Gideon Christian and Rosemary Capparelli Join Lexum’s Board of Directors

Two new board members are joining Lexum’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Gideon Christian is an Assistant Professor of AI and Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. Before joining the University of Calgary, he worked as a technology lawyer for the Government of Canada within the Federal Department of Justice. Dr. Christian’s research focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence and law, as well as the legal implications of emerging technologies. He has testified as an expert on the use of AI in immigration decisions before the House of Commons Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM). He is the Ontario Bar Association 2023/2024 Chief Justice of Ontario Fellow in Research. His fellowship aimed to develop ethical guidelines for the use of Generative AI in the legal profession. He was recently awarded a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to do research on racial bias arising from the private sector development of AI facial recognition technology.

Dr. Gideon Christian is also a Member of the Board and Director of CanLII.

Rosemary Capparelli, CPA

An enthusiastic Senior Financial Executive with over 20 years of progressive finance and operational accounting experience in diverse strategic financial and business roles, Rosemary Capparelli’s expertise covers a great deal from the Canadian Transport and Technology Industry. Rosemary is Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Fednav Holdings Inc. Prior to this, she spent a decade at Air Canada as Head of Finance for Air Canada Rouge. Rosemary was involved in the start-up and creation of the leisure airline. She built and led cross-functional teams and developed and implemented financial structures and systems while negotiating start-up contracts.

Prior to her time at Air Canada, Rosemary held a variety of financial roles at Motorola, Pfizer and Lockheed Martin.

She currently serves on the CPA Quebec Board of Directors and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Rosemary is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has recently completed Digital Transformation and Sustainability Leadership training at the London School of Business. Her passion for the Technology industry and her expertise in strategic financial positions make her an invaluable asset to the board.

With the two new members, Lexum’s Board currently counts the following directors:

  • Antoine Aylwin, Chair, Lawyer, Fasken
  • Crystal O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Counsel, Heuristica LLP
  • Randolph Mank, President, MankGlobal Inc
  • Gideon Christian, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
  • Rosemary Capparelli, Vice-President, Finance and Administration, Fednav Holdings Inc.