Board of Directors
Larry P. Alford
Larry P. Alford is Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto, a position he assumed in August 2011. The University of Toronto Library System is the largest research library in Canada and ranks third among North American university research libraries. Prior to joining the University of Toronto he was Dean of University Libraries at Temple University where he was also responsible for the Temple University Press which publishes approximately 60 scholarly monographs per year.
Prior to joining the Temple Libraries in February 2005, he worked in a variety of positions in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over a 30 year period including serving as Deputy University Librarian and Interim University Librarian. He has extensive experience in library budgeting and management, collection development, licensing, scholarly communication, digitization, technology implementation, facilities planning, and program planning.
Mr. Alford has also had extensive involvement in a variety of library cooperative activities. Since 2002, he has served as a trustee of OCLC, Inc. and as the chair of the OCLC Board of Trustees since 2007. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit organization with revenues of $200 million that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing and preservation services to 41,000 libraries in 82 countries and territories. Mr. Alford is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). From 2005 – 2011 he served as a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation in Philadelphia, PA and has also served on other community boards.
Mr. Alford has spoken extensively on a variety of library topics. He holds a B.A. and M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award (http://sils.unc.edu/news/releases/2005/04_alford.html) from the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science in May 2005.
Frank Anderson, FCA
Frank Anderson is currently Chairman and CEO of Preferred One Inc. and a member of the Board of Trustees of InnVest REIT. He is the founding Chairman of Cornerstone 52 Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to funding children’s charities and is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Diversity, an organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and discrimination and to the promotion of equality and respect for all Canadians.
Anderson was a Senior Partner with Arthur Andersen from 1989 to 1999, when he retired. He was a Partner of Wm. Eisenberg & Co. from 1971 to 1989 and during his professional career specialized in the retail, consumer packaged goods, real estate and advertising industries. Anderson has served previously on numerous boards, including DundeeWealth Inc., O&Y REIT and Counsel Corp. He is Past Chair and President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and a former Board member of Bridgepoint Health Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation-Toronto Chapter, Holy Trinity School and Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts. He obtained a degree in economic history from the University of Glasgow in 1963 and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1967. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 1997.
Mary Anne Elliott
Mary Anne Elliott is currently the Global Head of Human Resources for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. She is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Prior to joining Guy Carpenter in 2009, Elliott was Head of Human Resources for Bell Canada; she has also held executive leadership positions at CIBC and the Mutual Group (now Sun Life Financial). She began her career at General Electric, where she worked for more than 14 years in a broad range of leadership roles.
Elliott obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, and has served as a member of the Business Board since 2004. She joined the Board of the University of Toronto Press in October 2009.
Brent Houlden, MBA, CA, CPA - UTP Chairman
Brent Houlden is a senior Deloitte partner and he currently leads the National Performance Enhancement practice which focuses on urgent transactions and critical situations. In addition, Brent is the Canadian practice leader for the Retail sector for all functions (audit, tax, financial restructuring and consulting) within Deloitte. He has built a number of consultative practices within Deloitte and excels at serving clients.
Brent's responsibilities with Deloitte have included work on many leading consumer product companies and retailers in Canada, the United States and Europe He possesses a wide range of financial advisory, restructuring, strategy, finance and operational expertise. He is a frequent author and lecturer on various business related topics including mobility, digitization, consumer trends as well as subjects relating the current financial crisis.
Stephen Knight is currently President & CEO of Loto Inc., and with its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary Mobilotto Systems, Inc. is developing the capability for lottery operators to offer gaming through mobile devices. The objective is to build significant additional revenue streams while developing a more socially responsible framework.
From 1998 through 2007, Steve was Senior Vice President of Hudson’s Bay Company, and was accountable for its credit card, gift card, loyalty, and on-line sales programs, and B2B Olympic sales efforts. After leaving Hbc, Steve then acted as a special advisor to senior executives interested in building unique integrated capabilities around monetizing customer data in the CRM, loyalty, consumer credit, and retail spaces.
