Board of Governors

List of 16 items.

  • Alyssa Pei - Chair of the Board

    Alyssa Pei is a Partner at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. She has over 20 years’ experience with a focus on serving clients in the Financial Services across a range of topics including strategy and organization. She is also currently on the College’s Strategic Planning Committee. She brings prior board experience in the educational arena, and most recently serving as Vice-Chair for The Chewonki Foundation. Chewonki is a place-based educational learning organization in Wisscasset, Maine and a US 501(c) non-profit organization. Alyssa holds an A.B. and an A.M from Harvard University and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. She has two boys at the College: Alexander, Class of 2024 and Henry, Class of 2025.
  • Andrew Armstrong '88 - Vice-Chair of the Board

    Andrew is a partner in the business law group at McCarthy Tetrault LLP. His practice focuses on investment funds, capital markets and private transactions. An active member of the legal community, Andrew speaks at industry events and lends his insight to articles and publications. Andrew obtained a BAH (Political Studies) from Queen’s University in 1992, and received his LLB from Dalhousie University in 1996. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1998. He graduated from RSGC in 1988 and has two boys at the school, Charlie (Class of 2029) and Robbie (Class of 2027). He was previously a member of the board of Mad River Golf Club.
  • Gordon Raman - Past Chair and Governance Committee Chair

    Gordon G. Raman is a partner at the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Gord practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate finance. Gord has been a past adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1996. He also holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and a B.Eng. (Engineering Physics, Summa Cum Laude) from McMaster University. Gord is the Past-Chair of the Board of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and the Vice-President of the Law Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is also a Past-President of the Canadian Club of Toronto. His son Sebastian graduated as a member of the Class of 2021.
  • Dr. F. Haider Alvi - Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

    Dr. F. Haider Alvi is a former corporate financier turned academic and company director. Having grown up in North America, he worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Haider advised government shareholders and banks on mergers, restructurings and privatizations, and was subsequently involved with social impact investing in Latin America. He is presently a research academic at Athabasca University focused on critical management studies and innovation finance. He is also Chair of the Board of OECM (Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace) and Member of the Board of Innovate Edmonton. He has received degrees from University of Cambridge (Ph.D), Indiana University – Bloomington (JD), University of Toronto (MBA) and University of Chicago (AB). His son Tarek is in the Class of 2024.
  • Andrew Ternan - Chair of the Facility Committee

    Andrew Ternan is President of BOLT Developments Inc, a Toronto based Design Build Construction firm. He has been in the construction industry for over 35 years and has vast experience in the planning, building and maintaining of many different types of facilities. Andrew previously served for five years as a Board Member at the Mabin School. He joined the RSGC Board of Governors in the 2021/2022 school year. His son Angus is in the Class of 2023.
  • Richard Talbot - Treasurer, Audit and Finance Committee Chair

    Richard is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Fellow) and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 25 years of investment research and capital markets experience. He currently serves as a Board member / Investment adviser to organizations including the Peter Cundill Foundation, Invesco Canada and Canada Overseas Investment Limited. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at RBC Capital Markets, a top-10 global investment bank including Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Global Research. Richard is active in the accounting profession and the local community. He serves on Canada’s Accounting Standards Oversight Council and the Board of Second Harvest. He is a past Board member of CFA Society Toronto, United Way Toronto MIG cabinet and Women in Capital Markets (Advisory Council). Richard has undergraduate and graduate degrees (with honours) in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School. His son David is in the Class of 2024.
  • Connor Byrne '13 - Alumni Representative

    Connor works at KJ Harrison Investors as a Private Client Analyst and a member of the Private Client Team. Prior to joining KJ Harrison Investors, Connor worked at RBC Global Asset Management. Connor is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. Beyond RSGC, in his free time, Connor is a member of the St. Michael’s Young Leaders where he helps with fundraising on behalf of St. Michael’s Hospital. He also enjoys playing squash and tennis, and he is an avid runner and cyclist. Connor graduated from RSGC in 2013.
  • Brad Holland

