Governance

The Governing Body is comprised of the TCS Board of Governors and the TCS Body of Trustees. The role of the board of governors is to act as a steward of the mission of the Corporation of Trinity College School and to be responsible for overseeing the School’s strategic direction in this regard. The board of governors is the primary policy-making body for the School.

The body of trustees provides advice to the board of governors and head of school as to the achievement of the School’s mission.

Board of Governors 2021-2022

Kelly holds a bachelor of science in chemistry and biochemistry, and a bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering.

Kelly has over 30 years of industry experience with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Diageo in various supply chain and procurement positions. During his tenure in industry, he and his family lived internationally for almost 20 years in locations such as China and Singapore where he held global leadership positions in supply chain managing operating budgets in excess of $10 billion. Kelly and his family returned to Canada a few years ago and settled in Port Hope where he was the senior vice president, North America procurement, for Diageo and served as a member of the Crown Royal board until his retirement in the autumn of 2016. Currently Kelly is a member of the board of directors of two Canadian-based firms.

Interested in all sports, Kelly played four years of varsity basketball at the University of Manitoba and the University of Ottawa. He is an active member of their alumni associations. While his two youngest children (Owen ’18 and Leah ’20) attended TCS, Kelly could often be found on the sidelines at their football, hockey, rugby, rowing, field hockey or swimming events.

Kelly has been an active committee member at TCS since 2015. He currently chairs the infrastructure committee.

Bonnie bases between Toronto, Canada and Nassau, Bahamas. Bonnie presently is board secretary for the publicly traded company, Dye & Durham Limited based in Toronto, and administrator for OneMove Capital, also based in Toronto. She continues to manage the Tomlinson Family Office in Nassau, and is presently a candidate in the Executive M.B.A. program at Ivey School of Business.

Bonnie continues oversight of the Tomlinson Family Scholarship Foundation, which provides funding for Bahamian students to attend university in Canada. Responsibilities include financial, planning/fundraising to ensure sustainability of the scholarship, as well as assisting in the vetting of potential scholars and monitoring/follow-up with current scholars.

She values being involved in the local community. Bonnie played an active part in fundraising and planning for the Hospital for Sick Children’s Caribbean Initiative. This initiative targeted improving the health care of children suffering from blood disorders and blood cancers in the Caribbean region including the Bahamas. This also included collaborating with the University of the West Indies.

She also participated in studies with the Hospital for Sick Children in the capacity of patient advocate having received credit for authorship in the studies “Guideline for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients” and “Guideline for Antibacterial Prophylaxis Administration in Pediatric Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.”

Bonnie is the secretary general for Equestrian Bahamas. This position involves supporting athletes and highlighting the Bahamas on the international stage. Working closely with regional bodies including the Federation Equestrian International and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Bonnie is a past director and board secretary of St. Andrew’s School, a private school located in Nassau. She is also a past director for the Junior Baseball League of Nassau and Lignum Vitae, Nassau.

Bonnie presently is a governor at TCS, director and treasurer of TCS Fund (Bahamas) Ltd., current member of the governance committee, and a past TCS Global Ambassador for the Bahamas.

She currently resides between Canada and the Bahamas with her husband Errol, and they are proud parents of TCS alumni Hailey ’13 and Marcus’18.

Noble attended Trinity College School from 1988 to 1993. In his final year, Noble was the head prefect and co-captain of the Bigside football and rugby teams.

After attending McGill University, he completed culinary arts training at George Brown College and spent a few years working as a chef in several restaurants in Montréal and Toronto. Noble then completed an advanced diploma in architectural technology from Sheridan College, graduating with high honours and the Board of Governors’ Silver Medal.

Noble spent a decade with Rochon Building Corporation, managing retail construction projects, before joining Metro Ontario Inc. as project manager – construction, focussing on major renovations and new stores.

An active member of his community, Noble currently volunteers with Grace Church on-the-Hill, as a coach with Toronto City Youth Rugby Club, as a board member of the Cognashene Community Church and as a member of the TCS infrastructure committee.

Noble is married to Arundel (Strathy) ’93 and they have three sons, Dougie ’23, Colin and Frankie.

Edan graduated from Trinity College School in 1994. He obtained an honours degree in English literature from Queen’s University (1998) and a juris doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (2001).

