Peter Finamore

Peter Finamore
Governor, SMUS Society Board of Governors
Alumnus, Class of 1973
Current SMUS Parent
Since: 
October, 2017 (start of first term)

Peter attended SMUS from 1968 to1973 during the period of amalgamation of University School and St. Michael's School. Peter was the head of Winslow House, served as a prefect for two years, was president of the XX Club, captained the 1st XI cricket team and was a member of the 1st XV rugby and 1st XI soccer teams. The friendships he developed during his formative years with current board governor Mike Throne, past board governor Eric Heffernan and current advisory governor Tony Souza were profound and lifelong.

Peter received his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Concordia University in Montreal. In his extensive career spanning over 40 years and multiple continents, Peter has worked with some of the finest hospitality names in the world, including The Peninsula Group in Hong Kong, Manila, Beijing and Chicago; Hilton International Company in London, Hawaii and Montreal; Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in Riyadh; the Regent Hotel Group in Taipei, Boyd Gaming Corporation in Atlantic City & Las Vegas and MGM China in Macau SAR. He was most recently the regional vice president of Fairmont’s Pacific Northwest region and general manager of the Fairmont Pacific Rim and currently operates his own hospitality consulting firm.  Peter is known in the industry as a quality-driven operator.

Peter and his wife Wen Lu, who currently reside in Kelowna BC, have two sons: Sean, who graduated in 2018 and Mark, who is studying at SMUS as a boarder.