Board of Governors
With membership that includes one of the founders of our school, past and current parents, and long-time CA advocates, our Board of Governors are passionately committed to providing exemplary governance while advancing Calgary Academy.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, holding executive positions at Journey Energy, Outrider Energy, Deer Creek Energy, and Rio Alto Exploration and has served as a director of public and private corporations.
Dave is an exploration geologist who began his career working for Canadian Hunter Exploration. He co-founded Temple Exploration and Temple Energy and subsequently served as VP and Chief Geologist for Cequence Energy following a merger.
As a Founder and former Chairman of Calgary Academy, Mr. Gray is also Honourary Chair of the Canada West Foundation and Honorary Life Director of the Calgary YMCA.
Marion Burnyeat has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian Energy industry. She is currently a member of the board of Surge Energy Inc.
Dr. Friesen is a longtime professor at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary as well as President of the Galileo Educational Network. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Sharon was an educator in the K-12 system teaching at all levels.
Mr. Graham is Executive Vice President with Kingsdale Advisors. Previously he held senior positions with the Alberta Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange and is an experienced community board member.
Doug is Senior Vice President at Colliers international, a Global Real Estate organization where he has worked for 28 years.
Leanne McLean has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, executive coaching and consulting in entrepreneurial start-ups and FP500 companies across multiple industries.
Mr. Plewes is President of Peters & Co. Limited, an independent investment dealer specializing in the Canadian energy sector, and which was founded in Calgary in 1971.
Lawrence is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Business Valuator. He has previously served as Director, CFO, and corporate secretary for Lateral Capital and Elevation Capital.