Alumni

OBA Leadership

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List of 14 items.

  • Board Chair: Rodan Gopaul-Singh

    Class of 1988 Role: Board Chair
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2005

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Brand & Communications Committee (Chair)
    • Recent Graduates & Mentorship Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Overall, it was the laughter. On the sports field, in the lunchroom, in the hallway, in the classroom. You knew your classmates really well, had a lot of shared experiences, and there was always something either staid or absurd that was inevitably elevated to new heights with great humour.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    I started because of my lifelong interest in the school and wanting to learn about non-profit boards. I've stayed on because I've made incredible friendships, I clearly see our ability to create a more engaged, inclusive alumni community, and I cherish Sodexo dining opportunities.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    Riley Tringham '14
    Will Verchere-Gopaulsingh '20
  • Board Vice Chair: Tom Masterson

    Class of 2003

    Role: Board Vice Chair
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2013

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    Signature Committee (Chair)

    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Even though I had a concussion for half of it, nothing really compares to my first time off the continent - the experience of going on rugby tour to New Zealand and Australia. Looking back, it was both fun and packed with lessons. We were asked to be independent. We were asked to be accountable. Perhaps most importantly, we were charged with the reputation of the School and our country. It was 2 weeks of pure personal growth, and a fond memory.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    When I returned from my MBA at Harvard, I was busy networking. After a coffee with former OBA Board Chair, Neil Menzies, I was introduced to Michael Skene, who was the sitting chair. Before I knew it, I was on the board. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect, but I'm grateful for the opportunity. The OBA has the rare power to forge inter-generational friendships - I hope more people take advantage of it!

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    None
  • Board Secretary: Owen Cameron

    Class of 1999

    Role: Board Secretary
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2017

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    House Committee (Chair)

    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    I was a “lifer” at Saints and enjoyed many moments and memories over the years I attended the school. I would have to say that the trips for Outdoor Education and the numerous opportunities I had to travel on the Basketball and Rugby teams are some of my top highlights.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    A considerable number of my closest friends are alumni (spanning many grad years) and I have truly enjoyed attending many of the events put on for the alumni community over the years. I jumped at the chance when I was offered an opportunity to join the OBA Alumni Board and be part of its mission and outstanding service to give back to the school and the alumni community.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    Bryce Cameron ‘30 (Grade 3) and Braeden Cameron ’33 (Kindergarten)
  • Board Treasurer: Allan McGavin

    Class of 2004

    Role: Board Treasurer
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2016

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Finance & Fundraising Committee (Chair)
    • Global Network Committee (Chair)
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Undefeated Grade 12 rugby season

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    To re-connect with the camaraderie of the OBA alumni and support the development of the School community.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    none
  • Immediate Past Board Chair: Paul Mitchell-Banks

    Class of 1978

    Role: Immediate Past Board Chair
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2008

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Signature Committee
    • Global Network Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Watching Mr. Smith act out a piece of history in the classroom, singing 'Oh Canada' by a rugby field in France to inspire the Firsts, playing against Arnold School when I was at UCC in grade 10 and playing on their First Fifteen.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    To give back to the school and support the membership of the OBA. I believe that alumni have a great deal that they can contribute.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    None
  • Director: Chris Browes

    Class of 1996

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2019

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • House Committee
    • Finance & Fundraising Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Organizing a debate in the Auditorium between then candidates for the School's riding in the 1996 BC Provincial election and staging and managing a senior school wide mock election. This project helped bring political discourse and engagement into the school and was topical at the time.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    I have been engaged with the OBA and the School for many years as a sponsor of OBA events, a participant in the mentorship program, as a Dragon on the Dragons' Lair project, as a fundraising advisor on the Georgian's Fundraising Advisory Committee as well as as an outside advisor sitting on the Advancement Committee. When the opportunity came to participate more actively in the OBA I was very proud to join the board!

