Marva Bethune | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

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Marva BethuneMarva Bethune
National Director, Human Resources

A firm-wide spirit of community service that encourages staff to give back to their communities continues to garner the firm – as well as Bethune – industry praise.

Based in the Toronto office, Bethune is responsible for guiding and managing the human resources team nationally. She contributes to the firm’s overall strategy by enhancing and building human resources policies, programs and tools to attract, develop and retain non-fee earner talent to drive overall performance. One of Aon Hewitt’s 50 Best Employers in Canada for the fourth year in a row, Gowlings offers a range of perks outside of bonuses and credited for helping reshape retention efforts. They include an annual employee appreciation week, gym membership subsidies, staff kitchens and lounges and a “work perks” program that gives employees access to thousands of special deals at brand-name companies and local businesses.

National Director, Human Resources, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (2012)
  • Director of Administration, Business Law Group (Ontario), Norton Rose Canada (2012)
  • Director, Office Administration, Macleod Dixon LLP (2007-2011)
  • Manager, Human Resources, Torys (1993-2007)
Years of Experience:
Over 25 years of experience in human resources
The Law Office Management Association
Bachelor of Arts Degree, The University of Western Ontario (1982-1986)
Current Town Toronto, Ontario

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