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 2018-2019

Ted Boyd is CEO at Magnifi, a mobile on-demand knowledge sharing application. Prior to this, he was CEO at independent communications agency, One Advertising. He has 28 years of technology and marketing experience.

Previously, Ted was CEO of Iceberg Media.com, a publicly-traded Internet radio broadcaster. Before joining Iceberg, he held the position of president at e-commerce book retailer, Indigo Online. Prior to this, he served as senior vice president of new media & new business for Young and Rubicam Canada.

Ted is chair of the North American board of the Alliance for Audited Media and is also serving a second five year term as a director of CBC/Radio-Canada. In the past he has served as the founding president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and as a director of the Children’s Aid Foundation and the National Advertising Benevolent Society. He holds an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ted lives in Toronto with his wife Monique and daughters Caroline and Olivia.

Rick graduated from Trinity College School in 1978 and took his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, University of Toronto, receiving his B.Comm. in 1982.

From 1983 to 1987, Rick worked at KPMG where he received his chartered accountant (CA) designation. In 1987, he moved to Ottawa to work in the office of Minister of Finance Michael Wilson, returning to Toronto in 1991 to join BMO Nesbitt Burns where he was managing director and head of government investment banking. In January 2008, Rick left BMO to join Borealis Infrastructure as executive vice president. Borealis is the infrastructure investment division of the OMERS pension plan. Rick left Borealis in June 2015 and is currently doing consulting work in the infrastructure market, as well as being a member of the board of the Toronto Transit Commission.

Rick is the chair of the TCS Governing Body, former chair of the School’s governance committee, and is a former long-time member of the School’s finance committee.

Rick and his wife Margot have three sons: Adrian ’08, Peter ’10 and Cameron ’12.

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

Kelly has over 25 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.

Kelly can often be found on the sidelines watching his children, Owen ’18 and Leah ’20, participate in football, hockey, swimming, rugby, track and rowing at TCS. He and his family also support a scholarship fund established in his daughter Megan’s name to assist children with hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Kelly has also been an active member of the TCS infrastructure committee since 2015.

Bonnie Davis is based in Nassau, Bahamas and is the administrator at the Tomlinson Family Office. She is responsible for the oversight/reporting of investments as well as the day to day running of the office. Prior to this, Bonnie was the administrator for High Tor Limited. 

She is also a director 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.

Bonnie also is a director for Hailmar Holdings of which she oversees all aspects of the trust.

She values being involved in the local community. Bonnie played an active part in fundraising/planning for the Hospital for Sick Children’s Caribbean Initiative which 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 a patient advocate having received credit for authorship in the study Guideline for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipients.

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

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

She currently resides in Nassau with her husband Errol and they are proud parents of Trinity College School alumni Hailey ’13 and Marcus ’18.

Born in Toronto, Allison is self-employed insurance broker and a graduate of Lawrence Park Collegiate. She graduated from Queen’s University in 1982. She obtained her professional designation of Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) in 1988.

She completed her certificate in risk management and was an instructor for the Insurance Institute of Canada for several years. Allison owns an insurance brokerage with the focus on life and disability insurance in the growing community of Clarington. She has volunteered with many community organizations such as Road Watch, Big Brothers and Sisters and is a past director of the Visual Arts Centre.

Allison was an active volunteer on the executive of the TCS Parents’ Guild and served as president of the TCS Parents’ Association. She has served on the TCS Governing Body since 2008 and is currently the chair of the governance committee.

She is married to Ron Strike, a lawyer, who has been an active volunteer with the School. They are the parents of Ross ’08 and Meredith ’10, who both have fond memories of the School.

Allison enjoys golf, skiing and yoga. She still loves spending time at Bear Fair.

Nikki leads the global marketing and communications team as CMO at The Exchange Lab. She has more than 17 years of experience working with some of the most exciting brands in the world including: Showtime, Yum! (KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut), General Motors, Global Television and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. A results-driven marketer with experience on both the client and agency side, she is a highly organized, collaborative and creative manager with experience across verticals including retail, financial, automotive, telecommunications and QSR (quick service restaurants). While at Global Television, Nikki set a Guinness World Record for a stunt promoting the hit series 24.

Before The Exchange Lab, Nikki was director of marketing & communications at Juice Mobile, a leading mobile marketing and technology firm. Juice won “Most Promising Digital Media Company” at the 2012 Digi Awards while she was at the helm of the marketing team.

Nikki has served on the TCS governance committee and is currently a member of the School’s philanthropy & alumni committee.

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 a 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 advancement committee on which he has served for the past 13 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.

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 advancement committee.

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

Mike Lada is currently vice president, finance for John Laing Group plc., which is a U.K.-based publicly-listed infrastructure fund with global assets. In Mike’s role, he oversees all asset management for the fund’s North American investments as well as represents several board positions pertaining to these assets. Mike is a senior financial professional who has over 14 years in progressively senior corporate, consulting and private equity roles. He brings a balance of discipline in M&A transactions, corporate development, financial oversight and the solving of complex business problems.

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. He has been a member of the TCS finance committee for over five years, as well as a member of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital “Leadership Sinai” organization. Mike is also a former member and treasurer of the Toronto Rotary Club.

