Board of Directors
Ali Khan, Chairman
Ali Khan is the Director of Operational Excellence at Morneau Sobeco and Shepell FGI, Canada's largest benefits and workforce management consulting firm. Prior to this, Ali worked at Mercer Canada, as Business Leader of the Organizational Effectiveness Practice. Ali has worked for various other corporations in Pakistan, the Middle East and North America.
Ali has a joint Masters degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business and York University's Schulich School of Business. Ali also holds a Master's Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business.
Ali is an active supporter of various social, political and artistic causes and has a keen interest in Corporate and Social Responsibility and good Governance. Ali is an Ambassador of Free the Children, an international development organization and a founding member of Salon Camden, a Toronto-based interactive socio-political platform working to brainstorm solutions and raise awareness on a wide range of social, political, multi-cultural and economic issues
Bill Wong, Treasurer
Bill entered the investment industry after receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Bill joined Foster & Associates in September of 2009, bringing with him over 25 years of experience as an Investment Advisor. He is also licensed to trade Options.
Beyond the office, Bill is a Director and Treasurer of The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto, as well as a Director of Youth Development for the Wong Association of Ontario. Bill has also served on the committees for gala banquets to benefit the Hospital For Sick Children/SickKids, the University of Toronto East Asian Department, the United Way, and the Lupus Foundation.
Paul Ali is an accomplished and successful executive in the manufacturing sector, having spent a significant portion of his career in a large international metal company where he held an array of senior roles culminating in the Presidency of the Canadian operation. Paul possesses a strong business acumen, combined with well developed leadership skills, and a "winning attitude" to drive results. He thrives on the challenge of building a successful organization and leading developmental initiatives including start-ups, turnarounds, and growth initiatives that require expansion and penetration of markets. In this context, Paul travelled extensively to Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Asia to develop relationships and negotiate deals.
Recipient of the Premier of Ontario's Award of "Excellence in Applied Arts and Community Service", David Connolly made his Broadway debut at age 19.
While a Stratford Acting Company member, he won a Tyrone Guthrie Award. He honed his Director/Choreographer skills in L.A., collaborating on The Miss America Pageant (Emmy Award, Choreography) then choreographed Deepa Mehta's feature film, Bollywood/Hollywood.
He returned to Toronto to direct and choreograph four seasons of the live-action, animated and US National touring incarnations of The Doodlebops (CBC/Playhouse Disney) and became Adjunct Professor of Music Theatre at alma mater, Sheridan College. Andrew Lloyd Webber's series, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and the Canadian Premiere of High School Musical: On Stage both had David at the helm. He is a member of the board of directors of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, for which he recently directed his third musical.
David also owns theideashop, a event production company whose clients include Jaguar, Sarah Jessica Parker, Calvin Klein, Jlo, Movado and the Opening of the Royal Ontario Museum's Michael Lee Chin Crystal. That led to joining the internationally syndicated series, Rich Bride, Poor Bride as a Wedding Planner. He is also author of Rich Bride, Poor Bride: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide.
Leonard Kirby has been a board member behind-the-scenes for the Randolph Academy since its inception. Leonard is the Vice-president and CFO of Robin White Sales Inc., a supplier of designer clothing, private label and accessories, to major and independent retailers in Canada and U.S. He is also the President of Kirby's Konstruction, which has renovated and built new homes in Canada and the Caribbean, and consulted on projects in the U.S. In addition, for ten years, he supervised the set design and construction department for TDF Artists, a film, T.V. and advertising production company.
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Andrew is the Program Director of Pardons Canada, a non-profit organization assisting Canadians in obtaining a Pardon in Canada. Andrew has been in that role for 3 years and runs a national operation consisting of over 20 employees. Prior to joining Pardons Canada, Andrew was the Vice-President of Sales at AIMTrimark Investments for 10 years. His sales territory included thousands of financial advisors and stock brokers with assets of over $1 billion.
Andrew is also active in the venture capital world, acting as an advisor/consultant to Succession Capital, a venture group that owns and operates over 13 companies. In addition, he has numerous investments in private companies through his family holding company.
Outside of business, Andrew has a lifelong partner in Jodi and 3 boys ages 11, 9, and 7. His passion is travelling and he has traveled the world on two separate occasions, mainly in India, Asia and South America. Andrew is also involved in his family's charitable foundation and is a weekly volunteer at the Pine Villa Retirement Home.