Board of Governors Committees

The Board of Governors conducts much of its work through committees. These committees – which are comprised of board members as well as society members or staff members who have been invited by the board to participate – allow a greater degree of focus, effort and discussion than what is possible in regular board meetings.

In addition to the standing committees, there is an executive committee that includes the board chair, vice-chair(s), the secretary and the treasurer.

Executive Committee

The role of this committee is to coordinate with the Board Chair all the work of the Board. Its responsibilities include monitoring the activities of all committees, serving as advisors to the Head of School and acting in place of the Board between meetings. Membership includes the Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Executive Committee Members

  • Tim McGee QC (Chair, Board of Governors)
  • Dan Sheehan (Vice Chair, Board of Governors)
  • Kyman Chan (Treasurer, Board of Governors)
  • David Longridge (Secretary, Board of Governors)
  • Shelly Berlin (Governor)
  • Ann Glazier Rothwell (Governor)

Advancement Committee

This committee operates in an advisory capacity in support of all fundraising activities and communications with the Society. The committee recommends policy and direction on annual giving, major sponsors, capital campaigns and the cultivation of philanthropy in the school.

Advancement Committee Members

  • Ann Glazier Rothwell (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Dan Sheehan (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Tony Souza (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Grainne McElroy (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • Samantha Stone (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • David Angus (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Anthony Quainton (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Alexandra Richie (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Kim Lobb (Society, Voting Member)
  • Thomas Pressello (Society, Voting Member)
  • Tim Quocksister (Society, Voting Member)
  • Charlotte Salomon QC (Society, Voting Member)
  • Shara Campsall (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Adrienne Davidson (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Facilities and Technology Committee

This committee recommends policy and direction on school-owned facilities and sets priorities for new development as part of the strategic plan. The committee oversees capital budgets, awarding of building contracts and major renovations to facilities.

Facilities Committee Members

  • Dan Sheehan (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Peter Finamore (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Shannon Hill (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Katherine Tweedie (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Samantha Stone (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • Graeme Crothall (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Karen Jawl (Society, Voting Member)
  • Marc Owen-Flood (Society, Voting Member)
  • Leslie Shewring (Society, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Keith Driscoll (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Mat Geddes (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Maureen Hann (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Rita Lord (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Finance Committee

This committee develops and oversees the long-range financial plan of the school. It recommends short- and medium-term fiscal policy and monitors the results. The Finance committee recommends policy and direction for the development of the annual operating budget, collection of all revenue and payment of accounts. It oversees the preparation of the audited financial statements for presentation to the Board and Society.

Finance Committee Members

  • Kyman Chan (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Kevin Cuddihy (Governor, Voting Member)
  • David Longridge (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Dan Sheehan (Governor, Voting Member)
  • David Angus (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Eric Kerr (Society, Voting Member)
  • Eric Krickhan (Society, Voting Member)
  • Mia Maki (Society, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Denise Lamarche (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Rita Lord (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Diana Strandberg (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Governance Committee

This committee advises the Board on its proper structure and develops all policies and operating procedures under which the board governs the Society. It is responsible for all legal matters, board evaluations and nominations of Board Officers.

Governance Committee Members

  • David Longridge (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Peter Finamore (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Shannon Hill (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Ron Solmer (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Grainne McElroy (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • Tom Rigos (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Cathy Dixon (Society, Voting Member)

Head's Support and Evaluation Committee

This committee counsels the Head of School in his or her role within the school community, and consults with and supports the Head in setting and meeting goals. The committee comprises the Board Chair, Vice-Chair and two Governors.

Head's Support and Evaluation Committee Members

  • Tim McGee QC (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Ann Glazier Rothwell (Governor, Voting Member)
  • David Longridge (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Nominations Committee

The Nominations committee coordinates the recruitment and orientation of Governors and Advisory Governors to the Board, and presides over the nominations and election process. The committee is responsible for developing a balanced profile of skills and experience on the Board of Governors.

Nominations Committee Members

  • David Longridge (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Peter Finamore (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Ron Solmer (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Cathy Dixon (Society, Voting Member)
  • Grainne McElroy (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • Samantha Stone (Ex-Officio Governor, Voting Member)
  • Tom Rigos (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Adrienne Davidson (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Risk Management Committee

The Risk Management committee ensures that policies, procedures and legal plans are in place for all school operations in order to minimize health, financial, educational and reputational risks to the school.

Risk Management Committee Members

  • Tim McGee QC (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Shelly Berlin (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Kyman Chan (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Kevin Cuddihy (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Ron Solmer (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Tony Souza (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Katherine Tweedie (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Andy Rodford (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Rita Lord (Management, Non-Voting Member)

Strategic Planning Committee

The Strategic Planning committee is responsible for the development of strategic goals and priorities for the School’s Strategic Plan, as well as monitoring the execution of the Strategic Plan, reporting annually to the Society on the results in key strategic priorities.

Strategic Planning Committee Members

  • Shelly Berlin (Chair, Governor, Voting Member)
  • Tim McGee QC (Governor, Voting Member)
  • Anthony Quainton (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Alexandra Richie (Advisory Governor, Voting Member)
  • Cathy Dixon (Society, Voting Member)
  • Douglas Freeman (Society, Voting Member)
  • Leigh Large (Society, Voting Member)
  • Mark Turner (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Mat Geddes (Management, Non-Voting Member)
  • Andy Rodford (Management, Non-Voting Member)