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Board and Governance

UCC’s board of governors establishes and directs policy for the College, oversees its financial affairs and appoints the principal. It’s composed of 15 governors, eight of which are appointed by the board for four-year terms, three elected by the UCC Association for three-year terms and four ex officio members under the Upper Canada College Act. The board also includes an honorary chair and a secretary. The chairman of the UCC Foundation attends all meetings.

Members of the board of governors and the board’s seven committees are widely representative of Old Boys and parents, as well as the College community and the broader Canadian community. The chair of the board of governors is Andy Burgess ’83 (as of January 2011). Principal Jim Power, who is responsible for all aspects of the College’s programs and administrative operations, reports to the board of governors.

Chair

Andy Burgess

Andy Burgess ’83

Andy is the managing director of Russell Square Partners, executive chairman of Repath Industries and president of Fontainebleau Investments. In addition to serving on UCC’s board since 2006, he’s vice-chair of the Daily Bread Food Bank and sits on the boards of Pluck Tea and Hamburg Honda. Andy co-founded Somerset Entertainment and was its chief executive officer from 1994 to 2010. He had prominent positions with McKinsey and Company, Joniff Corporation and Loblaw Supermarkets before that. Andy and his wife Beth have a daughter and two sons, Charlie ’13 and Campbell ’18.

 

Vice-Chairs

Russell Higgins

Russell Higgins ’81

Russell was appointed to the board by the UCC Association. He’s president of Mandarin Creek Developments and a principal of MacPherson Builders Limited, a builder of low-rise residential housing projects. Among his many involvements at UCC, he was a member of the UCC Association Council and is past chair of the Council of 1829. Russell and his wife June have one son, Simon ’16.

David Richardson

David I. Richardson ’59

David is a corporate director who serves as chairman of Air Canada. He has in the past served as a director of number of other prominent Canadian Corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He was previously chairman of Ernst & Young Inc. (Canada) and was an executive partner of Ernst & Young LLP before his retirement in 2002. He and his wife Kathryn have two sons, Andrew ’88 and Matthew ’91, as well as four grandchildren, including Patrick ’21 and Xander ’26.

 

Members at Large

 

Lincoln Caylor

Lincoln Caylor ’87

Lincoln is a partner with Bennett Jones LLP, where he practises commercial litigation with a focus on fraud. He’s chairman of the Barbara A. Barrow Foundation. Prior to being appointed to the board, Lincoln chaired the Joe Cressy Golf Tournament and served on the boarding task force, the governance review committee and the long range planning committee. Lincoln received the Harold Roberts Award in 2012. He was also presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada. Lincoln and his wife Melissa have two sons, Jack ’14 and Sam ’16, as well as a daughter, Eliza.

Jill Denham

Jill Denham

Jill is a former Vice Chair of Retail Markets at CIBC. She sits on numerous boards. Jill and her husband, Stephen Marshall, have two daughters and a son, John ’15.

Sue Guichon

Sue Guichon

Sue is a past chair of the Prep Parents’ Organization at the Prep School and past president of the Parents’ Organization at the Upper School. She’s been a member of the Association Council and has served as a vice-president. She’s a board member at The Massey Centre for Women. Her volunteer work also includes the Art Gallery of Ontario, Human Rights Watch, the Childrens’ Book Bank and Mooredale House. Sue and her husband Greg have three sons, Michael ’03, Ryan ’06 and David ’12, and a daughter, Rachael.

Tod Hargarten

Todd Hargarten

Todd Hargarten is a Managing Director and Global Head of Sales & Origination for the Equity Derivatives group, and Head of Prime Brokerage and Securities Lending at TD Securities. Among his involvements at UCC, he is Chair of the Parents Annual Giving Committee for the UCC Fund, and a member of the Advancement Committee. Todd and his wife Sarah have one son, Adam ’20, as well as two daughters, Tess and Laine.

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Loewe Lee ‘99

Loewe is managing director of National Electronics Holdings Limited and its various subsidiaries, including National Properties Holdings Limited. National Properties is one of the leading luxury developers in Hong Kong and has also been active in Toronto for over 20 years. Loewe previously worked in investment banking at JPMorgan in New York. The Harvard University economics graduate sits on UCC’s Asia advisory council as well as the boards of various trade and non-profit organizations in Hong Kong. Loewe and his wife Emily have three children, Emma, Oscar and Willow.

 

Kathy Martin

Kathy H. Martin

Kathy is a past president of the Parents’ Organization and has been a long-time volunteer both at the Prep and Upper Schools. Currently, she is an active volunteer with the Red Cross and the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Collingwood, Ontario, and was a former board member and treasurer of The Children’s Bookbank and Literacy Foundation. Kathy and her husband, Robert B. Martin, have three sons, Richard ’06, Taylor ’08 and Scott ’11.

Ken Tanenbaum

Ken Tanenbaum

KEN TANENBAUM is Chairman of Kilmer Developments, the entity leading the renewal and 50 year concession operations of the 23 ONroute Highway Service Centres, in partnership with HMS Host, as well as the design, finance and construction of the 2015 Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village project in partnership with Dream; he is the Founder and Chairman of the Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund, which is committed to creating value by remediating and repositioning contaminated land; and, he also serves as Vice Chairman of Kilmer Van Nostrand (KVN), a family holding company with interests in sports & media, private equity and infrastructure. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Ken has a long history of volunteer leadership with many organizations, including UJA Federation, Mount Sinai Hospital, MADD Canada, Evergreen, and University of Toronto. Ken is passionate about the promise of Canada and is committed to aligning his business and volunteer interests with building healthy cities and vibrant communities. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children, three of whom are UCC students.

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Dr. Catherine Zahn

Dr. Catherine Zahn is President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine. She and her husband Jeffrey have two sons, Michael ’01 and William ’09.

Ex Officio Members

Alexander Younger

Alexander Younger ’89

Alexander is the founder and CEO of Design Lab, a digital marketing and communications company. He is the current president of the Association Council and has greatly enjoyed getting involved at UCC. Alexander is married to Sarah Richardson and they have two daughters, Robin and Fiona.