Why Ridley?

Leadership & Governance

Devoted, passionate and generous are only a few ways to describe our Board Members. The Ridley College Board of Governors is comprised of 16 volunteer members who serve five-year renewable terms. Governors and additional Standing Committee Members generously give their time and talents to serve our school and are committed to the successful governance of Ridley College.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of David K. Carter '88

    Mr.  David K. Carter '88 

    Board Chair
    Bio
  • Photo of Kelvin S.M. Chen '70

    Mr. Kelvin S.M. Chen '70 

    Governance & Nomination, FAHR
    Bio
  • Photo of Timothy J. Coffin '81

    Mr. Timothy J. Coffin '81 

    Advancement (Chair)
    Bio
  • Photo of Sarah Eyton '86

    Ms. Sarah Eyton '86 

    Advancement
    Bio
  • Photo of Joseph Ferrante

    Mr. Joseph Ferrante 

    Facilities Management Committee (Chair)
  • Photo of J. Edward Kidd

    Mr. J. Edward Kidd 

    (2012) Headmaster
    Invited Guest - All Board Committees
  • Photo of C. Michael Kray '88

    Mr.  C. Michael Kray '88 

    Governance & Nomination (Chair)
    Bio

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Scott G.A. Lampard '88

    Mr.  Scott G.A. Lampard '88 

    Chair-Finance, Audit & Human Resources (FAHR)
    Bio
  • Photo of Alison Loat '94

    Mrs. Alison Loat '94 

    Governance & Nomination, FAHR
    Bio
  • Photo of Dragan Matovic

    Dr. Dragan Matovic 

    Facilities Management
    Bio
  • Photo of Donald S. McMurtry '82

    Mr.  Donald S. McMurtry '82 

    Advancement
    Bio
  • Photo of Maria Menechella

    Ms. Maria Menechella 

    Advancement, Governance & Nomination
    Bio
  • Photo of Yanick Pagé '84

    Mr. Yanick Pagé '84 

    Governor
    Bio
  • Photo of James D. Parke

    Mr. James D. Parke 

    (2011) Chief Financial Officer
    Board Secretary
    Invited Guest - All Board Committees
  • Photo of G. Scott Paterson '82

    Mr.  G. Scott Paterson '82 

    Advancement
    Bio
  • Mrs. Ruth Todd 

    Governor

Committee & Board Self-Nominations

We believe that effective governance hinges on a diversity of perspectives. Ridley College considers nominations to our Board of Governors and Board Committees from individuals who possess specialized leadership expertise and who will act as committed ambassadors on behalf of the school.
 
If you are qualified to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of Ridley College, we welcome you to complete the Application & Declaration of Candidacy form.

Executive Leadership Team

List of 5 members.

  • Mr. J. Edward Kidd 

    (2012) Headmaster
    Invited Guest - All Board Committees
  • Mrs. Michele A. Bett 

    (2016) Head of Upper School
  • Ms.  Andrea L. Nauf 

    (2018) Director of Human Resources
  • Mr. James D. Parke 

    (2011) Chief Financial Officer
    Board Secretary
    Invited Guest - All Board Committees
  • Mr. James E. Steward 

    (2019) Head of Lower School
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.