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54 John Gardner Development of a Governance Spirit and Focus The early Board meetings were a gathering of stakeholders, with each individual member striving to gain as much as he or she could for the constituency he or she represented. There were members representing affiliated universities and others representing sponsoring universities. If my memory serves me, there was a member of the Board who represented the mathematical societies. The host university member had the University of Toronto agenda in mind. It was never clear to members not affiliated with universities how and with whom they should align themselves. Barbara Keyfitz, John Gardner, and Tom Salisbury chairing the Meeting of the Corporation at the Fields Annual General Meeting, 2006.