Board of Directors

Committees of the Board

* Nominating and Governance Committee

+ Audit Committee

¤ Human Resources Committee

 

Larry Alford LARRY P. ALFORD (*+)

Larry P. Alford is Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto, a position he assumed in August 2011. The University of Toronto Library System is the largest research library in Canada and ranks third among North American university research libraries. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he was Dean of University Libraries at Temple University where he was also responsible for the Temple University Press which publishes approximately 60 scholarly monographs per year.

Prior to joining the Temple Libraries in February 2005, he worked in a variety of positions in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over a 30-year period, including serving as Deputy University Librarian and Interim University Librarian. He has extensive experience in library budgeting and management, collection development, licensing, scholarly communication, digitization, technology implementation, facilities planning, and program planning.

Mr. Alford has also had extensive involvement in a variety of library cooperative activities. He served as a trustee of OCLC, Inc. from 2002–14, and as its chair from 2007–12. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a non-profit organization with revenues of $200 million that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, and preservation services to 41,000 libraries in 82 countries and territories. Mr. Alford is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). He serves as an elected board member of ARL, and is the ARL Vice President, President-elect. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Canadiana.org, a Canadian non-profit providing digital access to Canadian heritage collections. From 2005–11 he served as a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation in Philadelphia, PA, and has also served on other community boards.

Mr. Alford has spoken extensively on a variety of library topics. He holds a BA and MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science in May 2005.

 

ANN CLAVELLE (¤*)

Ann Clavelle recently retired from a 38-year career in Human Resources.  She was most recently based in New York, where she led the US HR function at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), and was previously the Head of HR at Oxford Properties, with global responsibility for Human Resources.  Prior to joining Oxford, Ms. Clavelle held progressively senior HR positions with Deloitte in both Canada and the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and holds her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.

Ms. Clavelle joined the Board of University of Toronto Press in 2018 and currently chairs the HR Committee of the Board.  She is a former member of the Ontario Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and remains an active supporter of Brescia University College at UWO.

 

Bob Davidson BOB DAVIDSON

Bob Davidson is Professor of Spanish & Catalan Studies at the University of Toronto, faculty at the Culinaria Research Centre and Director of the Northrop Frye Centre, Victoria College. He is the author of Jazz Age Barcelona (2009) and The Hotel: Occupied Space (2018) and is currently researching a new project entitled The Scent of Spain: Fragrance, Odour and Culture. Professor Davidson is founder and coeditor of the Toronto Iberic book series at University of Toronto Press, where he also serves as Chair of the Manuscript Review Committee. In 2022, he was accorded the Josep Maria Batista i Roca-Memorial Enric Garriga Trullols Award for the promotion of the Catalan language and culture abroad.

 

Jake Gilbert JAKE GILBERT (*+)

Jake is an M&A partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada’s top business law firms. Jake has been at Blakes his entire professional career and he regularly advises domestic and international clients, both public and private, on a full range of business matters, including cross-border and Canadian mergers and acquisitions. His primary area of focus is financial services but Jake also regularly advises clients in the information technology, manufacturing, and consumer goods sectors. Jake regularly participates in panels on the topic of innovation in the financial services space. He is also on the board of the Canada Basketball Foundation. Jake is from Toronto but obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and then returned to Toronto to attend the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

 

Bill Harnum BILL HARNUM (*)

Bill is Director of Publications for the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Prior to joining PIMS, Bill spent twenty two years at University of Toronto Press, retiring in 2006 from the position of Senior Vice-President, Scholarly Publishing. Bill has served on several boards in the publishing sector, and has twice been President of the Association of Canadian Publishers. He is a passionate advocate for books and publishing.

 

SCOTT MABURY (¤)

Professor Mabury holds a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He first joined the University of Toronto as a faculty member in 1995 and became Director of the Analytical Laboratory for Environmental Science Research and Teaching in 1997. Professor Mabury served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2003 until he was appointed to the position of Vice-Provost, Academic Operations on July 1, 2009.

Mabury was appointed as VP-University Operations January 1, 2012. Portfolios reporting to him include Information Technology Services, Facilities and Services, Ancillary Services, Office of Planning and Budget, and University Planning Design & Construction encompassing Campus and Facilities Planning, Project Development, Project Management, Design & Engineering, Leasing, and the Office of Space Management.

His current research interests are in the areas of environmental photochemistry, fluorochemicals, and atmospheric particles. He has written extensively on the environmental fate, disposition, and persistence of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Mabury and his students have published over 160 scientific papers in refereed journals and he has presented his research at conferences, workshops, and seminars all over the world.

Professor Mabury spends weekends on his Northumberland Country Farm growing soybeans, wheat, and corn.

 

ANNE MACDONALD

Anne Macdonald is the Director of Ancillary Services at the University of Toronto, where she is responsible for a number of self-funded service departments, including Foodservices, Trademark Licensing, Faculty Housing, Parking, and Residences without college affiliation. Anne is an active member of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and serves on its Canadian committee, which works to strengthen professional development for ancillary professionals across the country. Before coming to the University of Toronto, she spent 15 years with the Corporation of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall, where she managed frontline services, Catering, and Retail.

