Our Board of Directors is comprised of friends and family members of Douglas, and supplemented by key advisors as deemed necessary by our Directors.
Adam is a principal in real estate development and acquisitions for a privately held real estate firm. Though Doug and Adam spent some time together during their years at Queen’s University, it was working side-by-side at BMO Capital Markets where their friendship became strongest. Doug and Adam also enjoyed spending time at nearby cottages in Georgian Bay. Adam is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Douglas Wright Foundation.
Dr. Alexandra Pennal
Alex is pediatrician, currently completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. She studied medicine at St. George’s University and completed a General Pediatrics residency at SickKids. Alex and Doug were lifelong friends. They grew up around the corner from each other and attended Whitney Public School and eventually Queen’s University together.
Andrew is an associate at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Andrew and Doug were kindergarten classmates at Whitney Public School in Toronto. Best of friends ever since, they have played hockey together, and lived together as students in Kingston and London. Andrew is a Board Member and Secretary of the Douglas Wright Foundation.
Darren is a Director at BMO Capital Markets in London, England, selling Canadian Interest Rate products to European Investors. Darren and Doug first met as teammates on the Leaside Kings in 1993. They went on to be classmates in high school and university, close colleagues at BMO, and great friends for nearly two decades.
Jamie is an Investment Analyst at a Global Mutual Fund company. Doug’s younger brother, Jamie shared a love for sport and outdoor activities with Doug. When Doug purchased his Georgian Bay cottage, Jamie was the first to lend a hand with renovations. Jamie will always remember the time he spent visiting Doug in Australia, the two of them travelling the entire east coast from Melbourne to the Great Barrier Reef. Jamie is a Board Member and President of the Douglas Wright Foundation.
Katie manages City Programs at the Toronto charity Moorelands Community Services. Siblings separated by only a year, Doug and Katie were attached at the hip, attending the same schools, playing on the same teams, and travelling together. Katie and Doug were also both passionate about the great outdoors, with "Doug's cottage" becoming a winter resting point during their many cross country ski trips together.
Rob is an insurance advisor with First York Insurance Agency in Toronto. Rob and Doug spent their first 15 years of school together. Their long friendship consisted of numerous seasons as teammates, many extremely competitive racquet sport matches, and regular weekend nights in the Polci family basement with good friends.
Tony Reale (Special Advisor)
Tony is a Director at BMO Capital Markets within the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Tony has served on the board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, and co-founded the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge, which has raised over $10 million for cancer research and Toronto hospitals. Tony and Doug became close friends while working together at BMO and as teammates in a number of different sports. Tony is a Special Advisor to the Douglas Wright Foundation.