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 2019-2020

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.

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.

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.

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 philanthropy & alumni 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 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 bachelor of engineering (mechanical) degree and thereafter her master of business administration degree. 

Engineering degree in hand, Tory joined EllisDon as a site team member on the company’s first Public-Private-Partnership (P3) project, Brampton Civic Hospital – a four year journey, which unlocked Tory’s desire to focus on the corporate side of construction. Since that time, she has continued to build her skill set and experiences by completing her M.B.A. and tackling different leadership roles within EllisDon’s capital, procurement and emerging market teams on a global scale. Currently, Tory is EllisDon’s director of energy and digital services – a role which focuses her energies on the origination, execution and management of intelligent buildings.

Tory is a member of the School’s 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, William. Without fail, you can find the three of them on the slopes of Craigleith Ski Club in the winter and dreaming of snow in the off season!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.