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Annually, the Oakville Community Foundation concludes the year with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members. This year, the AGM was held on May 24 and for the first time in two years we met with our Fundholders, volunteers and friends in person.
The meeting is both to recognize the work of the prior year but also a chance to thank our Board for their leadership and work, as well as to recognize Board Members who are completing their term of office. At our AGM this year, we said thank you to three retiring Directors: Mary Lui, Daniela Hampton-Davies and Dr. Mira Back-Shannon. We are grateful to them for their tireless work and service.
While thanking those leaving, we also had an opportunity to welcome in two new Directors: Lindsay Patrick and Binu Dhas. Get to know them below.
Lindsay Patrick is a member of The Foundation’s Women’s Giving Collective and the Investment Committee. Professionally, Lindsay has two decades of experience in investment banking and is the Managing Director and Head of Strategic Initiative and ESG, leading the Sustainable Finance Group with her team at RBC Capital Markets. She has been recognized by Women in Capital Markets as a Champion for Change and for Excellence in Innovation and is active in the industry in advancing important initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. Lindsay is an active volunteer within the local community.
Binu Dhas is a member of The Foundation’s Community Legacy Building Committee. Binu is an experienced finance leader who specializes in service transformation and team building in his role as Vice President of Operations of Hoskin Scientific. He is a strategic international leader who achieves tangible results by building high performance teams and fosters collaborative and safe working environments. Binu is an active volunteer and has served as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee with the YMCA of Oakville, as well as on the Fundraising Committee with Springboard Services Canada.