Taxpayer representatives on the MPAC Board of Directors

These are the current taxpayer representatives serving on the MPAC Board of Directors.

Paul Bernards Paul Bernards

Mr. Bernards is a finance professional who has held various management roles in both the private and public sector over the past 30 years.

His extensive experience includes managing worldwide finance, tax and IT functions, including the development of reporting and control processes, due diligence and post-acquisition integration. A Canadian Chartered Accountant and U.S. Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Bernards began in public practice with KPMG in Toronto before leaving to continue his career in the private sector.

He has since served as Chief Financial Officer for Discovery Air, Masonite International Corporation, Shepell FGI and Premier Salons, as well as Vice-President of Finance and Operations for JELD-WEN. Since 2017, Mr. Bernards has served as Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Canadian Opera Company and TO Live.

Mr. Bernards holds a Masters in Business Administration from York (now Schulich) School of Business as well as a Director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

Niels Christensen Niels Christensen

Mr. Christensen is the Broker & Managing Director of the Christensen Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage located in Toronto and has over 35 years’ experience in Law Enforcement, Securities Regulation and Real Estate.

He is a licensed Broker, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, International Real Estate Specialist, and Certified Negotiation Expert. He has served on the Arbitration Committee at the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and as past Vice-Chair of the Discipline Committee at the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).

A former police officer with the Toronto Police Services, he is a former Certified Fraud Examiner and also previously held the position of Senior Manager of Investigations - Enforcement Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he served as the OSC liaison to the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario Task Force responsible for investigating organized criminal activity in the Capital Markets.

An active volunteer in his community, Mr. Christensen was the Chairperson of the Toronto Police 22 Division Community Police Liaison Committee, President of the Humber Valley Village Residents Association, and a member of The Hospital for Sick Children’s Circle of Care.

Bev Hodgson Bev Hodgson

Ms. Hodgson is a Barrister and Solicitor and owner of Bev Hodgson Law, specializing in corporate commercial, real estate, and estate planning law in the Niagara Falls area.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Hodgson is actively involved with many charitable organizations in the Niagara Region, both as a fundraiser and board member.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Don Redmond Don Redmond

Mr. Redmond is a sales representative with Royal LePage In Touch Realty Inc., and a retired Ontario Land Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in property ownership and evaluation.

Mr. Redmond has worked with Ontario Hydro, and served as President of Holstead and Redmond Land Surveyors, where he led the organization towards an innovative technology base with projects at municipal, provincial and federal levels. He also founded an Internet business serving major financial organizations and early adopters of online technology.

He holds designations from the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.