St. George's College Foundation

St. George's College Foundation was established to raise, administer and disburse funds on behalf of RSGC. At the end of June 2021, the Foundation had fund balances of $4.5 million: $2.8 million in endowment funds and $1.7 million in restricted and unrestricted funds. The Foundation granted $967,000 to the College during Fiscal 2021. The Board of Trustees listed below provides oversight to the management of the funds and supports the goal of increasing the scholarship endowments.

St. George’s College Foundation Trustees

Stephen Beatty ’86 – ex officio

John Buckingham ’71

Guy Burry ’77

Karen Figueiredo

John Firstbrook ’76

Brad Holland – ex officio

Wanda Ho

Jamie Lint ’98

Andrew Mitchell

Chris Newall

Jane Nyman – ex officio

Our Foundation Trustees

John Buckingham ’71 John worked in a number of countries with the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for almost 30 years before joining Endo Pharmaceuticals in the US. In 2009, John established a healthcare consulting practice supporting the establishment and growth of new pharmaceutical businesses in Canada, as well as global assignments with multinational pharmaceutical companies involved in complex partnerships. He guides investments in Canadian innovation through agencies such as the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Genome Canada, supporting healthcare entrepreneurs develop and commercialize new technology. Further, he has served on a number of occasions as an expert witness in pharmaceutical litigation and arbitration cases.

Guy Burry ’77 Guy has over 30 years in pensions, systems, investments, human capital and asset consulting. He was a member of the RSGC Board from 2006-2013. He is currently a Council Member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Green Municipal Fund and is Chair of the Investment Committee. He chairs York University’s Pension Investment Committee. His Board experience includes Knightsbridge Human Capital and Enactus Canada. He is an advisor to the Ivey Foundation. Guy’s son Owen graduated in 2013.

Karen Figueiredo Karen is an actuary with over 30 years’ experience in the pension and institutional investment industry. She is a Vice President at Sun Life, overseeing the design and investment of their global employee pension programs. Karen is Chair of a Benevolence Fund and sits on the Finance Committee of a not-for-profit that supports the health care industry. Her son Christian graduated in 2016.

John Firstbrook ’76 John is Founder, President and CEO of the Firstbrook Insurance Group of Companies. He focuses on the advancement of quality relationships, with particular attention paid to the specialists and experts required for a smooth business transfer. John pioneered the team approach, acting as a catalyst to get all experts helping with client issues. His son Andrew graduated in 2015.

Wanda Ho

Wanda is a retired chartered accountant. She was the Chair of Finance at RSGC and St. Clement’s School and was the Advancement Chair at North York General Hospital. At RSGC, she was the President of the Georgian Parents’ Guild, and Co-chair of the Gala and the Capital Campaign. She sits on committees at the Royal Conservatory of Music Circle and is a board member of the Canadian Black History Project and Kensington Market Jazz Festival. She is a mentor at the Toronto Fashion Incubator. In 2017, she was named an Honorary Old Boy at RSGC. Her son Kjell graduated in 2012.

Jamie Lint ’98 Jamie graduated from RSGC in 1998, and completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s in 2002. He has worked at Scotiabank since 2002, most recently working as an Agile Coach in software development. He is a Past President of the RSGCAA.

Andrew Mitchell Andrew is a PM at RBC Global Asset Mgmt (PHN Institutional), where he has also served on the management committee for over a decade. He is a CFA charterholder, and holds a MSc from LSE. He manages multi-asset mandates for institutional and family office clients. Prior to PHN, Andrew was the top-ranked equity analyst for media. In the community, he sits on two other Foundations in a similar capacity.

Chris Newall As an advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, Chris provides dedicated expertise and counselling to ensure his clients’ wealth is protected for the long term. His advanced credentials and the relationships he has built with key analysts, researchers and financial specialists make him an invaluable resource to individuals managing complex wealth. His son James is in the Class of 2020.