Governance at Lakefield College School

Lakefield College School is fortunate to have a governance structure that draws upon the expertise and guidance of a committed group of volunteers who serve as Lakefield College School trustees and board members, as well as Lakefield College School Foundation trustees and board members.

Lakefield's unique governance structure is comprised of up to 100 individuals who represent a broad range of skills, expertise and perspectives. The school seeks to ensure robust representation in its governing bodies in order to build its strengths and traditions while positioning Lakefield College School for exemplary governance in the future.

For more information on governance at Lakefield College School, or becoming a trustee, please contact Kathy Green, Board Secretariat.

School Trustees

Our school trustees represent the perspectives of current and alumni parents, alumni, students, teaching and non-teaching staff and from time-to-time members of the external community. The role of our school trustees is:
  • to promote the school’s mission and values;  
  • to support the future strength and permanence of the school by providing strategic advice to the school board and school leadership; and
  • to play a role in the ongoing development of good governance and effective accountability at Lakefield College School 
Trustees meet twice a year, both in the fall and spring, participate in committees and task forces, and volunteer for special assignments. 

LCS Bylaws are available (to trustees) upon request to the Board Secretariat.

School Board of Directors

Our school trustees are responsible for electing a smaller group of directors who meet approximately five times per year. The Lakefield College School Board of Directors plays a more "hands-on" role. Directors are responsible for approving and monitoring the school's strategic plan and implementation strategy, as well as ensuring effective oversight and monitoring of school resources and risks. 

Foundation Trustees

The Lakefield College School Foundation was newly constituted in May 2006. In addition to the foundation's original custodial and investment management functions, the foundation added to its portfolio all fundraising initiatives, donor stewardship, and strategic planning relating to fundraising and endowment. The members of the LCS Foundation feel a deep sense of passion for the school's values and establishing its place as the Canadian boarding and day school of choice.

LCS Foundation Bylaws are available (to trustees) upon request to the Board Secretariat.

Trustee Rosters

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  • School Trustees 2022/2023

    Hugh Macdonnell '85, P '18
    Board Chair

    Nicole Bendaly '93
    Past Chair

    Cara Westcott P '14 '16

    Joel Allen '01
    Bianca Bell '06
    Tim Bell '00
    Marilynn Booth P '98
    Alison Corner '07
    Carlo Bos '94
    Rose Bouchard '18
    Jennifer Cameron P '09 '10 '15 '17 '21
    Stephen Coates '90, P '19 '23 '24
    Tim Cooper '98
    Joanna Dafoe ‘04
    Chonée Dennis P '14 '16 '19
    Peter Dunn '62, P '92 
    Amanda Ethier '98
    Ann Farlow P '03 '04 '08
    Ian Fung ’00  
    Sue Guest P '85 '89, GP '21
    Terry Guest * P '85 '89, GP '21
    Wendy Hepburn '00
    James Hicks '84, P '17 '20
    Kalen Ingram '99
    Brett Jackman '03
    Warren Jones ’88
    Anne-Marie Kee P '17 '19
    Jai Kim  P '21 '23
    Johanna Kruger '97
    Kelly Leveque P '22
    Nick Lewis '77
    Ross Little '81, P '13 '17
    Kevin Malone '77, P '22
    Patrick Marshall '90
    James Matthews '58, P '99 
    Sarah McCain ’05
    Karen McKnight P '13 '16
    John McWilliams '65
    David Miller '77, P '15
    Antoine Mindjimba P '16 '19
    Bill Morris ’70, P '99 '02 '05
    Kelly Nottage '00
    Lisa Orr P '24
    Andrew Parke '03
    Alex Parker ‘96  
    Jonathan Popper '87
    Emmy Pullen '11
    Sean Quinn '82, P '26
    Cait Sainsbury '96
    Danielle Saputo P '20 '22 '24
    Belinda Schubert ’99 
    Rola Shaheen P '17 '21 '24
    Murray Sinclair '79, P '11
    Scott Smith '87, P '23 '25
    John Stelzer '00
    Tom Stevenson '78
    Maurice Switzer '63
    Losel Tethong '89
    Stuart Thompson '91
    Chris Valentine ’86
    Chris White '90, P '25
    Hilary Windrem '07
    Daniel Woolf
    Susan Wright
    Mary Fang Zhou P '20

