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Board of Directors

TFS Board of Directors

The TFS Board of Directors provides strategic advice and financial oversight for the school. The Board is comprised of 12 elected directors, who serve for up to two three-year terms, plus three ex-officio directors. Ex-officio members of the Board are the Chair of the TFS Foundation, the Alumni Association President and the Parents’ Association President. The Head of School reports to the Board and the Chief Financial Officer reports jointly to the Board and to the Head of School.

Board Committees

All Board members sit on at least one Board Committee. The Board Committees include both Board members and non-Board members, with the exception of the Nominations and Governance Committee, which includes only Board members.

  • Audit and Finance
  • Nominations and Governance
  • Property and Sustainability
  • West Campus
Typically, interested and qualified TFS community members are first nominated to join a Board Committee for a three-year term. Later, if it is mutually agreed upon by the Committee member and the Board, the Committee member may then be nominated to join the Board. Members of the TFS community are encouraged to self-nominate or to nominate others who may be interested in volunteering for a Committee role.

If you have any questions about the TFS Board of Directors or the nominations process, please contact Rehana Persad, Board Administrator. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please fill in the nomination form below, which will be submitted automatically.

Board Members

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  • Judy Goldring

    Board of Directors
    Judy G. Goldring LL.B, LL.D., ICD.D, is President and Head of Global Distribution and a member of the Board of Directors of AGF Management Limited, an independent Canadian Global asset management firm. Judy received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto and earned her LL.B from Queen’s University. She was called to the bar in 1993 in the province of Ontario. Judy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.
    In July, 2007, Judy was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to the University of Toronto Governing Council. Judy served as Vice-Chair for 2 years, in 2011 and 2012, before being elected as Chair of Governing Council, a role which she held for three years from 2013-2016. Judy is also on the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), and has been an active fundraiser for a number of important causes, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
    Judy was inducted into the WXN’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada” Hall of Fame in 2015. Judy’s two daughters have attended TFS since PK, and are now in Senior School.
  • Shernee Chandaria ’95

    Shernee Chandaria ’95 is the President of Conros Corporation, an innovative family owned manufacturing and distribution company. She has a resilient passion for ‘getting things done’ and driving results through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships. Shernee is also a Governor on the North York General Hospital Foundation, as well as a mentor for the DFZ – Design Fabrication Zone for Ryerson. Shernee holds a BA from McGill University. Shernee’s ties to TFS go back several decades - she is a proud “lifer” TFS alum, and Shernee and her husband Jay are proud parents to three children at TFS.
  • Laura Deliakis ’06

    Ex officio
    Laura Deliakis graduated from TFS in 2006. After obtaining her honours BSc in environmental sciences from Queen’s University, and a diploma from George Brown College in baking and pastry arts, she embarked on a career in marketing and communications, specializing in digital advertising and brand development. Her nearly decade-long experience has narrowed her focus to retail marketing and, most recently, commercial real estate marketing. Laura’s passion for volunteering has led to her involvement with the TFS Alumni Association since 2016, both as a member, and as current President of the TFSAA Executive Committee and as Chair of the TFS Alumni Recognition Committee. She also volunteers with Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services in a fundraising and marketing capacity, as well as with Culture Pack, a new Toronto-based for-profit initiative. She looks forward to marrying her long-term partner – a fellow TFS ‘06 alum! – in the summer of 2020.
  • Mitch Frazer

    Ex officio
    Mitch is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP and the Chancellor of Ontario Tech University. His law practice focuses on all aspects of pension, benefits and employment. He is the founder of the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, a former adjunct professor at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School, Senior Advisor to the Dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University and a published author. Mitch is also chair of the TFS Foundation Board of Directors, the immediate past chair of Ryerson University’s Board of Governors, the immediate past chair of the North York General Foundation Board of Governors and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre. He was the recipient of Wilfrid Laurier University’s MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award, Western University Law School’s Ivan Rand Alumni Award a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Ted Rogers School of Management Honorary Alumni Award, the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law and was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
  • Rob Galaski

    Rob Galaski is Vice-Chairman & Managing Partner, Financial Services at Deloitte, the world’s leading professional services organization. In this role, Rob oversees all Deloitte’s business with Financial Services clients, across Consulting, Audit, Risk, M&A and Tax. As a practitioner, Rob is a senior advisor to the world’s most important institutions, working with boards and executive management teams to shape growth-oriented transformations. Rob is a market-eminent expert on the interconnectivity of issues shaping the industry (strategy, regulation, technology, innovation); a highly regarded speaker and author of numerous publications. In recognition of his contributions to the global financial services industry, Rob was recognized by the IIF as a Global Leader Under 40. In addition to his work at Deloitte, Rob serves as Executive Advisor to the World Economic Forum on Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services, where he has led groundbreaking work on AI, 5G, Blockchain, Cloud, Quantum, and IoT. Rob and his wife Chantal are parents to Henri and Élodie. Rob and family are active within the community and supporters of several charitable organizations.
  • Marie Garneau

    Marie Garneau is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups at Stikeman Elliott LLP where she is also a member of the Associates’ Committee in the Toronto office.  She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from Université Laval and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.  Marie has been a regular guest lecturer in the Joint JD/MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. Marie has a daughter in Senior School who has attended TFS since PK.
  • Christian Lassonde

