Dr. Christopher Paige
Christopher was the Executive Vice-President of Science and Research at University Health Network (Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education) where he presently runs an anti-cancer immunotherapy program. He is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the University of Toronto. Christopher received the 2017 Leadership in Advocacy Award from Research Canada. He has served as a director on numerous not-for-profit boards including the Terry Fox Research Institute and Centre for Commercialization in Regenerative Medicine as well as boards of private sector biotechnology start-ups. He was a scientific co-founder of NASDAQ listed Avrobio. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Heath Sciences.
Vice-Chair and Secretary
Ron is a recently retired financial services professional, with over 20 years experience in a senior business role in the capital markets division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Mr. Schlumpf holds a Bachelor of Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Laws from McGill University. He holds both Canadian and Swiss citizenship and speaks English and French. He and his wife Marie currently divide their time between Toronto and their farm property in Warkworth, Ontario.
Elise has enjoyed a long-standing career as a lawyer, corporate director and active charitable volunteer. Elise specialized in corporate/commercial law with special emphasis on intellectual property and its commercialization. She was a founding member and Chair of the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. Her academic credentials include a B.A. from McGill University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall School.
Dianne is a pharmacist by training and recently retired from the pharmaceutical industry. She held senior management positions in Regulatory Affairs and the safe use of drugs, and is a guest Lecturer at the University of Toronto Pharmacy School. Dianne believes music plays a critical role in bringing people together and is committed to ensuring Baroque music continues as an art form for people of all ages. Dianne has been listening to Baroque music since she was a child and attending Tafelmusik concerts for more than 35 years. She is on the Boards of the Toronto Botanical Garden and Friends of the Markham Museum as well as the Executive of the Toronto Master Gardeners. Dianne is leading the Strategic Plan implementation for the Toronto Master Gardeners, is a Toronto Botanical Garden tour guide and in the past was on the boards of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada and Pharmacy Alumni Association.
Alain is a lawyer at Nahwegahbow Corbiere, and has worked for a large corporate and regulatory litigation firm in Paris, France, an Ontario-based First Nation, as well as a boutique Toronto-based law firm specialized in criminal and regulatory litigation. Alain studied law at the Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris, the University of Geneva, as well as McGill University. While at McGill he was a National Program Scholar, a member of the Babamadiziwin Program, and won the Osgoode Society Prize, in addition to being a director of the Aboriginal Law Students Association and running a legal clinic for the homeless and marginally housed. Alain holds certificates of expertise from Canadian and international institutes in combating financial crime, compliance, exempt markets, and Islamic finance. Alain is a member of Rama First Nation and has been active as a volunteer in several non-profit and charitable organizations, including Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Upper Canada College, Inspire and the Alumni Association at Trinity College.
Fernando is a graduate of Universidad Politecnica de Madrid with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Masters in Engineering (Civil) degree. He also holds a Masters in Business & Administration from IESE Business School. He is a native Spaniard and naturalized Canadian where he moved with his family in 1999. Fernando’s professional career spans 30 years in such different industries as heavy civil construction, mining and, more recently, investment funds. Throughout these years he held postings in Spain, Canada, UK, US and Brazil. Since 2014, Fernando has worked for Brookfield Infrastructure, a Toronto based global owner and operator of infrastructure assets. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Quantum, an energy transmission platform fully owned by Brookfield in Brazil.
Peter is the president of The Carver Group, a private real estate investor based in Toronto, Ontario, with interests in assets in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Peter has 30 years of institutional and entrepreneurial real estate ownership and asset management experience, as well as real estate advisory activities, including: Managing Principal of an institutionally backed development fund; the Director of Canadian Asset Management for GE Capital Real Estate; and SVP of a private multi-family residential development company. Peter is the former chair of the Memorial University’s GTA alumni association, former chair of Courcelette PS parent council, along with other volunteer activities.
Described as a modern-day polymath, Andrew Nathaniel Forde is a notable, award winning Canadian engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and violinist. Efficacious by nature, Andrew continues to successfully apply technology to empower both people and organizations that drives humanity forward. He is determined to leave an insightful and important impact on the world, yielding long term positive gain for future generations.
Andrew has over 15 years of technology industry experience solving complex, operational problems in markets across North America and Europe. He is an Associate Partner in the Data, AI, and Technology Transformation practice at IBM.
Diana MacKay’s career has taken her from plastics manufacturing in Japan to advising The Aga Khan University in Pakistan and East Africa, with a decade at each the World Bank in Washington and The Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa. She has degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University and the designation as a certified Chartered Director from The Directors College, a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University. She has published a book on the natural health philosophy of W. Gifford-Jones, called No Nonsense Health—Naturally!
Shirley is a seasoned human resources expert operating Shirley Murray & Associates, a full-service Human Resources consulting firm. The firm is the Canadian agent for the LIFO(R) Method, a behavioural styles effectiveness enhancement tool and program to improve productivity, interpersonal communication and collaborative teamwork.
Nirvan is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Toronto office and a core member of the firm’s Industrial, Natural Resources, Energy, Infrastructure and Manufacturing practices. He has a deep background in operational leadership, project delivery, project development, and strategy. With over 15 years in industry, Nirvan has roots in the nuclear, mining, emissions and commodity trading space internationally. As a professional chemical engineer, Nirvan also holds a biochemistry degree and a Master’s in Business Administration. Nirvan has had a passion for music from an early age, with exposure to both eastern and western classical forms. After discovering baroque music, and Tafelmusik in particular, decades ago, Nirvan is keen to support the organization in its mission.
Victor Tung is the U.S. Chief Technology and Operations Officer (U.S. CTOO) and Chief Operating Officer. Technology and Operations (COO T&O) for BMO Financial Group. He leads a global team that is responsible for transformation and integration across Technology and Operations. His mandate also includes the development and implementation of technology solutions for the bank’s corporate and international banking areas. In Victor’s capacity as U.S. Chief Technology and Operations Officer, he is responsible for the strategic and operational governance processes of the U.S. T&O organization and ensuring that it is consistent with Enterprise direction. Further, he is responsible to ensure that the U.S. T&O organization operates in alignment with the U.S. Governance model. With a deep appreciation for orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music, Victor is honoured to join Tafelmusik’s board of directors.