Vivian Bercovici was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada on March 7, 2013, for a five-year term.
Vivian is a partner at Dickinson Wright LLP, a leading U.S. law firm with a strong Canadian presence. She practices in the areas of insurance regulatory matters, risk management, corporate governance, libel and slander, privacy, Aboriginal First Nations law, public policy and legislative advice.
Previously, she was a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP. She was also the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (1998—2006). From 1995—1997, she was a senior policy advisor to the Minister of Finance, Ontario.
Prior to that, she practiced law at Paterson MacDougall (1990—1995), focusing on media defence work. During that period, she also served as a member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Media and Communications Law section.
Vivian holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English and Political Science (1984) from York University. She attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1981—1982) and received a postgraduate degree in International Relations (1985) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She graduated from the University of Toronto Law School with a Bachelor of Laws degree (1988). Vivian is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.
Patricia McIver was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada on June 18, 2008, for a five-year term.
Ms. McIver currently works at Richardson Partners Financial Limited, a prominent independent wealth management firm. In the course of her career in the financial industry, she has also been employed by two well-known accounting firms, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Manning Elliott. Prior to joining Richardson Partners Financial Limited, she held an advisory position at Standard Life, an international financial services group.
Ms. McIver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Honours in Business Administration, from the Richard Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario (1985). In 1988, she earned a Chartered Accountant Designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. After that, Ms. McIver completed two of CICA’s In-Depth Tax Specialized Programs, one in Corporate Reorganizations (1994) and the other in Wealth Preservation (2000). She holds both the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designations.