Jim Leech recently retired as President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the world’s largest plans. Previously, Mr. Leech was president and CEO of Unicorp Canada Corporation, one of Canada's first public merchant banks, and Union Energy Inc., then one of North America's largest integrated energy companies. Mr. Leech is a Senior Advisor with McKinsey and Company, chairs the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, is on the board of the MasterCard Foundation, is the Honorary Colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Forces and was a founding director of Right To Play International. Mr. Leech has been a member of Queen’s Board of Trustees, University Council and Chair of Queen’s School of Business Advisory Board. In 2013, he co-authored The Third Rail, Confronting our Pension Failures, a best-selling book that received the 2013-2014 National Business Book Award. In 2010, Mr. Leech was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada. Mr. Leech holds a BSc (Hons. Math and Physics) from the Royal Military College of Canada, an MBA from Queen's University and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
BA(Hons)'80, DPhil'83 (Oxford). Daniel Woolf became Queen’s University’s 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor on September 1, 2009. Formerly Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, he has also been a professor and administrator at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. Born in Britain and raised in Winnipeg, he studied history at Queen’s (BAH 1980) before earning a DPhil at Oxford University (1983) and then returning to Queen’s as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in history. A specialist in early modern British history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he is also a Professor in the Queen’s History Department and remains active in research and graduate supervision. He is married and has three children, one of them a Queen’s alumnus. He is a Fellow of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society of Canada.
BA(Hons) candidate'15, BEd candidate'16. Chair, AMS Mental Health Advisory Board (2013-14). Facilitator and Steering Committee member, Positive Space Program (2013-present). Head Teach, Concurrent Education Faculty Orientation Week (2012-13). Walkhome (2012-13, 2014-15). Queen’s Conference on Education (2012-14). Tricolour Award selection committee (2012, 2013). Teach, Concurrent Education Faculty Orientation Week (2011-12). Second Year Representative, CESA Council (2012-13). First Year Representative, CESA Council (2011-12). Office Manager and Head Counsellor, National Tennis School/National Kids Camps (2009-present). He’s passionate about inspiring the next generation to be leaders through education.
BA'79 (UofT). VP Keystone Property Management Inc. Honoured recipient of 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and 2009 Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Past recipient of Kingston Livable City Design and Frontenac Historic Foundation Awards for preservation of local Architectural Heritage. Long-time resident of Queen's neighborhood. Committed to fostering a strong and mutually satisfying town/gown relationship for the benefit of Students and the Community. Member Capital Assets & Finance Committee (Vice-chair) and Queen's University Planning Committee. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.
BA'72, LLB'75. Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Bank of Nova Scotia. Member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Elected by the Board - current term to 2017.
BA(Hons) candidate '15. Research Student, School of Policy Studies (2013-). Walkhome Staff (2013-2014), and Shift Coordinator (2014-2015). Queen's Model Parliament (2013, 2014). Politicus Journal Editorial Board (2013-2014). Vice-Chair, ASUS Board of Directors (2012-2013). Arts and Science Senator, Queen's University Senate (2012-2013). Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (2012-2013). Political Studies Department Student Council (2012-2013). Arts and Science Board of Studies (2011-2012). First-Year Intern, ASUS (2011-2012). Duke of Edinburgh Award – Gold Pin (2011). Elected by the Undergraduate Students - current term to 2015.
BA(Hons) (Windsor), MA (Windsor), Certificate in Labour Relations (Queen's). Director, Student and Support Services, Faculty of Education. Bob has worked in Education, Student Affairs, ITServices, Policy Studies, and Political Studies. A former Member of Senate (Windsor and Queen's). In the field, he was president, Student Affairs and Services Association of CACUSS. In the city, he was a panel member for eight years on the City of Kingston Committee of Adjustment. He is a member of the Queen's University Association of Queer Employees (QUAQE), an advocate of Positive Space, and supporting the LGBTQQ community at Queen's and in Kingston. Elected by the Staff - current term to 2015.
BSc(Hons)'69, MSc'95 (London); Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries since 1973; completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program in May 2007 (UofT); became an Institute-certified Director (ICD.D) in July, 2007. Before retiring was a consulting actuary at Eckler Ltd., where he consulted primarily on the design and funding of pension plans with special expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and executive retirement arrangements. National Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Society (1989-92); National Board of the CNIB (1997-2001); Chair of the CNIB National Audit Committee (2005-2009); Vice-Chair of the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation Board (2006-2012); and was on the Board of Eckler (2002-07). Received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.
A.R.C.T. (Toronto) ’04, B.Com.’07, B.A.’07, M.B.A.’11 (Harvard). McKinsey Engagement Manager; formerly at Morgan Stanley, Monitor Group and P&G. Advised senior policy makers, politicians and corporate executives across multiple sectors. Presently Vice Chair of Youth Empowering Parents; Director & Treasurer of Bright Futures of Burkina Faso. Formerly head of Harvard Business School’s Board Fellows program and Canadian delegate, 37th St. Gallen Symposium (Switzerland). At Queen’s: President of the Queen’s Student Opera Company; Chair of the Peer Judicial Boards; Managing Editor of the Queen’s International Observer; Editor-in-Chief of COMMotion; Queen’s Commerce Society Treasurer and Board Member. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2017. Current term on University Council to 2016.
BScH'11 (Queen’s), PhD Candidate (Queen’s), Speaker - Society of Graduate and Professional Students (2012-2014), Treasurer - Grad Club (2012-2013), Co-Founder & Consultant - Queen’s University International Genetically Engineered Machine Team (2008-2011), Queen’s Sailing Club (2011-2013), Kingston Regional Science Fair Judge (2011-2014), Research Coordinator - Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (2008-2009), Kaleidoscope Big Buddy Program (2008-2009), Canada-Wide Science Fair Partnership Committee (2007-2008), Guest Speaker - Sanofi Pasteur (2008), CSIA 3 & CSCF 1 certifications. James is enthusiastically engaged in the Queen’s community and strives to enhance students’ academic and social university experience. Elected by the Graduate and Professional Students - current term to 2016.
BCom (Hons)'83, MBA'85 Western. EVP & CFO TELUS Corporation 2000-2012 and Clearnet 1994-2000. Contributor to public policy and strong advocate of good corporate governance with accomplished board membership in both corporate and NPO sectors. In 2007 Bob was named Canada’s Top CFO and in 2011 was awarded the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award for outstanding contribution to Queen’s and Canada. Youth basketball and football coach volunteer. Currently Bob is Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of RSA Canada; Member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Audit Committee of InnVest REIT; Vice-Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; a Director of Vancouver College; and a member of the Queen’s Initiative Campaign and Field and Stadium Cabinets. Elected by the Board - current term to 2015.
BA(Hons)'85, LLB'88; Head of Securities Litigation, Gowlings LLP since 2008; Former Senior Deputy Commissioner (Head of Mergers), Competition Bureau (Aug 2012 - Dec 2013). Repeatedly recognized as "Best Lawyer" in Canada (Securities); Deputy Director of Enforcement and Chief Litigation Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission (2003 - 2008); Partner and Vice-Chair, Litigation Department, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto (to 2003); first woman rector (1986 - 1988); Vice-President, (University Affairs) of the AMS (1984 - 1985); past part-time faculty of Osgoode Law School and Faculty of Law at Queen’s in Trial Practice Skills. Elected by the Board - current term to 2017.
Kent Novakowski obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1992. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University in August of 2000 and was appointed Head of the Department in 2009. He has published more than 200 papers and abstracts on groundwater contamination and remediation in a variety of proceedings and refereed journals. Dr. Novakowski also leads the Water Research Centre at Queen’s, an affiliation of more than 40 faculty members from a broad range of disciplines across campus who conduct research in water-related areas. Elected by the Faculty - current term to 2015.
BA(Hons)'73, Fellow - the Cdn Securities Inst., C.F.A.'87 and ICD.D; TD Bank Financial Group: President, TD Asset Management 2002- 2010 and Senior Vice President 1997-2010, Vice President 1993-97, Assistant General Manager 1992-93, Manager 1990-92. Member of the Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, TD Asset Management, USA Funds Inc., Crombie REIT and First National Financial Corporation. Member, Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute; Appointed Chair of the Board, Queen’s University, June 2012; Former Member of the Board, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Investment Counsel Association of Canada, Greenwood College School, Perimeter Institute, UNICEF Canada, Shaw Festival and Canstage; Past President of the Ticker Club. Honoured as a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Award; by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2004 as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ in their Trailblazer category and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.
BA(Hons)'67, MA'69, LLB'71 MEd'74, LLD'03. Queen’s Law Scholarship and Graduate McLaughlin Scholarship. Previously: lecturer Queen’s Law School, Commerce, MBA programmes, CEO and Chairman UTDC group (Lavalin-Bombardier), SAGIT Committee for NAFTA, Board Kingston General Hospital, School of Medicine Review Committee for Cancer Research Institute, Chair Dean’s Steering Committee for Queen’s Law School, CEO of Ontario Medical Association (OMA), Queen’s Board of Trustees Audit and Risk Committee, Student Health and Safety Task Force (Chair), Board/Senate Retreat Planning Group. Currently: Queen’s Board of Trustees Governance and Nominating Committee, Queen’s University Council Program Committee, Chairman Queen’s Human Mobility Research Centre, Chairman of the Atrial Fibrillation Association of Canada. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2015. Current term on University Council to 2015.
