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Board of Directors


The Trafalgar Castle School Board of Directors is responsible for the school’s overall stewardship and governance, which includes overseeing the school’s financial affairs, policies and strategic direction, and appointment of the Head of School. A committed group of volunteers, board members are drawn from current and past parents, alumnae and external friends of the school. Board members also include the President of the Parents’ Guild and the President of the Alumnae Association.

Members are recruited for their specific skills and/or expertise, their alignment of values with the school, and a commitment to ensuring the school achieves its mission and vision.

The Board of Directors meets as a full Board at regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year, and also conducts its business through the following committees that bring recommendations to the entire Board:

Finance and Property Committee

The Finance and Property Committee reviews the monthly financial results; annual budget; management processes and internal controls over financial reporting, compliance and operations; and meets with the external auditors to recommend approval of the audited annual financial statements. The Committee also recommends the appointment of the external auditors to the Board. It advises on financial strategies and reviews the school’s investments in compliance with the school’s investment policy. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board on matters dealing with the improvement, maintenance, and use of the property of the School.

Governance Committee

Advising on matters relating to the Board’s governance, structure, policies and processes, the Governance Committee also identifies, assesses and recommends qualified individuals as nominees for appointment as directors. It develops recommendations regarding the experience, competencies, skills and personal qualities for potential directors, taking into account the Board’s short-term needs and long-term succession plans.

Board of Directors

Bob Koziol, Chair

A parent of a Trafalgar alumna from the Class of 2013, Bob is recently retired from WSP Group, one of the largest engineering and planning consulting firms in the world. He is also a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2013, and its Chair since 2016, Bob has previously been Vice-Chair, as well as Parents’ Guild President.


Jason Sikora, Vice-Chair

Jason is the founder and Managing Director of The Search Agency Corp. and the proud parent of two current Trafalgar students.

Jason had been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015.


Selena Fredericks, Secretary/Treasurer

A Trafalgar alumna from the Class of 2002, Selena is the Marketing Director at A.M. Fredericks Underwriting Management Ltd. She is also a member of the Toronto Insurance Women’s Association.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, Selena wanted to give back to her alma mater, as she credits Trafalgar with giving her many wonderful memories and positive, life-changing experiences. Selena sits on the Board’s Governance Committee.


Tracey Bean

A parent of two Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2017 and 2018, Tracey is the Vice President, Commercial Credit Risk Management at TD Bank, with over 20 years experience in the financial industry.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2014, Tracey is the Chair of the school’s Finance and Property Committee, and has previously been the Treasurer of the school’s Parents’ Guild.


Robyn Bennett, Parents’ Guild President, Ex-Officio

A parent of one Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2017 and one current Trafalgar student, Robyn is the President of the school’s Parents’ Guild since 2017. Previous to that, she was Parents’ Guild Vice-President and a Grade Rep.


Douglas Brown

A long-time friend of the school, Douglas is recently retired from the construction industry where he worked for over 35 years, and prior to that, he was in the music business. He also holds positions at Pickering Village United Church, including: Property Chair, Board member, Executive Committee member, Trustee, Bookings Chair and Choir member.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2009, Douglas sits on the school’s Finance and Property Committee.


Jan Campbell

Jan is a former administrator at Trafalgar Castle School, and is recently retired from the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario where she was Executive Director for 6 years.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, Jan currently sits on the school’s Governance Committee.


Natalie Ceccato 

A parent of a current Trafalgar student, Natalie is Director of Business Insights and Customer Experience in the Health Sector.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2018, Natalie is passionate about education and currently sits on the School’s Finance and Property Committee.


Shahid Chaudhry 

A friend to the school, Shahid has also been a guardian for several former Trafalgar students. He is an Immigration Consultant at CD Alliance Inc.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, Shahid currently sits on the school’s Finance and Property Committee.


Julia Cunliffe

A Trafalgar alumna from the class of 2000, Julia is Financial Controller, Nuclear Division at E.S. Fox, overseeing financial reporting, budgeting, billing and payroll functions.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, Julia currently sits on the school’s Finance and Property Committee.


Phil Downes

A parent of two current Trafalgar students, Phil is a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, Phil is keen to contribute to effective and transparent decision-making. He is currently Chair of the School’s Governance Committee.


Sean Godfrey

A parent of one Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2018 and one current Trafalgar student, Sean is a pediatrician at Kinderclinic Pediatric Office.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2016, Sean is a strong advocate for independent girls’ schools and believes passionately that Trafalgar Castle is a wonderful place for girls to thrive and succeed. He currently sits on the school’s Governance Committee.


David Hogg

A parent of a current Trafalgar student, David is involved with a variety of volunteer activities that includes a directorship of a non-profit social services organization in Toronto, as well as actively raising two teenagers.

As a member of the Board of Directors since 2018, David currently sits on the School’s Finance and Property Committee.


Dave Meredith

A parent of two current Trafalgar students, Dave is the Director of Operations at the Town of Ajax. As a member of the Board of Directors since 2017, Dave currently sits on the school’s Finance and Property Committee.


Jessica Miller

A Trafalgar alumna from the Class of 2002, Jessica is a Financial Advisor at Sun Life Financial. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016.

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