Edan worked for a prominent Toronto law firm before going in-house at one of the bank-owned broker dealers. He went on to serve as the head of Scotiabank’s international investment advisory business. Today, he is the president and a registered portfolio manager at a Toronto-based firm specialising in meeting the wealth management needs of global families whose interests cross borders.

Currently, Edan is the chair of the School’s philanthropy & alumni committee on which he has served for the past 15 years. He has three siblings, all TCS graduates: Trent ’96, Casey ’98 and Bethany ’01. His father, Walter, is a former member of the TCS Board of Governors and his son, Jackson ’24, is a current student.

Tim attended Trinity College School from 1976 to 1982. Since that time, he has become a serial entrepreneur and has participated as a senior management leader for both private and public companies in the real estate, telecom and technology sectors.

In 2002, he founded Route1 Inc., a company providing secure remote access technology that integrates multi-factor authentication and identity management within a mobile computing environment, taking it from a nascent start-up to the public markets as executive vice president and COO while also serving on its board.

Currently he is the owner of Junk Canada Removal Service Toronto, a specialty firm that counsels clients on how to permanently declutter their lives.

Tim has served on the School’s IT advisory committee for the past eight years and currently chairs the committee. He has also recently joined the School’s philanthropy & alumni committee.

Tim lives in Toronto with his wife Linda and has two adult children.

Bill graduated from TCS in 1983 and went on to complete his H.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Ivey Business School at Western University.

Bill has worked for IG Wealth for 28 years in a variety of roles including investment advisor, regional director and since 2016 as the senior vice president, distribution. Bill spends his time leading 600 advisors in Ontario East, inspiring them to provide the best outcomes for Canadian families. He also serves as the business lead on several strategic initiatives in the transformation of IG into the premier financial planning firm in Canada.

Bill serves as the treasurer for Christ the King Lutheran Church in Whitby. Bill lives in Whitby with his wife Nikki and daughters Kaitie ’11 and Abbie ’15.

Mike is currently vice president at StepStone Group, which is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. In Mike’s role, he oversees infrastructure asset management for North American investments as well as represents several board positions relating to these assets. Mike is a senior infrastructure professional who has over 20 years in corporate, consulting and private market roles.

Mike started his career at KPMG LLP and holds a chartered accountant designation, as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mike has been a member of the TCS finance committee since 2008 and currently chairs the committee.

Mike lives in Toronto with his wife and his very dynamic twin daughters.

Katherine graduated from Trinity College School in 2002 where she was actively involved in all aspects of student life including playing on various sports teams and volunteering as a peer mentor.

In 2006, Katherine graduated from Dalhousie University with a bachelor of science in biology and concentration in commerce. She went on to obtain her chartered professional accountant designation (CPA, CA) in 2010 while working at KPMG in the energy and natural resources audit group.

Currently, Katherine is the vice president of client services at a Canadian healthcare technology company, Think Research, where she is focused on making an impact in Canada’s healthcare sector through the provision of innovative technology to front-line care providers. Previously, Katherine worked as a management consultant in KPMG’s healthcare practice where she led strategic planning, operational improvement and cost savings initiatives for hospitals and ministries of health both in Canada and the U.K.

Katherine is a member of the TCS finance committee and has supported the organization of many alumni events. She has two siblings who are also TCS graduates: Rachelle ’09 and Malcolm ’17.

Katherine lives in Toronto with her husband Craig and their daughter, Eloise.

Tory graduated from Trinity College School in 1999 and went on to Western University (previously known as the University of Western Ontario), where she received her bachelors of engineering (mechanical), and - a few years later - her masters of business administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business.

Tory’s professional career started and continues at EllisDon, Canada’s largest construction services company. Her EllisDon journey began as a team member on the company’s first Public-Private-Partnership project, Brampton Civic Hospital, and has progressed to include a diverse set of corporate leadership opportunities. She has held national and global leadership roles within EllisDon’s capital, procurement, emerging market, and energy & digital services teams. Currently, Tory is EllisDon’s director of furniture, equipment & design – a global leadership role focused on leading a team of professionals as they outfit healthcare, judiciary, residential, and educational facilities with the necessary and appropriate furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Tory is a member of the TCS infrastructure committee and has been involved in such initiatives as the Cirne Commons, Arnold Massey ’55 Athletic Centre and TCS Renaissance Plan.

