Amaya to propose David Lazzarato for director
Mr. Lazzarato is a media and broadcast industry consultant who assists companies in the areas of strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and financing.
Mr. Lazzarato has served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Yellow Pages Limited since December 2012 and was Senior Vice President, Finance at Bell Canada in 2010 and 2011.
From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Lazzarato served on the board of directors and was the chair of the audit committee of LED Roadway Lighting and from 2004 to 2013, he was vice chair of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation. In 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer of Craig Wireless Systems.
Prior to joining Craig Wireless Systems, Mr. Lazzarato served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Chairman of Motion Picture Distribution from 2005 to 2007.
From 1999 to 2004, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allstream Inc. (formerly, AT&T Canada Inc.) and was Chief Corporate Officer of MTS Allstream Inc. in 2004. He is past Chair of the McMaster University Board of Governors and is the current Chair of the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities.
Mr. Lazzarato earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant, having received the FCA designation from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2006.
Mr. Lazzarato received the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2008 and has also completed the Senior Executive Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ■