Mark S. Bonham

Mark S. Bonham is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. He received his M.Sc. (Econ), with a focus on Capital Markets Theory, from the London School of Economics (1986), a B.Comm. from the University of Toronto (1982), and is a Fellow, Life Office Management Association (1982). After an extensive career in the Canadian financial industry and having founded two public mutual fund companies in Canada, Mark is completing his financial book A History of the Canadian Financial Industry, 1900 to Present. An active member of the LGBTQ community, Mark is the author of two books to date: Notables: 101 Global LGBTQ People who Changed the World (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and Champions: Biographies of Global LGBTQ Pioneers (University of Toronto Press, 2014). Co-founder and Managing Editor of the online biographical encyclopedia QueerBio.Com, a source of biographical information on over 13,000 international LGBTQ individuals. A Member of the Steering Committee in the formation of the new Canadian Business History Association (2015), Mark is also the Board Chair of the Toronto Botanical Garden and has endowed the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Among his many community projects, Mark has co-chaired (with Ed Clark) the capital campaign for Toronto’s youth homeless shelter, and was the lead donor and co-Chair of the Casey House Hospice Capital Campaign. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Inaugural Alumni of Influence Award from the University of Toronto (2012), the Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service (2016), and is a Member of the Group of 175, being the 175 most influential graduates of the University of Toronto (2002).