Rupert J. Duchesne
Rupert was born in England and raised in England and Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1995, living in both Toronto and Montreal. He is President & CEO of Groupe Aeroplan Inc, which owns and operates the Aeroplan program in Canada, the Nectar program in the UK, and is the majority shareholder and operator of the Air Miles Middle East program. Prior to Aeroplan, he was a senior executive at Air Canada and held positions of Vice President Marketing, Senior Vice President International, and Chief Integration Executive, Air Canada & Canadian Airlines. Prior to Air Canada, he was a Vice President of Mercer Management Consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He is a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of Ontario, chairs the Photography Committee, and is a member of the Finance and Development Steering Committees. He is also a member of the Boards of the NeuroScience Canada Partnership and NeuroScience Canada Foundation, Business for the Arts, and Greenwood College School. He is also a Director of Dorel Industries Inc., the juvenile products and bicycle company. Rupert is married with three children and lives in Trinity Bellwoods.
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Adam was born and raised in Toronto. He began his career in journalism, seeking action through raising issues that matter to communities. His career started at CKLN, a community based radio station at Ryerson Polytechnical University. Since that time, he has worked as the CKLN station manager, a news producer at CityTv, a segment producer at Metro Morning, and has sat on the Board of Directors of AMARC, the international association of community-based radio broadcasters. In 1995, Adam switched from radio to television and was assigned full-time to City Hall at CBC. Adam joined CityTv in 2000 following the death of his father, Colin Vaughan, assuming his position as the political affairs reporter. For the last 6 years he has covered municipal, provincial and federal politics. He has also written for Toronto Life, The Toronto Star and Eye Weekly. Adam was elected as a Toronto City Councillor to represent Ward 20 in November 2006. He and his wife live downtown in the Queen and Bathurst neighbourhood. Adam has two children aged 4 and 10.