Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the legal body governing George Brown College.

The affairs of the College shall be governed by a Board which shall consist of persons elected and appointed Governors of the College in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and Regulation 34/03 and in accordance with the college's By-law.

The Board conducts its business largely through the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Finance and Property Committee, Audit and Executive committees which bring recommendations to the full Board at regularly, scheduled meetings. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend public sessions during the September to June term of operation.

Board of Governors BY-LAW Number 1

Kevin Costante
Retired Public Servant


External Members:

Adrienne Batra
Toronto Sun

Andrea Elliott
Founder, R2 Retail Resources
Executive Vice President, Moose Knuckles Canada

Bruce Choy
Managing Director, Research
Global Risk Institute

Julia Deans
Habitat for Humanity Canada

Marnie MacDougall

Nancy Prenevost
Head of Legal Affairs and Operational Compliance
Oxford Properties Group

Omo Akintan
Chief People Officer
University Pension Plan

Pradeep Sood
Highburn Canco Corporation

Rob Gilmour
Vice President
Crestview Strategy

Roger Grochmal
Retired CEO/Owner

Saeideh Fard
SVP Finance

Internal Members:

Gervan Fearon
Ex Officio, President

Anish Chowdary Kankanala
Student Representative

Kizzy Bedeau
Director Community Partnerships Office
Administrative Staff Representative

Jon Callegher
Centre for Business
Faculty Representative

Peter Koutsokeris
Coordinator Orientation & Transition Programs
Support Staff Representative


Emily Bain, Board Secretary

Jessica Miller, Executive Assistant, Board of Governors