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Leadership and Governance

Board of Trustees

HSC's Board of Trustees is a knowledgeable team of professionals responsible for monitoring College fundraising and investments initiatives.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for monitoring the investment of the HSC Endowment and, along with the Board of Governors, providing advice and direction on fundraising initiatives from the Advancement Office.

Members of the board are highly accomplished individuals widely representative of key school constituencies and are committed to the mission, vision and values of the College.

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    Andrew Hammond ’98 is the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Market and Counterparty Credit Risk for The Royal Bank of Canada. He is responsible for the enterprise-wide oversight and governance of market, counterparty credit, and liquidity risk, as well as global model risk management and validation. As a member of RBC’s Group Risk Management Operating Committee, he contributes to the development of the overall strategy and direction of the group.

    Andrew joined RBC in 2005 and has held progressively senior roles across the bank over his 17-year tenure. Most recently, as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk, he was responsible for leading the strategic management of risk, including defining and quantifying RBC’s risk appetite, leading our enterprise-wide stress testing efforts to ensure financial resiliency, identification and management of emerging risk and acted as COO for the GRM function. Before that, Andrew led Global Credit and Cash Management for RBC’s Wealth Management business.

    Andrew has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University with a specialization in Finance and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University.
    Andrew attended HSC from 1982 to 1998, where he met his wife Nora; their twin sons are currently enrolled in the Middle School.

    Andrew serves on the Executive and Nominating Committees.

    Mark has spent more than 20 years as a manufacturing and operations executive, primarily in the energy and industrial sectors. He specialized in running multi-site manufacturing organizations and global supply chains. His career included considerable time abroad with almost 10 years living in China, where he met his wife and where their first daughter was born.
    Mark is a native of Hamilton and has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. He enjoys time with family, travel, gardening and golf.
    Mark has been an HSC parent for over six years, with one daughter in the Middle School and one in the Montessori School.

    Dr. Martin Doble spent 15 years running a strategy consulting business based in London, UK but operating around the world. The business was then merged with Hatch, a global business of Canadian origin, which brought him to Canada. He is a board member for Hatch, responsible for strategy and development across the business and the globe. Martin previously ran the infrastructure, consulting and iron and steel business units for Hatch and managed regional businesses around the world. He has lived in the UK, India, Germany, the USA and Brazil, and undertaken assignments in over 60 countries around the world. He is a member of 14 boards of directors for Hatch around the world and a member of the pension committee.
    Martin speaks fluent English, French and German. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham, and master and doctorate degrees in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.
    Martin has two sons from HSC classes of '19 and '23. Both of Martin's children have enjoyed the arts and athletic programs at HSC.

    Greg Forsythe ’05 is the Director of Forsythe Lubrication, a privately owned, family corporation that has been manufacturing industrial and automotive fluids, aviation chemicals, and lubricants in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since 1911. Greg is the fifth generation of his family-run corporation and oversees all existing business with a focus on new business growth and has played a role in expanding distribution and branching into new divisions across Canada over the past 13 years with the company.

    An HSC lifer, Greg’s son Mason is in the Montessori program and his daughter May will start in the fall of 2024. Greg and his family live in Hamilton. Prior to his business career, Greg played in multiple bands recording and touring and is an avid music fan to this day. His other interests include golf, basketball, boxing, and cycling.

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    Paul Gupta is a professional accountant and owner of Paul Gupta & Associates accounting firm in Oakville. He’s served as a treasurer for a number of organizations including Big Brothers of Halton, Halton Trauma Center, Oakville Crisis Centre and Wallace Park Tennis Club.

    He has two sons, one a graduate of HSC and the other currently in Grade 12. Paul’s personal interests include tennis, squash, golf and running an Oakville badminton club for the last 7 years.

    Eric Nanayakkara '99 is the Managing Partner of Regency Law Group, a full-service firm with its head office proudly located in downtown Hamilton. In addition to managing the firm, he operates a bespoke litigation practice. He is frequently engaged as a private mediator, assisting lawyers and litigants through complex issues to arrive at efficient resolutions. After completing his undergraduate work, he earned a Juris Doctor in Australia and completed Masters studies in Advanced Commercial Negotiations. 
    He has served as President and Director on numerous boards and takes pride in contributing to the advancement of arts, culture and his deeply focused meditation practice. Concurrent with his role as Trustee, he is the President of the Hamilton Club, a Director of the Hamilton Law Association and the immediate Past President of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club. He is the former Regional Director for the Ontario Bar Association’s Central South Region and maintains active positions on several of the association's sub-committees and its Governing Council.
    Eric is an alumni of Hillfield Strathallan College (‘99). He lives in Hamilton with his wife, Puja Nanayakkara (’01), and their two children.

    Maxim Tcherner ‘07 is a Director on the Private Equity team at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). At OTPP, he has participated in a number of investments across the industrial, business services and consumer sectors. Maxim’s responsibilities include sourcing, executing and monitoring direct private equity investments focused on consumer services. Maxim currently serves on the board of Arterra Wines Canada and CSC ServiceWorks and previously served on the board of TricorBraun.
    Prior to joining OTPP, Maxim worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse providing M&A advisory and financing services across a number of industries. Maxim holds an Honours Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
    Maxim and his wife, Sheena, live in Toronto with their two young boys, Jack and Charles, who take up most of their free time!

    Katheryn Yates is a second generation owner in The Yates Family Office, which is comprised of retail automotive sales and service, and commercial real estate. 

    Kathryn obtained the Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from the Directors College (2023). She is an active director on the Board of the Yates Family Office and Chair of the finance and audit committee. 

    She is actively involved in the community at Neighbour2Neighbour, volunteering in the food bank warehouse and as a reading tutor helping children in grades 1-4 improve their literacy skills.

    Kathryn lives in Ancaster with her partner Rob and children, Graham (22) and Holly (27).
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