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About HSC
Leadership and Governance

Board of Governors

HSC's Board of Governors are a group of experts from across a variety of industries who are committed to the successful stewardship of the College.
HSC’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS
HSC’s Board of Governors is composed of individuals committed to the successful stewardship of the College. The role of the Board is to establish and direct policies for the College, oversee HSC’s financial affairs and appoint a Head of College, and conduct his/her review. The Board is strictly a policy board, not an operational board, leaving responsibility for day-to-day operations to the HSC administration team.
Members of the Board are widely representative of key school constituencies and are elected based on their demonstrated ability and desire to effect a positive direction for the College. Strengths in law, construction, finance, information technology, education, transportation and manufacturing all mesh together to form a Board that is active and committed to HSC. Terms for the Board comprise three years with the possibility of a maximum of three additional, consecutive one year terms.

The Board meets approximately 10 times a year, augmented by monthly sub-committee meetings in the areas of Finance, Governance, Audit, Nominations, Alumni and Parents’ Guild. Communication to parents and other stakeholders is through email, an appointed Parent Ambassador or Board-Parent information meetings. Direct questions can be sent to: chair@hsc.on.ca.


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  • CHRISTINE MILLS '94 - CHAIR



    Christine Mills '94 is an Assurance and Advisory Partner with SB Partners, a leading regional accounting and business advisory firm in Burlington. With over 20 years of experience serving clients in the public and private sectors, Christine’s client experience covers a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, utilities, life sciences, health care and not-for-profit organizations. Much of her career has focused on corporate reporting, business structure, family succession and tax planning.

    Before joining SB Partners, Christine worked with Ernst & Young in Hamilton and Toronto, where she led audit teams for many not-for-profit organizations in the Hamilton area and multi-national public corporations reporting on the TSX and the NASDAQ.

    Christine graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1998 with a degree in Honours Business Administration and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2000.

    Christine and her husband Warren (’94) are both proud alumni of HSC, and their sons currently attend the Middle and Senior schools. She and her family enjoy participating in local sports leagues and travelling as a family in the off-season.

    Active in her community, Christine is a volunteer with the audit committee for the Bay Area Health Trust.

    Christine serves on the Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees.
  • CINDY CLARKE - SECRETARY



    Cindy Clarke is one of BLG’s senior leaders and sits on the National Management Committee. Widely recognized for her knowledge, experience and commitment to her clients, she acts as a liaison and relationship manager for major clients at the firm.
     
    As Toronto Regional Managing Partner, Cindy oversees the achievement of the Toronto office's strategic goals and objectives which include enhancing our engagement with and support of the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area (GHTA) business community and our broader community.  In her practice, Cindy represents hospitals and health organizations with all manners of complex issues and has a class action defence practice focused on defending actions alleging improper claims about the health effects of a product or pharmaceutical. 
     
    Cindy is co-author of the Law for Canadian Health Care Administrators, the 3rd edition of which was released in January 2021. Her colleagues have repeatedly recognized Cindy as being outstanding in her field by ranking bodies including Chambers Canada, Benchmark Litigation, Lexpert, Best Lawyers and many more.
     
    Cindy lives in Brampton with her husband Chris and their three children, Sophia (’21) and twins Max and Lucie (’24). Cindy loves the outdoors and spending time with her family.

    Cindy serves on the Executive and Nominating Committees.
  • OGUNROTI AYIBIOWU - CHAIR, NOMINATING COMMITTEE



    Dr. Ogunroti (Roti) Ayibiowu is a Family Physician with a practice in Hamilton, Ontario. He graduated from Medical School in Nigeria in 1991 and did his postgraduate training in South Africa, where he practiced for 7 years. From there, he practiced in Australia for a brief period before proceeding to Newfoundland. After 5 years there, he moved to Hamilton, has served there for over 14 years, and is a current member of the Hamilton Family Health Team.

    Dr. Ayibiowu has always believed in giving back and serving underserved communities. That is why he’s spent most of his career working in places where help is greatly needed, such as the inner township of Soweto. He’s passionate about mentoring the next generation in Nigeria and providing opportunities for higher education. He does this by sponsoring young adults and helping them establish businesses, sending students to the university, and providing resources to underfunded orphanages.

    In Canada, he and his wife, Bisi Ayibiowu, who is a member of the Board of Oakville Christian School, have continued their mentorship with a program they created called Enoch Walk. Enoch Walk is an organization that focuses on family by mentoring young couples and training adults in finances and relationships. Through this program, Roti also uses his experience to advise new immigrants on settling into foreign countries.

    Roti and his wife live in Oakville and have three daughters, two graduates of classes ’21 and ’22 and another currently in Grade 10 at HSC.

    Dr. Ayibiowu enjoys travelling with his family, watching soccer, and listening to music. He is the occasional “DJ” in his spare time.

    Roti serves on the Executive and Nominating Committees.
  • ANDREW HAMMOND '98 - CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES



    Andrew Hammond ’98 is the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Market and Counterparty Credit Risk for The Royal Bank of Canada. He is responsible for the enterprise-wide oversight and governance of market, counterparty credit, and liquidity risk, as well as global model risk management and validation. As a member of RBC’s Group Risk Management Operating Committee, he contributes to the development of the overall strategy and direction of the group.

    Andrew joined RBC in 2005 and has held progressively senior roles across the bank over his 17-year tenure. Most recently, as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk, he was responsible for leading the strategic management of risk, including defining and quantifying RBC’s risk appetite, leading our enterprise-wide stress testing efforts to ensure financial resiliency, identification and management of emerging risk and acted as COO for the GRM function. Before that, Andrew led Global Credit and Cash Management for RBC’s Wealth Management business.

    Andrew has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University with a specialization in Finance and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University.
     
