Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Current Foundation Directors

Ms. Carolyn Hursh, Chair
(1998 - present)
Calgary, Alberta
Chairman, James Richardson & Sons, Limited
Mr. Ken Marra, Vice-Chair
(2000 - present)
Wellesley, Massachussetts Grandson of Max Bell
Ms. Carol Hill
(1996 - present)
Regina, Saskatchewan
McCallum Hill Companies
Ms. Brenda Eaton
(2006 - present)
Victoria, BC
Corporate Director

Dr. Paul Boothe
(2016 - present)
London, Ontario
Director, Lawrence National Centre
for Policy and Management
at the Ivey Business School

Mr. Jim Gray
(2005 - present)
Calgary, Alberta
Community Leader
Professor Christopher Manfredi
(2015 - present)
Provost, McGill University
 

Member Emeritus

  • Ms. Diane D. Marra (1982 - 2002)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Daughter of Max Bell), fondly remembered

Former Directors

Mr. Robert J. Ritchie
(1997 - 1999)
Calgary, Alberta
(President and CEO of CP Rail)
Mr. W. J. Bushnell
(1976)
Toronto, Ontario
Rt. Hon. Roland D. Michener
(1976 - 1986)
Ottawa, Ontario
(Former Governor-General of Canada)
Dr. David L. Johnston
(1986 - 1994)
Montreal, Quebec
(Appointed by McGill University)
Dr. Charles E. Michener
(1986 - 1996)
Toronto, Ontario
(Brother-in-Law of Max Bell)
Mr. David Kerr
(1994 - 1997)
Toronto, Ontario
(Appointed by McGill University)

Dr. Michael Walker
(1996 - 2003)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(founding Executive Director, Fraser Institute)

Mr. Ronald N. Mannix
(1985 - 2005)
Calgary, Alberta
(Family friend)
Mr. Allan Taylor
(1996 - 2005)
Toronto, Ontario
(Former Chairman & CEO, Royal Bank)
Mr. Larry Bell
(2004 - 2006)
Vancouver, BC
(Chair, BC Hydro)
Dr. Bernard Shapiro
(1999 - 2003)
Montreal, Quebec
(Principal, McGill University)
Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum
(2003 - 2007)
Montreal, Quebec
(Principal, McGill University)
Mr. Tom d'Aquino
(2005 - 2010)
Toronto, Ontario
(President, Canadian Council of Chief Executives)
Dr. Morton Mendelson
(2008 - 2010)
Montreal, Quebec
(Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning), McGill University)
Professor Tony Masi
(2009 - 2015)
Montreal, Quebec
Provost, McGill University
 Mr. Michael Wilson
(2010 - 2015)
Toronto, Ontario
Canadian diplomat, politician and business leader

First Directors

Dr. John J. Deutsch
(1972 - 1976)
Kingston, Ontario
(Long-time friend of Max Bell)
Mr. George R. Gardiner
(1972 - 1996)
Toronto, Ontario
(Business partner of Max Bell)
Mr. Richard S. Malone
(1972 - 1985)
Toronto, Ontario
(Business associate of Max Bell)
Hon. James Richardson
(1972 - 1997)
Winnipeg, Manitoba (Friend of Max Bell)
Mr. George N.M. Currie
(1972 - 1985)
Montreal, Quebec
(Appointed by McGill University)
 

Chairs of the Board

  • Mr. George R. Gardiner
    President (1974 - 1989)
  • Hon. James Richardson
    Chairman (1989 - 1996)
  • Mr. Ronald N. Mannix
    Chairman (1996 - 2004)
  • Ms. Carolyn Hursh
    Chair (2004 - present)

Foundation Presidents

  • Mr. George R. Gardiner
    President (1974 - 1989)
  • Mr. Donald S. Rickerd
    President (1989 - 1997)
  • Dr. David K. Elton
    President (1997 - Present)