Chris Matthews ’77, Trustee

Chris graduated from Trinity College School in 1977. He is a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, where he practices commercial litigation and arbitration, primarily in securities, products liability and contractual matters. In addition, Chris advises non-profit organizations, including independent schools, on governance, discipline and risk management.

Chris is a past president of the Toronto Lawyers Association and currently a director (and chair of governance) of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario. From 2007-2013, Chris was a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and was the chair of the finance committee for four years. From 2010-2017, he was a governor of Havergal College, and chair of the governance committee for five years.

He was a member of the TCS Board of Governors from 1999-2009, and chair of the philanthropy & alumni committee for six of those years. He is currently chair of governance for the TCS Foundation, as well as a trustee, and serves as year chair for 1977. Chris was also president of the Toronto Branch for several years in the late 1990s.