Why Ridley?

Leadership & Governance







Board of Governors

Comprised of up to 18 members who serve five-year renewable terms, the BOG is committed to the successful governance and sustenance of Ridley College. Our Governors give generously of their time and talents to serve our school. Meet this year's new members.

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  • David Carter '88

    • Board Chair
    • All Board Committees
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  • Kelvin Chen '70

    • Governance & Nomination Committee
    • FAHR Committee
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  • Timothy Coffin '81

    • Advancement Committee 
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  • Sarah Eyton '86

    • Advancement Committee
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  • Gervan Fearon

    • Governor
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  • Joseph Ferrante

    • Facilities Management Committee (Chair)
    • Governance & Nomination Committee
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  • Suzanne Johnston

    • Governor
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  • J. Edward Kidd

    • Headmaster
    • Invited Guest — All Board Committees
 
 

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  • C. Michael Kray '88

    • Governance & Nomination Committee 
    • Facilities Management Committee
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  • Scott Lampard '88

    • FAHR Committee (Chair)
    • Governance & Nomination Committee
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  • Alison Loat '94

    • Governance & Nomination Committee
    • FAHR Committee
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  • Dragan Matovic

    • Facilities Management Committee
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  • Don McMurtry '82

    • Advancement Committee (Chair)
    • Governance & Nomination Committee
     
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  • Maria Menechella

    • Advancement Committee
    • Governance & Nomination Committee (Chair)
     
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  • Andrew Mitchell ’98

    • FAHR Committee
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  • Yanick Pagé '84

    • Governor
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  • James Parke

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Board Secretary
    • Invited Guest — All Board Committees
     
  • G. Scott Paterson '82

    • Advancement Committee
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  • Ruth Todd

    • FAHR Committee
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Standing Committees

We believe effective governance hinges on a diversity of perspectives—and our Standing Committees are a reflection of this. Each Committee works to support and inform the agenda of our Board of Governors and is chaired by one of its members.

Finance, Audit & Human Resources (FAHR)
Long-range financial planning, tuition-setting, cash flow, financial reporting, pension administration, HR strategy, and risk management.


Facilities Management

Campus Master Plan and major construction activities, in addition to overseeing capital maintenance budgets, major contracts and real estate matters.

Advancement

Community engagement, fundraising activities and campaigns—including the annual fund campaign—as well as admissions, marketing and communications.

Governance & Nomination

Identifies, cultivates and recruits new Governors and committee members—and is always seeking fresh talent.

Be Consumed in Service

The Board's Governance Committee is always seeking talented applicants for our committees (and ultimately our board) who are energized by the advancement of Ridley College, and with expertise in the fields of law, finance, education, facilities/construction, marketing/communications, human resources, business, public health, technology, or executive level governance or leadership.
 
Volunteers can expect to meet between four and six times per year, and to attend special events throughout the school year. A strong passion for Ridley, a willingness to fully engage as a school leader and steward of our school’s future are essential aspects of the life of a Governor.

Apply online below or download the application form.

Terar dum prosim.





Executive Leadership Team

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  • J. Edward Kidd

    Headmaster
    Invited Guest — All Board Committees
  • Michele Bett

    Head of Upper School
  • Andrea Nauf

    Director of Human Resources
  • James Parke

    Chief Financial Officer
    Board Secretary
    Invited Guest — All Board Committees
  • James Steward

    Head of Lower School







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.