Coming back to Canada after a three-year secondment in Cayman Islands, Steve was for two years National Manager, Finance working for the CFO of Sears Canada, and then two more years as National Manager, Credit Operations & Innovation.
Steve started his career with Deloitte, and during his thirteen years was in the audit as well as special advisory services groups. During his Deloitte years, he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, attained his Chartered Business Valuator certification, as well as conducting a number of litigation support initiatives.
In the past, Steve has been a director of Kinark Child and Family Services, Heritage General Insurance, and The Affinity Group.
Professor Mabury holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He first joined the University of Toronto as a faculty member in 1995 and became Director of the Analytical Laboratory for Environmental Science Research and Teaching in 1997. Professor Mabury served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2003 until he was appointed to the position of Vice-Provost, Academic Operations on July 1, 2009.
Mabury was appointed as VP-University Operations January 1, 2012. Portfolios reporting to him include Information Technology Services, Facilities and Services, Ancillary Services, Office of Planning and Budget and University Planning Design & Construction encompassing Campus and Facilities Planning, Project Development, Project Management, Design & Engineering, Leasing, and the Office of Space Management.
His current research interests are in the areas of environmental photochemistry, fluorochemicals and atmospheric particles. He has written extensively on the environmental fate, disposition and persistence of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Mabury and his students have published over 160 scientific papers in refereed journals and has presented his research at conferences, workshops and seminars all over the world.
Professor Mabury spends weekends on his Northumberland Country Farm growing soybeans, wheat, and corn.
Anne Macdonald is the Director of Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto, where she is responsible for a number of self-funded service departments, including Foodservices, Parking and Residences without college affiliation. She has led several significant change management projects while in this role, including the conversion of the Toronto Colony Hotel to a 1050-bed student residence. Before coming to the University of Toronto, she spent 15 years with the Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall, where she managed front-line services, Catering and Retail.
Anne has been a member of several non-profit boards, including most recently the board of YWCA Toronto, where she continues to be involved as a member of their Asset Management Committee. She is also a member of the University of Toronto’s University Affairs Board, and Business Board.
Anne has an MBA and a Bachelor of Music in Performance, both from the University of Toronto, and an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She remains active in the arts through volunteer work, and as a chorister with the gallery choir of the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto.
Ken McCarter is a senior corporate and commercial partner at Torys LLP, where his practice focuses on corporate law concerning the structure of Canadian multinational corporate groups. In addition to his directorship at the University of Toronto Press, Ken is a director of several private corporations and of Canada’s National Ballet School. From 2003 to 2007, Ken was a key member of a campaign that that successfully raised funds for a major expansion of St. Clement’s School in Toronto, and is currently involved a capital campaign for the University of British Columbia. He is also active in the Quadrangle Society at Massey College in the University of Toronto. Ken is from Victoria and obtained a BA from the University of British Columbia, a JD from the University of Toronto, and an LLM from Cambridge University.
Andy Orchard is the 14th Provost and Vice-Chancellor at Trinity College, University of Toronto. He is an experienced administrator as well as a professor who has supervised more than forty PhD students to completion on both sides of the Atlantic, and he received a Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching at the University of Cambridge in 1998. He honed his administrative skills at the Centre for Medieval Studies, as Admissions Tutor for Arts at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and as Head of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at Cambridge.
Professor Orchard has published extensively. He is the author of the Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend, and has been widely interviewed to unravel the antecedent legends behind Wagner's Ring Cycle. His other books include The Poetic Art of Aldhelm and a forthcoming companion volume, The Poetic Craft of Cynewulf. He edits a number of series and journals, and has recently completed The Poetic Edda: a Book of Viking Lore for Penguin Classics.
Professor Orchard was born in London, England, and took degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge. His early interest in English and Classics later developed into a full-blown passion for Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, which he pursued at Queens' College, Cambridge, and then at Exeter College, Oxford, before receiving his PhD in 1990—at the age of 26—from Cambridge. For the next nine years, he taught Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at Cambridge. He came to the University of Toronto in 2000 as Professor of English and Medieval Studies, and became Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies in 2001, and its Director in 2004. In 2008, he became Chair of the Manuscript Review Committee after serving as a member since 2000.
