Peter-Paul DuVernet, Chair of the Board
David Morrison, Vice Chair and Treasurer
Chris Pepper, Governance
Chris and his wife Mary McKee with their young skiers and racers Sophie and Charlie are long time members of Craigleith Ski Club. Involved with ski racing for many years, Chris has competed and coached at all levels from Nancy Greene right up to FIS level. Post his coaching career, Chris continued his involvement with ski racing as a member and chair of Craigleith Race Committee.
He is currently Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Fidelity Investments Canada ULC. In this role, he leads a team responsible for external communications, government relations, market research, thought leadership and issues management. He is currently the Chair of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) Public Affairs committee.
Dr. Brent Norton
Dr. Brent Norton grew up racing in Quebec including having raced on McGill University’s Ski Team. After graduating Dr. Norton was active in Sports Medicine and was a Team Physician at a Canadian Alpine World Cup, a World Freestyle Championships, and Winter Olympics. He was involved in Masters Racing and AHL for years until his focus shifted to supporting his own children’s ski racing careers. Before joining the Alpine Ontario Alpin Board of Directors he held multiple volunteer positions with the Osler Bluff Ski Club.
Dr. Norton is a leader in the Life Science industry and has been a President & CEO and Director of several private and public companies in Canada and the US. He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School and an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management.
Peter grew up skiing and ski racing at the Chicopee Ski Club in Kitchener and later became a member of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club in Collingwood. Peter’s ski racing career evolved through the SOD Team, Ontario Ski Team, and National Development Group. He also spent a number of years coaching at Georgian Peaks, Alpine, and the University of Waterloo. Peter currently co-coaches the Leaside High School Ski Team. Peter’s three teenage daughters are also heavily involved in ski racing.
Peter is the Chief Information Officer for Osler, Hoskin & Harcout LLP. In this role Peter is responsible for technology strategy, IT operations, training, and the Firm’s Project Management Office. Peter is also a board member of the Central Toronto Athletic Club, a competitive middle distance running club in Toronto.
Peter holds a Master of Science degree in the Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Keith Duhan, Chair Northern Ontario Division (NOD)
Keith and his two sons Brandon and Scott have skied out of the Timmins Ski Club for over 15 years. Brandon raced competitively for 11 years and Scott raced competitively for 13 years. Scott appeared in the first Can-Am at Sugarloaf in Maine with Team Ontario and continued on to Canadians at U16 and on to FIS. Through the years Keith has been both the Timmins club president and treasurer as well as both the NOD treasurer and president working up to the AOA board.
Growing up in Montreal with both the Eastern Townships and the Laurentians equal distance away, skiing was in the blood from a young age. The goal was to pass that passion on to his kids moving forward which they both embraced fully.
Keith is currently a Fuel and Sales Manager at The Sarjeant Co. Ltd and has been in the Petroleum Industry for 35 years at the management level. Previous stints at British Petroleum, Petro-Canada and Esso in both wholesale and retail in a number of sales, marketing, credit and business leadership roles.
Allan Mihalcin, Lake Superior Division (LSDA)
Allan grew up skiing in Thunder Bay at Mount Baldy and Loch Lomand, but only ever as a recreational skier. When his son Addison came of age and stared into the race program, Allan took up racing for the first time as a Master’s Series Racer. Although he has yet to work his way into a “skinny suit” figuring the two second advantage just isn’t worth freezing over, he is a solid Bronze racer and proud of it.
A member of the LSDA board for a number of years, as well as having been involved with a host of other local boards and organizations Allan has a broad depth of board executive experience.
Among other business operations, Allan heads up the family business, Twin City Refreshments, a 55 year old Foodservice Distributor, and restaurant equipment dealer. Through a team of great people they take care of thousands of customers across Northern Ontario from Wawa to Kenora and up into northern fly-in communities. With the view that the chef’s, owners and management team working in the foodservice industry spend most of their lives at work – Twin City’s goal is to make their “Life Well Equipped TM.”
Allan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing with a minor in Economics from Lakehead University. He resides in Thunder Bay with his wife and son, who is now skiing FIS, and a daughter off at Queens.
Michael McTaggart (CA – ADVS)
Michael has been a member of the Alpine Ski Club for over 30 years. He is alumni of both the Southern Ontario Ski Team and the National Ski Academy. Michael spent a number of years coaching and served as the Director of Racing for six years on Alpine’s board of directors. Michael continues to participate in the Druxy’s Masters series and house league races at Alpine.
Michael is a partner at PwC in the Deals practice. Michael works with private equity firms, hedge funds, corporations and financial institutions on the development of restructuring strategies for a wide range of purposes. Michael is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator and Licensed Insolvency Trustee. He has degrees from McMaster University and the University of Windsor.
Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario, Andrew Fortier is now a partner at private equity investment firm Birch Hill Equity Partners. He completed his HBA at The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1999 and later his MBA at Harvard in 2006. Andrew started his career with Morgan Stanley in New York and then later moved to Boston with the Audax Group before joining Birch Hill in Toronto in 2011. Andrew raced on the Northern Ontario ski team and is an avid skier; he also enjoys golf, mountain biking and chasing his two young daughters.
Mark is currently the Head of Integrated Sports: Brand Development & Client Service for Rogers Sportsnet. Mark has been involved in Sport Marketing since 2001 and has a wealth of experience in brand development, sponsorship, and sport promotion. He is a proven Leader with a firmly established network of clients and partners. He excels in creating and maintaining relationships, is a seasoned negotiator, and an innovative thinker. He is a visionary of high performance sport sponsorship and integration, leveraging all platforms of the media landscape; including broadcast, digital, mobile, radio and onsite activation.