Tory and her husband Glenn live in Georgetown, Ontario and have an awesome son and daughter duo, William and Vimy. Without fail, you can find the four of them on the slopes of Craigleith Ski Club in the winter and dreaming of snow in the off-season!

Elspeth has served as the associate dean – M.B.A. and masters programs since 2012, and has been a professor of strategy and new ventures at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University since 1996. She also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, and founded the Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing. Prior to joining Queen’s, she worked in industry for seven years for several firms including IBM and Canadian Tire. As an integral part of her work in the strategy and new venture fields, she specializes in the management of change. In 2002, Elspeth co-authored a best-selling book, Fast Forward: Organizational Change in 100 Days, from Oxford University Press, with Dr. Peter Richardson.

Elspeth teaches on many Smith M.B.A. and executive education programs, and consults widely with a diversity of firms including BMW, Detour Gold, Wawanesa Insurance, Versacold Logistics and the Auditor General for Canada. She serves as a director for several firms and is an advisor to several start-ups and CEOs.

Elspeth received an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics, and an M.B.A., both from Queen’s University. Her doctorate in strategy and management information systems was completed at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario and has two children, both of them TCS graduates: Stephanie Kelley ’08 and Patrick Kelley ’10.

Julia graduated from Trinity College School in 2006 and has been actively involved in the alumni community. She has served on the TCS Alumni Association since 2013, and most recently as president from 2016-2019.

Julia graduated from McGill University with a B.Comm. and then followed her passion for food to obtain a diplôme de cuisine at the Cordon Bleu. She started her career in TV production, working on two cooking shows produced by the CBC. She then joined the team at THP, a start-up creative agency, to grow and scale their content creation and communication services across North America and the U.K. As director of operations at THP, Julia played a key role in the company’s growth from five employees to 90+ employees with over 500 clients.

Currently, Julia is the director of education experience at BrainStation, where she oversees the customer experience and program delivery across all global locations. Julia brings her creativity and passion for operational excellence to support the company’s rapid growth at the intersection of technology and education.

Julia lives in Toronto with her husband Jeremy.

Doug Scott graduated from Trinity College School in 1981 after seven years as a TCS student. Following graduation, Doug attended the University of Toronto (B.A. (Hons) 1986) and Queen’s University (L.L.B. 1989).

Doug is a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions with the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a leading Canadian law firm with more than 700 lawyers in 10 offices across Canada, the U.K., South Africa and China. In addition to his M&A work, Doug provides strategic advice to public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters in numerous industries, including those in the life sciences, wealth management, technology, real estate development and manufacturing sectors. With more than 25 years of experience, Doug is a Lexpert ranked lawyer and was previously designated as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers.

Doug lives in Toronto with his wife and their three daughters.

Douglas attended Trinity College School for four years, graduating in the class of 2009. In his final year, he was head of Brent House and a co-captain of Bigside football. He has served on the School’s philanthropy & alumni committee since 2016.

Douglas is currently an associate at McCain Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity fund based in Toronto, where he focuses on investments in the manufacturing, business services, consumer products, healthcare and education sectors. As a member of the MCP team, Douglas is involved in all aspects of the investment process, including origination, due diligence and transaction execution for new investment opportunities, as well as monitoring and value creation for the fund’s portfolio companies.

4Prior to joining McCain Capital Partners, Douglas spent three years on the investment team at Fengate Asset Management, where he was involved in sourcing and executing transactions across a wide range of asset classes in the infrastructure space, including transportation, renewable power and telecommunications. Douglas began his career at Deloitte LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s financial advisory practice and earned his CPA, CA designation.

Douglas holds an H.B.A. degree (Dean’s Honour List) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

A graduate of the School’s class of 1982, David is the parent of Brynne Thomas ’16 and brother of Andrew Thomas ’76. He is a current TCS trustee and chair of the TCS Board of Governors.

David is managing principal, global health strategy at TELUS, moving from a decade of leadership roles in TELUS at the national level three years ago to build out a new TELUS start-up global digital health business across Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe – a business that has accelerated dramatically during the pandemic.

