KBRS is pleased to have assisted The Wallace McCain Institute in the appointment of Sally Ng as CEO. Additional details can be found in the recent release below.
The Wallace McCain Institute (WMI) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Sally Ng has been appointed CEO of the organization, effective October 11, 2022.
Sally brings to WMI a demonstrated commitment to supporting entrepreneurship across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Most recently, Sally was the Chief Operating Officer with Tribe Network, a social enterprise focused on helping Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) to advance opportunities within high-growth and emerging industries. Sally has led multiple corporate innovation venture teams within Fortune 1000 companies and supported strategy development and execution that resulted in meaningful growth while at Highline Beta based in Toronto. Previously, she served as founding Executive Director of New Brunswick-based entrepreneurship hub, Planet Hatch and, over the years, she has also worked with organizations such as Brightspark Ventures, National Angel Capital Organization, travelled globally with Techstars Startup Weekend as a facilitator, and many others who enable the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In addition, Sally consults under her founded company, The Triple Effect, an innovation consultancy focused on corporate innovation, entrepreneurial community development programs, and technology coaching.
“Sally has established an impressive track record of building entrepreneurial capacity in the Atlantic region and beyond. Her insight and experience will greatly benefit the many business leaders that form part of the WMI network” says Rob Normandeau, Board Chair of WMI. “The Board is excited to have the opportunity to work with Sally as CEO to continue to build upon the excellent foundation of the Wallace McCain Institute and to champion Wallace McCain’s vision by creating an organization that, “gives entrepreneurs in our region what they need to succeed”.
Reporting to the Board of Directors as CEO, Sally will provide overall leadership. She will implement the organization’s strategic plan, direct operations and oversee program development and delivery, to ensure WMI’s continued success. Sally will champion the Institute’s mandate to help entrepreneurial leaders of growth-stage companies in the Greater Atlantic Region to grow through transformative and experiential, peer-based programs.
“From a young age, I’ve been entrenched in entrepreneurship with my family’s businesses in this region,” says Sally. “I am passionate about this region and helping to support and enable entrepreneurial growth. And, as a first-generation immigrant who grew up in Nashwaak Village, NB, I believe all entrepreneurial organizations and programs in Atlantic Canada need to dig into how to create more inclusive environments for entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive as our region continues to grow and become more diverse. I am truly excited by this opportunity to serve in a leadership role at an organization with such an exceptional reputation that is well positioned to play a key role in supporting entrepreneurial leaders who play a key role in driving strong, inclusive growth of our region’s entrepreneurial economy.”
Sally holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Allison University and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo. She also was the Valedictorian for the University of Toronto - Director’s Education Program (DEP) and received her ICD.D designation. Sally also completed the Basadur Simplexity Innovation System Facilitator with Basadur Applied Innovation and is a Certified Collaboration Architect/Facilitator through Conteneo. In March 2017, Sally was selected as one of the 35 young entrepreneurs representing Canada at G20 YEA Summit in Berlin.
About the Wallace McCain Institute
The focus of the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick is to support the next generation of senior business leaders in the Greater Atlantic Area to meet the complex challenges facing the area. The program is a catalyst for shifting the business culture of the province and advancing the values of entrepreneurship and innovation. The development and deepening of relationships and networks is fundamental to how the Institute delivers on its mandate.
Programs range from an intensive cohort program where high-potential leaders will interact in a series of experiences, to one-off workshops and lectures on themes relevant to Greater Atlantic Area businesses. The program uses innovative pedagogy to convene people, share best practices, assist in the application of learning, and inspire change.
For further information, see complete release.