Board of Directors
Tom Hunter, Board Chair
Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office and practises in the areas of corporate, commercial and technology law. He is the former co-chair of the firm’s Tech Group, and past department head of the Waterloo Region Business Law Group. His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs and owner operators with start-up and growth-oriented companies, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and all aspects of technology commercialization. Tom joined PCL’s Board September 2017 and chairs the Governance and Board Process committee.
Tom is the past chair of the Board of Governors of St. Mary’s General Hospital and the past chair of the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation. He is the current co-chair of the Resurrection Catholic Secondary School Parent Council.
He is also actively involved with the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of Waterloo.
Tom’s community service also includes board, volunteer and pro bono activity with many other local organizations, including St. Paul’s United College at the University of Waterloo, K-W Counselling Inc., KW Oktoberfest, United Way, University of Guelph, Numus Inc., Waterloo Minor Hockey and Soccer, Kidslink, K-W Symphony, Waterloo Community Arts Centre, Waterloo Recreation Complex and the John M. Harper District Library.
Having a robust and healthy community means inclusive opportunities for all members to contribute to the community and to live a full and rewarding life. PCL’s mandate to provide services and programs to persons with exceptional needs and their families is an important pillar to building a healthy and inclusive community for the Region of Waterloo.