My Background

Belleville, Ontario, Canada


Clearance: Canadian – PSC (Enhanced Reliability)


To provide you with some background. I was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. I was educated in the local public school system as was my parents. My elementary schooling occurred at Avondale PS, Sir John A. McDonald PS, Queen Victoria PS and Queen Elizabeth PS. My secondary schooling was at B.C.I.V.S. My post-secondary education was at Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology. 

Core Strengths and Competencies

Leadership, Governance, Accountability, Transparency, Vision, Goal Setting, Communications, Creating/Managing Policy/Process Change, Issue Management, Financial Acumen, Learning & Knowledge Management, Contract/Partnership/Service Negotiation, Organization, Problem Solving & Decision-Making, Stakeholder/Relationship Management, Strategic Thinking, Team Building, Time Management.

The Career Summary

My professional background and experience is not that of an educator. My professional work career of over 30 years brings knowledge, skills and experience that is uniquely “hybrid” (IT, Governance, Business Strategy, Operations, Compliance and Risk) within Retail, Banking, Airlines, Telco, Media, Natural (Oil-Gas) Resources, Healthcare, Education and Government environments. I have been fortunate to have had great employment and cultural learning opportunities around the world.

Country / Years

Canada /  2010 - 2017


Nigeria /  2009 - 2010


Iraq /  2009 - 2009


United Arab Emirates /  2007 - 2009


Ireland / 2006 - 2007


Republic of Sudan / 2005 - 2006


United Kingdom / 1999 - 2005


Canada / 1987 - 1999


My career and life experiences have grounded me and made me the person I am today.  Over the next few weeks, will explain my experiences and how this will allow me to be successful as a public school board trustee. In the meantime, if you would like to meet and find about more about me, please reach out and connect with me.

After Retirement - December 2017

I am currently on the build committee for Hospice Quinte. 

Other Committee/Volunteer Work

Municipal Heritage Committee (City of Belleville)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

 Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation