Orchestra London is deeply honoured to have many of London’s most outstanding business professionals, musicians and music lovers serving on our Board of Directors. Our 2004/05 Board Executive Committee is comprised of the following tremendously dedicated members of our Board:

John Kennedy, President
John Kennedy was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1977.  He received his education at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (H.B.A., Dean's Honour List) and the University of Toronto (Juris Doctor).  A founding partner in 1983 of the legal firm of Berg Kennedy Cleaver Broad, he has had extensive experience in business law and has been involved in numerous owner-managed companies in transactions, financings and restructurings. The Berg Kennedy firm merged with the Siskinds law firm in July 2002, to form the largest business law group in South-Western Ontario. 

John is currently a member of the Board  of Directors of Orchestras Canada, the national service organization for orchestras in Canada.  He is also currently on the Boards of the London Ski Club and the London Performing Arts Centre, a past member of the Business Law Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, and has been active in politics as a Riding President and Chairman of the South Western Ontario Council of Riding Residents for the federal PC Party. He is a past member and Chairman of the Board of Information London.

John has been an instructor in Business Law with the Canadian Institute of Management, the Bar Admission Program of the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as a lecturer on risk management programs with the National Association of Underwater Instructors.

Michelle Quintyn, Vice-President
Michelle Quintyn has an extensive background in not-for-profit management, planning, government relations, marketing, strategic communications, community development, fundraising and administration.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Foundation for Rural Living, and is responsible for stimulating community participation in the form of philanthropy, citizenship and collaboration to advance and sustain the rural nonprofit and voluntary sector.  From 1998 to 2001 she was the General Manager and Chief Executive for the Covent Garden Market Corporation and was responsible for the redevelopment and launch of London Ontario's new public market.

As the founding Executive Director of University Hospital Foundation and Vice President Development, University Hospital she was one of the driving forces behind the creation of one of the first hospital foundations in the country and facilitated volunteers and programs to raise more than $60 million.  She has also held the position of Coordinator and Faculty member, University of Western Ontario, Northern Outreach Program which developed health services in remote and rural northern Ontario.  Michelle received her Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto, as well as a Registered Nursing Diploma from Ryerson University.  Michelle is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Certified Professional Fundraising Executive.

Duncan Callam, Vice-President Finance
Having received his Master of Arts from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Duncan has been a Chartered Accountant since 1983 with over 20 years experience in accounting, external and internal auditing and consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coopers & Lybrand in the United Kingdom and Canada. Duncan currently holds the position of V.P. Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Stevens Exhibit Design Group. He brings a tremendous amount of board experience, having acted as President and Treasurer of Leads Employment Services (London) Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing serving people with disabilities, and as a director of the London Chamber of Commerce. Having moved to Canada in 1986, Duncan became a Citizen of Canada in 1992.

Board of Directors

Mr. John Kennedy, President Mrs. Michelle Quintyn, Vice-President Mr. Duncan Callam, V.P. Finance
Mr. Ralph Aldrich Ms. Thea Boyd Ms. Susan Hancock
Mr. Terry Hanyk Ms. Nadia Joseph Mr. Brent Kelman
Mrs. Margaret Nash Mrs. Bev Petch Dr. Jack Rosen, D.V.M.
Ms. Terry Sefton Mr. Dan So Mr. Douglas Weldon
Mrs. Penny Westmacott Mrs. Susan Wetmore Mrs. Aileen Wittstein
  Ms. Terry Zavitz  

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