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
  • Director: Edward Chapman

    Class of 1977

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2018

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • House Committee
    • Finance & Fundraising Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Too many great memories to list, but all revolved around the wonderful camaraderie generated at Saints. John Lawrence was giving me a hard time in Chemistry once, so I told him not to worry because "I'm picking up good titrations (oom bop bop)"!

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    My son also attended Saints from Grade 1 to 12, so I have been involved with the school for many years. Board membership gives an opportunity to help steer the OBA and this great school into the future.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    Edward Chapman ‘17
  • Director: Zach Franiek

    Class of 2012

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2020

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Finance & Fundraising Committee
    • Recent Graduates & Mentorship Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Discovery 10, and all the experiences throughout that year

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    To give back to the school that helped shape who I am today

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
  • Director: Maxim Gotsutsov

    Class of 2003

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2015

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Signature Committee
    • Brand & Communications Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    My tennis career at St.George's as well as Grade 9 outdoor trip

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    I would like to serve the Alumni of the School, assist in mentorship, and grow the Alumni Brand.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
  • Director: Matthew Lau

    Class of 2012

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2018

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • House Committee
    • Recent Graduates & Mentorship Committee (Chair)
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Joining the music program and participating in three school bands. We explored a variety of genres from classical to jazz, and this took us to concert halls all the way to Europe and throughout the Pacific Northwest. One particularly memorable experience was hosting a jam session (think, Duke Ellington and Count Basie) at a small venue in rural Germany, and witnessing the bewilderment on everyone's faces. P.S. They loved it.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    With graduate classes spanning from the early 1930s to the present day, the OBA Alumni is blessed with a richness in diversity. Bringing Alumni together to meet familiar faces, and connecting them to new ones, is one of the most important and valuable duties we can perform as an Alumni association. We are uniquely positioned to bridge generations.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
  • Director: Jeffrey Lee

    Class of 2004

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2020

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Recent Graduates & Mentorship Committee
    • Global Network Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    While there are many fond memories of my time at Saints, several come first to mind: Outdoor Education excursions and the European Band Tour. I still remember them vividly, both because of how they opened my eyes and ignited a desire for adventure and because I was able to experience it together with good friends.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    The Saints community continues to be a significant presence in my life even today. Many of my closest friends are Saints alumni from various years. I think there’s much to be said about the power of relationships as a force multiplier for getting great things done. As the Saints community has had a positive impact on my life after grad, I hope to also have a hand in continuing this impact for other alumni.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
  • Director: Will Matthews

    Class of 2009

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2020/2021

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Brand & Communications Committee
    • Recent Graduates & Mentorship Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    The opportunities the School provided in athletics will forever standout. As a former St. George’s rower, the School offered an unmatchable opportunity to excel at my sport.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    I joined the OBA Board to connect with the alumni network and to have a chance to give back to the School and the St. George’s community.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    n/a
  • Director: Stephen Millen

    Class of 1970

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: Too long ago, sometime in the 70s

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Signature Committee
    • Brand & Communications Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Lasting friendships

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    Complained to Board Chair about lack of younger grads on the Board and was told if I wanted to change that I should join the Board.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    Robert Glass-Millen '00
  • Director: Jeffrey Uppal

    Class of 2007

    Role: Director
    Year Joined OBA Board: 2020

    What Committees do you currently sit on with the OBA Board?
    • Signature Committee
    • Finance & Fundraising Committee
    What is your Favourite memory of your time attending St. George’s School?
    Having played basketball at St. Georges all throughout high school, I will always remember the support and crowd energy when we played Vancouver College. It was electrifying to be on the court while your fellow peers cheered you on.

    Why did you join the OBA Board?
    St. Georges played an integral role in shaping who I am today. The community extends far beyond the school and offers great opportunities to current students and former students. As someone who appreciated their time at Saints, I want to ensure that future generations understand the importance of staying involved in the community and school.

    Are/have any of your children or grandchildren attend(ing/ed) St. George’s?
    N/A
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