Patricia Koval, Chair

Board of Directors, Chair

Patricia A. Koval is a corporate director and lawyer based in Toronto, Canada.   She recently retired as a Senior Partner of Torys LLP, where she practised as a corporate, securities and governance lawyer.  As well,  Pat was an Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto Law School, and she currently serves on its Environmental Finance Advisory Council. Pat has a long history of volunteering  in the conservation sector where, among other things, she is a Past Chair of the Board of World Wildlife Fund Canada, the current board Chair of The Living City Foundation and Turtle Survival Alliance, and serves on the boards of Rainforest Trust, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Canada,  and the Chelonian Research Institute and on the Advisory Council of Wildlife Conservation Society.

Pat is also a member of the Board of Directors of Trans Mountain Corporation, of the Independent Electricity System Operator (Ontario), and of several real estate and construction companies in the Tridel Group; she is the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Canada-India Business Council and of The Canadian Performance Reporting Board of  CPA Canada, and a member of the GTA Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2019 Pat was appointed by the Government of Ontario to its Advisory Panel on Climate Change. She is the author and co-author of a legal textbook and a number of studies on liability and disclosure related to climate change. Pat graduated from the joint MBA/J.D. program at Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada.