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Our Board

Brian Ross

Board Chair

Brian practiced law with Fulton & Company LLP from 1971 to 2016 with particular emphasis on corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions for businesses, local governments and corporations. Brian has also held the position of Chair for the Thompson Rivers University Board of Governors for two years before joining the Trust Board in 2015.

Fiona Chan

Fiona is recently retired from Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) where she was AVP Credit Risk Management. Her involvement with TRU has spanned over 22 years, beginning with her various roles at UCC Foundation of which she was chair for 2 years. Fiona was also Chair of the TRU Board of Governors for two years during her appointment to the Board between 2008 and 2014. Fiona continues to be involved with the TRU community at large, currently serving as co-chair of the Limitless Campaign as well as a mentor to students.

Bob Holden

Associate Investment Advisor, Bank of Montreal Nesbit Burns

Bob Holden, CPA, CA, is an Associate Investment Advisor with Bank of Montreal Nesbit Burns. His career includes serving as a partner at KPMG LLP’s Kamloops office and as Chief Financial Officer for Pinnacle Renewable Energy Ltd. Bob’s volunteer activities have extended to many community organizations in the Kamloops area, including Thompson Rivers University, where he helped establish the Alumni Association, raised money for a successful capital campaign to upgrade the University’s library and sat on the Board of Governors from December 2011 to December 2015.

Randy Diehl

Consultant, Former CAO and Director of Development Services, City of Kamloops

Randy has over 35 years of experience in fields ranging from Social Work, Social Housing, Community Development, Resource Management, Parks Planning, Urban Planning and Senior Civic Management. Randy retired from the City of Kamloops in May 2012 after 12 years as the Director of Development Services and over 11 years as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Brett Fairbairn

President and Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University

President of TRU as of December 2018. Previously, Brett taught and served in leadership roles at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) for over 30 years, including Provost and Vice-President Academic from 2008 to 2014. For his last five years at USask, Brett was a professor at the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, teaching about ethical leadership in democracy and public service, social economy, and co-operatives in the new economy. He is a strong believer in community-based research, active citizenship, and has a history of serving in community voluntary leadership roles.

Nancy Greene Raine

Nancy Greene Raine is a recently retired Senator and the Director of Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort. She has long been active in the development of winter tourism in British Columbia. Nancy also served as the first Chancellor of Thompson Rivers University from 2004 to 2011.

Ron McGivern

TRU Faculty Representative

Ron is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at TRU and is currently the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Previously he served as Associate Dean of Arts for 4 years. In addition, he has chaired several committees on campus including Arts Faculty Council.

Matt Milovick

Vice-President, Administration & Finance, Thompson Rivers University

Matt has 19 years of post-secondary administration experience. He has two undergraduate degrees, B.Sc and BAS, a Masters of Education in post-secondary administration and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. He was appointed the Vice-President, Administration & Finance in 2013 and has held senior and executive positions with various post-secondary institutions previously.

Ron Mundi

Business Owner, Kamloops

Extensive background in finance and passion for business. Successfully owning and operating businesses in the tourism and accommodations sector for over 17 years.


TRU Student Union Representative

Mani is a second-year student in the Faculty of Law. Though she is relatively new to TRU, she enjoys playing an active role in the development of the university so that TRU can keep attracting students from all over Canada and the world. Mani also looks forward to contributing to a strong student voice in TRU's decision making process.