Message from the Board Chair

The role of an independent school Board is to guide the school’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals and to establish policies and procedures consistent with those objectives. The Board safeguards the school's assets and oversees executive decision making to enhance the school's performance and reputation.   

West Point Grey Academy is proud to have an active and engaged Board of Directors who cares deeply about the wellbeing of our students, staff, families and community. The WPGA Board of Directors includes current and alumni parents, with the participation of the Head of School and principals, and those who have been instrumental to the school’s history and success, including founding member Dr. Peter Wong, OBC. 

Each Board member brings professional expertise and insights to support the Head of School and Leadership Team. As a collective, the Board approves the school's strategy and distributes the allocation of resources to maintain WPGA’s high-calibre programs. With the Head of School and Leadership Team, the Board holds the trust of the founders, informs the school community, guides the strategic plan, and provides vision and leadership for the school’s continued growth. The WPGA Board embraces the CAIS National Standards of governance practices and hold at least eight meetings annually.

I welcome you to contact me at any time with any questions or to learn more about West Point Grey Academy. 

Peter Blake, FCPA, FCA 
Chair, WPGA Board of Directors 

Annual Report 2015-2016

List of 1 items.

  • Board Committees

    Governance and Nominating Committee 
    Robert Standerwick, Committee Chair
    Peter Blake, Board Chair
    Fiona Brodie, Board Director
    Wendy King, Foundation Chair   
    Anuja Varshney, Board Director 
    Tam Matthews, Head of School 
    Stephen Anthony, Head of Senior School 
    Ciara Corcoran, Head of Junior School 

    Finance and Audit 

    Sacha McLean, Committee Chair
    Patrick Chan, Board Director 
    Yale Loh, Parent 
    Mark Podlasly, Parent 
    Cheryl Yue, Board Director 
    Tam Matthews, Head of School 
    Raquel Diaz, Controller

    Building Committee 

    Mark Tourigny, Committee Chair 
    Rob Fung, Parent 
    David Roddan, Parent 
    Mark Ostry, Parent 
    George Paspalas, Board Director 
    Tam Matthews, Head of School 
    Stephen Anthony, Head of Senior School 
    Ciara Corcoran, Head of Junior School 

    Risk Management Committee 

    Fiona Brodie, Committee Chair 
    Alex Baumgard, Parent 
    David Tupper, Parent 
    Stuart Wall, Student 
    Tam Matthews, Head of School 
    Warren Lee, Vice Principal, Junior School  
    Jonathan Pike, Vice Principal, Senior School  
    Jon Shaw, Facilities Manager 
    Ben Zheng, Director of IT 
    Cameron Johnston, Outdoor Education Teacher 
    Natalie Wagner, School Nurse

    Advancement and Communications Committee
    Elena Smith, Committee Chair
    Jennifer Bendl, Parent   
    Gordon Green, Parent   
    Corinne Kepper, Parent  
    Kate Rassekh, Foundation Director  
    Anuja Varshney, Board Director  
    Tam Matthews, Head of School 
    Rebecca Kerbel, Director of Advancement 
    Megan MacMillan, Director of Communications 
    Lynne Stanger, Director of Admissions and Enrollment 
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Board Directors

List of 6 members.

  • Peter Blake 

    Board Chair
    Bio
  • Fiona Brodie 

    CIBC Wood Gundy
    VP Investment Advisor
    Bio
  • Patrick Chan 

    Board Director
    Bio
  • Sacha McLean 

    Bio
  • George Paspalas 

    Board Director
    Bio
  • Elena Smith 

    Board Director; Advancement and Communications Committee Chair
    Bio

List of 5 members.

  • Robert Standerwick, Q.C. 

    Board Chair Emeritus; Foundation Director; Governance Committee Chair
    Bio
  • Mark Tourigny 

    Board Director; Building Committee Chair
    Bio
  • Anuja Varshney 

    Board Director, PVG Past Chair
    Bio
  • Peter Wong 

    Board and Foundation Director; Founding Member
    Bio
  • Cheryl Yue 

    Board Director
    Bio