The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We extend our respect as well as our appreciation for this opportunity.
Executive Committee Biographies
Peter is the Branch Manager for Odlum Brown Limited in Victoria and is also a Director of the firm. He joined Odlum Brown in 1991 and has built a highly successful Portfolio Management practice, first in Vancouver then moving to Victoria in 2012.
Peter has achieved the following professional designations: Certified Investment Manager (1993), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (1995), Chartered Financial Analyst (2001), Portfolio Manager (2002), Branch Manager (2012), Director (2016).
Outside the investment industry, Peter has been on the Board of Directors for Time Step Dance Company (first as Treasurer, then Chairman) and the Rotary Club of Vancouver South (Director and President). He currently sits on the Our Place Society Advisory Committee.
Personally and through his role as Branch Manager, Peter is actively involved in the Victoria community. He has worked with or helped to raise funds for organizations such as Junior Achievement, Our Place Society, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Ovarian Cancer Walk, the Vancouver Island Hunter Jumper Association, and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
Peter greatly enjoys a diverse range of music, from classical to classic rock. He recently completed several years of piano lessons - not only for sheer enjoyment, but also to better understand and appreciate the language, the artistry, and the beauty of music.
In his spare time, Peter tends his garden, explores gourmet cooking, and spends many hours on cycling tours.
Carol Bellringer, FCA, FCPA is the President & CEO of the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing public sector performance audit, oversight, and accountability in Canada and internationally. She was the proud recipient of the 2021 lifetime achievement award from CPA Manitoba.
Ms. Bellringer possesses an extensive background in public sector audits from her previous experience as the Auditor General for the provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba. She has served on several boards in the public and private sectors, including the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Manitoba Hydro, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council. She currently sits on the board of the Victoria Symphony Society, the University of Victoria Foundation, and on the audit committee for the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.
Mr. Siemens had a 36 year career with RBC Royal Bank from 1982 (joining in Winnipeg, Manitoba) until May 2018 (retiring in Victoria, BC). His career encompassed roles across a broad range of disciplines and customer bases, in a wide variety of locales, including Winnipeg, Calgary, Toronto, Saskatoon and Victoria.
During his tenure in Victoria Mr. Siemens served on the Campaign Cabinets of the Greater Victoria Hospitals Foundation, the Advisory Committee for Ballet Victoria, and the City of Victoria City Manager’s Advisory Committee. He was involved with both the United Way and Junior Achievement throughout his career and was Chair of the United Way of Greater Victoria’s 2006 Campaign. He served as Past-Chair on the 2007 United Way Campaign, and as a Member-at-large for the 2008 and 2009 Campaigns. Mr. Siemens was a member of the Camosun College Board of Governors, serving as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committees, and was a member of the Board of Advisors, Faculty of Business, University of Victoria. Most recently he was on the Board of Directors of Pacific Opera Victoria, serving as Treasurer. He currently is on the Board of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, the Greater Victoria Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, the Board of the Victoria Symphony and the Investment Advisory Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Vancouver Island.
Mr. Siemens holds an MBA from the University of Manitoba, together with designations from the Institute of Canadian Bankers (ICB) and the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Mr. Siemens resides in Victoria with his wife. They have three adult children.
John joined the Board of Directors in September 2018. John has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, practicing in London, England, Vancouver and Victoria. John holds a B.A. in Economics from University of British Columbia, a law degree from University of Alberta and a master of laws from University of Cambridge. John is a Director Reed Pope Law Corporation, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation (a First Nations fisheries enterprise) and Our Place Society and a former director of Family Business Association – Vancouver Island. John is a nine-time rider with Team Finn, Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Joanne Gaul, MD
Joanne Gaul, MD, has been practicing family medicine and her flute for decades now, in North Dakota for 30+ years and now in Victoria for the past 3 years. She was previously president of the Grand Forks (ND) Symphony Board. She sat on the board of the CVIC (Community Violence Intervention Center) for 9 years, one of the most effective domestic violence prevention and treatment organizations in the US. She also loves hiking, biking and travel.
