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BCS Association Board of Directors

List of 15 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.

  • Alexandra Johnston, BCS'88


    Alexandra Johnston
    , BCS'88 - (Toronto, ON)

    Alex Johnston is a lawyer by training and was most recently a media company executive at Canada’s public broadcaster. She is currently a director on corporate and non-profit boards, including the
    board of Desjardins General Insurance Group and incoming co-chair of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

    Between 2012-2016 she ran the Canadian office of Catalyst Inc. a global non-profit advocating for the advancement of women in business, where she worked closely with some of the most influential CEO’s and business leaders in Canada on strategies to accelerate progress for women. She has a deep and broad policy background having been a senior policy advisor for justice, social and women’s issues and later executive director, managing the policy team for Ontario Premier, Dalton McGuinty, between 2003-2011.

    She grew up in Montreal and now lives in Toronto where she and her husband are raising their three young children.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • James A. Soutar


    James A. Soutar
    - Director and Portfolio Manager at Formula Growth Asia Limited (Hong Kong) 

    James A. Soutar, CFA was born in Montreal and attended Selwyn House School, Fettes College Edinburgh, and Tufts University Boston. He has lived in Hong Kong since June of 1988, moving to the city immediately after graduation from Tufts. Throughout that time, he has worked in the investment business and is currently a Director and Portfolio Manager at Formula Growth Asia Limited, a Hong Kong based investment management company wholly owned by Montreal based Formula Growth Ltd.

    James served as a Governor of ICHK Hong Lok Yuen, an IB primary school (attended by his two sons, one of whom is now at BCS) from 2008-2018, and was chair or co-chair from 2012-2018. He also served on the Tufts University Board of International Advisors from 2008 to 2015. He has served as a director of the Hong Kong Society of Financial analysts, a member of the Hong Kong Exchange listing committee from 2007-2013 and a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s Takeovers Panel from 2014-2020. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Review Committee. He is also a governor of the Pure Art Foundation, a Hong Kong based charity supporting the arts. James has been a volunteer rugby coach for a local rugby club for the last seven years and is a licensed fixed wing pilot who enjoys flying around Hong Kong’s beautiful countryside in a Cessna on the weekends.

BCS Foundation Board of Directors

List of 11 items.

  • Peter Smith, BCS’72, Chair

    Peter Smith, BCS'72 – (Darien, CT)

    Peter Smith has been an active investor, asset manager, and financial advisor for more than 30 years. He began his business career in 1980 at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and held a number of sales and management positions at the bank, primarily in New York. In 1998 he joined The Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based private equity firm, and over the next six years he helped Wicks raise and invest more than $1 billion in debt and equity. He sold his Wicks partnership in 2004.

    For the last 15 years he has also been active in education, as a high school coach and teacher. Mr. Smith holds B.A. (Honours), M.A., and M.P.A. degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. 

    Mr. Smith joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2016.
  • Neil Cunningham, BCS’77, Past Chair

    Neil Cunningham, BCS'77 - President and CEO, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (Montreal, QC) 

    Neil Cunningham is President and CEO of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. Neil joined PSP Investments in June 2004 as Vice President, Real Estate Investments, and was named Senior Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate in 2015. Under his leadership, PSP Investments' Real Estate team has become one of the most respected and successful institutional real estate groups in the world. In December 2016, Mr. Cunningham also took on oversight of PSP Investments' Natural Resources team. Prior to joining PSP Investments, he held various real estate investment positions at Merrill Lynch, Brazos Advisors Canada, National Bank of Canada, and Coopers & Lybrand.

    Mr. Cunningham joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2002.
  • Michael Weir, BCS’78, Honourary Treasurer

    Michael Weir, BCS'78 – (Toronto, ON)

    Michael Weir is a retired Investment Manager. He was a Managing Director, Canadian Equity for Guardian Capital LP (GCLP) from 2000-2018. Prior to joining GCLP, Mr. Weir worked as a portfolio manager at Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan, National Life, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Royal Trust.

    Mr. Weir graduated from University of Toronto with a B.A. (Commerce) and is a CFA® charter holder.

    Mr. Weir joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2003.
  • Matthew Kenny, BCS’79 Chair, Investment Committee

    Matthew Kenny, BCS'79 - Chair, Investment Committee, Portfolio Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns, (Ottawa, ON)

    Matthew Kenny’s investment management career has spanned over 35 years. In 1991 he moved to BMO Nesbitt Burns to take advantage of their highly ranked research department. Throughout his career he has attempted to employ the latest techniques to assist his clients in reaching their financial goals. He has completed the Professional Financial Planning Course offered by the Canadian Securities Institute, and he holds the Chartered Investment Manager designation and a Level II Insurance License.

    Mr. Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from Queen's University.

    Mr. Kenny joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2011.
  • François de Sainte Marie, BCS'65

    François de Sainte Marie, BCS'65 - (Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, QC)

    Mr. de Sainte Marie joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2017.
  • Richard Howson, BCS’67

    Richard Howson, BCS'67 - CEO Petman Industries Inc. (Toronto, ON) 

    Richard Howson’s business career began as a research analyst and subsequently a portfolio manager at Wood Gundy. In 1989 he joined a small investment counseling firm, which became Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel, providing investment management services to institutions, wealthy individuals, and smaller investors through the Saxon Groups of Mutual Funds. At the time of the company’s sale to Mackenzie Investments, assets under management had grown to $13 billion.
     
