Board of Directors
As a not-for-profit Foundation the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Its mission is “to advocate, develop, deliver and support solutions that will enable every Canadian resident to have sufficient financial resources to pursue post-secondary education.” Board members are responsible for the stewardship of the Foundation in important areas such as – social mission, ethics, strategy, risk management, and governance and processes of the Foundation’s subsidiaries including the plans, funds and investment vehicles it sponsors for the purpose of delivering on its mission.
We would like to thank Elaine Bourassa, Robert Pitfield and Collen Sidford, who departed our Board of Directors in 2019, for their years of service to the Foundation.
We also would like to welcome our new members Helen Rattee, Stephanie Bowman and Andrew Brands as they set out to begin their tenures this upcoming year.
Bottom Row left to right: Helen Rattee, Doug McPhie, David Lewis, Sherry MacDonald, Bonnie Patterson, Top Row left to right: Amit Chakma, Bruce Philp, Andrew Brands, Colin Litton and Andrew Poprawa (absent: Stephanie Bowman and Brenda Bartlett)
2019 Board of Directors
Dr. David R. Lewis, PhD, CFA
Chair of the Board, Director
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University – Ted Rogers School of Management, Consultant and Corporate Director
Sherry MacDonald, CPA
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and C.S.T. Consultants Inc.
Colin Litton, FCPA, FCA, ICD .D
Director, Chair, Audit and Risk Management Committee
Corporate Director; Retired Partner, KPMG
Professor emeritus, Business; Consultant, Higher Education Leadership & Governance
Douglas McPhie, FCPA, FCA
Corporate Director, Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Andrew Poprawa, CPA, CA, C.Dir
Director, Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
President and CEO, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario
Brenda Bartlett, ICD.D
President and Chief Operating Officer, PWL Capital Inc.
Dr. Amit Chakma, PhD
President and Vice Chancellor, University of Western Ontario
President, Heuristic Branding
Helen Rattee, CFA
Vice-President Risk Management, OMERS
Stephanie Bowman, FCPA, FCA
Retired; EVP General Counsel and Compliance, Great-West Life Co.