LSM Newswire

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Royal Conservatory Announces New Board Chair


Former TD Executive and Conservatory Alumnus Michael Foulkes

Succeeds Florence Minz

The Royal Conservatory (RCM) announced today that Michael Foulkes will succeed Florence Minz as Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Foulkes is an alumnus of the Conservatory, having completed his Grade 8 Piano examination. He joined the Board of the RCM in 2003.

“I am honoured to lead the Board of The Royal Conservatory as it embarks on a new era in its history,” noted Mr. Foulkes. “The RCM has a legacy of fostering the creativity of Canadians for over a century. It is well positioned to build on this legacy with the completion of the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, including the stunning Koerner Hall.”

Michael Foulkes is a former executive of the TD Bank Financial Group. During his 30 years with the corporation he held various executive positions, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer for TD Waterhouse UK. He retired from TD in 2006.

Mr. Foulkes has also served as Director of First Nations Bank of Canada, a federally chartered bank serving Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people across Canada. He is currently a Director of the Davis + Henderson Income Fund, the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited, and CPNI Inc.

In the community, Mr. Foulkes is Director and former Chair of Junior Achievement of Canada and Director of the Junior Achievement of Canada Foundation. He is a graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and resides in Toronto with his wife, Linda. He has two grown children.

Founded in 1886, The Royal Conservatory is the largest and oldest independent arts educator in Canada. It is an internationally renowned centre for performance and learning, providing opportunities for personal development through music and arts education in over 300 communities across Canada and a dozen countries around the world. Each year more than 500,000 Canadians take part in RCM programs, exams, and public school initiatives.



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