Board of Directors

G-GoldbergGary Goldberg
President

Gary Goldberg is President of Gadango Inc., a private investment company and is President of Galin Foundation. He is also a director of the Gairdner Foundation, and The Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. He serves on the Governing Council of University of Toronto and is a member of The Quadrangle Society of Massey College.

Glenn Morley
VP of Project Production

Glenn Morley is a Toronto-based composer, conductor, and musical director with an extensive background in music for theatre, live media events, film and television. He is also active in concert music, having had his works performed by orchestras across Canada. He is a founding member and past President of the Guild of Canadian Film Composers, a Director of SOCAN and a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts Advisory Council at York University.

John D. McKellar C.M., Q.C.
Interim Treasurer

John McKellar, a lawyer with WeirFoulds LLP, has long been an active volunteer, director, officer and advisor with various music and theatre groups in Toronto and across Canada. He is a past President of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and a former board member of the Canada Council for the Arts and is now Vice Chair of the Ontario Arts Foundation and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and Chairman of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and The Toronto Arts Council. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1996.

CCuttsCharles S. Cutts
Secretary

Charles Cutts is a consultant to the arts and entertainment industry. Retiring after 33 years of being CEO of Roy Thomson and Massey Hall and previously the O’Keefe Centre.  He has presented a best performing artist while maintaining an enviable record of financial stewardship. He is a major contributor as a professional and volunteer to the vibrancy to the city of Toronto.

Renette Berman

Marie Bernard-MeunierMarieBM

Marie Bernard-Meunier served as Canada's Ambassador to UNESCO, to The Netherlands and to Germany and in Ottawa as Assistant Deputy Minister for Global issues and Culture. Since retiring from the Foreing Service, she has published extensively on foreign policy issues and lectured at several Canadian universities. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of CCTS (Ombudsman in Telecommunications Services), is a Member of the Audit Committee of the Canadian Space Agency and is a Member of the Board of Directors and of the Board of Governors of the Federal Idea, a Montreal based think tank on Federalism. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from l'Université de Montréal and is a graduate from l'Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris.

JDirksJohn Dirks

Dr. Dirks has been President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation since 1993, having previously served on the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) from 1983-1993. During his time the profile of the Foundation has grown extensively.

His honours include the NFK International Medal from the US National Kidney Foundation (2005), the International Society of Nephrology’s Roscoe Robinson Award (2004) and the Order of Canada (2006). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. In 2012 he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and also received an Honourary Doctorate of Science from the University of Toronto and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

Roger-GarlandRoger Garland

Roger Garland commenced his professional career with Price Waterhouse, followed with eight years of diverse experience in treasury, finance and accounting responsibilities with several public companies. He joined Citibank, Toronto which was just starting its Canadian finance operations. He joined Four Seasons Hotels Inc in 1981 and was appointed to its board of directors in 1984, and later appointed executive vice-president and vice-chairman. Garland is the founding chair of the board of Soulpepper Theatre Company, and a past director of the board Young Centre for the Performing Arts, director of The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada and a director of a number of public and private corporations.

Paul-HoffertPaul M. Hoffert, C.M.

Dr. Paul Hoffert is Chair of the Glenn Gould Foundation (US), Chair of the Bell Fund, Chair of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and Professor of Music, Law, and Information at University of Toronto. He is former Chair of the Ontario Arts Council, Faculty Fellow at Harvard Law School, President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and a Director of the United Nations World Summit on Information Societies.

An established jazz recording artist, television performer, off-Broadway musical author, and film composer, he has parallel achievements in science and technology and is author of several best-selling books about the Info Age. He remains an active jazz pianist and tours with his Juno Award-winning band Lighthouse. He was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to music and media.

 SharonLeradoSharon Laredo

Sharon Laredo has over fourteen years’ experience in government at the provincial and federal levels in stakeholder relations, policy, issues management and communications, organization and advocacy. She is currently a Chief Advisor at the Sorbara Group of Companies (SGC), an integrated real estate development, construction, investment and management firm. Prior to joining SGC, Sharon served two Ontario Premiers (as a Senior Advisor and Strategic Planning and Operations Director) and was Director of Operations to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

LevittLouise Levitt

Louise Levitt is an Executive Member and is an active member of several other boards. She has been a Director of The Acapella Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life of children in Toronto, through music, education and health. When not volunteering, she travels from Timboctou, Mali to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.

female-silhouetteJuli Morrow

Juli Morrow has been a partner at Goodmans since 1985. A large part of her practice involves financing and refinancing of real estate assets, including mortgage transactions, private placements and public offerings. She was named one of the top 25 women lawyers in Canada by Lexpert. Juli brings her passion for preserving and improving music education to The Glenn Gould Foundation.

Susan Peterson d'Aquino

Susan Peterson d’Aquino was a senior executive in the public service of Canada for 28 years, serving Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau and Brian Mulroney and five successive Ministers of Finance, before returning to her first love – culture – when she served as Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.  She has taught on corporate governance at the Canada School of Pubic Service, has served on the board of the Banff Centre for the arts and of the Canadian Television Fund, and presently serves on the board of the National Arts Centre Foundation and chairs the Friends of the Print Room at the National Gallery of Canada.  She expresses her artistic instincts through gardening.

Male-silhouetteJohn P.L. Roberts, O.C., M.A., D.F.A, LLD
Founding President

John Roberts was the Founding President of The Glenn Gould Foundation. He was a close friend and colleague of Gould for more than twenty seven years. Roberts was Head of Music for CBC Radio and commissioned numerous recitals from the great pianist as well as radio documentaries and a historic concert for the European Broadcasting Union which was heard in many countries around the world. Roberts is considered an international authority on Gould and has produced two books on him as well as countless articles for national and international publications.

He appears in the most recent documentary film on Gould made by White Pine Rictures and recently premiered at the the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sir David Tang, KBE, OBE, Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et Lettres

Sir David Tang, KBE, OBE, Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et Lettres, was born in Hong Kong, studied in both Hong Kong and Britain and graduated with a philosophy honours degree before going to Law College. He is the founder of Shanghai Tang, the China Club, China Tang and Island Tang, and is the exclusive distributor of all Cuban brands of cigars for Asia, Australia and Canada.

Active as an advisor and director for many prestigious companies and charities, he is a great admirer of Glenn Gould.

Jean-Philippe Tremblay

 

Male-silhouetteRobert S. Williams, Ph.D.

Robert Williams, who has Masters degrees in Social Work and Fine Arts and a Ph.D. in Bioethics, has worked as a bioethicist, social worker, archaeologist, dance historian, dance bookseller and the publisher of several books on dance. His great-grandfather was the distinguished founder of “R.S. Williams & Sons, Co. Ltd.”, a Toronto company founded in 1849 that made and sold musical instruments. His grandfather donated an important collection of historical musical instruments to the Royal Ontario Museum. Carrying on the family tradition, Bob collects instruments associated with his family’s company and has loaned a number of string instruments to promising young musicians. He has also initiated scholarships at the Royal Conservatory of Music and supports its chamber music program for burgeoning professional musicians.

Current as of January 2017.