Board of Governors

List of 15 news stories.

  • Ms. Cathy Cranston - Chair of the Board

    Cathy Cranston is an independent public company board director for Toromont Industries Ltd. and sits on Toromont’s Audit, and Nominating and Governance Committees. She is a Director on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, where she sits on the Investment Committee, the Audit and Actuarial Committee and the Operational Risk Committee. Cathy has her ICD.D designation.
    She recently retired as Treasurer of BMO Financial Group (BMO), where she was a senior executive with 32 years of experience. Prior business experience includes executive roles as Head of Investor Relations, CFO of the Bank’s Wealth Management business, VP of Integrated Risk Management, as well as senior roles in capital markets and corporate banking. Prior board experience includes Bank of Montreal (Barbados) Limited, Bank of Montreal Mortgage Corporation, BMO Trust Company, BMO InvestorLine, BMO Harris Investment Management Inc., and BMO Nesbitt Burns Financial Services Inc. Her son Charlie is in the Class of 2022.
  • Mr. Gordon Raman - Vice 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 currently the 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 is in the Class of 2021.
  • Mr. Steve Geist - Treasurer, Audit and Finance Committee Chair

    Steve Geist is a corporate director with more than 30 years experience as a senior executive in wealth and asset management. He retired from CIBC in 2017, where he last held the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head of CIBC Wealth Management which included the asset management, retail brokerage, private banking and trust businesses. Prior to this role, Steve was President and CEO of CIBC Asset Management. He was also previously with Price Waterhouse, Fidelity Investments and TD Wealth Management. He is a past director of the Mutual Funds Dealer Association and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute and also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. His son Nicholas is Class of 2018.
  • Mr. Bruce Chapple ’87 - Past Chair

    Bruce Chapple ’87 is a partner with McMillan LLP, a national business law firm. He has over 20 years experience, specializing in business law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Bruce has held several leadership positions at McMillan LLP. He is currently the firm’s Chief Financial Partner and a co-chair of its private equity group.  He was previously the firm’s Chief Firm (Engagement) Partner, sat on the firm’s Professional Services Committee and chair of its United Way Campaign. Bruce is regularly a member of the board of directors on portfolio companies for private equity investors and Canadian subsidiary companies. Bruce has a B.Sc. Econ. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B. from U of T. He is an alumni interviewer for prospective U Penn students. Bruce joined the RSGC Board in 2012. His two sons attend RSGC: Spencer (Class of 2019) and Devin (Class of 2021).
  • Ms. Roma Dubczak - Strategic Planning Committee Chair

    Roma Dubczak is a marketing and brand strategy consultant with experience in packaged goods and the non-profit sector. She is currently a Director of the Board for the Toronto Biennial of Art, Chair of the Canadian Red Cross’ Marketing Advisory Committee and co-chair of their Behind the Red Vest Campaign. Roma was also a member of the Board of Governors of Kingsway College School for 10 years. Roma spent most of her professional life at Procter and Gamble Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from U of T and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Roma’s two sons attended RSGC: Maxym, Class of 2017 and Mattay, Class of 2015.
  • Brad Holland - Advancement Committee Chair

    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 in the Class of 2014 and 2017 respectively.
  • Ms. Adrian C. Lang - Nomination and Governance Committee Chair

    Adrian Lang is Head of Operations & Small Business Solutions, North American Retail Payments, Bank of Montreal. She comes to our Board with significant previous experience on the Board of Directors at both the Advocates Society and the Canadian Stage Company (where she was Chair from 2013-2015). Adrian also sat on the Advisory Board of Young Women in Law, and served on the board of the YWCA Toronto from 2005-2009. In 2008, she was recognized by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers under 40. Adrian’s son Gavin is in the Class of 2020.
  • 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 is Class of 2019. 
  • Ms. Sharon Lewis

    Sharon’s career in the arts is successful across multiple platforms. She has directed over 100 hours of popular television, appearing on HBO,CRAVE, TMN, HGTV, CBC, DISCOVERY and I.D. She began her acting career in the title role of Rude, an official Cannes selection. Sharon co-wrote and directed the Dora nominated, smash hit play, Sistahs which ran in the US, Canada and internationally. She hosted CBC’s live political talk show, counterSpin, and their interactive tv show Zed, nominated for several CSA awards. Sharon directed the award winning short film, Chains airing on HBO and internationally. She has directed and showrun over 100 hours of unscripted series broadcast. Sharon recently directed her double CSA-nominated feature film; Brown Girl Begins. Most recently Sharon helmed an episode of CBC’s hour drama, Diggstown. She joined the RSGC Board in 2019. Her son Pi is in the Class of 2022.
  • Peter Mann

    Peter is Executive Vice-President, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Head of Equities and also acts as a Portfolio Manager focusing on US equities. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in 2011, he spent eight years as a US Analyst and Portfolio Manager with Cumberland Private Wealth Management Inc. Before that, Peter managed a private investment partnership focusing on long/short US equities. He began his investment career in 1993 in Fixed Income Sales and Trading at Scotia Capital Markets. Peter joined the RSGC board in 2018 and has three boys at the College: Hutton, Class of 2023; Elliott, Class of 2025; and Tillson, Class of 2028. 
  • Mr. Geoff Osborne '08

    Geoff Osborne '08 is the Director, Strategy & Operations at NRStor, where he has played a pivotal role since he joined the company when it was founded in 2012. He is primarily focused on identifying business development opportunities, overseeing project management & operations, securing investment and strategic planning. Geoff has led several major utility infrastructure initiatives and has extensive experience working on battery, flywheel, compressed air energy storage (CAES) and renewable energy projects. Geoff sits on several industry working groups and is currently on the Board of MPOWER, Sunnybrook Stables Ltd., and the Village by the Grange Community. In 2016, Geoff was presented the Canada Clean50 Award as an outstanding contributor to clean capitalism and named to the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders’ program. He holds a Master of Laws (energy & infrastructure specialization) from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University. He is a member of the RSGC Alumni Association Executive. 
  • Alyssa Pei

    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 currently serves 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.
  • Rev. Jesse Parker '01 - Clergy

    The Reverend Jesse Parker is the Incumbent of the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Port Hope, Ontario and Regional Dean of Durham-Northumberland Deanery. Jesse is an RSGC Old Boy (’01) and former member of the faculty (2007-2008). He completed both his undergraduate and divinity degrees at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Jesse has served in a number of volunteer capacities in the Diocese of Toronto. In addition to the RSGC Board of Governors, he currently serves on the Boards of Trinity College and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation. Jesse is also a member of the Diocesan Council, Executive Board, and Social Justice and Advocacy Committee.
  • Ms. Glenna Talbot - Georgian Parents' Guild Representative

    Glenna is the mother of David (class of 2024) and Elizabeth (St. Francis Xavier University) and has previously been a RSGC class parent. She has been a parent volunteer at her children’s schools since 2002, as well as being an active community volunteer. Glenna was a commodity tax manager with a national accounting firm before retiring to focus on family life.  
  • Mr. Alex Edmison '02 - RSGC Alumni Association Representative

    Alex served the RSGC Alumni Association as Vice President from 2012-14 and as President from 2014-16. His mission as President was to develop the alumni mentoring programs, enhance communication and increase engagement and attendance at both school and Alumni activities. Alex serves the Board of Governors as Alumni Representative and ensures communication in both directions between the Alumni Executive and the Governors. Alex graduated RSGC in 2002, received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Queens University and is currently a Vice President specializing in Urban Retail and Development at CBRE Limited.

Officers of Royal St. George's College

List of 2 news stories.

  • Mr. 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 '22 and Finn '25.
  • Ms. Jane Nyman - CFO and Secretary

    Jane Nyman joined RSGC as Chief Financial Officer in January 2013. She brings many years of senior leadership experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Jane began her career at Ernst & Young, followed by increasingly senior positions at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada) and the CPP Investment Board. From 2006 to 2015 Jane served on the Board of Directors for Pathways to Education Canada and is a Past Chair of the Finance and Audit and Investment Committees of Pathways. She is a CPA, CA and a CFA.

Governance Committees

List of 5 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.

    Members

    Steve Geist – Chair 
    Farzad Alvi 
    Richard Talbot 

    Steve Beatty (ex-officio)
    Cathy Cranston (ex-officio) 
    Gord Raman (ex-officio)

  • Strategic Planning Committee

    Roma Dubczak – Chair 
    Steve Beatty 
    Bruce Chapple 
    Cathy Cranston 
    Alex Edmison 
    Catherine Kirkland 
    John Lambersky 
    Margaret Nozuka 
    Paul O’Leary 
    Alyssa Pei 
  • 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.

    Members
     
    Jon Wheler 

    Steve Beatty (ex-officio)
    Cathy Cranston (ex-officio) 
    Gord Raman (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.

    Members


    Adrian Lang – Chair 
    Bruce Chapple 
    Peter Mann 

    Cathy Cranston (ex-officio) 
    Gord Raman (ex-officio)
     
  • Advancement Committee

    The Advancement Committee is responsible for all strategic and policy matters related to fundraising, communications and alumni programs, as well as parent/community engagement and development programs/efforts.

    Members
     
    Brad Holland – Chair 
    Andrew Armstrong 
    Tim Costigan 
    Alison Leung 
    Andrew Mitchell 
    Geoff Osborne 
    Daniel Tecimer 
    George Thompson 

    Steve Beatty (ex-officio)
    Cathy Cranston (ex-officio)
    Gord Raman (ex-officio)



Governance Policies

List of 3 items.

  • Nomination Process

    The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the College, its facilities and its capital plan. The Board oversees the financial affairs of the College, as well as hires and assesses the Headmaster of the College.

    The Board members are drawn primarily from the parent and alumni community, and include ex officio representatives from the Parents’ Guild, the Alumni Association and the clergy. The Board meets seven times a year.

    The Board has a comprehensive committee structure that includes Audit and Finance, Nomination and Governance, Facilities and Advancement. Committee members include Board members and other members of the RSGC community who possess special skills/expertise.

    The Board has developed a “skills matrix” that summarizes desirable skills and attributes of Governors and committee members. These notes are used as a reference to ensure a balanced and effective Board and committees, and to identify areas in which representation can be strengthened. These desirable skills and attributes include an affiliation with the College, as well as expertise in areas such as governance, financial management, project management, strategic planning, communications and education. The skills matrix also recognizes the importance of having a Board that represents the broad diversity of its community.

    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 Nomination and 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 September.

    For more information, please contact Bruce Chapple ’87, Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
  • Transparency Policy

    Policy on Transparency, Openness and Engagement

    The Board of Governors (the “Board” and the “Governors”) of Royal Saint George’s College (“RSGC” or the “College”) considers that transparency, openness and engagement are important values that underlie the governance of RSGC and help to build trust and understanding in the institution. These values, in the context of the governance of an independent school, help to guide how the College interacts with the community it serves. Such community includes: staff and faculty; current and former students; current, former and prospective parents; and, neighbors who live and work in the vicinity of the College. The commitment to transparency, openness and engagement includes:
    • Information – making information available regarding the Board and its practices and procedures
    • Communications – periodic reporting to the community on Board activities
    • Board Nominations – maintaining an open and inclusive process for the nomination of Governors
    • Governor Activities – establishing and sustaining a visible presence of the Board and the Governors in the community
    Accordingly, the Board has passed this policy on transparency, openness and engagement.

    The Board will work towards implementing the following, while identifying and instituting new means of interacting with the community as it may determine to be appropriate from time-to-time.
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  • By-Laws

    BY-LAW NUMBER 1
    A By-Law relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of
    ROYAL ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE
    (the “Corporation”)

    Read the Bylaws

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