    Brad has been Special Advisor to the TVM Group, an integrated real estate company, since February 2019. From 2014 to 2018 Brad was Special Advisor at George Weston Limited and prior to this spent 20 years as Senior Vice President, Taxation for George Weston Limited, Loblaw Companies Limited and their subsidiaries providing advice on Canadian and international tax planning and structuring, M&A, divestitures and financing, and was a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Brad is also s former Investment Committee member for District Ventures Capital. Brad graduated with a BA and MAcc from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA, CMA). Brad’s sons Ryan and Owen graduated from RSGC as members of the Class of 2014 and 2017 respectively.
  • Don Aitchison - Clergy

    Don (Father Don or “FD”) has been Chaplain of Trinity College School since 1999. Prior to this appointment, he served in the Diocese of Huron as Assistant to the Dean and Rector of St Paul’s Cathedral (1994-1996) and as Rector of the Parish of Florence, Aughrim and Bothwell (1996-1999). In 2010, Don joined the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve as chaplain to the 48th Highlanders of Canada. In 2017 he was appointed chaplain of 32 Canadian Brigade Group and promoted to major. He has a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Divinity from Huron College, and an M.Litt. in Practical Theology from St Andrew’s University, Scotland. Previous board experience includes sitting on the board of Sacred Heart College, Peterborough.
  • Dr. Sarah Hales

    Sarah Hales, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a psychiatrist for the Division of Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Her research has been funded by both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her clinical and research interests include the end of life experience as it affects both patients and families, and psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at alleviating distress in those facing advanced disease. Sarah is mom to Caleb McFadyen, Class of 2028.
  • Alison Leung

    As the VP Marketing at WW Canada, Ali leads a team whose mission is to inspire healthy habits for real life, with as many Canadians as possible. Prior to joining WW in August 2018, Ali held senior leadership roles at Facebook, where she was the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods and Government, and at Unilever, where she was a Senior Marketing Director leading the growth on purpose-driven brands like Dove, Hellmann’s and Becel. Ali holds an HBA from Ivey Business School at Western, and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York. She also sits on the board of Canada Learning Code. She joined the RSGC board in 2018. Her son, Russell, graduated as a member of the Class of 2019.
  • Elizabeth Koukodimos

    Elizabeth is the VP Finance and Accounting at the Woodbridge Company Limited (Thomson Family Office) and has held this position for seven years. Prior to joining  Woodbridge, Elizabeth held positions in Treasury and Finance at Maple Leaf Foods.  Elizabeth has served on many Audit and Finance committees for private and non-profit organizations and is currently serving on the Audit and Finance committee of The Globe and Mail. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is a CPA, CA. She has  two sons at the College: Ari (Class of '29) and George (Class of '31).
  • Dr. Julie Maggi

    Dr. Julie Maggi is the Director of Faculty Wellness in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Psychiatrist at St. Michael’s Hospital providing consultation-liaison psychiatry services. She holds an academic appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She graduated medical school from McMaster University and completed her postgraduate medical training in Psychiatry and a Master of Science (Institute of Medical Science) at the University of Toronto. She also completed fellowships in HIV Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Administrative Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Her previous roles included Director of Postgraduate Education from 2011 to 2017, interim Psychiatrist-in-Chief from July 2016 to May 2017, and Director of Postgraduate Wellness, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto from 2016 to 2017. Julie has a son at RSGC – Matteo (Class of 2028).
  • Susan Nickerson

    Susan is a partner and Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s Pensions, Benefits, & Executive Compensation Group. Recognized as a leading pension and benefits lawyer, Susan’s practice focuses on all areas of pension and benefits law and governance. Susan is a frequent speaker and moderator on emerging retirement industry issues and has a particular interest in policy development on a provincial and national level. She is past Chair of the Board of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM). In 2016, Susan was the first recipient of the ACPM Don Ireland Award in recognition of outstanding volunteerism in the field of pensions and retirement benefits.  Her son, Max, is in the Class of '24.
  • Manisha Burman

    Manisha Burman is Head, Client Experience and Workforce Effectiveness for Personal and Business Banking, Specialized Sales and Financial Planning for BMO Financial Group. She joined BMO as Vice President, Talent Management in 2011, where she led and renewed a variety of functions including recruitment, talent planning, workforce analytics, career management and employee pulse. She also served as the CHRO for Capital Markets & Wealth International, working with the CEO and COO of Capital Markets along with their Asia and European Country Heads to elevate their talent, diversity and leadership development agenda.
  • Miranda Rand - Guild Representative

