Our Board

Chaired by Chris Loreto, Principal at StrategyCorp, ArtsBuild’s Board of Directors provides strategic advice as well as arts sector and industry expertise.

Christopher Loreto

President, ArtsBuild Board of Directors
Principal, StrategyCorp

Chris is a Principal with StrategyCorp specializing in providing clients with advice on public policy development, public-private partnerships (P3s), alternative service delivery (ASD), strategic and business planning, strategic procurement, capital projects development and delivery, and stakeholder engagement. Chris has more than 14 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors at the executive level. Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Chris was a Vice President with the financial advisory practice of one of Canada’s largest professional services firms.

Chris spent nine years with the Ontario government in increasingly more responsible positions. He was the Director of the Accommodation and Property Management Policy Branch with the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal where he managed a budget of $150M, exercised oversight over the Ontario Realty Corporation, and developed strategic policy to leverage the government’s accommodation portfolio to support government priorities. Prior to that, Chris was the Manager of Affordable Housing Policy with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where he led the development of policy to implement the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Agreement, and was also the Manager of Corporate Policy and Special Advisor to the CEO of the Ontario Strategic Infrastructure Financing Authority (now IO Loans).

While he was with the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Chris led the team that drafted the Ontario government’s Building A Better Tomorrow Infrastructure Planning, Financing and Procurement Framework. In 2001, Chris served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs where he managed sensitive files and issues critical to the advancement of the government’s agenda.

Chris has his BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Leif Malling

Vice President, ArtsBuild Board of Directors
Associate Director, Turner & Townsend

Leif leads the Canadian Government Sector practice for Turner & Townsend, a global professional services firm focused on construction and infrastructure projects.  He advises clients on strategies to successfully deliver major construction projects and programs. Leif has more than seven years of management experience in the public infrastructure sector.  Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, Leif led the creation and development of PPP Canada, a federal Crown Corporation dedicated to supporting public-private partnerships (P3s).

Leif has advised investors and governments on more than $5 billion worth of infrastructure projects, particularly P3s, across North America.  For the Government of Canada, he led the creation of the multi-billion dollar P3 Canada Fund, the first national infrastructure program devoted to P3 projects.  From 2006-08, Leif served a Ministerial Policy Advisor to, successively, the Federal Ministers of Industry and Foreign Affairs.

Leif has experience with a variety of public-interest organizations including the Toronto CivicAction Alliance, Canadian International Council, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Blue Skies Ontario.

Leif has a B.A. from Queen’s University and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.

Bill Ralph

Treasurer, ArtsBuild Board of Directors
Special Advisor, Infrastructure Ontario’s Loan Program

With over 25 years of financial and managerial experience with the Government of Ontario, Bill is a proven leader in shaping the way that infrastructure projects are financed and delivered in Ontario. He established the Ontario Strategic Infrastructure Financing Authority (OSIFA) – an innovative, affordable and efficient public infrastructure loan program and the first of its kind in Canada. Prior to OSIFA, Bill led the development of Ontario’s Infrastructure Planning, Finance and Procurement Framework as well as a number of high-profile projects for the Ministry of Finance.

Bill has an Honours BA in Economics from Queen’s University and an MBA from York University.

Kristian Clarke

Secretary, ArtsBuild Board of Directors
Executive Director, Dancer Transition Resource Centre 

Kristian is an Art History graduate with an additional Certificate in Cultural Management from Humber College, Kristian worked at Canadian Artists Representation/le front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC Ontario) www.carfacontario.ca for more than 13 years. Kristian sees himself as a Creative Visionary with particular interests in artist-run advocacy, proposal development, dispute resolution and policy development at municipal, provincial and federal levels. Kristian also serves on the Board for the Canadian Arts Resources Foundation of Ontario [(CARFO) recently rebranded as CANVAS] and WorkInCulture, which supports the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University and serves as Senior Projects Manager at Canadian Actors Equity Association.

Randy Dalton

President, The Dalton Company Ltd.

Randy Dalton is President of The Dalton Company Ltd., a professional building services firm providing all the functions needed to manage a project from start to end.

Celebrating 72 years in 2012, The Dalton Company Ltd. specializes in the commercial and high-end residential sectors with a focus on cultural & heritage, academics, broadcast, community, private schools, private clubs, and places of worship. Award-winning work includes Artscape Wychwood Barns, Yonge Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Ballet of Canada, Roy Thomson Hall, the Toronto Botanical Garden, and the Granite Club Aquatics Centre.

Randy has been working with the company for over 25 years, beginning as a Contracts Administrator and taking on roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to assuming his role as President, Randy was Vice President of Project Management and Operations.

With a mandate to help his firm stand apart in the building industry, Randy also brings this commitment to his position as Vice Chair of the Toronto Arts Council Foundation. Through strong communications and decisive leadership, he is dedicated to finding new ways to improve on customer satisfaction and trust.

A graduate of Upper Canada College and Queens University, Randy is a member of the Toronto Construction Association and the Ontario General Contractors Association.

Randy resides in Toronto with his wife, Eva, and their daughter, Lauren. He is an avid skier and member of the Craigleith Ski Club as well as the past president of the University Club of Toronto. A cancer survivor, Randy is passionate about volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society and Princess Margaret Hospital.

Will Chow

Vice President, InstarAGF Asset Management

Will has spent the majority of his career working with both public and private sponsors in the finance and development of large-scale infrastructure projects.

Currently, Will works at InstarAGF in the middle-market core-value add infrastructure space.  Prior to InstarAGF, Will worked on Brookfield Financial’s Global Infrastructure Advisory and Development team where he specialized in the development, finance, and procurement of public-private-partnerships (P3s) projects across Canada.

Prior to joining Brookfield Financial, Will was with Deloitte’s Infrastructure Advisory and Project Finance team where his primary focus was on providing transaction and financial advisory services to public and private sponsors on large-scale infrastructure development projects. He has advised on the development of public infrastructure in the energy, healthcare, social accommodations, transit, transportation, and special use verticals.

Will is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dalhousie University.


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