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 (TECHNATION 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 was 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 lives in Toronto with his wife Liisa Tatem. Together they have a blended family of four young adults, ages 23, 24, 25 and 25 – one daughter and three boys. His passions include his kids, travel, cooking and anything outdoors, from gardening to hiking and canoeing and cycling.

Andrew graduated from Trinity College School in 2004 where he was an active member of the community. Andrew was head of Hodgetts House and helped launch the TCS MasterKey program to enhance student recruitment. Outside of these activities, Andrew’s passion was in sports where he was a member of the Bigside boys football, hockey and rugby teams. Andrew’s sister, Stephanie ’08, is also a TCS alumnus.

Andrew is currently the director of HR for Testforce Systems. Prior to leading Testforce HR, Andrew graduated from the General Electric (GE) Human Resources Leadership Program and was named one of Canada's “Top Rising Stars” by Canadian Human Resources Director magazine. Prior to GE, Andrew worked as a management consultant at Deloitte and began his career in HR with the Canadian Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs.

Andrew holds two degrees from the University of Ottawa including a Master of Science in management and a Bachelor of Commerce. Andrew also holds the professional designation of certified human resources leader (C.H.R.L.) and is an active member of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Andrew is an active volunteer, supporting the TCS governance committee and serving as a career coach to new graduates through the online mentorship program.

Andrew currently lives in Toronto with his wife, Lindsay, and daughter, Josie.

Jennifer was recently appointed as vice-president of operations for Fleming Reinsurance, a start-up reinsurance company focusing on the run-off sector. As the second hire for the company, a critical part of her role is developing policies and procedures to ensure the company, as a regulated entity, has good governance practices. Working alongside the CEO she is building the infrastructure and culture of the company. Prior to this post she spent three years in a similar position with Safe Harbor, a life reinsurance company. She also worked for March Limited, an investment holding company in Bermuda, spending 12 years honing her skills in compliance and operations.

Jennifer attended Trinity College School and was part of the first year of co-education. During her time at TCS she was actively involved in all aspects of school life. After attending Western University she returned to TCS as junior faculty and assistant housemaster to Burns House. She continues to be an active member of her community; in particularly she served as president and ex-officio board member to Saltus Grammar School and currently she is the TCS Bermuda Branch co-president with her husband, Greg ’92.

Jennifer and Greg have two children: Nathan ’17 and Megan ’20.

Isabel is an experienced strategic marketer and innovator who combines start-up experience with corporate strategy to help ventures grow and bring innovation to mature businesses. She is currently leading marketing for the personal savings & investments (PSI) portfolio at Canada’s largest bank, Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to leading PSI, Isabel started the marketing team and created the foundation for growth marketing at RBC Ventures, an innovative group at Royal Bank of Canada that builds new ventures and acquires growing firms to create new relationships with Canadians. Isabel spent the last 17 years in various strategic and marketing leadership roles, notably at McDonald's and eBay Canada, and more recently at the Toronto tech start-ups VarageSale and League.

Isabel graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in economics and holds an M.B.A. from HEC Montreal. She is a marketing lead instructor at Brainstation and acts as a mentor to small businesses through Futurpreneur Canada.

As part of giving back to the community through RBC, Isabel is actively involved in the RBC Race for the Kids committee which supports children and youth-focused causes around the world. She also served on the TCS board for over 11 years and is now a TCS trustee.

Whenever she can get away on the weekends, Isabel enjoys the outdoors with her husband, three kids and their beloved dog Maple.

Gaddah is a graduate of Queen’s University with a bachelor of commerce degree with a concentration in marketing.

Gaddah worked for 10 years as a director of marketing in Canada and Dubai before professionally pursuing her interest as an interior decorator. For the last 16 years, she has owned and operated Yassein Interiors, providing interior décor services in the Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area.

An active TCS parent, Gaddah has been a TCS Global Ambassador for seven years and chair of the Parents’ Advisory Council for three years.

Gaddah lives in Whitby with her husband, David Chaloner, and two children, daughter Noor Yassein ’18 and son Nasser Yassein ’20.

In her spare time, Gaddah enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, traveling, hiking and reading.