Indigo's Board of Directors

Heather Reisman — Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Heather Reisman has been Chief Executive Officer of Indigo since February 4, 2001. She has also been Chair, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indigo and its predecessors. Prior to the merger of Indigo and Chapters, Ms. Reisman was Chief Executive of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. Ms. Reisman was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 and inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2015.

Frank Clegg — Director

Frank Clegg is Volunteer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for C4ST (mission to raise awareness of harmful effects from unsafe use of wireless technology). He was the Chairman of Navantis from January 2006 to December 2012. Mr. Clegg held the position of President of Microsoft Canada Co. from September 2000 to January 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President, Central Region of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Clegg is a member of Indigo's Audit Committee and is the Technology Advisor to the Indigo Board of Directors.

Jonathan Deitcher — Director

Jonathan Deitcher is an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (“RBC DS”) where he has been employed since 1974. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of RBC DS from November 2000 to September 2003. Mr. Deitcher has been a Vice-President at RBC DS since August 2004. Mr. Deitcher is a member of Indigo’s Human Resources, Compensation and Governance Committee.

Mitchell Goldhar — Director

Mitchell Goldhar is the founder of SmartCentres, and is the Executive Chairman of SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust, as well as its largest shareholder. SmartCentres is one of Canada’s largest REIT’s with assets valued at approximately $9.4 billion. Mr. Goldhar is owner of the Penguin Group of Companies, a private company, which has a number of real estate sites across Canada in various stages of development including an interest in 100 acres in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Mr. Goldhar has also developed an emerging network of Penguin Pick-Up locations, some co-branded with Walmart, offering free, convenient pick-up locations for online purchases and Penguin Fresh, an online food marketplace. Mr. Goldhar holds a BA in Political Science from York University and has been an adjunct professor with the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto since 2004. Mr. Goldhar is a member of the Board of Onex Corporation, is a Director Emeritus with the SickKids Foundation, and is on the Advisory Board for the Canadian Sports Concussion Project. Mr. Goldhar also owns the historic Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Howard Grosfield — Director

Howard Grosfield is currently the Executive Vice President and General Manager, US Consumer Card Services at American Express in New York and serves on the company’s Global Management Team. Prior to this role, Mr. Grosfield served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Bank of Canada , as well as serving as its Chairman of the Board. Before joining American Express in 2004, Mr. Grosfield spent several years as a Principal with The Boston Consulting Group leading projects in retail, financial services, loyalty, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Grosfield was also a lawyer with Osler in Toronto.

Robert Haft — Director

Robert Haft is the Managing Partner of Morgan Noble Healthcare, with over 20 years of experience as an investor and CEO. Throughout his career, he has opened and managed more than 800 retail stores including drug stores, vitamin stores, book stores, automotive parts stores, and supermarkets. Mr. Haft was the founder and CEO of He served as Chairman and CEO of Phar-Mor Drugs, a $1.5 billion drug retail chain that he led out of bankruptcy to profitability and a successful sale, and CEO of Dart Group, a $1 billion healthcare company. Mr. Haft currently serves as Chairman on the Boards of Continuum Health, Morgan Noble and Imagine Schools, as well as a member of the Boards of Carestream Health and National Investment Group. He previously served on the Boards of Captify Health, Trusted Health, Privia Healthcare and Magellan Health Services. Mr. Haft holds an MBA and Masters Degree in Design from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School. Mr. Haft is the Chair of Indigo’s Human Resources, Compensation and Governance Committee.

Andrea Johnson — Director

Andrea Johnson is a Corporate Director and a Principal of Envelo Properties, a residential and commercial real estate company. Ms. Johnson was co-founder and CEO of ThisLife, a complete cloud solution for protecting, organizing, and sharing photos and videos. ThisLife was acquired by Shutterfly in 2013 and is now one of the largest photo platforms in North America. Ms. Johnson served as Director of E-Commerce for Pottery Barn. Prior to Pottery Barn, she was co-founder and CEO of, the first e-commerce company to partner with a traditional retailer to leverage purchasing power, warehousing, and customer loyalty programs. Petopia pioneered subscription-based consumer sales for e-tailers, and now operates as Prior to founding Petopia, Ms. Johnson served as Director of Business Development for MovieFone. She has been featured and quoted in a number of publications including Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Business 2.0, USA Today, PC World, TechCrunch, and All Things D. Ms. Johnson holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael Kirby — Lead Director

From 1984 to 2006, Michael Kirby was a member of the Senate of Canada. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Kirby was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Mr. Kirby has, over the years, served as a Board member of many large public companies. Mr. Kirby is Indigo’s Lead Director, the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Human Resources, Compensation and Governance Committee.

Anne Marie O'Donovan — Director

Anne Marie O'Donovan, FCA, is a Corporate Director and President, O’Donovan Advisory Services Ltd. Ms. O’Donovan previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Global Banking and Markets of Scotiabank until December 2014. Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2004, Ms. O’Donovan was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP. She holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Ms. O’Donovan is the Chair of the Audit Committees of MDC Partners Inc., Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Aviva Canada Inc., respectively. Ms. O’Donovan is a member of Indigo’s Audit Committee.

Gerald Schwartz — Director

Gerald Schwartz founded Onex Corporation, one of North America’s oldest and largest private equity firms, in 1984. Mr. Schwartz is presently the chairman and chief executive officer of Onex and a director of Celestica Inc. Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2004 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.