Louis W. Pauly
Louis W. Pauly holds the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance in the Department of Political Science, and directs the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto. A graduate of Cornell University, the London School of Economics, New York University, and Fordham University, he has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, Northwestern University, and Osaka City University, has held management positions in the Royal Bank of Canada, and has served on the staff of the International Monetary Fund. He was an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is currently a Senior Fellow of both Trinity College and Massey College at the University of Toronto.
Pauly’s many publications include Complex Sovereignty: Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century (edited with Edgar Grande, University of Toronto Press, 2005) and Democracy Beyond the State? The European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order (edited with Michael Th. Greven, University of Toronto Press, 2000). He has also written prominent books on international monetary politics, financial market regulation, and multinational corporate strategy. With Emanuel Adler, he edits the top-ranked scholarly journal International Organization. He has served on the editorial board for Studies in International Relations, published by Cambridge University Press, and continues on the editorial boards of the journals International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Public Policy, and Business & Politics. His current research includes a focus on the politics of technological innovation in Asia, and crisis management in integrating financial markets. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of international political economy and international relations.
Catherine (Kate) Pearce
Kate Pearce is an experienced General Manager and senior leader with a strong track record of building new revenue and profit in the new media, internet, and consumer packaged goods industries in both the U.S. and Canada.
Most recently Kate was SVP of Product Management for the Internet and Home Phone businesses at Bell Canada in Toronto (2008 – 2009).
As a senior executive at America Online LLC based in Dulles VA from 2005 - 2008, Kate was responsible for growing the Global AOL Consumer Mobile and running the AOL Segments Business including various subscription businesses and portals. Prior to working in the U.S., Kate was a General Manager at AOL.
Kate’s early career experience was at Procter and Gamble (1985 – 1999), where she worked in Purchasing and later in Brand Management on a variety of global, regional, and local businesses.
Her background is in Engineering. Kate received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Queens University at Kingston. She currently chairs Camp 1, a group of volunteer engineers, responsible for facilitating iron ring ceremonies for new engineers graduating from four major Toronto universities and has been a Professional Engineer since 1987. She also served as a Board Member on the ACA (Association of Canadian Advertisers) from 2002 – 2007.
Dan Soper is Chief Financial Officer for CarbonFree Technology, a North American renewable energy developer and financier based in Toronto. Dan is responsible for the operations and investing of a $100 million dedicated solar fund which CarbonFree raised for investing in solar (photovoltaic) projects in Canada. Prior to joining CarbonFree in 2009, Dan was SVP at Callisto Capital, a mid-cap Canadian private equity firm, where for five years he provided active management as required for portfolio companies including sitting on the boards of two of Callisto's firms, one of which was one of North America's largest, privately-held early education providers with over 100 locations across in various US states and in Ontario.
Prior to Callisto, Dan has been Chief Operating Officer of Danier Leather, a TSX-listed company, from 2001 to 2003, and a Senior Vice President at Chapters Inc., where he was responsible for the introduction, development and management of the Chapters Book Superstores from 1994 to 2001. This division of Chapters grew to be a $375 million business under Dan's leadership. During that time he oversaw all aspects of design, construction, operations, staffing, and managed this division as a separate profit and loss statement for Chapters Inc. He sat on the Executive Committee of Chapters as the various growth strategies were planned and executed, including the creation and public spin-off of Chapters Online and the creation of the college bookstore division (managing the McGill Bookstore).
Dan started his career at Bain & Company, working in both the Toronto and San Francisco offices from 1990 to 1994. Dan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
John Yates - President, Publisher & C.E.O.
John Yates was appointed President, Publisher, and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Toronto Press Incorporated in 2004. Most recently, he spent twelve years with the legal publisher and information provider LexisNexis Butterworths Canada, first as Chief Financial Officer and then as President. Previously, he was Treasurer, and before that, Controller of Canada Publishing Corporation. He worked as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse after graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce.