Thursday, September 28, 2023


Peter Gilgan, Chairman & CEO, Mattamy Asset Management Inc.

Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Honouree

One of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists, Mr. Gilgan was awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honours when he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013, (promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in 2020), in recognition of his innovative leadership in Canada’s construction industry, and for his philanthropic support of initiatives in health care, education and athletics. In 2013, he was honoured with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of outstanding achievement and public service and was named to the Order of Ontario in 2012 for his business leadership and philanthropic initiatives.

Mr. Gilgan’s multi-million dollar commitment to philanthropy and community building is unparalleled. From health care to physical activity to higher education and community legacies – he truly is a respected and dedicated community leader. His lifetime charitable donations total more than $360 million. Mattamy Asset Management is the parent company of Mattamy Homes, the largest privately-owned homebuilder in North America, which Mr. Gilgan founded in 1978.

Heather Chalmers, President & CEO, GE Canada

Canadian Business Leader of the Year

Heather Chalmers is the President and Chief Executive Officer for GE Canada, and International Advocacy Lead for GE VERNOVA, the company’s portfolio of energy businesses. GE Canada has produced world-leading solutions for 130 years and employs thousands of employees across multiple sectors delivering innovation and outcomes to customers in Canada and across the world.

Heather is passionately committed to leading businesses that consistently deliver Canadian innovation and outcomes to customers in Canada and globally. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Queens University, an MBA from the Rotman School of Business and is a director on the C.D. Howe Institute Board, Business Council of Canada Board,  Vice-Chair Ontario Brain Institute Board and St. Elizabeth Health Foundation Board. She is also a member of the Rotman School of Management’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Council and was formerly part of the GTA United Way Cabinet and Vice-Chair Medtech Canada Board.  She was recently presented with Rotman School of Management’s 2022 Arbor award and Women Leaders in Digital Health 2020 award.

Event Information

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | Reception and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton | Toronto, ON

Contact Details

For more information or to attend the dinner, please contact Lianne Cheng, Director, Member Relations at or 416.417.0229.

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