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 2022-2023
- Kelly Chesney P’18 ’20
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 Davis P’13 ’18
Bonnie Davis P’13 ’18 Bonnie holds an Executive M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey Business School and a director’s designate from the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada.
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 splits her work time consulting between Nassau, Bahamas and Toronto, Canada.
She resides with her husband Errol, and they currently split their time between Toronto and Nassau. Bonnie and Errol are proud parents of Trinity College School alumni Hailey ’13 and Marcus ’18.
- Glenn Gatcliffe ’92
Glenn graduated from Trinity College School in 1992. He obtained a B.Sc. in business administration from Babson College (1996) with a double major in finance and economics, and an M.B.A. from McGill University (2000).
Glenn worked for BMO Capital Markets for 15 years, eventually as the global head of fertilizer, metals and mining. He then went on to work for Raymond James Canada as the head of one of the industry coverage teams in investment banking until 2020. Today, Glenn is a partner with his close friends at Toronto-based Argyle Capital Partners, a leading mid-market private equity firm.
Glenn currently sits on the TCS finance committee. He is the treasurer of the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce and previously volunteered at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Charity Committee and founded the Bay Street Camp Quality Soccer Tournament.
Glenn lives in the Blue Mountains, Ontario, with his wife, Isabelle, and children, James and Emma.
- Noble Gibson ’93 P’23 ’25 ’25
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, focusing 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, 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 ’25 and Frankie ’25.
- Edan Howell '94 P'24 '26
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 sons, Jackson ’24 and Emmet '26 are current students.
- Bill Jack ’83 P’11 ’15
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 Lada ’97
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 MacArthur ’02
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.
Currently, Katherine is the Vice President of Operations at Canadian mental health company, Inkblot Therapy, where she is focused on increasing digital access to mental health care. 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 McKillop ’99
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 B.Eng. (mechanical), and – a few years later – her M.B.A. 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 markets, and energy & digital services teams. Currently, Tory leads EllisDon’s furniture, equipment & design – a global role focused on leading a team of professionals as they design, coordinate and 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 Hall, 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 Murray P’08 ’10
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.
- Lola Obomighie P’26 ’29
Lola is currently the vice president – people, culture and organizational effectiveness at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg. In her role, Lola oversees a large portfolio comprising of human resources, quality, patient safety, risk, decision support, volunteers, food services, environmental services and medical devices reprocessing.
Lola holds a B.Sc. with Honours in economics and statistics and a M.Sc. in human resources management. In addition, Lola holds the professional designation of Certified Human Resources Leader with the Human Resources Professionals Association Ontario, Certified Associate in Project Management with the Project Management Institute and she is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development England. Lola has extensive HR, quality and risk experience gained from a progressive career in private, public and the not-for-profit sectors in both England and more recently Ontario. Lola has previous governing board experience when she was on the governing board in Swindon College, England. Lola is pleased to be part of the TCS community where she has served in a volunteer capacity on the TCS governance committee since 2020, and as part of the TCS Task Force to End Anti-Black Racism in 2020-2021.
Since relocating from the U.K. a few years ago, Lola and her family have taken root in the GTA. Lola is married to Jude who is a family physician in Port Hope, and they live in Courtice with their two exceptional children Hannah ’26 and Oshio ’29. When Lola isn’t spending time with her family, she is watching a good show. Lola and her family love to travel and, being a Christian family, Lola is an active member of her church and sings in her church choir.
- Julia (Bakker) Osmar ’06
Julia graduated from Trinity College School in 2006 and has been actively involved in the alumni community since. She served on the TCS Alumni Association starting in 2013 and was as president from 2016-2019.
Julia graduated from McGill University and then followed her passion for food to complete her chef’s training 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 digital content creation to serve 500 clients across North America and the U.K.
After THP, Julia moved to BrainStation, where she is currently the VP of experience, overseeing the global delivery of digital skills training. At BrainStation, Julia focuses on the customer experience of upskilling individuals and organizations with the necessary digital skills for the future of work. She brings her creativity and passion for operational excellence to support the company’s rapid growth across five locations: New York, London, Toronto, Vancouver and Miami.
