Board of Directors
Annabel Slaight, C.M., O.Ont, Founding Chair, is past chair of Shaw Communications’ Rocket Fund and co-founder and president of the OWL Children’s Trust. She was co-founder of Ladies of the Lake, and a provincial appointee to the formative Lake Simcoe Coordinating Committee. She holds the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario for nurturing a passion for science and nature among generations of Canadian children.
John W. Brace, Treasurer, is former CEO of Northland Power Inc., developing, building, owning and operating clean and green power projects internationally. He has served as chair and president of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario and was a member of the Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force.
Gwen Boniface, Director, has worked internationally on security sector development and reform, including with the United Nations in New York. She spent 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police, starting as a constable and retiring as Commissioner in 2006. She holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a recipient of the Order of Ontario. She has spent most of her life in the Lake Simcoe area.
William C. Galloway, Director, has over 20 years as a senior executive in the construction materials business. Currently an independent consultant, focused on government policy, community engagement, sustainability and regulatory approvals, he has partnered with multiple NGOs. He holds the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
Larry Hope, Director, has 30 years’ experience in public education and 12 years as a Director of Education. Now a consultant, he continues to work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Education in special education, indigenous education and strategic planning. He holds a Master’s degree in Education and is a member of the Board of Governors for Ross Memorial Hospital in Kawartha Lakes.
Surbhi Jain, Director, develops climate change policy for the Ontario government, specifically programs and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Her background includes strategic communications, public relations, partnership development, event management and marketing. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto.
Lynn Haight Director Over her 30-year career in executive financial management, she has been CFO and COO of Foresters Financial, controller of Manulife Financial and a VP of Scotiabank. She has also been a lead in international organizations including being the former chair of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers among a number of projects within the United Nations milieu.
ClearWater Farm Campaign Cabinet:
Advisory Committee Chair
Paul Higgins, Jr., C.M.
Campaign Cabinet Co-Chairs
Annabel Slaight, C.M. 0. Ont.
OWC Executive Director