BSc(Eng)'84, PhD'98, CFA. Don is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Alignvest Management Corporation. Prior to Alignvest, Don led CPP Investment Board’s overall investment strategy across all public and private markets. He started his career at Burns Fry Ltd. and Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Don worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces. Part-time, he is currently Adjunct Professor of Finance and Chair of the International Centre for Pension Management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He also serves on a variety of international advisory committees (OECD, IIF, IMF). At Queen’s Don was President of the Graduate Students’ Society and a Big Brother. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.
BCom'83. Mr. Speal’s business career in New York and Canada has focused on corporate and investment banking and related derivatives. BNP Paribas, Managing Director, Head of Global Equity and Commodity Derivatives 2010 to present. Head of Structured Finance, 2008-2010. President and C.E.O. of BNP Paribas Canada from 2005 to 2008. In addition, Mr. Speal is formerly a member of the Board of Directors of InterOil Corporation, an NYSE publicly listed Canadian energy company with operations in Papua New Guinea. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.
Steve Tanner, BComm (Laurentian), CPA, CMA, has been employed at Queen’s since 2009 and is currently the Director, Finance and Administration in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Before joining Queen’s, Steve worked at MD Management Limited where he was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before that he served in finance roles with Loeb Inc., and E.B. Eddy Forest Products. Elected by the Staff - current term to 2017.
BSc(Eng)'85, MBA'91 (Harvard). President and CEO Kinetico Incorporated - a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial water purification and water treatment systems. Prior: Chief Marketing Officer, Kinetico. Senior Partner, Monitor Group and Chief Application Officer, M2C - Monitor's marketing strategy group specializing in growth strategies. Member of M2C's leadership team, and co-founder of Marketing Software Services Group. Bar manager, Clark Hall Pub. EngSoc award for Managerial excellence. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees – current term to 2015.
BA'88, EMBA'96. CEO of national public relations firm. Expertise in reputation management & non-profit governance. Chair, External Relations & Development Committee, Queen’s Board of Trustees; Director, PARTEQ Innovations; University Councillor; Lecturer, School of Business; Queen’s parent (Eric, Arts'16). Past: MBA class reunion coordinator, Arts & Science Undergraduate Society Executive, Queen’s Journal Editorial Board. Former Senior Advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs. Governor, North York General Hospital, 2001–2011. Chair, Social Venture Partners Toronto, 2010–2013. Chair, Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management, 2011–2013. Leader, Scouts Canada, 2000–date. Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees – current term to 2017. Current term on University Council to 2018.
Lewis Tomalty is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Pathology & Molecular Medicine. Having joined Queen’s in 1986 he has held numerous leadership positions including that of Department Head, Associate Dean and Vice Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He has been a member or chair of numerous committees both within and external to the university. In addition to his extensive leadership experience, he has been the recipient of numerous educational awards. Elected by the Faculty - current term to 2017.
Sc'86. Principal, Appleby College. Formerly Vice Principal, Upper Canada College. Worked for 13 years in Alumni Affairs at Queen’s (Director from 1992-99.) Active in dozens of Queen’s groups, including: President, University Club; President, AMS; QUESSI; EngSoc; Campaign for Queen’s; Challenge Campaign; University Council; and many Alumni groups. Recipient of Tricolour Award, Engineering Society Award, and Herbert Hamilton Award. Involved in many professional and community organizations including CAIS, NAIS, Habitat for Humanity, Christ Church Deer Park, and Barrow Foundation. Recipient of CCAE Lifetime Achievement Award. Member Board of Trustees Audit and Risk and Governance and Nominating (Chair) Committees. Elected by the University Council - current term to 2016.
BCom'82. President & CEO, Almonte General Hospital. Active in numerous healthcare industry committees. Member, Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Canadian College of Health Leaders. Board member, Ontario 211 Services Corporation and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Past Board Chair, United Way of York Region and Past Vice Chair, Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services. Former Treasurer, National Ballet Endowment Foundation. At Queen’s, Artsci Frosh Week volunteer 1979, Member and Co-Chair AMS High School Liaison Committee 1980 - 1982. Elected by the University Council - current term to 2016.