Senior Leadership Team
SUMAIR MIRZA - Chief Operating Officer
Sumair oversees operations and execution at World Vision Canada and has more than a decade of leadership experience in marketing, consulting and product development. Previously, Sumair worked with GE Capital and Element Fleet Management and possesses a unique blend of creative, technological, and analytical skills. He has also acquired a deep knowledge of commercial, sourcing and IT. Sumair honed his business acumen by attending executive courses at acclaimed institutions such as GE Crotonville Management Institute and Harvard Business School. He is actively involved in his community through local volunteer work and through the Toronto Swatow Baptist Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher, chair of the church board, and chair of the Christian education committee.
HORACE MATTHEWS - Chief of Staff
Horace operates as a complementary extension of the Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he has direct responsibility for organizational strategy execution/monitoring and management, enterprise planning, investigating new non-traditional revenue generating opportunities and organizational change acceleration/management. Horace has an undergraduate degree in Computer and Management Studies with over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors, serving in various strategic leadership positions. Horace is also actively engaged in the community at Kingdom House Christian Centre and a youth mentor and sponsor.
Chief Finance and Administration Officer
Anita joined World Vision Canada 15 years ago and has led several teams, including financial planning and analysis, corporate performance, and efficiency innovation. As World Vision Canada’s Chief Finance and Administration Officer, Anita leads our finance, accounting and shared services functions, including our customer care and legal teams. A Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant, Anita previously held finance leadership roles at Allstream and Ernst & Young LLP. Anita holds a BA (Honours – Chartered Accountancy Studies) and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Waterloo. Anita enjoys spending time with her family which includes serving at their church on the finance and risk committee, and in outreach programs.
CHRISTINA AUGUSTINE - Chief People Officer
Dr. Christina Augustine joins World Vision Canada as Chief People Officer, with close to 20 years of experience as a global leader in Human Resources. Leaning on her leadership experience and expertise in the non-profit and technology sectors, she’s helped develop human resources teams from the ground up and transitioned teams from traditional HR operations to digital-friendly HR practices. Her agile ways of working and industry know-how in Change Management and Culture Transformation will be key to World Vision Canada’s organizational excellence. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology and has been honoured with many accolades throughout her professional tenure, including titles such as, “Talented HR” and “Most Innovative HR Tech leader”. She is actively involved in community service, international development, evangelism and keynote speaking, among many other things. She is also an ardent Promoter of World Vision relief and development initiatives.
KEVIN ANDREWS - Vice President, Brand, Communications and Engagement
Kevin brings over 20 years’ experience in Brand and Product Marketing leadership and a passion for purposeful brands that connect with their customers in authentic and meaningful ways. He has a broad range of marketing expertise in the technology and consumer packaged goods industries, having worked for leading organizations such as Microsoft Canada, Sharp Electronics Canada, and LG Canada. Kevin most recently led the top President’s Choice® and no name® brands for Loblaw Companies Ltd. Kevin has a BBA from the University of Toronto with a Marketing major and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He remains actively involved as alumni at both the University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Business programs, volunteering as a guest-lecturer on various topics to the next generation of marketing leaders.
SELBY MONG - Vice President, Digital & Information Technology
Selby heads Digital & Information Technology where he leads our multi-disciplinary technical teams toward digital enablement and optimization. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, primarily in the financial services sector, having spent most of his career in the business process outsourcing industry. His expertise in delivering applications and IT services brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the organization. Selby has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business from Concordia University in Montreal. He likes spending his time coaching house league soccer, building computers and gaming with his two sons. He is also an active volunteer at St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish in Toronto, which he attends with his family.
- Vice President, Programs and Policy
James oversees a global portfolio of program commitments and advocacy initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience in international development with a focus on child rights and justice issues. He has worked for World Vision Canada since 2005 in various management and field-facing roles. Previously, he worked in India with faith-based organizations, para-governmental agencies and organizations that promote people’s collectives and movements. James has a Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Pune, India. James also serves on the Board of St. Bede’s Anglican Church in Toronto.
- Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships
Rocky heads Philanthropy & Partnerships at World Vision Canada, bringing decades of experience in business development, in both non-profit and for-profit industries. Rocky is ordained with two denominations and has served nationwide in pastoral and lay leadership roles for over thirty years. In his undergraduate studies, Rocky obtained a Bachelor of Education from Tyndale University, and most recently an MBA from Norwich University in Change Management and Organizational Leadership. Rocky values lifelong learning and is committed to utilizing his education and experience to develop vehicles for transformation as a Christian-focused leader. Throughout the duration of his career, Rocky has established an exceptional set of abilities that have led him to become an entrepreneurial founder, executive member and investor in team development specifically geared towards reaching new markets. Rocky has a deep passion for his Indigenous heritage, as a member of the Métis nation, and is an active member of Springvale Baptist Church, in Stouffville.