is a founding Partner of Southlea Group. Ryan previously worked in Willis Towers Watson’s Toronto and Vancouver offices, where he specialized in executive compensation and governance for close to 20 years helping companies make meaningful change and drive positive business results. Ryan led many of the practice’s largest client relationships across Canada and was the North American lead for its ground-breaking research on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and human capital governance (HCG).
Ryan works with a variety of publicly-traded, privately-held, joint venture and government organizations across many industries, with a focus on energy (oil & gas, power and renewable energy), industrial and technology organizations.
Ryan has a Master of Business Administration in Management and Organization Studies from Simon Fraser University. Ryan completed the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Director Education Program and holds the ICD.d designation.
Ryan is the Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ GTA Chapter.
He frequently presents and writes articles on topical compensation and governance matters, including the World Economic Forum, NASPP, The Corporate Board and Equilar.