David Thomas ’82, P’16, Chair

David Thomas lives in Toronto with his wife Liisa Tatem. Together they have a blended family of four young adults, ages 20, 21, 22 and 22 – one daughter and three boys. He is a TCS Old Boy, class of 1982, parent of Brynne Thomas ’16 and brother of Andrew Thomas ’76, and he is a current TCS trustee and TCS board member.

David is managing principal, global health strategy at TELUS, with international responsibilities for TELUS and its partner global telecommunications companies, and a national role in TELUS Health for strategy, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and investments in health.

He has to his academic credit a Master of Health Sciences in health administration from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University. He has also completed a certification course from Harvard Law School in an executive program in negotiation, and rounded out his business background with a number of post-graduate economics courses.

David remains an active volunteer on several boards, in the health (Kids Health Link Foundation) and technology (Information Technology Association of Canada) fields. At Trinity College School, he has volunteered over three decades: in the 1990s he was a TCS board member, chair of convocation and served on the Toronto Branch executive; in the 2000s he served as a TCS trustee and on the restructuring committee, the governance committee, chair of nominating subcommittee and involved with board evaluation; since 2010 his activities have included the governance committee, strategic planning, accreditation, 150th Anniversary Campaign, and he has been a board member since 2015.

David’s passions include his kids, travel, cooking and anything outdoors, from gardening to hiking and canoeing and cycling.