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Black, Georgina '85

Black, Georgina '85
Proudly from St. Catharines, Georgina attended Ridley College. She earned her B.A. in Political Science at McGill University, the Certified Management Consultant designation and completed the Directors’ programme at the Rotman/Institute of Corporate Directors.
Throughout her career, Georgina has advised organizations and governments on strategies to improve performance across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. As an entrepreneur, Georgina has been involved with building two professional services firms, including Blackstone Partners, which she founded and later sold to KPMG in 2010. Currently, Georgina is Canadian Managing Partner of Government & Public Services at Deloitte Canada, where she leads a team committed to preparing Canada for a prosperous future.
Georgina is a fierce advocate for women in business and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is a frequent keynote speaker on the future of healthcare and future of government.
Georgina served on the Ridley College Board of Governors for 18 years and a number of committees, including as Chair of Governance. Georgina served as Chair of the Board from 2014 to 2018. She is currently Co-Chair of The Campaign for Ridley—the largest capital campaign in the school’s history. Georgina is an Advisor to Children First and has served on a number of boards including the Oakville Hospital Foundation, Holland Bloorview Hospital and Brock University.
Georgina and her husband, Bill Watson are past parents of Ridleians Andrew '14 and John 'Jack' Watson '17. They are avid golfers and travellers, and treasure family time at the cottage.
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
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.