Brian Cartwright ’86

Brian graduated from Trinity College School in 1985 and went on to graduate from Queen's University with a B.A. (Hons.) in political science in 1990. While at Queen’s, Brian was elected a student senator and chaired the following sub-committees: Frosh Week Orientation, Disciplinary Policies and Town-Gown Relations. He also successfully co-chaired the Student Capital Campaign portion of Queen's Challenge for the new student study centre.

Brian joined HarperCollins Canada Publishers Ltd. in 1990 where he developed special markets, both domestically and internationally. In 1992, he completed the Radcliffe Professional Publishing Course (RPPC) at Harvard University and, soon after, become a Certified Sales Professional (CSP). As a visionary entrepreneur, Brian launched both Media Outfitters, Inc. in 1995 (brokering multimedia content into new channels on behalf of niche publishers) and Turn Key Concierge Services Limited in 2000 (serving independent seniors and executive households in Toronto, Muskoka/Georgian Bay and Florida).

In 2010, Brian successfully completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) course in financial literacy at the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, and went on to graduate with an E.M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, in 2011.

Currently, he is president and director of Aynhoe Capital Holdings Limited, an investment holdings company. Since 1992, he has served as trustee of two private trusts and secretary, director and officer of two private holding companies.

Present and past volunteer involvements include: chair, Rainbow Railroad “All Aboard!” Capital Campaign 2015-2018; cabinet member, “Leader 100” team, Casey House Foundation; champion, Muskoka Conservancy; past corporate secretary, Caughnawana Fishing & Hunting Club; past member, Muskoka Lakes Association’s water safety committee; MTCC#l367; Pride Toronto’s “Forty Plus” committee; and former communications co-director, TCS Alumni Association.

Brian resides in Toronto with his infant daughter.