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Originally from Montreal Quebec, Kate moved to  London with her husband Paul and two children in 2008. She has been a professional fundraiser for the Stratford Festival in Canada, the Toronto Rehabilitation Hospital and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Her volunteer time is freely given to fundraising. In 2009, She and her husband Paul  completed a $1million campaign to endow in honour of their late son Christopher, a Research Fellow for leukaemia research at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.  In London she has volunteered with the Canadian Women’s Club for which she served as President for 3 years and the London Welsh Rugby Club.


Scott McVittie - Chair, 2019 Maple LEaf Ball

Scott has over 15 years of live events programming and production experience in both North America and Europe.  He was Director of Programming and Partner Promotions and Associate Producer at Luminato in Toronto before moving to the UK.  He has produced a range of world-class events from large scale performances and galas, to limited run pop-ups and brand activations. In the UK he produced Canada Day in Trafalgar Square (2013) and is currently Events Programme Director at Interact Branding leading the creative team of Skylight at Tobacco Dock and producing visitor experience programmes for a variety of clients.  Scott graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre.

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Doug McPhee - Treasurer

Doug McPhee is the Treasurer for the Maple Leaf Trust.  A Corporate Finance Partner with KPMG since 1991 he is the firm’s Global Head of Valuation Services comprising 1,500 professionals in 50 countries.  He moved to London from Vancouver in 1997 with his wife and 3 kids, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and a Chartered Accountant.  He is on the Board of Trustees of Achievement for All, an educational charity focused on the UK’s most underprivileged children and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.

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Paul Weidemann

Paul Weidemann is a trustee and previously Treasurer for the Maple Leaf Trust (2014-2018). As part of CIBC’s European Corporate Banking department, he is responsible for managing client relationships across various sectors. In 2012 he moved to London with his wife, having worked with CIBC in Toronto prior to that.

He is a graduate of Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada) and a CFA charterholder.

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Mr. del Missier is a former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Barclays Bank Plc and was a member of the bank’s Executive Committee.

Mr. del Missier joined Barclays in June 1997 as Head of Derivatives and in subsequent years went on to assume responsibility for the Trading, Sales and Research functions. In addition,  in 2003 he was also appointed Regional Head of Europe for Barclays Capital. He was appointed Co-President of Barclays Capital in 2005 and in 2008 moved to New York to become Barclays Capital President and Regional Head of the Americas. In 2010, Mr. del Missier became Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking, before becoming the bank’s COO in June 2012. He also served as Chairman of the bank’s Execution and Operating Committee and was a member of its Treasury Committee.

Prior to Barclays, he was at Bankers Trust in London as a Senior Managing Director of Derivatives Products, responsible for the European business. Previously, he was based in Toronto, Canada, responsible for the Canadian Dollar interest rate derivatives business. Before Bankers Trust, he worked for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Mr. del Missier is a past Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and served on the Boards of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA); the Markets Management Group (MMG) of the International Institute of Finance (IIF); the British American Business Council; and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). He currently serves on the Board of Room to Read, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Advisory Board of the Queen’s University School of Business (QSB) in Kingston, Canada. He is currently the Chairman of the QSB Fundraising Campaign and also a past member of the Queen’s University Board of Trustees.

He graduated with a BSc (Chemical Engineering) and an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.


Jennifer Tripp Black MBE

Jennifer has Canadian and British citizenship. She is married and has one son. Jennifer worked for Wood Gundy Limited in London and Toronto for ten years (1971 -81) making two transatlantic moves. She starting as a junior secretary and became Assistant to the Vice Chairman. For the next five years she worked for Elmwood Women’s Club as their Toronto Programme Director. In 1986 she returned to work for Wood Gundy in London as Assistant Vice President in charge of Corporate Events and Roadshows until 1994. In 1994 Jennifer became the Chair of the Veteran’s Support Committee for the Canadian Women’s Club in London. In 2003 Jennifer became the Chair and Founder of Katie’s Lymphoedema Fund for the Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation. Jennifer was awarded an MBE in 2012 for her services to charity.