    Andrew attended HSC from 1982 to 1998, where he met his wife Nora; their twin sons are currently enrolled in the Middle School.

    Andrew serves on the Executive and Nominating Committees.
  • DAVID BERNSTEIN - CONSTRUCTION STEERING COMMITTEE



    David graduated from Trent University with a double major in both Politics and Native Studies. After studying in Thailand he returned to the construction industry where he’s worked for well over twenty years. David owns and manages two construction companies including DB Custom Homes where he designs and builds luxury Net Zero custom homes. David and his team are involved in various community building activities in support of various charities including Interval House Hamilton. 

    David has a daughter in HSC’s Middle School and another in the Senior School. His interests are predominantly adventure travelling and spending time with his wife, kids and two golden retrievers.
  • SARAH COULSON '96 - FINANCE COMMITTEE



    Sarah Coulson '96 is the Head of Canada Solutions with Caseware International. Combining her extensive knowledge in accounting and audit with her passion for using technology, she collaborates with global distributors, customers and internal teams to develop cutting-edge software solutions that will transform the future of audit, financial reporting, and data analytics.

    For the first 20 years of her career, Sarah worked in public accounting firms on various client engagements for small not-for-profit, owner-managed entities, and large multinational public companies reporting on TSX, NASDAQ and FTSE. She was also involved in piloting new audit methodologies, along with developing and delivering assurance training.
     
    Sarah graduated from Brock University in 2001 with an honours degree in Accounting, obtained her Canadian Chartered Accountant designation in 2003, and her US Certified Public Accounting designation in 2004.
     
    Sarah also volunteers with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board on various initiatives. Her latest project involves the Audits of Less Complex Entities.

    Sarah moved back to the Hamilton area in 2020 so that her daughter could attend HSC.

    Sarah serves on the Finance Committee.
  • MARK DAVIES - FINANCE COMMITTEE



    Mark Davies a CPA (1986, Fellowship 2010) and a partner in his 40th year with the global accounting firm KPMG. Over that time, he has had many Canadian and global roles related to audit service delivery, quality assurance, innovation and learning. His current responsibilities include oversight of KPMG’s global audit quality monitoring process, and the development and integration of artificial intelligence into the delivery of audit services.

    Mark has a history of giving back to his profession and community. He was a member of the Canadian Audit and Assurance Standards Board for 7 years (2 as Chairman) and has served on a number of community boards, including Ducks Unlimited, The Owl Foundation, the Ontario Hockey Association and Milton Players Theatre Group.

    Mark has been a resident of the Hamilton area for most of his life, obtaining his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in 1984. He and his wife Kathy reside in Ancaster, and his two children, Brittany (’11) and Dan (’15), are both HSC “lifers”. Mark is a true Renaissance man who is continually trying new things. His more recent interests include totem pole carving, archery, playing the banjo, boxing and acting (including the HSC Staff Alumni Parent musicals).

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  • MARTIN DOBLE - CHAIR, FINANCE COMMITTEE



    Dr. Martin Doble spent 15 years running a strategy consulting business based in London, UK but operating around the world. The business was then merged with Hatch, a global business of Canadian origin, which brought him to Canada. He is a board member for Hatch, responsible for strategy and development across the business and the globe. Martin previously ran the infrastructure, consulting and iron and steel business units for Hatch and managed regional businesses around the world. He has lived in the UK, India, Germany, the USA and Brazil, and undertaken assignments in over 60 countries around the world. He is a member of 14 boards of directors for Hatch around the world and a member of the pension committee.
                          
    Martin speaks fluent English, French and German. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Birmingham, and master and doctorate degrees in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.
                          
    Martin has two sons from HSC classes of '19 and '23. Both of Martin's children have enjoyed the arts and athletic programs at HSC.

    Martin serves on the Finance and Executive Committees, and is a member of the Board of Trustees.
  • SHERYL GREEN - BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE



    Dr. Sheryl Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Director of Clinical Training for the PhD program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology. She is also a clinical and health psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, a clinician, and a researcher.

    At St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Sheryl is a staff psychologist within the Women’s Health Concerns Clinic and Firestone Sleep Medicine Clinic. In addition to her clinical, educational, and administrative roles, she has an active program of research that focuses on anxiety and mood disorders and the development of novel cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions tailored to meet the unique needs of specialized health populations (e.g., perinatal, menopausal). She is a published author of numerous research papers and books.

    She obtained her BA (Hons) in psychology from the University of Regina, her MA in psychology from York University, and her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Regina 2006, following the completion of her residency at the Center for Addiction and
    Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario. 

    Originally from Saskatchewan, Sheryl has spent the last 17 years living in Hamilton with her husband and her two daughters, who both started at HSC at age three in the Montessori school (Claire, Grade 11 and Ana Grade 8).
  • STEVE KULAKOWSKY '03 - CONSTRUCTION STEERING COMMITTEE



    Steve Kulakowsky ’03 is a lifelong, passionate Hamiltonian. Born, raised and educated in Hamilton, Steve is a founding partner of the Hamilton-based real estate development company, Core Urban Inc.

    With his partners, David Sauve and Maureen Worron-Sauve, Steve has been instrumental in the downtown core renaissance.  Core Urban’s focus is to create architecturally relevant places for people to live, work and play. Some of the firm’s most notable projects include The Herkimer at Bay Condos, The Witton Lofts, Empire Times, Templar Flats, King James and most recently, “The Laundry Rooms” on Augusta Street.

    An avid golfer and skier, Steve currently resides in the lower city with his wife Stephanie ’03 and their two young children, who are enrolled in the Montessori program at HSC.

    Steve also sits on the board of directors for McMaster Innovation Park.
  • JOELLE LAUDISIO - BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE