BCS Association Board of Directors

List of 14 items.

  • Michel Lafrance, Head of School


    Michel Lafrance
    , Head of School, Bishop's College School (Lennoxville, QC)

    Mr. Lafrance is a seasoned, bilingual, Canadian educator and school leader. He has a passion for experiential learning, the arts, athletics, and personal growth, and the proven ability to move schools forward.

    He has been Head of School for seven years and an Assistant Head of School for ten, all at independent schools. He has extensive experience with QAIS, where he served as Executive Director from 2010-2013 and is currently President, NAIS, FÉEP, and CAIS, our accrediting body, from which he earned his Advanced Diploma in School Leadership. 

    Mr. Lafrance earned his Bachelor of Education from McGill University (English and Physical Education) and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from the Université de Sherbrooke.

    He brings his family of four to Moulton Hill: his spouse, Carine, who is a career Human Resources professional for the National Bank of Canada, and daughters Léa (17) and Rosalie (9).

    Mr. Lafrance became the 32nd Head of School in July 2020. By virtue of his office, he is a member of the Association Board of Directors.

  • Linda Rodeck, BCS'81, Chair


    Linda Rodeck, BCS'81
     
    Ms. Rodeck attended BCS from 1977-1981,with her older brothers, Bruce (Class of '78) and Keith (Class of '79). She later graduated with a BA in History and Art History from McGill University, and earned her Master's Degree from the University of Toronto.
     
    From 2010-2013, Ms. Rodeck served as Managing Director for Sotheby’s (Canada) and in the summer of 2013 was recruited by Waddington's, Canada's oldest auctioneers, where she was Senior Canadian Art Specialist and Vice President, Fine Art until her retirement in 2018.
     
    She has served on the board of the Niagara Historical Society and Museum, Bloorview Kids rehab, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

    Ms. Rodeck joined the Association Board in 2011, was appointed Vice-Chair in 2014, and Chair in 2018.

  • Guthrie Stewart, BCS'73, Vice Chair


    Guthrie Stewart, BCS'73 - Vice Chair, Investment Committee, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) (Montreal, QC)

    Mr. Stewart assumed his new role in June of 2020, and prior to that  was Head of Private Investments at PSP Investments for the last five years, overseeing a growing global portfolio of more than CA$40 billion invested in Private Equity and Infrastructure – directly and through a network of global partners.
     
    Prior to joining PSP Investments in September 2015, Mr. Stewart was a partner at one of Canada’s largest private equity buyout and venture capital firms. He also held several executive roles in the telecommunications industry (international and mobile networks), including CEO, Teleglobe Canada and EVP, Global Development of Teleglobe Inc., and was a founding officer of what is now Bell Mobility. In addition, Mr. Stewart acted as a corporate director and advisor for various public and private enterprises, and was an Adjunct Professor and member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management.

    Mr. Stewart has an MBA from INSEAD (Europe) and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto), and he studied Honours Science at Queen’s University (Kingston). He also completed the ICD certification program for corporate directors through RotmanMcGill.
     
    Mr. Stewart joined the BCS Association Board in 2011.
     
  • Richard Bradley


    Richard Bradley
    – (North Hatley, QC)

    Mr. Bradley, father of two BCS graduates, worked for 30 years in the finance business, as a foreign exchange trader in Montreal and London for Toronto-Dominion Bank, and then as Director of Treasury Operations for Kruger Paper. He attended Bishop's University, where he received a BA in Economics in 1974.

    Mr. Bradley joined the Board in 2001 and has served in a number of capacities, including most recently as a member of the Finance and Audit, and Infrastructure committees. He is also very active in the school's Round Square program.

  • Michel Bull, BCS'72, Honorary Secretary-Treasurer


    Michel Bull,
    BCS ’72 – CFO Global Excel Management Inc. (Lennoxville, QC)

    Mr. Bull graduated from Laval University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. After a brief period at Belanger Dallaire Gagnon (eventually Caron Belanger Ernst & Young), Mr. Bull lived and worked in Europe for nine years. After returning to Canada, he worked for a number of years in the manufacturing world as CFO and general management.

    He is currently the CFO of Global Excel Management Inc., a 450-employee company based in Lennoxville, Quebec.

    Mr. Bull joined the Association Board of BCS in 2013.

  • Scott Goodson, BCS'81


    Scott Goodson,
    BCS’81 – Founder/CEO of StrawberryFrog (New York City, NY)
     
    Mr. Goodson is a graduate of BCS. He is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor in 10 companies in Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States.

    For 25 years Scott has helped leaders galvanize people and organizations around shared purpose via ‘Movement Thinking’ to achieve competitive advantage. He has worked with Google, Emirates Airline, P&G, Truist, Mercedes, and Walmart. He has lectured at Harvard Business School and appeared in the NY Times, The FT, and Harvard Business Review.

    He set out a new competitive advantage, Movement Thinking, as a way to activate Purpose to the people who matter in his best selling book: Uprising by McGraw Hill. The book articulates five tenets of ‘Movement Marketing,’ illustrated through case studies drawing upon interviews with over 40 global business leaders. His new book Activating Purpose will be released March 2021.

    His ideas challenge leadership habits at large corporations and the formulas of the past, providing new ways to think about insight, sources of growth, and sources of meaning for modern businesses and the people who run them.

    Mr. Goodson, his wife, and his two sons live outside Manhattan.

    Mr. Goodson joined the BCS Association Board in 2018.

  • Isabelle Goyette


    Isabelle Goyette
     – Vice-Principal, Finance and Administration, Bishop’s University (Lennoxville, QC)
     
    Ms. Goyette currently serves as the Vice-Principal, Finance and Administration at Bishop’s University. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, including eight years at Bishop’s University and six years at BBDO in Montreal and Toronto as their Director of Finance. She also serves as an Administrator and Treasurer for CEA Ecollectif (Foundation of the Ecollectif elementary school).

    Ms. Goyette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Accounting from HEC Montreal and she also completed the CMA professional program.

    Ms. Goyette joined the BCS Association Board in 2016.
  • Ian Graham, BCS'80


    Ian Graham,
     BCS'80 – Director, R. E. Millward & Associates Ltd (Toronto, ON)

    Mr. Graham has more than 32 years of professional planning experience and currently serves as the Director for R.E. Millward & Associates Ltd.
    Prior to joining the firm Mr. Graham was a Project Manager with the City of Toronto’s City Planning Division. He is also publisher and sole owner of NRU Publishing Inc., a company that publishes two weekly newsletters on planning and development news in the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. He has overseen the publication operations for 20 years.

    Mr. Graham has a Master’s of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from McMaster University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a registered professional planner in the Province of Ontario, a member of the American Planning Association, a member of the Ontario Association of Land Economists, a member of BILD, and is on the board of Montrose Property Holdings Ltd. And Ecowaste Industries ltd. in Richmond BC.
     
    Mr. Graham joined the BCS Association Board in 2017.

  • Daniel Lalonde, BCS'72


    Daniel Lalonde
    , BCS’72, B.COM., LL.L, MBA, CIMMD – Senior VP and Portfolio Manager, National Bank Financial (Montreal, QC)

    Mr. Lalonde began his career in capital markets and institutional sales, and prior to joining NBF, was a founding partner and manager of Goepel Shields' (Raymond James) Quebec operation. He has a B.COM. from McGill University, an LL.L from the Université de Montréal, he is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1981, and obtained an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

    He presently serves on the McGill Shulick Music Advisory board, the Capital Campaign of the Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, is President of the Lanaudière International Music Festival Foundation, and an active fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis Quebec.
     
    Mr. Lalonde has been involved in governance at BCS for 25 years, as president of the BCS Alumni Association, a member of the BCS Foundation Board, and, since 2006, as a member of the Association Board.

  • Tim Price, BCS'75, Past Chair


    Timothy E. Price,
    BCS'75 – Director and Portfolio Manager, 3Macs (a division of Raymond James Ltd.) (Montreal, QC)
     
    Mr. Price joined MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier (3Macs) in 1984 and now leads The Price Group, a Portfolio Management team with the 3Macs division of Raymond James Ltd. He attended BCS from 1970 to 1975. In 1979, Tim graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree before moving to London, England, to gain professional experience with the investment firm Rowe & Pitman. He then worked for the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand in both Toronto and Bermuda, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.

    Mr. Price joined 3Macs with a management position in finance and administration, and he attained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1992. He was elected as a Director of the Firm in 1992 and served on the Executive Committee from 1993. Between 2002 and 2009 he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and was elected Chairman of the Board in February 2009 until 3Macs became a division of Raymond James Ltd. in October 2016. Since then he has served as a Director of Raymond James Ltd. In 2019 he was named Chairman and CEO of Raymond James Trust (Quebec) Ltd.

    Mr. Price is a former Chair of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and is active in multiple corporate, educational, health and charitable organizations.
     
    After serving on the BCS Foundation board for 20 years, Mr. Price joined the Association Board in 2010 and assumed the role of Vice Chair in 2012. He was elected Chair in 2013 and served a five-year term in that role until September 2018.
     
  • Marc Rioux


    Marc Rioux
    – President and Owner, Les Immeubles Rioux, Inc.
    (Sherbrooke, QC)

    Mr. Rioux founded Les Immeubles Rioux Inc, a real-estate company in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 2002 and currently serves as the President. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from École des Hautes Études Commercials as well as a Competency Diploma from the Canadian Institute of Credit Managers.

    Mr. Rioux’s son graduated with the class of 2017, and his daughter in 2018. They both now attend Bishop’s University.
     
    Mr. Rioux joined the BCS Association Board in 2017.

  • Avery (MacKay) Russell, BCS'85


    Avery Russell, BCS'85 -
     President and Founder of Stellamaris Coaching LLC. (Marblehead, MA)

    Mrs. Russell's four children are all BCS graduates: Bryce (2011), Ella (2012), Nicola (2015), and Blake (2018).

    In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Russell has been actively involved in her community with various non-profit organizations. She served on the Vestry, chaired the Stewardship Committee, and was a Sunday School teacher at St. Michael’s Church. Within the Marblehead public school system, Mrs. Russell chaired the Playground Improvement and Fundraising Committee, and spent many years as an enrichment volunteer and yearbook editor. Within the greater Boston area, she is a mentor and fundraising committee member for the inner city after school program, Raw Art Works.

    Mrs. Russell specializes in coaching parents of young adult children at Stellamaris Coaching LLC, and is an Associate Coach at Women on the Verge LLC. She is currently chairing our '50 Years of Co-Ed' Celebration, honouring the semicentennial anniversary of the merger of Bishop’s College School and King’s Hall, Compton, to be held in 2022.

    Mrs. Russell joined the BCS Association Board in 2014.

  • Stephan Scholl, BCS'88


    Stephan Scholl,
    BCS'88 - CEO, Alight Solutions (Lincolnshire, IL)

    As CEO, Mr. Scholl is responsible for the strategy, growth, and business performance of Alight, a leading provider of next level human capital and business solutions. Over his more than 25-year career, Mr. Scholl has created a reputation as a transformational leader, passionate about customer success. He is focused on driving results, delivering value, and improving business processes for global organizations by harnessing the full power of leading cloud-based solutions.

    Before joining Alight, he served as president at Infor Global Solutions. During his eight-year tenure, Mr. Scholl served in a variety of leadership roles and helped transform the company into a preeminent provider of industry-vertical cloud solutions, doubling revenue to $3B and establishing it as the third-largest ERP software vendor in the world. He also served in various senior roles at both Oracle and Peoplesoft for more than a decade, including leading Oracle's North America Consulting Group, one of the company's largest organizations, and leading its Tax and Utilities Global Business unit.

    In addition to the BCS Association Board, Mr. Scholl also serves on the boards of Avaya and 1010 Data, a leader in analytical intelligence and alternative data. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from McGill University.

    Mr. Scholl joined the BCS Association Board in 2015.

  • Roald Smeets, BCS'87


    Roald Smeets
    , BCS’87 - President and COO, The Citco Group (New York City, NY)

    Mr. Smeets is the President and COO of the highly successful Citco Group of Companies, established by the Smeets family in 1948 to meet the needs of multinationals and private clients following the Second World War. The company has been a leader in international finance since it began, deeply involved in establishing the Eurobond and hedge fund markets while retaining its entrepreneurial character. As an industry leader for more than 75 years, the group has a deep expertise in the full range of fund strategies, investor requirements, multinational governance, and private client estate planning.

    Mr. Smeets joined the BCS Association Board in 2015.

BCS Mission Statement

“We create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. Our commitment to excellence in academics, wellness, athletics, creativity, and service contributes to a lifetime of engagement and global competence.”

Past Association Board Chairs

R. W. Heneker 1879 - 1902
H. R. Fraser 1902 - 1908
R. Campbell 1908 - 1912
Sir H. Montagu Allan, C.V.O. 1912- 1914
J. K. L. Ross 1914 - 1922
Grant Hall 1922 - 1934
P. F. Sise 1934 - 1939
E. de L. Greenwood 1939 - 1945
W. W. Ogilvie 1945 - 1951
The Hon. William Mitchell, BCS'26 1951 - 1963
Robert R. McLernon, BCS'32 1963 - 1969
H. G. Hallward 1969 - 1984
Shirley H. Stoker, KHC'46 1984 - 1988
Stuart H. Cobbett, BCS'66 1988 - 1991
Rae Heenan, KHC'55 1991 - 1994
François de Sainte Marie, BCS'65 1994 - 1997
Patterson Webster 1997 - 2000
Douglas Patriquin, BCS'64 2000 - 2004
David J. Stenason, BCS'75 2004 - 2008
Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84 2008 - 2013
Timothy E. Price, BCS'75 2013 - 2018

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.