People

We have people all around the world — each with a unique function, a​ll with the same mission. Meet the Right To Play team.

 

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Kevin Frey is the CEO of Right To Play International. He oversees the global operations of the organization, while also guiding Right To Play's long term strategic direction.

Kevin joined Right To Play from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management where he served as Managing Director of its flagship MBA program. Kevin has also held roles including Chief Business Development Officer and Director, Business Development and International Programs at the University of Toronto.

In addition to his work at the University, Kevin is Founder and Chairman of Teach Away Inc., one of the world's largest international teaching recruitment firms. Teach Away Inc. has governmental and private sector clients in more than 40 countries and has been recognized in multiple rankings by Profit magazine as one of Canada's fastest growing companies. Kevin is also co-founder of two e-learning companies, Skooli and LearnKit.com.

Kevin has an undergraduate degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Kellogg Scho​ol of Management and Schulich School of Business, and is in the final stages of completing his Doctorate in Business Administration at IE Business School in Madrid. Kevin played on the University of Toronto's varsity basketball team and is a nationally-certified "Train to Train" basketball coach. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and three children. 

  
 
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Rob MacLellan
Chair, Right To Play International
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Chairman of Northleaf Capital Partners
Board Member since 2009


Rob MacLellan is currently the non-executive Chair of Northleaf Capital Partners, Chair of Yellow Media Limited , and a member of the Board of T Rowe Price. Previously he was Chief Investment Officer of TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. MacLellan holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and is a Chartered Accountant.

 

Johann Koss, C.M., 
Founder, Right To Play International
Board Member since inception 

Johann Koss is the founder of Right To Play and a four-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating. Mr. Koss holds an undergraduate  degree in medical training from the University of Queensland, an executive MBA from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Doctor of Laws Honorary Degrees from Brock University and the University of Calgary, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Vrje Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium.

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Matt Tedford, Treasurer
Managing Partner, KPMG Deal Advisory Canada
Board Member since 2015

Matt Tedford is the Canadian and Americas Managing Partner for KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA from the University of Toronto.

 

Gaby A. Abdelnour
Board Member since 2013

Gaby Abdelnour served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for ​JPMorgan, Asia Pacific from 2006-2012. In 2013, he was a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital LLC. Mr. Abdelnour also serves on other advisory boards.

Karen Conway 

Karen F. Conway
Attorney, Retired
Board Member since 2014

Karen Conway is a member of Right To Play’s International and US Boards, chairs the International Development Committee and served six years on the UK Board. She has more than 15 years of fundraising experience and practiced intellectual property and antitrust law in New York and London at several firms, including Weil Gotshal & Manges, Covington & Burling and Microsoft Corp. Karen is a member of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council and a graduate of Brown University and NYU School of Law.​

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Amadou Gallo Fall
NBA Vice President and Managing Director – Africa

Board Member since 2017

A Senegalese native, Amadou Gallo Fall is also the Founder of SEED (Sports for Education and Economic Development), a global non-profit organization using sport to inspire, empower and support the development of promising African youth, preparing them to become global citizens.

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Wilco Jiskoot
Advisor
Board Member since 2012

Wilco Jiskoot was a member of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Bank for 12 years, serving as Vice Chairman in his last year. Mr. Jiskoot held various Senior and Vice Presidenti​​al positions within the bank. He has since started his own company, providing advice to investment companies.

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Barbara Keller
Former Chair, Right To Play Switzerland

Board Member since 2016

In 2004, Barbara was introduced to the organization Right To Play and was given the mandate to build the organization in Switzerland, which she did on a volunteer basis. With Barbara Keller as National Director, and then later as Chairman, Right To Play Switzerland has gained more than 30 top Swiss Athlete Ambassadors and 3,000 donors who have helped to raise approximately CHF 30 million to date for children in disadvantaged areas of the world.