Anne has served on several non-profit boards, including most recently the board of YWCA Toronto and Toronto’s Factory Theatre, where she held the role of Treasurer. She is also a member of the University of Toronto’s University Affairs Board and Business Board.

Anne has an MBA and a Bachelor of Music in Performance, both from the University of Toronto, and an ARCT diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She remains active in the arts through volunteer work, and as a chorister with several Toronto choirs, including the gallery choir of the church of St. Mary Magdalene and Pax Christi Chorale.

 

AMIT MONGA (¤)

Dr. Amit Monga has over twenty years of investment banking, venture capital, and corporate governance experience in the technology, education, and life sciences sectors. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Technology and Innovation, Global Investment Banking, at one of Canada’s largest bank-owned investment banks.

Dr. Monga is a member of the External Project Advisory Panel of Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI). He has previously served on the Innovation Council at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the boards of both the Canadian Medical Foundation and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Alberta, where his research focused on solving complex reliability-based design problems using genetic algorithms. An expert in artificial intelligence and data analytics, his research has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals.

 

 JESSICA MOSHER - PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER, AND C.E.O. (*+¤)

Jessica Mosher was appointed President, Publisher, and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Toronto Press in November 2021. Prior to joining UTP, Jessica spent over 25 years in educational publishing where she held key leadership roles including Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Nelson, and General Manager for Higher Education at Pearson.  During her tenure, she has played a critical role in strengthening brand awareness for the education sector within Canada and globally, overseen significant changes in corporate direction as the industry has shifted into digital delivery models, and initiated a critical response to ensuring better representation of Canada’s diversity in both resources and services. Education has been a focus of Jessica’s career and a personal passion. In addition to being active in a number of industry associations, Jessica was a founding board member of ForGirlSake, a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of girls through education and was most recently a Board Director at The Education Bank—a Toronto based charity providing learning resources to children and families in need.

 

 MARTHA TORY (*+)

Until her retirement in June 2015, Martha had spent 39 years at Ernst & Young LLP where she was a partner specialized in serving not-for-profit organizations.

Martha is now actively involved with a number of organizations. In addition to being a member of the board and Audit Committee at UTP, she is a member of the board and chairs the Finance Committee of several other not-for-profit organizations including  MaRS Discovery District, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is also a member of the board, chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. In addition, Martha is a member of the Standards Council of Imagine Canada.

Martha holds a BComm from the University of Toronto. She has an FCPA, FCA, and an ICD.D designation.

 

 CAROLYN HUGHES TUOHY

Carolyn Tuohy is a professor emeritus of political science and distinguished fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from Yale University. She specializes in comparative public policy, with an emphasis on social policy. Her most recent book is Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform (University of Toronto Press, 2018). Other publications include Accidental Logics: the Dynamics of Change in the Health Care Arena in the United States, Britain and Canada (Oxford University Press, 1999), Policy and Politics in Canada: Institutionalized Ambivalence (Temple University Press, 1992), four co-edited books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on health and social policy, professional regulation, and comparative approaches in public policy. From 1992–2005 she served in the senior administration of the University of Toronto as Deputy Provost and as Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and as Vice-Chair of the Boards of Directors of the Institute for Work and Health and of the Canadian Heath Services Research Foundation (now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement). She was Founding Fellow of the School of Public Policy and Governance and the University of Toronto (now merged with the Munk School), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

 

 TRISH WHEATON

Trish Wheaton began her career in the editorial and marketing group at Yale University Press. Her background in senior global positions at Wunderman and Y&R Advertising, has provided a holistic perspective of marketing’s integral role in business transformation and of global trends. Trish was Wunderman's first ever Global CMO and was instrumental in fueling the organization's exponential new business growth. Trish has also held leadership roles in Wunderman's largest offices in Canada and the UK, transforming both into direct, digital and data powerhouses. She also served as Global Managing partner of Y&R Advertising. As Founder of INSPIRE, an integrated sustainability practice from Young & Rubicam Group, she helped companies unlock the strategic potential of their social impact efforts to attract and retain a growing demographic of socially conscious consumers. Most recently, Trish founded LEANING OUT a program designed to show senior career women how to stand on the shoulders of their professional selves to envision and purposefully plan their next phase.

 

JuliaWoods JULIA WOODS (*+¤)

Julia is Vice President with LHH Knightsbridge, a human capital consulting firm where she partners with organizations across sectors leading change and enabling talent management results. Prior to joining Knightsbridge in 2008, Julia spent 20+ years in Canadian publishing where she held key leadership roles including Vice President Professional & Trade Publishing with John Wiley & Sons, and President, Trade Professional & Medical Division with McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Limited. Julia is a champion of books and learning, has been active with industry associations, and served on the board of Toronto’s Furniture Bank.