Board of Directors
PROVIDING VISION & DIRECTION
Our Board of Directors provides vision and direction for the organization. They liaise with youth serving agencies, develop relationships with our sponsorship partners and oversee staff and program performance.
Current Directors and Officers as of November 15, 2017:
Paul Tedesco, President EVP, Managing Director at TrackDDB and Tribal Worldwide
Lucy Bamberger, Vice President Director, Sales, Electa Ltd.
Phil Cory, Director at Large, Development
Levi Spronk, Secretary, HR Director, Hudbay Minerals Inc.
André De Abreu Ribeiro, Chair, Governance Marketing/Advertising/Business Consultant
Nikolas Sopow, Deputy Chair, Governance Lawyer, MT>3, Digital Technology
Jonah Del Duca-Charny, Youth Director, Chair, Program
Pranav Bhardwaj, Director at Large Management Consultant at PwC, Strategy & Operations, Retail, E-com
Paul Henderson, is a former president of the International Sailing Federation. has the record of having competed in all the Canadian Olympic Sailing Trials from 1948 to 1984. Henderson has represented Canada at three Olympic Games: 1964 Enochima in the Flying Dutchman, 1968 Acapulco in the Finn and at the 1972 Schilksee as coach. He also qualified for the 1980 Olympics at Tallinn in the Star .
Diane Reid, is the fourth Canadian, the first Canadian Woman, and one of only 6 internationals to gain entry into the 2013 Mini Transat race.Diane is Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Ocean Commercially Endorsed to skipper yachts up to 24 metres, a full General Operator Certificate and a Restricted Operator Aeronautical Licence, as well as all the other tickets you can imagine. Diane is also a fully certified Sail Canada Cruising and Racing Instructor at all levels and was the first Canadian woman to be appointed as skipper in the world’s longest ocean race and is hoping to emulate the success of her compatriot Eric Holden, winner of the Clipper 2013-14 Race.
Damian Foxall, was born in Ireland and lives in Quebec. He has competed in ten round-the-world races which include four 1st place wins. He was subsequently described as a national hero and Ireland’s top international sailor.In 2011 Damian won the Volvo Ocean race with Team Groupama.Other round-the-world events include 6 Volvo ocean races, and a World Record circumnavigation in early 2004 with Steve Fossett on the G-Class catamaran Cheyenne. He was named Sailor of the Month by Afloat Magazine in March 2004.
Each board member brings their individual qualities to the organization and contributes a minimum of 40 hours active volunteer time each year. Being connected in this way enhances their ability to directly represent the needs of the Broad Reach youth audience.
Broad Reach is always seeking candidates to the Board Directors, standing and ad hoc committees. The Board meets monthly downtown Toronto. Directors are required to actively participate on Board Committees, at events and to support Broad Reach fundraising initiatives. Running a charity is a serious and demanding responsibility – especially with limited financial resources.
Interested candidates with relevant experience, values and appropriate level of professional and personal commitment are invited and encouraged to contact us at [email protected] – we will do our best to ensure that you have a rewarding and impactful experience.
You are also welcome to forward your expression of interest letter to our Executive Director, Marguerite Pyron at [email protected].