CIMA Committees

Internal Committees 2021-2022

Board of Directors

For a complete listing of CIMA Board of Directors, please see CIMA Leadership.

Executive Committee

Chaired by the Board of Directors Chair (or next Vice-Chair in the Chair's absence) the Executive Committee meets to assist the President in the daily operations of the Association, as well as to act as a liaison between the Board of the Directors and the staff of the Association.

  • Chair: Tim Potocic (Acclaimed) (Sonic Unyon Records)
  • Vice-Chair (Government Affairs): Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records)
  • Vice-Chair (Equity): David Cox (CLK Creative Works)
  • Treasurer: Kieran Roy (Arts & Crafts Productions)
  • Secretary: Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records)
  • Vice-Chair: Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk Music Group)
  • Vice-Chair: Justin West (Secret City Records)

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Matthew Badoe

Equity Committee

This is a new committee of the Board, and as such its mandate and definition will be determined by its inaugural members and approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Chair: David Cox (CLK Creative Works)
  • Bruce Bradley (Slammin' Media)
  • Meagan Davidson (Tiny Kingdom Music)
  • Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records)
  • Jay Devonish (FORESEEN Entertainment)
  • Devi Ekanand (Coalition Music)
  • Duane "D.O." Gibson (Northstarr Entertainment)
  • Trung Hoang (Public Records)
  • Katrina Lopes (KL Management)
  • Sandy Pandya (Pandyamonium/ArtHaus)
  • Amanda Rheaume (Ishkode Records)
  • Kesi Smyth (604 Records)
  • Iain Taylor (Cadence Music Group)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Matthew Badoe

Finance and Audit Committee

Chaired by the Treasurer of the Association, the Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to the integrity of the association’s financial statements, reports and financial reporting process. 

  • Chair (Treasurer): Kieran Roy (Arts & Crafts Productions)
  • Susan de Cartier (Starfish Entertainment)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Kevin Dales

Government Affairs Committee

This Committee monitors federal and provincial government legislation, regulations, funding programs and regulatory bodies, to establish CIMA’s position on public policy and regulatory issues, and advocates to government on members’ behalf.

CIMA appointed board members of FACTOR, Radio Starmaker, and ReSound are automatic members of this committee.

  • Chair: Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records)
  • Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records)
  • Gourmet Délice (Bonsound)
  • Jake Gold (The Management Trust)
  • Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk Music Group)
  • Amanda Rheaume (Ishkode Records)
  • Justin West (Secret City Records)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Elise Rustad

Membership Affairs Committee

The Membership committee is concerned with issues that affect our membership and programs that benefit our members. Subcommittees in this portfolio include: the Nomination committee, which engages members and others in the community to stand for election to the board of CIMA; the Professional Development and Mentorship committee, which will work with CIMA staff to expand upon and design new initiatives in this area; Export Developmentand the By-law Review committee, which is an ad-hoc committee struck on an as-needed basis. The Membership committee will also recommend board appointees under our new board structure that begins after the AGM/election in 2021. Further, this committee will monitor Director participation and attendance. 

  • Chair: Iain Taylor (Cadence Music Group)
  • Meagan Davidson (Tiny Kingdom Music)
  • Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk Music Group)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Sam Rayner

Export Committee

The Export Development Committee reviews and recommends candidates for participation in Canadian Blast Showcases and provides strategic advice and input on CIMA’s Music Export Canada programming. The Committee offers its market expertise and knowledge in an effort to help staff determine market priorities and direction for its export planning. The Committee is not tasked with operational issues relating to specific missions; rather it is strategic in its approach. It meets quarterly via teleconference, and on an ad hoc basis via teleconference/email as needed.

  • Chair: Sandy Pandya (Pandyamonium/ArtHaus)
  • Susan de Cartier (Starfish Entertainment)
  • Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records)
  • Katrina Lopes (KL Management)
  • Amanda Rheaume (Ishkode Records)
  • Iain Taylor (Cadence Music Group)
  • Daniel Turcotte (Monstercat)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Staff Support: Trisha Carter; Jenia Schukov

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee reviews and provides recommendations towards the implementation and expansion of CIMA’s Professional Development and Mentorship programming.

  • Chair: Jake Gold (The Management Trust)
  • David Cox (CLK Creative Works)
  • Meagan Davidson (Tiny Kingdom Music)
  • Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records)
  • Sandy Pandya (Pandyamonium/ArtHaus)
  • Kesi Smyth (604 Records)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records) 

Staff Support: Andrew Cash, Sam Rayner

External Committees

FACTOR Board of Directors

  • Tim Potocic, Sonic Unyon Records
  • Justin West, Secret City Records

Radio Starmaker Board of Directors

  • Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records
  • Kesi Smyth, 604 Records
  • Simon Mortimer-Lamb, Nettwerk Music Group

Connect Music Licensing (formerly AVLA) Board of Directors

  • Jake Gold, The Management Trust

Connect Music Licensing (formerly AVLA) Strategic Operations Committee

  • Jake Gold, The Management Trust

Ontario Media Development Corporation Industry Advisory Committee:

Re:Sound Board of Directors

  • Gord Dimitrieff, Aporia Records (Observer)Gord Dimitrieff, Aporia Records (Observer)

If you're interested in joining any CIMA Committees, please contact Funding and Operations Coordinator Matt Badoe for more information.