Belinda Stronach serves as chairman and president of the Stronach Group, one of America's leading racetrack owners and operators. Prior to this, Belinda was a member of the board of directors of Magna from 1988 until 2004. She became vice-president in 1999, until her appointment as president and CEO. She has chaired the boards of Decoma International Inc., Tesma International Inc., and Intier Automotive Inc., all in the auto parts sector. As a politician Belinda Stronach was instrumental in working to unite the Reform and the Progressive Conservative parties in Canada. Ms. Stronach is also the Co-founder and Honorary Chair of Belinda's Place, York Region's first homeless women's shelter and serves on the boards of numerous national and international nonprofit organizations dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the challenges of poverty.