​Kate McGilvray
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Board Member since 2016

Kate has been a partner at Blakes since 2008 practicing corporate commercial law and corporate governance acting for a number of Canada’s pension plans. Kate has been very involved in Blakes pro bono initiatives and acts for many not-for-profits and sits on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. She holds a BA from McGill University and a law degree from Dalhousie University.​

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Susan McIsaac
Managing Director, Strategic Philanthropy, RBC Financial

Board Member since 2018

Susan McIsaac joined RBC Financial on May 1, 2018 as the Managing Director, Strategic Philanthropy. In this role Susan provides strategic advice and guidance to RBC’s ultra-high net worth clients in developing their family philanthropic and legacy plans. Prior to joining RBC, Susan was President and CEO of United Way Toronto.​

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​Mehrdad Noorani
Senior Advisor and Former Partner Global Infrastructure Partners

Board Member since 2017

Mehrdad Noorani was a Founding Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and is currently serving as one of its Senior Advisors. Prior to the formation of GIP in 2006, Mehrdad was head of Airport Finance and General Electric Commercial Aviation. Before joining GE in 2003, he was Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Mehrdad holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Colorado.​

Melinda Rogers 

Melinda Rogers
Founder, Rogers Ventures & Vice Chair, Rogers Control Trust

Board Member since 2016

Melinda has served as a board member and advisor for a number of companies. She is currently the Chairman of the Jays Care Foundation, and is a director of The Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Next Issue Media, and Rogers Communications. Melinda holds a B.A., University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A., from Joseph L. Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

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Meera H. Sanyal
President Jaihind College, Mumbai

Board Member since 2013

Meera, the former CEO and Chairperson of RBS India serves as a Board member for: Hilary Clinton’s International Council on Women's Business Leadership; PRADAN, the not for profit empowering women in India; Liberals India for Good Governance and the Supervisory Board of Jaihind College. She is on the National Policy Committee for the AAP Party. Meera completed her MBA at INSEAD, France and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK).​​


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Dag Skattum
Vice Chairman, J.P Morgan Chase EMEA
Board Member since 2011 

Dag Skattum recently joined J.P. Morgan as a Vice Chairman with a focus on Global Advisory. Prior roles include: Partner at TPG, London and Acting Co-head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, JP Morgan. Mr. Skattum holds a Bachelor of Arts from Allegheny College and is on the board of Trustees, and an MBA from the Simon School. He serves on the UAMS Myeloma Institute Advisory Board.



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Dr. Cream Wright
President & CEO, Redi4Change LLC
Board Member since 2018 

After a distinguished career as Global Chief of Education at UNICEF (NY) and Head of Education at Commonwealth Secretariat in London, Cream founded a New-York-based Consulting Firm (Redi4Change LLC). He is an expert in education and development across all regions, with a PhD and focus on policy, strategy, innovations and problem-solving for child-friendly achievements.




Director Emeriti:

  • Geoff Beattie: Chief Executive Officer, Generation Capital

  • Charmaine Crooks, C.M.: Olympian; President/Founder, NGU Consultants

  • Kate Duhamel: Fountain 3 Films , LLC

  • Åse Kleveland: Independent Advisor, Former Norwegian Minister of Culture

  • Silken Laumann: Olympian, Inspirational Speaker, Writer, Child Advocate​

  • Jim Leech, C.M.: Chancellor, Queen's University

  • Carl L. Liederman: Founder & CEO of LIEDERSHIP

  • Robert J. Myers

  • Dr. h.c. Adolf Ogi: Former Swiss Federal Councillor; Former Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace

  • Steve Pagliuca: Managing Director, Bain Capital

  • Will Reynolds

  • Johan van der Werf: Former Member Executive Board AEGON N.V.; Chairman Supervisory Boards of ORDINA N.V.; University Hospital Utrecht; Dutch Broadcasting Company NOS and National Social Security Bank SVB

  • Mark Wiseman: President and Chief Executive Officer, CPP Investment

 
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