The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall stewardship of Havergal College, including establishing the school's direction and priorities and overseeing its financial and administrative functions. The Board is responsible for appointing the Principal, to whom authority is delegated over the administration of the College and matters pertaining to curriculum and staffing. The Board maintains several standing committees and membership on these committees includes representation from the Havergal community and beyond.
Governors are elected to the Board based on their demonstrated willingness to commit time and energy to the school, their representation of key school constituencies and the match between their skills and resources and those needed for effective governance of the school, including expertise in finance, law, human resources, marketing, facilities development and management, fundraising, information technology and education. The Board is comprised of 18 elected Governors and six ex-officio Governors (the Principal, the President and Vice-President of the Havergal Old Girls Association, a representative of the Anglican Church, the Chair of the Havergal Community Committee and the Chair of the Havergal College Foundation). Potential Governors are identified through Board sub-committees and through consultation with the school's constituencies.
Eden Oliver, Past Chair
A member of Havergal College’s Board of Governors since 2006, Ms. Oliver served as Board Chair from 2010 through 2012 following her term as Chair of the Governance Committee and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Oliver attended Havergal from 1973-1978 and in her graduating year, she was elected School Captain and awarded the Herbert Mason Medal. She remains a valued and dedicated member of the Havergal Old Girls Association, serving as Class Rep since 1978. Ms. Oliver is a Partner at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto. She obtained her BA (Political Science) with Highest Honours from the University of Toronto and her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School.
The Rev. Jenny Andison
Rev. Andison is the Archbishops Officer for Mission in the Diocese of Toronto and is Associate Priest at St. Paul’s Bloor Street. She is the Anglican representative in the Board. Rev. Andison has a BA (Hon) from Queen’s University as well as Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto. Her three daughters attend Havergal.
Kevin W. Daley
Mr. Daley is professional Logistician with his own consulting and coaching firm. He retired from the Canadian Army as a Lieutenant-Colonel following 23 years of service. Mr. Daley is a graduate of St. Mary's University and the Canadian Forces College. He is a proud Havergal parent.
Mr. Dent is Managing Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA) as well as an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He has two daughters attending Havergal.
Julie C. Di Lorenzo 1982
Ms. Di Lorenzo is President of Diamante Development Inc. She also serves on several Boards including The Canadian Blood Services, St. Michaels’ Hospital, The Harbourfront Centre and the Canadian Club. She is a Havergal Old Girl and current parent.
Jennifer Dolman 1984
Ms Dolman is a partner in the Toronto office of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP where she has been practicing commercial litigation since 1992. She is a Havergal graduate (class of ’84) and is also a Middle School parent. Ms Dolman holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from McGill University. Ms Dolman is a member of and regular speaker at the Advocates’ Society, the American Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, the International Franchise Association and the Ontario Bar Association, and writes an online franchise column for FP Entrepreneur. Ms Dolman was the Junior School parent representative on last year’s Head of Junior School Search Committee and is a current member of the Principal Search Committee.
Aidan P. Flatley
Mr. Flatley is President and CEO, Kenaidan Construction. He holds a B.A.E.C. from York University. He has three daughters; two recent Havergal Graduates and one attending the school. He is also Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
John A. Francis
Mr. Francis is Managing Director of Fraser Kearney Capital Corp. and former CEO of Trader Media Corp, Vice Chair of Sick Kids Foundation and a Trustee for Sick Children. He also serves on the Havergal College Foundation Board. He holds an Hons BA (Ivey) from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Francis is a parent at Havergal.
Joanne Hyde Gooding 1982
Mrs Gooding is the Chair of the Havergal Community Committee. She has been a long-time supporter of HOGA and has been the 1982 Class Rep for the past 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queens University. Her daughter is in grade 11 and her son attends SHS.
Ms.Griffin is CEO and Founder of Passionate Legacy Inc., a financial services company. She has run for political office and been an active volunteer, serving as President of St. Clement’s Parent Association and as a Board Member for several community and health associations. Ms. Griffin believes strongly in the importance of economic independence and of giving back.
Mr. Laver is Chief Executive Officer at Prinova, Inc., a leader in developing and delivering innovative software and services within the Customer Communications Management market. He is a C.A. as well as a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and has been a director of a number of private and public companies. He currently has two daughters attending Havergal. Mr. Laver serves as Co-Chair of the Institute at Havergal Advisory Committee.
Mr. Matthews is a partner and commercial litigator with Aird & Berlis LLP. He is currently President of the Toronto Lawyers Association and has experience on the boards of several educational institutions, including Trinity College School and Trinity College, University of Toronto. Mr. Matthews brings a particular interest in the work of the Governance and the Leadership committees. He has one daughter who graduated from Havergal in 2012 and one who is currently in Grade 11. Mr. Matthews serves as Chair of the Governance Committee.
