The Canadian Religious Stewardship Board of Directors is grateful to the members of its Investment Committee for the varied and extensive expertise, knowledge and experience and for their commitment to providing the CRS Board of Directors with sound advice.
Investment Committee Members
Jocelyne Marquis, CIM, ASC, Chair
Jocelyne Marquis, Chair, CRS Investment Committee has worked in the financial sector for over 30 years, acquiring extensive experience with financial institutions, trusts, portfolio management firms and brokerage houses. She has held senior positions at Investissement Québec, BLC-Edmond de Rothschild, Laurvest, General Trust of Canada.
Ms. Marquis holds a Business Management degree, specializing in finance, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance (ASC) from the University of Laval, Québec. She is a Certified Investment Manager (CIM) of the Canadian Securities Institute. Ms. Marquis is also recognized as a portfolio management expert for Superior Court of Québec.
Based in Quebec City, Ms. Marquis is a fluently bilingual independent consultant whose focus is on institutional clients, mostly endowment funds and Religious communities. For the past fifteen years she has successfully led a number of mandates relating to portfolio management restructuring, proposal analysis, and portfolio compliance monitoring. She is also recognized for her special expertise in assessing and reporting on securities disputes. Ms. Marquis is a trusted advisor to several Religious communities in the province of Québec.
In addition to her work with the CRS Investment Committee, Ms. Marquis chairs the Board of Directors for the “Fonds Marie-Anne-Fiset”, a fund for a large Religious community, and is a member of the Board of Directors of FIER Partenaires Inc., a subsidiary of Investissement Québec.
CRS is especially grateful for Ms. Marquis expertise, experience, commitment to governance, and to simplifying complex concepts.
Denis Beaulieu, MBA
Marwan Al-Turk Redemptorists, St John Foundation
Mr. Marwan Al-Turk has over 23 years working for Religious Institutes and Foundations.
Mr. Al Turk has held the position Comptroller of the Most Holy Redeemer Congregation since 1998. He has also been the Treasurer of the St-John Newmann Foundation since 2007.
In addition, Mr. Al-Turk has been a Board Director for: Redemptoristine Sisters Canada and Nohtsi Gots’ adi Foundation of Yellowknife Northwest Territories; and a Finance Committee Member for the Redemptorists Canada.
Mr. Al-Turk holds a B.Comm. from Alexandria University, Egypt and is fluent in English and Arabic. He is a CPA, CGA and has extensive expertise in accounting, finance, taxes, human resources and investment.
William Breckles, Executive Director, CRASI
Father Timothy M. Scott, CSB
Fr. Timothy Scott has a licentiate in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University.
Fr. Scott is fluently bilingual and is currently the Pastor of St Gabriel’s Parish and Curé of Paroisse St-Charles in Montreal, Quebec.
After thirteen years as the President of St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, Fr. Scott served on the General Council of the Basilian Fathers until 2014. From 2015 to 2019 he was the Executive Director of the Canadian Religious Conference, representing the heads of over 300 Religious communities of women and men across Canada.
Desmond Wilson, CPA, CA, Director of Finance, The Daly Foundation and Sisters of Service
Desmond is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 45 years experience, including employment at one of the leading public accounting firms, a large chartered bank and the Sisters of Service (SOS), where he is the Director of Finance. He is based in Ontario.
For 16 years until 2019, Desmond was the CFO of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, a grant-making initiative of the SOS, taking it from establishment through the evolution of its innovative impact investment strategy. For the Foundation, impact investing meant purposefully advancing social and/or environmental objectives. He was responsible for the Foundation’s financial accounting and investment oversight, working closely with its Board of Directors and its Finance and Investment Committees, Investment Manager and Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). He was dedicated to high quality financial reporting as the underpinning for good governance and solid decision-making focused on the challenges of our times.
Desmond fulfils a similar role with The Daly Foundation, where the attention is on managing a fund for the support of the SOS with an emphasis on deploying a firm socially responsible and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) lens to all investment decisions. He has been involved with the Foundation since its establishment in 1999.
Apart from his professional career Desmond has been involved in social justice activities as well as participating on the finance committee of a not-for-profit community health agency, an independent newspaper and his parish.