Richard W. Greenwood
Richard W. Greenwood is a retired Naval Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy, having served 37 years in uniform. His engineering education and training included a BEng (Mech) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a MSc (Naval Architecture) from University College London, and fleet training as a marine systems engineer. His naval engineering career postings included service at increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in both Naval Dockyards, at Naval Headquarters, in acquisition projects, in foreign exchange positions (including 3 years at the David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center in the US), in training (3 years as Commandant of the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School), and finally 5 years as Chief Engineer of the RCN. His last posting was as the Canadian Defence Attaché in Washington DC. He retired from the RCN in 2012 at the rank of Rear-Admiral. His military decorations include the Order of Military Merit (OMM) and the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM).
Since retiring from the RCN, Richard has worked as an engineering consultant to the shipbuilding industry. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of British Columbia, with a special interest in ship motions & seakeeping theory, and has lectured in that topic to students in the UBC Masters program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
He is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a Chartered Engineer in the UK, and is a Fellow of both The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Richard has been married to his wife Monika since 1981 and they have five adult children (Franz, Ian, Paul, Andrew & Maria). Richard’s hobbies include wooden boat building, reading, sailing, music (listening to jazz and classical, and playing horn), running, and hiking. He completed the 800 km Camino de Santiago in May/June 2013.
A third generation Victorian, Tony has been a licensed REALTOR® in the area since 1991 and is Broker-Owner of RE/MAX Island Properties with offices in Victoria, Mill Bay and Duncan. Elected for 3 terms as a Director of the Victoria Real Estate Board, he was President and spokesperson of the organization in 2008 and since 2010 has been an instructor and subject matter expert for the British Columbia Real Estate Association and Real Estate Council of BC (now BCFSA).
Tony served as co-chair of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness 2009-2011 with other Board service including Victoria Dragonboat Festival Society, Victoria Hospice and Anawim House along with participation in committees for the Cool Aid Society, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Victoria Chinese Commerce Association. He currently sits on the Victoria TELUS Community Board and is an active volunteer for the Chinese Canadian Museum (Fan Tan Alley) and Canadian Blood services.
Tony is active in local car enthusiast groups such as the Lotus Car Club of BC and the Aston Martin Owners Club and has helped organize events such as the Oak Bay Classic Car Festival. He can be seen regularly on KCTS9 Public Television (Seattle) and is host of “The Whole Home Show” weekends on CFAX1070.
Bio to come.
Jaimie Boyd is a partner at Deloitte Canada and serves as the firm’s National Digital Government Leader. She accelerates digital change in the public sector, working with governments to better serve citizens using modern technologies. She previously held diverse positions in government, including as the Chief Digital Officer for the Government of British Columbia and various leadership roles in the Government of Canada.
Jaimie is a frequent speaker on digital government and service modernization in the public sector. She serves on several advisory boards, including for the McMaster University Master of Public Policy in Digital Society and the GovLab’s Open Data Policy Lab Executive Education Program.
Jaimie is an alumnus of the Government of Canada’s Accelerated Economist Training Program, Action Canada, the Institute for Technology and Society’s Global Policy Fellowship and the Organization of American States’ Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas. She is also a strong supporter of the arts, having played the violin from a young age.
Tim served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of British Columbia, the regulatory body for lawyers in the province, for 12 years until his retirement in 2017. Prior to that, Tim served in senior executive roles with Bell Canada in Toronto including President of Bell TV and Chief Legal Officer of Bell Canada. Tim started his career as a corporate commercial lawyer with the Torys law firm in Toronto.
Tim has served as President of the International Institute of Law Association Executives and was appointed a King’s Counsel by the Provincial Government in 2013 for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the public interest including as Chair of the provincial Justice Summits.
More recently Tim served as a member of the Board of Governors of St. Michaels University School in Victoria from 2015 – 2021 including as Chair of the Board for his final 2 years. Tim is also a member of the Governance review Committee of CAIS the national standards body for independent schools in Canada. He is member of the Board of the Down Syndrome Society of Greater Victoria and is an active member of the St. Andrews’s Cathedral laity including as a member of the Liturgical Committee.
