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Board of Directors

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

Chief Executive Officer,
Woodbine Entertainment Group

Hugh Mitchell

Chair, Woodbine Entertainment Group
(Former) President, Western Fair District

Nick Eaves

Nick R. Eaves

Chief Venues & Operations Officer,
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Blake Tohana

Blake Tohana

Chief Financial Officer,
9 Story Media Group​​​​​​​​

Bob Aziz Bio Pic


Chief Operating Officer,
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

Edward C. Hannah

Founding Partner,
Karama Investment Partnership

Michael Lay member of the Board of Directors of Woodbine Entertainment

Michael Lay

Managing Partner & Co-Head,

Mark Saunders member of the Board of Directors of Woodbine Entertainment

Mark Saunders

Former Chief of Police

Jaime Ruth, board of director at Woodbine Entertainment

Jaime Roth

LNJ Foxwood Stables

Marvin Katz, board of director at Woodbine Entertainment

Marvin Katz

President and Co-Founder KG Group



Audit Committee

  • B. Tohana – Chair
  • E.C. Hannah​
  • H. Mitchell
  • N. Eaves

Governance & Compliance Committee

  • R.M Aziz – Chair
  • H. Mitchell
  • M. Saunders

People and Culture Committee

  • M. Lay – Chair
  • B. Tohana
  • J. Roth
  • M. Sunders

Thoroughbred Racing Committee   

  • J.J. Lawson – Chair
  • R.M. Aziz
  • H. Mitchell
  • M. Lay
  • J. Roth

Standardbred Racing Committee

  • H. Mitchell – Chair
  • J.J. Lawson
  • E.C. Hannah
  • M. Saunders
  • M. Katz

Property Development Committee

  • B. Aziz
  • M. Lay
  • E.C. Hannah
  • J. Lawson
  • W. Fleissig (Non-Director Member)

Corporation’s Lead Independent Director

B. Tohana

Honorary Directors

  • Dr. J.G. Brown
  • M.R. Frostad
  • D.S. Willmot
  • Clay Horner
  • John Fielding
  • Doug Millard