All-star execs 2005: The best managers in Canada

Our fourth annual list of outstanding executives who've performed for their companies and their shareholders.

The Boss report: 2006 | 2005

Intro | Top CEO | Top CFO | Top in sales | CEOs to watch | Top COO | Top in technology | Most innovative CEO

Check out 2005's winners:


Wayne Sales, Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.


Laurence Sellyn, Gildan Activewear Inc.

Honourable mentions

  1. Dominic D'Alessandro, Manulife Financial Corp.
  2. Robert Ogilvie, Toromont Industries Ltd.

Top in sales

Don Morrison, Research In Motion Ltd.

CEOs to watch

  1. Bruce Flatt, Brascan Corp.
  2. Sylvain Allard, CHC Helicopter Corp.
  3. Bill Fraser, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
  4. John Sheppard, Cott Corp.
  5. Donald Stewart, Sun Life Financial Inc.
  6. Michael MCCain, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.


Réal Plourde, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Honourable mentions

  1. Rob Rose, Cognos Inc.
  2. Gerald Soloway & Roy Vincent, Home Capital Group Inc.

Top in technology

Maureen Kelly, Russel Metals Inc.

Honourable mention

Luc Desjardins, Transcontinental Inc.

Most innovative CEO

David Patchell-Evans, Goodlife Fitness Clubs