    Miranda was born and raised in the Bahamas and has for the last few decades happily made Toronto home with her husband Paul and their 4 boys. Following degrees from both Queen’s and TMU and time spent working in both pediatric and public health nursing, Miranda chose to stay at home and focus her energy on raising her boys. Miranda has been involved in many aspects of volunteering for the school, most recently serving as the Guild President for the 2022/23 school year. Miranda has four sons at RSGC - Callum (class of 2024), William (class of 2026), Henry (class of 2028) and Hamish (class of 2030).


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  • Stephen Beatty '86 - Headmaster

    Stephen Beatty became the 6th RSGC Headmaster in 2011. Steve’s association with the College began in 1976 as a Grade 4 student. A Lifer graduate of 1986, Steve was the President of the Alumni Association from 2000-2002 and a Governor on the RSGC Board from 2003-2010. Before returning to RSGC as Headmaster, Steve was the Head of School at Montcrest from 2006-2011. Steve is also a proud RSGC parent to sons Jack, who graduated as a member of the Class of '22 and Finn, who is in the Class of '25.

  • Sundeep Bhatia - Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary

    Sundeep Bhatia joined RSGC as Chief Financial Officer in January 2022. Sundeep is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and brings to the position a long record of excellence as an accomplished business leader across many disciplines. Previous roles include Directorships in Financial Planning and Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, and Treasury Operations at Manulife and leading the Strategic Financial Planning team in one of the largest divisions at the City of Toronto. He is also a co-founder of the Seva Food Bank, a not-for-profit organization with multiple locations across the Region of Peel and served many years on the Board of the Peel Children's Aid Society where he Chaired the Audit and Finance Committee.

Governance Committees

List of 4 items.

  • Audit and Finance Committee

    The Audit and Finance Committee regularly reviews the financial position of the College. It is responsible for making recommendations to the Board concerning management of the College’s finances, preparation of an annual budget and the carrying out of an annual audit.


    Richard Talbot (Chair)
    Elizabeth Koukodimos
    Gordon Raman
    Sonya Haick

    Andrew Armstrong (ex-officio)
    Alyssa Pei (ex-officio)
  • Strategic Planning Committee

    Dr. F Haider Alvi (Chair)
    Alison Leung
    Dr. Sarah Hales
    Dr. Julie Maggi

    Steve Beatty (ex-officio)
    Alyssa Pei (ex-officio)
    Andrew Armstrong (ex-officio)
  • Facility Committee

    The Facility Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board on all matters dealing with the improvement, maintenance, repair, upkeep and use of the property of Royal St. George’s College.

    Andrew Ternan (Chair)
    Susan Nickerson
    Elizabeth Koukodimos
    Takashi Yamashita

    Steve Beatty (ex-officio)
    Alyssa Pei (ex-officio)
    Andrew Armstrong (ex-officio)

  • Governance Committee

    The responsibilities of the Governance Committee are to:
    1. seek out, identify and place in nomination the names of persons to stand for election or for appointment, as Governors, Committee members and Officers, in each case having regard to the person’s demonstrated commitment to the College;
    2. receive nominations for Board positions;
    3. support the Board with the development, review, planning and implementation of the College’s approach to corporate governance.


    Gordon Raman (Chair)
    Manisha Burman
    Susan Nickerson

    Andrew Armstrong (ex-officio)
    Alyssa Pei (ex-officio)

Governance Policies

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  • Nomination Process

    The Board has a comprehensive committee structure that includes Audit and Finance, Governance, Facilities and Strategic Planning. Committee members include Board members and other members of the RSGC community who possess special skills/expertise.
    The Board solicits the RSGC community annually for names of people interested in serving on the Board or its committees and maintains a list of those who have expressed such an interest. On an annual basis, the Governance Committee reviews the composition of the Board and its committees with reference to the skills matrix and recommends to the Board potential candidates to fill any required positions. Generally, the Board elects new members in October.
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