Erik Thorsteinsson: Managing Editor

Erik is a third year law student at Thompson Rivers University. During his undergraduate degree, Erik studied International Relations, and his interest in corporate governance has continued in a similar vein. He is very much interested in how corporate decision-making influences global markets and even international political systems. Erik has experience in several legal disciplines, including real estate, environmental, human rights, and employment, and is also interested in how the modern corporate structures and governance systems influence these areas. Erik looks forward to seeing Contemporary Discussions on Corporate Governance becoming a medium for professionals and scholars to learn about and exchange ideas on corporate governance and how it affects all of us in our day-to-day lives. In his spare time, Erik enjoys reading up on a variety of subject matters, cooking, and weightlifting.


Tyler Martens: Managing Editor

Tyler is a third year law student at Thompson Rivers University, who first became interested in corporate governance while taking business associations in his second year. Tyler worked as a corporate law research assistant in the summer, and has recently completed research papers on defining boardroom diversity in corporate policy and legislation, as well as the convergence of new governance with corporate governance. He has a strong interest in the discourse between new developments in public policy and corporate governance, and looks forward to seeing new perspectives on Contemporary Discussions on Corporate Governance. In his free time, Tyler likes to hike with the cutest puppy in the world, as well as being a snob about all things bourbon.


Claire Armstrong: Editor

Claire is a third year law student at Thompson Rivers University.  Over the past two years she has developed a keen interest in corporate law and corporate governance practices.  Recently, she wrote a paper on whether natural persons requirements for boards of directors actually improve corporate transparency and accountability.  What Claire found surprised her and motivated her to think twice about supposedly progressive corporate governance policies that many people, including political leaders, take for granted.  This ultimately led her to Contemporary Discussions on Corporate Governance where she hopes to encourage discourse on what is needed to instigate effective reform for corporate boards in Canada and abroad.  In her spare time, Claire enjoys reading, particularly contemporary American fiction, and running outdoors.