I have been a cottager in Ontario since my early childhood and on Chandos Lake for over a dozen years. Like many, my family comes to Chandos to re-ground ourselves in nature, to experience the wonders of the Canadian outdoors, and to come together with the extended family to create memories that enrich our lives. However, I recognise that we and our families are only temporary occupants of the Chandos shores and that we are all but stewards of this magnificent natural environment for future generations. As a director of CLPOA, I would prioritize this stewardship above all else and in doing so:
• Address conservation of the lake, its shores, and the natural environment generally;
• Consider carefully the balance of individual desires for development in the present against the conservation of the natural environment for future generations;
• Contribute to improved governance to ensure the above focus; and
• Being mindful of the symbiotic relationship of cottagers and full time residents in all matters which ultimately have a bearing on the conservation of Chandos and the growth of the local area.
My qualifications include:
• advising public company boards on governance matters;
• non-executive service (including as a current Canadian member of the audit committee of the Commonwealth); and
• over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor.
Importantly, I have no conflicts of interest to disclose which might in any way impair my judgment in carrying out the goals of the CLPOA.