    * Honorary Alumni
    Directors in Bold
  • Foundation Trustees 2022/2023

    Andrew Durnford '85
    Board Chair 

    John K. Hepburn '68
    Honorary Chair

    Paul Desmarais Jr. '73, P '00 '03 '03 '11
    Chair Emeritus

    Emilio Azcarraga Jean '87
    Marilynn Booth * P '98
    Bruce Boren '87, P '21 '23
    Michael Cooper P '07 '08 '10 '12
    Sandra Delisle P '23 '24 '25
    Bryce (B.C.) Douglas '88
    Jock Fleming '74, P '03 '06
    Zack Kembar '87, P '24
    Johanna Kruger '97
    Sarah McCain Coulson '05
    Bill Morris '70, P '99 '02 '05
    Marc Parent P '15 '18 '20
    Rosemary Phelan P '08
    Donald Ross '48, P '79 '80, GP '17
    Felicia Ross P '17
    Rupel Ruparelia '89, P '22 '23
    John Ryder '77, P '08 '13 
    Thomas Ryder '53, P '77 '01, GP '08 '13 '15 '25
    Murray Sinclair '79, P '11
    Tom Stevenson '78
    Alexandra von Rehlingen P '21
    Richard Wernham P '06

    * Honorary Alumnus
    Directors in Bold

Board Committees

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  • School Governance

    The mandate of the School Governance Committee is to ensure strategic succession planning of its trusteeship, the LCS Board of Directors and the committee itself. The committee oversees the trustee meetings, orientation resources for new trustees and board members, and the school’s risk management processes and procedures as they relate to governance matters. The committee ensures that the board and board committees develop annual work plans, review their terms of reference, conduct regular self-evaluations and that the board reviews its policies on a regular basis.
  • School Finance and Audit

    The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors of Lakefield College School with prudent oversight of the financial operations of Lakefield College School and for presenting the financial statements of the school to the board annually with its recommendation and for oversight of the corporation’s risk and management’s financial risk practices for effectively managing or controlling these risks.  The committee will strive to ensure the financial well-being of the school in support of its mission and its strategic objectives.
  • School Campus Property

    The mandate of the Campus Property Committee is to guide the vision for LCS campus evolution over the mid to long-term (5 to 10 years), understand and mitigate key risks associated with the LCS campus, and align and coordinate between the school's Leadership Team, the LCS Board and the LCS Foundation Board (and related committees) on campus-related items. The committee will provide guidance and support to the development of the LCS Campus Master Plan (CMP), will recommend the final CMP for submission to the LCS Board of Directors for approval, as well as ensure appropriate alignment of the CMP with the LCS Strategic Plan.
  • School Capital Construction (Ad Hoc)

    The mandate of the Capital Construction Committee (Ad Hoc) is to develop and recommend for approval to the LCS School Board of Directors a procurement and oversight policy for major capital projects in excess of $2M which will provide guidelines for the school's Leadership Team with respect to construction risk management and reporting to the LCS Board on key design, budgetary and construction milestones
  • Head Support and Evaluation (Joint)

    The Head Support and Evaluation Committee is a joint school and foundation committee and is responsible for planning and coordinating the annual performance evaluation of the Head of School and Foundation.
  • Foundation Governance

    The mandate of the Foundation Governance Committee is to ensure strategic succession planning of its trustees, directors and the committee itself. The committee oversees the development of orientation resources for new trustees and board members, governance policy development, trustee meetings and the foundation’s risk management processes and procedures as they relate to governance matters. The committee ensures that the LCS Foundation Board and its committees develop annual work plans, review their terms of reference and policies and conduct regular self-evaluations.
  • Foundation Finance, Audit and Investment

    The mandate of the LCS Foundation Finance, Audit and Investment Committee is to oversee the financial operations of the LCS Foundation and to present financial statements of the foundation each year to the board with its recommendation.  The Finance, Audit and Investment Committee will strive to serve the best interests of the foundation and Lakefield College School while meeting all of the requirements of legislation set out in the Trustee Act as it discharges its fiduciary obligations on behalf of the LCS Foundation.
  • Foundation Fundraising

    The mandate of the Foundation Fundraising Committee is to direct, oversee, and support the foundation’s revenue-generating and stewardship activities

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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