    Christian is the founder and managing partner of Impression Ventures, a VC firm focused on investing in Seed and Series A deals in the fintech sector. Lassonde is a founder, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. Christian spent a decade in San Francisco building software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts and selling solutions to Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coke, Intel and many more Fortune 500 companies.
  • Dan Markou

    Dan is the Executive Vice President & Chief People and Culture Officer at Shaw Communications Inc. With over 23 years of experience, Dan has an extensive background in HR strategy, leadership, talent and change management, labour and employee relations, total rewards and organizational effectiveness gained across various industries, including aerospace, consumer packaged goods and communications. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in Labour-Management Relations, a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources, as well as various certificates from Queen’s University, the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Dan also sits on the Make-A-Wish Canada board and performs various volunteer roles with the U of T.  Dan and his wife Maria are proud parents of Luke and Harry who are TFS students at the junior and senior school.
  • Matt Mortazavi

    Matt Mortazavi is an engineer, chartered arbitrator and construction adjudicator specializing in construction. Mortazavi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.Sc.) and a Master’s of Applied Science degree (M.A.Sc.) in civil engineering with specialization in Construction and Project Management, both from the University of Waterloo. He also has a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Global Business Law from the University of Toronto. He is licensed to practice engineering in the Provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Colombia. Mortazavi is member of four prominent dispute resolution institutes and is an advisor to many government organizations. Mortazavi is on the board of directors at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch. He is also the founder and owner of Mortazavi Construction Consulting Inc. (MCCI), where he operates a dispute resolution and construction litigation support practice as well as construction and project management.
  • Nora Nestor

    Nora Nestor is the Chief Financial Officer of Peloton Capital Management, a private equity fund with a long-term investment orientation, which she joined in 2018. She previously held the position of Director of Tax at West Face Capital, with a focus on tax structuring. Nora started her career at Deloitte and held roles in the mergers and acquisitions tax group, working mostly with private equity clients, and audit group. She holds a BBA (Hons.) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, MTax from the University of Waterloo, CPA, CA charterholder and is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors designation. Nora enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor sports with her kids and is actively involved in volunteer work, including board roles at the YWCA Toronto. She has been a member of the Audit and Finance Committee at TFS – Canada’s International School since 2017.
  • Roger Poirier

    Roger is the Founder, Whiteshell Group Inc, a Toronto based merchant bank and was President of the Tallman Group for the past two years. Prior, he was a co-founder of Cormark Securities, an institutional equity boutique in Toronto, where he held various positions over 18 years. Most recently, Roger was Managing Director, Investment Banking and held internal roles including Deputy Chair / Risk Committee and Audit Committee. Roger holds a CFA designation as well as a BA in Economics. Roger is also a member of two private company boards in the U.S. and is an advisor to a family office, as well as a small venture capital fund. Roger has been an active member of the TFS community, having served as the Chair of the TFS Foundation for the past three years. Roger, and his wife, Jennifer, have three children attending both the Junior and Senior Schools.
  • Arnaud Soupa

    Arnaud is an entrepreneur and an advisor in corporate financial management. His 24-year career includes working at PwC and Veolia, a global leader in environmental services. At Veolia, Arnaud held various senior executive roles, including CFO for the Canadian energy business. Arnaud studied in Grenoble, France, at the Institute of Political Sciences, then at Grenoble École de Management. He is also a CFA Charterholder. A dual-citizen of France and Canada, Arnaud lived in Paris, London (UK), before moving to Toronto. His two children are students at the Junior and Senior Schools. He serves as the Chair of TFS’ Audit and Finance Committee.
  • Juliana Sprott

    Juliana is the Chief Giving Officer of The Sprott Foundation. Since 2005, Juliana has worked to find and fund innovative projects that address urgent human need, hunger and homelessness here in Canada and globally. Juliana has worked closely with Canadian Indigenous groups and was given a Cree Spirit Name on June 11, 2008. She was a student at TFS’ West Campus from 1980-1985 and her three children are now happy students there as well.
  • Sandra Sullivan Keeley

    Sandra is the Director of Strategic Events for UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Her role drives strategic decisions, processes and changes for the annual campaign arm of the UJA’s fundraising team. Formerly, she was Manager Community Engagement and Events at North York General Hospital Foundation. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg LP, as a markets reporter and BMO Nesbitt Burns as a repo and money market trader. She has a long history of volunteerism and philanthropy in the local community. Sandra has a B.A. in Political Economy and English from Bishop's University. She is the proud parent of Annie, class of 2019 and Parker, a Senior School student.
  • Azin Tabrizi-Holder ’94

    Ex officio
    Azin Tabrizi-Holder ’94 is a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Met-Scan Canada Ltd. Azin joined TFS in Level III to complete the International Baccalaureate programs, which she had started in Spain. She went on to complete her honours degree at the University of Toronto in embryology and genetics, followed by her MBA in science and technology at Queen’s University. Her career began in biotechnology, consulting and ultimately her passion for start-ups led her to be the founder of a specialty pharma company, COO of a social video platform, and currently owner and CEO of a security engineering firm. As an alumna, parent to a Grade 7 student (Zoe), and now the president of the TFS Parents’ Association, she is committed to contributing to the growth and success of TFS.