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Board & Minutes

OLRA Board of Directors


Anya Dunning - President

Anya and her husband, Chris, have lived in Oakville since 2009, when they relocated from the UK. Anya grew up in nearby Mississauga. After studying at Harvard, she joined JP Morgan as an investment banker and worked in New York and London before moving to Oakville in 2009 and working for TD as a metals trader. She is currently taking a break from work to raise her young family and beautiful Old English sheepdog. Anya is a strong advocate of a sustainable, unique, thriving downtown Oakville. Chris works for CIBC, where he runs FX and IR derivatives, and can often be seen walking the streets with Dougal, smoking a nice Cuban cigar!


George Niblock - Past President

George joined the Board in 2015 and has served as President since 2017. He is originally from England and came to Oakville via Montreal in 1985. George later attended Oakville Trafalgar High School and graduated from McGill University. George has been a residential real estate agent since 1999 and has keen interest in heritage architecture, construction, landscape and urban design.


Duncan Galloway - Treasurer

Duncan holds an MA degree in Classics from Cambridge University, then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. In 1981 he responded to an invitation from Touche Ross (later Deloitte) to emigrate from England to Canada with his wife Liz and their two young sons, James and Stuart. They have lived in Oakville since 1984, and moved to 275 King Street in 1997. In 2016, after a sixteen year break working, then holidaying and sailing in Europe, they returned to King Street and conducted an extensive renovation to the house and garden.

Duncan and Liz appreciate their good fortune live in such a special area and welcome those who, like they themselves used to do, come here with their family to walk and enjoy Old Oakville. He feels a responsibility to help find ways to preserve the heritage of the area while being responsive to the pressing issues of the 2020’s and to keep this part of Oakville both livable for the residents and enjoyable for all.


Gail Kaufman - Secretary

To be added


Amanda Holden - Communications

Amanda Holden and her husband, Brian Walsh, were excited to move into the neighbourhood in December 2013. Brian was raised in Oakville and Amanda has resided here since 1991. Amanda graduated from the University of Western Ontario and has had a career in technology and financial services. She is currently Partner at Deloitte in the Financial Crimes Practice. A regular GO Train commuter, she is always happy to come back to beautiful Oakville each day. Amanda and Brian have grown up close to the water and are thrilled to be part of the OLRA in this beautiful downtown and lakefront area.


Julia Favaro - Membership

Attracted by its historical charm and natural beauty, Julia recently moved to Old Oakville upon retiring from a career teaching French Immersion in Toronto and Mississauga. She began her life-long participation in various community groups, unions and charities whilst attending University of Toronto (Trinity College) and Queen’s University. Her interests include Art History, gardening, travel, reading, oenology, and scotch whisky. Julia looks forward to exploring the many facets of her new surroundings and being involved in such a wonderful community.


Hazel Cole - Director

Hazel has been living in Oakville since 1988. She raised her family in southeast Oakville then in 2017 moved to Olde Oakville when she had the good fortune to acquire a lovely Regency cottage on William Street. Originally from the UK, Hazel studied translation and interpretation at the University of Paris and subsequently worked as a conference interpreter both in Paris and in Montreal before relocating to Ontario. She is the President of ICI International Conference Interpreters Inc. serving the bilingual and multilingual needs of corporate Canada. Hazel is an avid gardener and is interested in helping maintain the esthetic and architectural integrity, as well as the economic sustainability of our downtown core.


Geoff Godard - Director

Geoff married Kim Kennedy, the daughter of JF Kennedy who established Kennedy Ford in 1960. A Burlington boy, he grew up by the Lake but ended up in Toronto as a banker, eventually focusing on restructuring troubled companies. In 1991 he moved with Kim to Oakville as our daughter was about to be born, and gradually drank in and was intoxicated by the beauty, serenity and heritage of our unique Town. Now retired more or less, he lives at 300 Robinson.


Anita Mackey - Director

Anita Mackey is a Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Scotiabank. Anita is responsible for the legal direction and supervision of the following legal groups at Scotiabank: M&A Group that supports the Bank's M&A domestically and internationally; International Intellectual Property Group; Global Wealth Asset Management Group that supports the Bank's mutual fund business; and Global Wealth Distribution Group that supports retail brokerage, private banking, and advisory channels. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Anita practised law with and was a Partner at Torys LLP. Anita attended U of T (BA), Queens (LLB), and London School of Economics (LLM).

Anita lives with her husband, Michael Shaen, at 64 Navy Street in the Old Oakville Heritage District. They raised their three daughters there where they have lived since 1994. Anita is passionate about gardens and all things relating to heritage in the neighbourhood.


Liam Rondeau - Director

To be added

Board Documents

AGM Material (May 14th 2024)






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