COC Board of Directors


  • Mr. Justin Linden, Chair
  • Mr. Jonathan Morgan, 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. Marcia Lewis Brown
    • Ms. Helen Burstyn
    • Mr. Stewart Burton
    • Mr. Philip C. Deck  (ex officio)
    • Mr. Peter M. Deeb
    • Mr. George S. Dembroski
    • Mr. William Fearn 
    • Mr. David Ferguson (ex officio)
    • Mr. Michael Gibbens
    • Mr. Peter Hinman
    • Dr. Linda Hutcheon
    • Mr. Roy Linden
    • Mr. Jeff Lloyd
    • Mr. Timothy Loftsgard
    • Mr. Huston Loke

    • Ms. Anne Maggisano 
    • Ms. Judy Matthews
    • Mr. James (Jim) Nicol
    • Mr. Johannes Pastor
    • Ms. Frances Price
    • Mr. Jeffrey Remedios
    • Ms. Colleen Sexsmith
    • Mr. J. Allen Smith 
    • Mr. Philip S.W. Smith
    • Mr. Paul B. Spafford
    • Mr. David Spiro
    • Ms. Kristine (Kris) Vikmanis
    • Mr. Graham Watchorn
    • 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
    • J. Rob Collins
    • A.J. Diamond
    • David Ferguson (Chair)
    • Jerry and Geraldine Heffernan
    • Ben Heppner
    • Henry N.R. Jackman
    • Michael Levine
    • Adrianne Pieczonka
    • David Stanley Porter
    • Arthur R.A. Scace


      Canadian Opera House Corporation Board of Directors

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

      Canadian Opera foundation Board of Directors


      • Mr. Philip C. Deck, Chair
      • Mr. David Spiro, Secretary


      • Mr. Tony Arrell
      • Mr. Jonathan Bloomberg 
      • Mr. J. Rob Collins 
      • Mr. Chris Hoffmann
      • Mr. Justin Linden
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