GUESTS,
DIRECTORS-IN-TRAINING

Andrea Boyd

Andrea Boyd is the Director of Sponsorships and Partnerships at The Walrus. An energetic, creative, and strategic thinker, Andrea has worked in cultural sector fundraising, sponsorship, government relations, communications, and project management in the UK, Ireland, and Canada across a variety of cultural industries, including television and radio, music, and museums. Immediately prior to her role at The Walrus, Andrea was head of corporate advancement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa and, prior to that role, development officer at The National Piping Centre, the international centre of excellence for the bagpipes and its music in Glasgow, Scotland. She serves on the boards of Ontario Culture Days and on the music committee of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario. She holds an MSc of Political Communication from the University of Glasgow and a BA in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University.

Patrick Byam

Bio coming soon.

Zamina Walji

Zamina, has over 15 years of experience working with the world’s leading companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. She has focused most of her career in the retail industry and thrives in taking leadership of complex and ambiguous problems. Zamina has a proven ability to propel growth by adopting a customer first mentality, uncovering unique insights, driving excellence and robust P&L management.

She has worn many hats in her career – finance, strategy, operations and most recently, as the VP of Commercial Strategy at Aurora Cannabis Inc. where she is responsible for driving business growth and managing the innovation, retail, consumer research & insights and alternative revenue functions.