Board of Directors
Co-founder and Chair
President and CEO of Cambridge Group of Clubs. Cambridge Group owns and operates luxury high end fitness clubs, in Toronto’s financial district. All of the clubs have active squash programs. Clive was a club squash professional for 10 years, played on the WPSA Tour in the late 70s, 80s and early 90s and in 1980 and 1981 won the World Professional Hardball Squash Championships
Don is a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded a number of startups in IT, Media and Executive Recruitment. He is an avid squash player and recognizes the impact of the sport and its benefits to the youth at UST.
Dennis is a retired Chartered Accountant who was, for many years, the CFO for a major accounting firm and then for a leading intellectual property law firm. His passions are his family and grandchildren, home renovations, playing squash and spending time at the family cottage.
Steve is the owner of Boardsports, a sporting goods business specializing in: snowboard, kiteboard, windsurf, stand up paddle, wakeboard, waterski, skate and surf. Previously Steve worked as an engineer in Industrial Automation. He has a BA and BESc from Western University and received his MBA from Ivey. Steve played competitive junior squash and was a member of the Western Varsity Squash team. He enjoys cheering for his daughter Maddie, while she competes in junior tournament. Steve continues to play squash regularly.
Ian is a retired executive having worked many years for a major financial institution in Canada and the US. He has played the game of squash since attending University and is still trying to learn the fine points.
Faye Thorek is an accomplished Executive Search consultant with over 40 years of experience in the Canadian recruitment market. Known for her keen insight and compassionate dedication to her work, Faye envisions herself as an advocate for those with whom she conducts business. She is passionate about people, her family and her community. Faye has sat on the Professional Steering Committee of the HRPAO. She is also a former member of the Board at Bereaved Families of Ontario and the North York Harvest Food Bank.
Senior Wealth Advisor, Director, Scotia Wealth Management. Peter is an “adventurer”!! He trained on the 1972 Canadian Olympic Track & Field Team in Munich, Germany, and he had a tryout with the U.S. Olympic hockey team in 1975. He is very much involved in playing all forms of racquet sports, hockey and skiing, and, in 1982, he sailed across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Prior to joining the investment industry Peter worked for four years in the Hospitality sector in Miami and Toronto with Laventhol & Horwath (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in their consultancy practice, and also received practical experience with Delta Hotels and Sonesta Hotels.
Anita is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and a globally-recognized intellectual property strategist. Anita grew up playing junior squash and is a former captain of the Yale women’ s squash team. She believes Urban Squash Toronto (“UST”) is the ideal anchor in a young person’s life. As a mentor and board member, she delights in seeing the students build confidence, skills and passion on and off the court. There is a place for everyone, and no one gets benched. Outside of UST, Anita is also on the board of the Toronto Consort and an active supporter of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.
Graham has been involved with entrepreneurs for over 30 years as a lender and equity investor, most recently as founder and President of LarchHill Capital. Sport, and particularly squash, have been central to Graham's personal life, with many friendships and business relationships emanating from these activities. He is a board member of several private companies, a member of the INvestment Committee of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and an active alumni with his alma mater, Queen's University.
Jon grew up in Picton, Ontario, attended the University of New Brunswick and articles for his chartered accountant designation with Clarkson Gordon & Co. in Toronto. He is Chairman and CEO of Ridley Windows & Doors Inc. which he and his parter founded in 1985.
Jon has resided, with his wife Jewel, in Rothesay, New Brunswick since 2012 where he is actively involved in local polities. He is a keen fly fisherman and has a camp on the Miramichi River.
He still retains close ties to the hardball doubles squash community through his memberships at The Cricket Club and The Toronto Racquet Club. He is currently Chairman of The Jesters Club of Canada.
Tori is a Partner at Morningside Capital Management, a private equity investment firm. Prior to joining Morningside, she worked at the CPP Investment Board and BMO Capital Markets. Tori holds an Honour sBachelor of Business and Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. In her youth, Tori competed at the Canadian national level in pairs figure skating. She is currently competitive in long distance running and triathlons as well as enjoying golf and skiing, and is an aspiring squash player.
Bill holds a B.Sc (PT) from the University of Toronto, and has 25 plus years as a physiotherapist, including the last 16 years as president of ARVAN Rehab Group and as co-ower and Director of Business Development for Athlete's Care Sports Medicine Centres. Bill is also involved in a volunteer and/or philanthropic leadership capacity in many organizations, including St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Sunnybrook Hospital), Leadership Sinai (Mt.Sinai Hospital), Dunner With Scientists (Lunenfeld/Tanenbaum Research Institute), Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment MLSE Foundation, UST, Reach for the Rainbow and All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto. Bill lives in Toronto with his wide Dr. Jennifer Arvanitis and their three children.