CIMA Committees

Internal Committees 2023-2024

Board of Directors

For a complete listing of CIMA's 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 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)
  • Vice-Chair: Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records)
  • Vice-Chair: Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk Music Group)
  • Vice-Chair: Justin West (Secret City Records)

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)
  • Meagan Davidson (Tiny Kingdom Music)
  • Kesi Smyth (604 Records)
  • Sandy Pandya (Pandyamonium/ArtHaus)
  • Ryhna Thompson (Envision Management & Production)
  • Andrea Aguilar (Six Shooter Records)
  • Trung Hoang (Quiet As Kept)
  • Eman Safadi (THOT Nation)
  • Duane Gibson (Northstarr Entertainment Inc)
  • Teon Gibbs (100 Collective & Culture Con)
  • Matt Maw (Red Music Rising)
  • Kesh Sharpe (Gems Management)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

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)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

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 the 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)
  • Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk Music Group)
  • Iain Taylor (Cadence Music Group)
  • Daniel Turcotte (Monstercat)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

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. Further, this committee will monitor the Director's participation and attendance. 

  • Chair: Meagan Davidson (Tiny Kingdom Music)
  • Susan de Cartier (Starfish Entertainment
  • Daniel Turcotte (Monstercat)
  • Melina Amegbleame (Moonshine Music)
  • Anne Vivien (Musique select Inc)
  • Bill Garrett (Willymac Productions)   
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

Governance Committee

From time to time CIMA strikes a governance committee to review the organization's by-laws, board governance and policies. The current committee consists of:

  • Iain Taylor (Cadence Music Group)
  • Susan de Cartier (Starfish Entertainment)
  • Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records)
  • Tim Potocic (ex officio) (Sonic Unyon Records)

External Committees

FACTOR Board of Directors

  • Kesi Smyth (604 Records)
  • Sandy Pandya (Pandyamonium/ArtHaus)

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)

Ontario Media Development Corporation Industry Advisory Committee:

  • Andrew Cash
  • Emy Stantcheva

Re:Sound Board of Directors

  • Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records) 
  • Andrew Cash 

WINTEL Board of Directors

  • Gord Dimitrieff (Aporia Records) 

ADVANCE Board of Directors

  • David Cox (CLK Creative Works)

If you're interested in joining any CIMA Committees, please contact Administrative Coordinator Kaiesha Grey for more information.