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 Purcell

Board Chair

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.

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Douglas May

Vice Chair

Doug is Senior Vice President at Colliers international, a Global Real Estate organization where he has worked for 28 years.

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Jim Gray

Past Chair

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.

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Marion Burnyeat

Board Member

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.

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Sharon Friesen

Board Member

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.

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Tom Graham

Board Member

Mr. Graham is the Director, Corporate Finance for the Alberta Securities Commission. Previously, he was the Director, Listings at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Tom has a proven track record of successful development and execution of strategy, and is an experienced community board member.

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Leanne McLean

Board Member

Leanne McLean has over 15 years of experience in leadership, executive coaching and consulting in entrepreneurial start-ups and FP500 companies across multiple industries.

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Lawrence Lee

Board Member

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.

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Dave Robinson

Board Member

Dave is an exploration geologist who started his career working for Canadian Hunter Exploration. He currently serves as VP and Chief Geologist for Cequence Energy.

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