    Community involvement is important to Mr. Howson. In 2006 he created the Petman Foundation, which supports both educational endeavours and, more broadly, initiatives that increase the economic well-being of individuals over both the short and long term.
     
    In addition to sitting on both the Board of the BCS Foundation and its Investment Committee, Mr. Howson is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Arthritis Research Foundation. Finally, Rick is a member of the Advising Board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation-Canada Branch.
     
    Mr. Howson joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2002.
  • Kurt A. Johnson, BCS’84

    Kurt A. Johnson, BCS'84 - Partner, IMK (Montreal, QC) 

    A self-described family man who also happens to be a lawyer, Kurt Johnson is the proud (but exhausted!) father of five children. Since 1998, one year after the firm was established, Kurt brought his solo practice to and has been a partner in the Montreal-based litigation boutique, IMK, LLP. Through the years, he has gained invaluable experience in multiple areas of law, often new and emerging ones, which have broadened his professional perspective and legal vision, allowing him to identify novel ways to solve complex problems. Away from work, Kurt is actively involved in his community, most notably in youth sports.

     
    The son of BCS Old Boy and long standing School Bursar, Andrew S. (Andy) Johnson, and assistant librarian, Elisabeth (Lisa) Johnson, Kurt has been involved with the School as an active alumnus, director, Board Chair and most recently, parent (Jesse Johnson, BCS’20).
     
    Mr. Johnson joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2020.
  • Himal Mathew, BCS’77

    Himal Mathew, BCS'77 - President, Fathom Strategies (Toronto, ON) 

    Himal Mathew has 38 years of experience in business strategy, marketing, and communications spanning a broad range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors. Mr. Mathew founded Fathom Strategies in 2004 after spending 10 years as Senior Vice President and Partner at Advance Planning & Communications. Previously he held progressively senior positions in a number of multinational advertising agencies.
     
    Mr. Mathew advises CEOs, boards, shareholders, and management teams on how to improve their businesses. He was publicly credited with creating the bid strategy that won an NBA franchise for the original owners of the Toronto Raptors. His volunteer activity includes having served as Chair of the BCS Foundation for seven years and he currently volunteers with Covenant House Toronto.
     
    Mr. Mathew was born in the Himalayas, has lived on three continents, and survived the Biafran War.
     
    Mr. Mathew joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2016.
  • Stephen Mulherin, BCS’74

    Stephen Mulherin, BCS'74 - Partner, Polar Capital Corporation (Calgary, AB)

    Stephen Mulherin lives in Calgary and has been a partner of Polar Capital since 1997. He has extensive experience as both a business operator and private equity investor. Mr. Mulherin has been a member of the board of several public and private companies over his 40 years in business, and has also served as a director of a prominent private day school.
     
    Mr. Mulherin received a B.B. from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He the father of three well-educated and hard-working children and the grandfather of one.
     
    Mr. Mulherin joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2010.
  • Hugh Notman, BCS’75

    Hugh Notman, BCS'75 - Managing Director, CCC Investment Banking (Vancouver, BC) 

    Hugh Notman is a managing director at CCC Investment Banking, a leading mid-market investment banking firm in Canada. After 18 years in corporate finance with Stirling Mercantile in Vancouver, he merged the company in 2014 with CCC in Toronto, to form a national company. CCC has led hundreds of successful transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, as well as debt and equity financings, strategic consulting and valuation. Mr. Notman’s career includes 16 years in the securities industry prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking.

    Hugh currently serves on several private and public company boards, as well as the University of British Columbia Thunderbird Golf Society, and the Thunderbird Athletic Council. Mr. Notman is a past president and director of the Association for Corporate Growth, Vancouver Chapter, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

    Mr. Notman joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2006.
  • Jennifer Winsor, BCS’83

    Jennifer Winsor, BCS'83 - President, Winsor Art Projects (Vancouver, BC) 

    Jennifer Winsor is an entrepreneur with a strong background in business management and consulting. She is currently director of Winsor Art Projects, an international project-based entity producing exhibitions around the world. Previously she was director at Winsor Art Gallery, a Vancouver-based commercial gallery exhibiting Canadian and international contemporary art. Prior to opening her gallery, Ms. Winsor worked in London as Director of Corporate Development for Computer Sciences Corp., a $6B technology and business solutions firm, and as Strategy Director for Razorfish, a leading global digital solutions company. She was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting in Montreal, and a business analyst at CN Rail.

    Ms. Winsor graduated from The University of Toronto with a B.A. in History and Political Science and an M.B.A. from McGill University.

    Ms. Winsor joined the BCS Foundation Board in 2018.

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

Past Foundation Board Chairs

Robert R. McLernon, BCS'32 1967 - 1975
Hugh Hallward, BCS'44 1975 - 1977
The Hon. William Mitchell, BCS'26 1977 - 1988
Michael McMaster, BCS'57 1988 - 1989
Stuart H. Cobbett, BCS'66 1989 - 1990
R. Calder 1990 - 1992
Michael Huband, BCS'57 1992 - 1994
Stuart H. Cobbett, BCS'66 1994 - 1996
Tim Price, BCS'75 1996 - 2002
Michael Ernest Skutezky, BCS'66 2002 - 2006
Himal Mathew, BCS'77 2006 - 2011
Neil Cunningham, BCS'77 2011 - 2016

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