COC Board of Directors


  • Ms. Colleen Sexsmith, Chair
  • Mr. Justin Linden, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Paul A. Bernards, Treasurer
  • Mr. John H. Macfarlane, Secretary
  • Mr. Alexander Neef, General Director (ex officio)
  • Mr. Rob Lamb, Managing Director (ex officio)

    • Mr. Tony Arrell
    • Ms. Nora Aufreiter
    • Ms. Sandy Baron
    • Mr. Robert Brouwer
    • Ms. Helen Burstyn
    • Ms. Marcia Lewis Brown
    • Mr. Stewart Burton
    • Mr. Philip C. Deck
    • Mr. Peter M. Deeb
    • Mr. George S. Dembroski
    • Mr. William Fearn (ex officio)
    • Mr. David Ferguson (ex officio)
    • Mr. Adam Froman
    • Mr. Michael Gibbens
    • Mr. Peter Hinman
    • Dr. Linda Hutcheon
    • Ms. Carolyn Jarvis
    • Mr. Jeff Lloyd
    • Mr. Timothy Loftsgard

    • Ms. Anne Maggisano 
    • Mr. Stephen O. Marshall 
    • Ms. Judy Matthews
    • Mr. Jonathan Morgan
    • Ms. Frances Price
    • Mr. Allen Smith 
    • Mr. Philip S.W. Smith
    • Mr. Paul B. Spafford
    • Ms. Michelle Symons
    • Ms. Kristine (Kris) Vikmanis
    • Mr. Graham Watchorn
    • Ms. Yael Woodward
    • Mr. John H. (Jack) Whiteside

    life trustees council

    The Life Trustees Council salutes the leaders of the COC community whose efforts have been integral to the company’s artistic evolution and transformative history of accomplishment.  


    • Earlaine Collins
    • David Ferguson (Chair)
    • Jerry and Geraldine Heffernan
    • Ben Heppner
    • Henry N.R. Jackman
    • Adrianne Pieczonka


      Canadian Opera House Corporation Board of Directors



      • Mr. Arthur R.A. Scace,
        President & Chief Executive Officer
      • Mr. Rob Lamb, Vice-President
      • Mr. Paul A. Bernards, Treasurer
      • Mr. John H. Macfarlane, Secretary
      • Ms. Lindy Cowan, Director, Finance
      • Mr. Alexander Neef, Chief Operating Officer 


      • Mr. David C. Ferguson
      • Hon. Barbara McDougall
      • Mr. Jonathan Morgan
      • Mr. Nicholas Mutton 
      • Mr. Paul B. Spafford  

      Canadian Opera foundation Board of Directors



      • Mr. Tony Arrell
      • Mr. Jonathan Bloomberg 
      • Mr. J. Rob Collins 
      • Mr. Philip C. Deck, ​Chair
      • Mr. Gary Grad
      • Mr. Chris Hoffmann 
      • Mr. David Spiro, Secretary


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