Our leadership team comes from diverse business backgrounds, representing deep management and leadership expertise. We are passionate about our work and making a difference.
Paul K. Bates’ five decade career includes corporate (public/private), crown, regulatory, government, academic, and not-for-profit/community leadership. As our board chair, Paul provides advice and support for our Leadership Team, as well as focused consulting advice to clients.
A Former long distance runner, Paul now spends his relaxation time on his farm.
Tim Arnill is an experienced Executive and passionate about finding ways to positively impact the work environments of clients and customers each and every day. With more than 30 years of experience in senior Human Resources and General Management roles across many industries, Tim is energized by working with individuals, teams and organizations who are looking to tackle the “tough stuff”. As CEO, Tim oversees all aspects of Verity’s business, while also working as an Executive Coach and Advisor of HR Practice and Strategy.
When he’s not in the office, Tim loves to cycle, ski, read and spend time with his kids. His favourite place on earth is being by the water on Manitoulin Island, where the world stops and he can enjoy time with his family and friends.
Christine Miners is an experienced talent management expert and passionate about making an impact with her customers through keeping it simple, tangible and practical. With more than 20 years experience leading talent management functions, Christine is energized by working with individual leaders, teams and organizations to broaden their perspective and translate new thinking to actions and plans that work. As Managing Director, Christine oversees all aspects of Verity’s leadership, coaching and talent management services.
When she’s not in the office, Christine loves to run, ski, read and cook with her children. Her favourite place on earth is at the cottage surrounded by family and friends.
Rose Minichiello is a career management expert with more than 30 years experience supporting organizations during large scale restructurings, working with leaders to help facilitate change and partnering with executives in transition. Rose has a fundamental commitment to delivering service excellence to corporations and individuals going through change. Rose brings to Verity a broad base of knowledge in developing client relationships, and planning and managing organizational initiatives. As Managing Director, Rose oversees all aspects of Verity’s career transition practice.
When she’s not in the office, Rose loves to plant new flowers in her gardens, read legal thrillers, play euchre and then rebalance with yoga. Her favourite place on earth is her kitchen where she loves to cook and bake for her large assortment of family and friends.
Megan is a trusted advisor who values meaningful relationships, practical solutions, and thoughtful business planning. With nearly 20 years of practice leading teams in consulting and corporate settings, she has extensive experience elevating HR services through talented people, innovative design, and customer commitment. With private and public sector experience, Megan understands the challenges organizations are facing and is passionate about delivering impactful, customer-centric solutions. As Verity grows, Megan explores new avenues for value creation, including optimizing delivery and diversifying offerings.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys distance running, complex puzzles and baking with her children. Although she loves to travel in general, her favourite destination is the East Coast where she is reunited with a large circle of family and friends.
Bob is an experienced professional in finance, operations and corporate affairs. He has spent over four decades with small to medium-sized organizations in executive roles as a CFO, COO and General Manger. He is passionate about making an impact on the general operations and financial performance of organizations. While his expertise is in delivering tangible results, he is also keenly aware of the human side of business, in what is a constantly changing environment.
When not in the office, Bob is an avid curler, playing up to four times a week. He likes to swing a golf club in the summer and will often say his results in the business side of his life are much better. Bob’s ideal clients require him to spend time in the wilderness of Rainy Lake or the subdued beaches of Siesta Key.
Philip Hunter is a seasoned organizational effectiveness leader with more than 15 years of experience working closely with leaders and teams to create the conditions for optimal organizational performance. His areas of focus include leadership development, performance management, succession planning, culture transformation, and talent strategy. As a Principal within Verity’s Talent Management Practice, Philip brings a passion for delivering high-impact and creative solutions that enhance the impact of leaders within the business.
Philip enjoys spending time with his family skiing, boating, and travelling to see and experience as much of the world as possible!
Dauna Atkins is a career consultant and coach with a wealth of experience working with individuals from a broad range of career paths and sectors. Dauna enjoys helping her clients gain personal insights that allow them to make better career decisions, and she has a special interest in helping executive women understand and navigate the challenges of organizational culture to advance their careers. Dauna works primarily with senior leaders and manages Verity’s Executive Networking Group and Women’s Executive Forum.
Outside of work, Dauna loves travel, interior design, impressionist art and good food.