Dale McIntosh 1992
Ms. McIntosh joins the Havergal Board as Vice President of HOGA. She attended Havergal for 15 years, graduating in 1992, and has been an active member of HOGA ever since. She has committed her time to serving as Class Rep, Chair of HC Connects Committee, Chair of the Distinguished Speaker Committee and, most recently, as Chair of the Community Events Committee. Ms. McIntosh is a freelance Event Producer and Project Manager and also spends time volunteering. Her volunteer work includes sitting on the Board of Directors for Kids Up Front and co-chairing An Evening of Summer Dreams event in support of Camp Oochigeas.
Mr. Meneguzzi is President, High Rise Division, Empire Communities. He is a real estate industry executive with more than 25 years experience and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Meneguzzi is a parent of three daughters attending Havergal. He serves as the Chair of the Master Plan Committee.
Melanie Plet 1992
Ms. Plet is the Vice President of the Havergal Old Girls Association. She has been a long-time volunteer at and supporter of Havergal, acting as former Community Events Chair for HOGA and as a member of the Distinguished Speaker Event committee. Ms. Plet was Lower School Prefect in her graduating year. She is currently taking a break from her career as a psychotherapist to raise her four children.
Sean is a Senior Vice President with Cara Operations and President of Gen5 Networks providing call centre and IT support to 700 restaurants across Canada. Prior to completing his MBA (Ivey graduate 2009), Sean worked as a commercial helicopter pilot on the West Coast focused on tourism and forestry. His aviation experiences combined with his education from Western provided the foundation for his keen interest in corporate risk management. A proud father of three with the youngest enjoying her experiences in the Junior School.
Martha Cohen Simmons 1999
Mrs. Simmons is an Old Girl and Havergal parent. She is a lawyer currently conducting her doctoral research through Osgoode Hall Law School. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode as well as in various paralegal programs. A proud member of the Ellen Knox House, her two sisters attended Havergal and her mother previously served on the school’s Board of Governors.
As FlexITy Solutions President &Chief Executive Officer of FlexITy Solutions Inc., Mr. Stavropoulos is responsible for the execution and success of the company’s unique business model, which involves hiring, mentoring and managing a range of personnel. Mr. Stavropoulos has been a major force on the IT Committee and a generous supporter for advancing technology initiatives at Havergal over the past few years as the school has invested in new infrastructure. He has two daughters at Havergal.
Edwina Dick Stoate 1975
Ms. Stoate is an Old Girl and mother of two Old Girls. She is a senior financial professional and is currently Vice President, Global Expense Management and Sourcing at Manulife. Ms. Stoate serves as her Class Rep for HOGA and has served on the Distinguished Speaker Event Committee, the Annual Fund Committee and in the mentoring program.She has also volunteered on the Havergal Community Committee and enjoys marathon running, competitive rowing and travelling. She serves as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Marianne Taggio is an accomplished corporate leader with a 25+ year career holding leadership positions in the Financial Services industry. Her expertise spans the full breadth of senior executive roles in leading organizations such as TD Canada Trust, Educators Financial Group and CIBC. In addition to her business achievements, Marianne has earned the Certified Corporate Director designation at the DeGroot School of Business, McMaster University. Involved in community improvement, Marianne has actively engaged in supporting women and children organizations that invest in long term sustainable programs that lead to self sufficiency thru increased knowledge, education and skill development. She is a Havergal parent and the proud mother of 3 children.
Alexandra Warly 1983
Ms. Warly is a lawyer at Manulife Financial and currently holds the title of Vice President & Chief Counsel, Global Services. She attended Havergal from 1968-1983 and was a School Prefect in her graduating year. Ms. Warly has been a long time supporter of Havergal and has previously served on the Marketing Committee and the Havergal Old Girl's Association. She is currently a member of the Governance Committte and the Faculty and Staff as a Competitive Advantage Committee and was the past Chair of the IT Committee. Ms. Warly is a current parent.
Mr. Willoughby is a Partner of Torys LLP in Toronto. He is the Chair of the Havergal College Foundation Board of Trustees and serves on other Boards for charitable causes. His wife, Margot, is a Havergal graduate (1981) and is the Institute Liaison on the HOGA Directorate. They currently have one daughter attending Havergal.
Dr. Susan R. Groesbeck, Principal
Kate Balsara-Pardoe, Corporate Treasurer
Jill Azis, Corporate Secretary