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Appointee Biographies

Ontario College Of Art And Design University Board Of Governors


David Binet is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Board for Thompson Reuters as well as Director of the Globe and Mail. Former employment includes Partner at Torys LLP and President and CEO of The Woodbridge Company Limited. His community involvement includes various positions on numerous boards including The Canada Council for the Arts, Council for Canadian American Relations, McGill University Faculty of Law Advisory Board, National Ballet of Canada, Neuchatel Junior College and National Ballet School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University and a Bachlor of Laws from McGill University. He is currently a member of Law Society of Upper Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Mark Robert is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Carlu Corporation Limited. He restored and operated The Carlu, a National Historic Site, that would become the premiere special events venue in Toronto. Concurrently, Mr. Robert also started, operated then sold Eventals Inc., a luxury event rentals business. Prior to The Carlu, he was Chief Operating Officer at The Art Vault Limited, a publicly traded global e-commerce internet art site. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade in commercial real estate, most notably with the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. Mr. Robert has also been an active member of the community with involvement at a board level in numerous charitable and cultural organizations, including the Board of Heritage Toronto and Casey House, where he was co-chair for three years for its primary fundraiser, Art with Heart. In addition, he was selected to be on the Leadership Team for the creation of Toronto's Creative City Strategy ("Imagine a Toronto"), which became a guiding document for Toronto's economic development plan.


ROBYN MCCALLUM is a Senior Manager and Curator for the Fine Art Program at Scotiabank. Formerly an Art Curator at TD Bank and researcher at OCAD University. Community involvement currently includes member of the board of directors for Gallery TPW and the Advisory Council member at Ryerson University, School of Image Arts. Education includes holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University and a M.Des from OCAD University.


Colleen McCleery is self-employed providing management consulting, strategic and business planning to clients including the Canada Revenue Agency, Canada School of Public Service, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, among others. She is a former Director, Marketing and Communications at Metrophotonics and Time Step. Her community involvement includes serving as an organizer for the Army Run, Ottawa Race Weekend. Ms. McCleery holds a MBA from Queen's University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ross University School of Medicine.


Dr. Myrna Francis is the President of Mfran Enterprises Inc, and a former Vice-President in the global health sector for CGI. Her community involvement includes serving as Vice-Chair for OCAD University and as a board director for the Ontario Hospital Association.


Lalit Guglani is a former CEO of four different enterprises turned innovator, educator, mentor, coach and investor in early stage enterprise nurturing innovation and growth. He has extensive experience in nurturing, turning around and growing businesses across different industries. He has experience in operations, technical services, projects, sales and marketing finance and supply chain in diverse environments prior to becoming CEO. Lalid olds BTech, MAB, and is qualified Lean Launchpad educator.