Mike lives in Toronto with his wife Lindsey and his identical and very dynamic twin daughters, Emma and Grace.

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 B.Sc. 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 works as a management consultant at KPMG in Toronto where she is focused on making an impact in Canada’s healthcare sector by supporting strategic planning, operational and cost improvement initiatives in hospitals and at the ministry level.

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 grads: Rachelle ’09 and Malcolm ’17.

Katherine lives in Toronto with her husband Craig.

Tory McKillop graduated from TCS in 1999 and went on to study mechanical engineering at Western University.

After graduation she joined EllisDon and worked on site on the company’s first Public-Private-Partnership (P3) project, Brampton Civic Hospital. Wanting to understand more thoroughly the business side of P3 projects, Tory elected to take a one-year educational leave of absence to complete her M.B.A. at the Richard Ivey School of Business, where she was peer-elected to be the vice president of the MBA Association.

Since graduating and returning to EllisDon, Tory has been involved in multiple P3 projects at various stages of completion. Currently, Tory works as director, emerging markets, where she leads EllisDon's marketing procurement team, relies upon her strong mediation skills to achieve consensus among team members, and communicates with multiple consortium stakeholders to prepare and submit successful proposals across the nation and around the globe.

Tory and her husband live in Georgetown and have a son, William. Without fail, the three of them can be found on winter weekends in Collingwood at Craigleith Ski Club and dreaming of snow in the off season!

Melanie and her husband Ralph have been the owner/operators of a Canadian Tire dealership since 1994, first in Alberta, then in Toronto before settling in Cobourg in 1999. In March 2016, they took ownership of a new store in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Expanding their retail expertise into furniture was a seven-year venture in Kingston with LaZBoy Furniture Galleries where they did a ground-up build. That business won a corporate best new concept store award and eventually was sold in 2010.

Melanie's commitment to TCS has seen four children graduate (Daniel ’05, Adam ’07, Meagan ’14, Emilie ’16). During this time Melanie has volunteered in many capacities: first with the TCS Parents’ Guild, as part of the guild executive, on the Taste of Trinity event committees, the parent committee for two graduation gala events, in 2006 and 2014, and as past president of the TCS Parents’ Association.

Melanie is very active in her local church and community serving in various capacities during her time in Cobourg, including involvement with: leadership conferences, visioning and planning teams, pastoral search and nominating committees, music teams and youth events, soup kitchen, Northumberland Hills Hospital galas, Habitat for Humanity, the Syrian refugee relocation team and federal Conservative campaign volunteer.

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.

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 Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a leading international 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, resource, real estate 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 Jennifer and their three daughters.

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.

Jennifer Titterton was appointed as general manager of Safe Harbor, a reinsurance company in the life and annuity sector, in 2015. Prior to this post she was general manager of March Limited, an investment holding company in Bermuda, where she spent twelve 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 the 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.

Andrew Tirelli graduated in 2004 from Trinity College School 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 football, hockey and rugby teams. Andrew’s sister, Stephanie ’08, is also a TCS alumnus.

Andrew is currently the director of human resources for Testforce Systems. Prior to leading Testforce HR, Andrew graduated from the General Electric (GE) Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) 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 (CHRL) and is an active member of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).

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

Andrew lives in Toronto with his wife, Lindsay.

Beth is a Toronto-area corporate executive and, from 2009 through 2016, was KPMG’s Toronto managing partner responsible for the operations of the pre-eminent professional services firm’s largest practice, the Greater Toronto Area, which comprises 2,500 employees. Beth was also Canadian managing partner, community leadership, proudly leading an innovative initiative where KPMG employees assume grassroots leadership roles to have impact in their own communities while enhancing their management competencies.

With a career that spans more than 20 years, Beth has been selected as a “Top 25 Canadian Woman of Influence” and was twice named one of the “Top 100 most Powerful Women in Canada.”

Beth became an audit partner in 2000 working primarily in the technology sector focusing on serving electronics, software, communications and media companies. She was also a founding member and champion of KPMG’s diversity committee, which promotes the advancement of women and minorities in the organization. In 2005, Beth was appointed chief human resources officer, responsible for the HR strategy and all HR operations for the 5,000-employee strong organization. Beth proudly spearheaded KPMG’s “People Leaders” initiative, which focuses on development, retention and management of the firm’s greatest resource, its human capital. Before taking on her role as Toronto managing partner, Beth spent two years (2007-2009) as the Canadian managing partner, regions and enterprise, where she was in charge of operations for the 24 regional offices of KPMG Canada.

As a senior executive, Beth has always taken on additional leadership roles in the community. She has been director and chair of the Toronto Region Board of Trade; director and vice chair at the National Ballet of Canada; trustee for the Ontario Science Centre; past governor of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology; and a fervent supporter for the United Way, where she is on the strategic resource development committee and previously sat on the campaign cabinet (GTA), and was co-chair for their pioneering project called “Women Gaining Ground” which strives to improve the lives and opportunities for women facing poverty. In recognition of her leadership in supporting women and girls, Beth was awarded the Margot Franssen Leadership Award by MicroSkills in 2013.

Beth has been a TCS board member for the past three years and chairs the finance committee. She and her husband Brent currently reside in Port Hope and are proud parents of Trinity College School alumnus Ben ’15, and current student Matthew ’19.