ARC Board Of Directors.

ARC’s Board of Directors is an engaged and committed core of volunteers responsible for financial and administrative oversight of the company, as well as providing fundraising, marketing, and production support.

The current members are:

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Graham Angus (Treasurer) is a writer living in Toronto. In addition to his directorship at ARC, he serves on the board of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation in Montreal. He has a BA from the University of Toronto. He came to ARC through his friends, and stays because of the interesting and exciting work that the Company puts out.

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Aric Bhargava is a consultant who previously held senior leadership positions within the financial sector, specifically in the area of regulatory compliance and corporate governance. He holds an Honours B.A. and has completed post-graduate studies at the Rotman School of Management including the Institute of Corporate Directors programme for non profit organizations, and the Osgoode programme for Legal, Risk and Compliance. He also sits on another Board in Toronto serving the needs of families with children receiving care in GTA hospitals. Says Aric: “Born and raised in Toronto, theatre and the arts in this city have always been important to me. In my family, we grew up appreciating live theatre. Working with such talented and creative Board members, it is a great way to be involved in the community. ARC is a rare kind of organization with a very unique and noble goal in bringing creative work to audiences in Toronto”

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Saumya Gautam (Vice Chair) is a multifaceted communications and human capital professional, who has worked across three continents (Canada, UK and India) forrenowned brands such as British Sky Broadcasting (BskyB) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She holds a Masters (Communications) from University of Leeds, U.K, and was awarded the 2011 Canadian Women in Communications & Rotman scholarship to attend an executive leadership program at University of Toronto. She is passionate about civic engagement and is a Civic Action DiverseCity Fellow and Global Responsible Leader, BMW foundation. Saumya loves the unique energy, talent and stories that ARC brings to its audiences.

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Brad Lepp (Chair) is the Director of Communications at Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto’s largest not for profit theatre company, overseeing all communications and marketing. Prior to Soulpepper, Brad worked with the Luminato Festival for six seasons. He graduated from Queen’s University and following his graduate work at the University of Toronto, he dabbled as a producer, playwright, director and educator. He volunteers with the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, The Toronto Arts Council, and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. Brad is a TAC/Banff Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. Brad was initially drawn to ARC by the sophisticated craftsmanship exhibited in each of its productions.

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Mark Mullaly, PhD is a management consultant and the president of Interthink Consulting, where he specializes in helping organizations get difficult and uncertain things done well. He guides organizations in defining their desired future and defining the paths and capabilities necessary bring it to life. Mark is thrilled to contribute to ARC as a member of the board. A lover of the arts, his formative years were spent in theatre learning to make the impossible possible. Mark is a firm believer in the power of theatre to change perspectives, hearts and minds, and is delighted to be involved with a company whose programming does just that. Mark’s previous board experience includes Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre Adventures.

Graeme Stewart (Past President & Secretary – Ex Officio) has been involved with the ARC Board for almost a decade, and has loved every minute of it. Between exciting international work, outstanding artists, and a strong commitment to community, what’s not to love? In his daylight hours, Graeme is a Communications Director with a focus on public policy and advocacy in higher education. He holds degrees from Queen’s University, Western University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is an award-winning writer and blogger, and has an increasingly diverse and incoherent set of hobbies.

Jennifer Toh grew up in Winnipeg, and discovered her calling as a theatre audience member through attending the annual Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Shakespeare in the Ruins, and the Manitoba Theatre Centre’s notable 1995 production of Hamlet – featuring Keanu Reeve’s most excellent adventure in Winnipeg. Says Jennifer: “In my professional life, I am an Information Technology professional with nearly fifteen years of experience working with clients to solve problems in organizations’ information processes and technology. My work since 2015 as a Manager of Client Services at GrantBook is focused on the philanthropic sector. I provide digital strategy, requirements analysis, and implementation project management consulting for a broad range of grant makers. In the evenings and weekends, you’ll often find me making up silly games and dances with my husband and two lively daughters. I am excited to be able to offer my skills and experience as a board member of ARC to support ARC’s mission to locally mount international works to Toronto audiences.”

If you’d like to know more about the Board – or if you would like to get involved – you can contact the the Board Chair.