Julia lives in Toronto with her husband Jeremy, daughter Avery and another baby on the way!
- Douglas H. Scott '81, Vice Chair
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.
- Douglas Scott ’09
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.
- 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.
- Andrew Tirelli ’04
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.
- Isabel Tremblay ’94
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.
- Tova White P’24 ’27
Tova has a B.A. (economics) from Bishop’s University, M.Sc. (economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Harvard University.
Tova is the SVP & chief human resources officer for Giant Tiger – a family-owned Canadian discount retailer. She spent 10 years as the VP of human resources for Coca-Cola Canada and Coca-Cola Canada Bottling. Prior to Coca-Cola she was EVP of human resources for Indigo Books and Music.
Tova holds a chartered director certification from the Director’s College/Degroote School of Business. She is a governor of Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec and serves as the chair, governance and ethics committee and a member of the human resources committee and the joint board/senate committee for diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a past director of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
In her spare time, Tova volunteers with Operation Smile as a medical records volunteer, dabbles in real estate, plays tennis and tries her hand at floral design.
She lives in Port Hope and North Hatley, Quebec and is proud mom to James ’24 and Maeve ’27.
Ex Officio Member:
Stuart Grainger, Head of Trinity College School
Susan Wells, Treasurer
Body of Trustees
John Armstrong ’87
John Barford ’74
Mike Bellamy ’93
Geoffrey Bertram ’72
Gordon C. Boughner ’83 P’16
Ted Boyd ’82
Colin Brown ’75 P’06 ’06
Peter W. Candlish ’72 P’03 ’08 ’10
Geoff Cannon ’69
Tom Conyers ’73 P’04 ’06
Eric Davies ’82
Lori Dodd P’04 ’07 ’09
Allison Fellowes Strike P’08 ’10
Sally Frackowiak P’02 ’05 ’07
Geoff Francolini ’78
Charyl Galpin P’07 ’08
David W.A. Hackett ’83 P’17
John Hogarth ’78 P’08
George Holmes ’76 P’06 ’07
Adam Howard ’76 P’08 ’11, Chair, Body of Trustees
Walter Howell P’94 ’96 ’98 ’01
Graeme Jewett ’77
Jon Kennedy ’82
Will Kennedy ’72 P’02
Chris Matthews ’77
Maria Phipps P’98 ’03
Barbara Piccini P’06 ’09
Robin Picov P’06 ’12 ’14
Robert Ramsay ’68
Derek Smith ’72
David Thomas ’82 P’16
Stephen Thomson ’78
Isabel Tremblay ’94
Robert Wilson-Rogers ’71
Robert Bannerman ’59
Judith Barker P’99 ’03
James Binch ’66
Anita Blackwood P’90
Richard Bonnycastle ’51
George Booth ’61
Bill Boughner ’56 P’83 ’89
Bill Bowen ’62
Christopher H. Brown ’63 P’89
Mary Byers P’75 ’78 ’86
Douglas Derry ’64
Robert Ellis ’63 P’93 ’96 ’01
Jacqueline Fong P’97 ’99 ’03 ’05 ’13
Keng Fong P’97 ’99 ’03 ’05 ’13
John Gilbert ’56
Roger Glassco ’65 P’05 ’09 ’10 ’13
Anthony Hendrie ’52
Richard Irvine ’65 P’96 ’00
John James ’61
Robert Jarvis ’47 P’75 ’77
Peter Kedwell P’03
Timothy Kennish ’58
Tom Lawson ’47 P’83 ’88
Lawrence "Kit" Laybourne ’62
Lee Magwood P’88 ’92 ’94
Richard Maier ’50 P’75 ’80
Arnold Massey ’55 P’83
David McCart ’67 P’97
Angus McKee ’54
Richard McLaren ’64 P’00 ’02
Michael Meighen ’56
Timothy Powell ’62 P’95 ’97
Timothy Price ’59 P’94
John Seagram ’54 P’00
Donald Tomlinson P’95 ’97 ’01
Walter S. Tomenson, Jr. ’65
Tim Tottenham ’67 P’97 ’01
Anthony van Straubenzee ’56
Brian Westlake P’95 ’98