Tim was born and raised in Victoria BC where he attended Glenlyon School and Bishop’s College School in Quebec. He later served as member of the BCS Foundation Board. Tim earned an honours degree from Harvard University in 1979 and a JD from the University of Ottawa Law School. Tim rowed competitively for Harvard at the national and international level.
Tim is married to Mary Mullens and they have 2 adult children Charlotte and Fraser.
Darrell Louise Gregersen is a seasoned fundraising professional who has earned an outstanding reputation in Canada leading major organizations to transformational fundraising results over the last 30+ years. She retired from her role as a Hospital Foundation CEO in 2018, and acts as a strategic advisor to a variety of Canadian charitable organizations in health, the arts, and global issues. She is currently a Board Director at Cuso International, Shorefast Foundation and the Victoria Symphony.
Darrell was most recently President and CEO of CAMH Foundation, during which time she led two highly successful back to back campaigns of $100M and $200M for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a major mental health hospital based in Toronto. In her nearly nine years at CAMH, Darrell and her team raised over $400M to support profoundly meaningful care, research and education for people living with mental illness in Canada and around the world. A major gift fundraiser at heart, Darrell had the honour of capping her hospital career with the announcement of Canada’s first $100,000,000 gift for mental health research at CAMH.
Prior to her role at CAMH Foundation, Darrell established and was the CEO of the National Arts
Centre (NAC) Foundation in Ottawa. Before joining the National Arts Centre, Darrell was head of Major Gifts at The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto.
Darrell is a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and a recent recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Toronto Chapter Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.
By training, Darrell is a classical musician and was the recipient of two prestigious Canada Council Grants during her music career. Now living in Victoria, she is particularly proud of her architect husband of 41 years, their two accomplished children now living in Tokyo and California, and she boasts about their golden retriever, Madrigal. If there were such a thing, Darrell believes Maddie would win the Miss Congeniality Award for Dogs.
Sheridan Scott was the co-leader of the Competition, Anti-trust and Foreign Investment Group at Bennett Jones LLP from 2009-2015. She assisted clients in matters related to competition law and communications law.
Sheridan was Canada’s Commissioner of Competition from 2004 to 2009. As the head of the Competition Bureau, she administered and enforced the Canadian Competition Act. Internationally, Sheridan led the Bureau’s participation at the International Competition Network (ICN) and the OECD. She was Chair of the ICN Steering Group from 2007-2009 and a member of the Steering Group of the OECD Competition Committee from 2004-2009.
In 2005, Sheridan was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria. She was also awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In 2017 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Victoria.
Prior to her appointment with the Competition Bureau, Sheridan was Chief Regulatory Officer of Bell Canada, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities involving the CRTC, the Copyright Board and the Competition Bureau. Sheridan previously held senior positions with the CBC and the CRTC. She clerked under Chief Justice Bora Laskin at the Supreme Court of Canada on the completion of her law degree at the University of Victoria.
She has been active in a number of non-profit groups including Canadian Women in Communications, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Opera Lyra Ottawa and Ottawa’s United Way. In September 2017 she joined the Board of Directors of the Victoria Symphony Society. She is also a member of the British Columbia Guild of Wine Judges and the Saanich Sommeliers wine club. Her hobbies include learning mandarin, golfing and playing the banjo.
Katie is serving her second term as Treasurer for the Victoria Symphony Society and as Director for the board of the Victoria Symphony Foundation. She is also serving a second term on the board of Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and is the current Chair Elect. Katie is an experienced executive having spent 20 years at TD Bank holding positions in Business Banking, Operations and Technology, and Finance. Most recently she led TD’s Commercial Banking team across Vancouver Island.
Katie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and has also completed the required coursework for the Chartered Business Valuation designation. She plans to write the qualifying exam in 2022 and is currently working at XPS Group Inc. as a Business Valuation Associate.