Senior Management

Carey Smith
CEO / Registrar
Carey Smith brings an impressive track record and fresh perspective to the BAO. With extensive experience in building relationships with stakeholders and enhancing effective service delivery across multi-jurisdictional entities, Carey brings 12+ years at the Director of Investigations at the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), one of the first delegated administrative authorities (DAAs) in Ontario. Mr. Smith is currently the chair of First Ontario Credit Union’s Board of Directors and, earlier in his career, was a police officer leading high-profile cases.
Lisa Padgett
Manager, Office of the CEO/Registrar & Board of Directors
Lisa Padgett is a Certified Human Resources Professional who brings to BAO over 15 years of experience in board governance and relationship management. Working with not-for profit organizations such as the Canadian Security Association and GS1 Canada, Lisa has managed the operations of both National and Provincial Boards while maintaining responsibility for numerous committees. Lisa has extensive experience providing strategic support to the CEO and Board officers, and with human resource and event management.
Elizabeth Maishlish
Director, Legal Services
Elizabeth Maishlish has substantially devoted her legal practice to consumer protection regulation. Previously, she has practiced law as the head of the legal department of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Counsel (AMVIC) and as legal counsel to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Counsel (OMVIC). With extensive litigation experience, she has prosecuted several precedent setting professional misconduct hearings and quasi-criminal matters. Ms. Maishlish’s cross-jurisdictional practice has afforded a unique perspective on regulatory matters and has earned her the distinction of being included in the Auto Remarketing Canada Under 40 annual list. Ms.Maishlish is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Before joining OMVIC in 2010, she was an associated Adler Bytensky Prutschi, Barristers, where she practised criminal and quasi-criminal law.
Michael D’Mello
Licensing, Education and Outreach Manager
Michael D’Mello joins us from the Cemeteries and Crematoriums Unit in the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, where he was the Registrar in this unit for almost 15 years. Prior to his work as Registrar, Mr. D’Mello was an investigator for the ministry, an Associate Broker in a Real Estate firm, and a police officer.
Peter Jordan
Compliance Manager
Peter Jordan joins us from the Board of Funeral Services, where he served as the Manager of Regulatory Compliance for six years. Prior to joining BOFS Peter served as an investigator for both the Ontario College of Teachers and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Peter brings over 21 years of regulatory experience to the BAO team.
Nick Siliverdis
Nick holds a CPA, CGA designation and brings over 10 years of comprehensive experience in financial controllership including planning, forecasting and analysis. Nick came to the BAO from Lowe’s Canada where he was a member of the Corporate Finance team. In his role at Lowe’s, Nick participated in business case analysis to support store expansion and more recently the acquisition of Rona Canada. Prior to Lowe’s, Nick worked at Molson Coors Canada where he led the re-development and automation of cash flow forecasting and reporting tools to help support Corporate Merger & Acquisition initiatives including the 2012 Central Europe purchase of Starbev. In an operational supportive role, Nick partnered with the Toronto brewery operations team where he led transformation and cost saving initiatives in addition to driving increased transparency and financial effectiveness of capital investments.
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