We have an Advisory Committee providing feedback on the important issues affecting Cobourg taxpayers. Click on any name to display a brief bio.
Bryan has a B.Sc. from the U of T and qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working for BDO and KPMG. After a stint in public practice, he worked in industry as a financial projects manager, financial controller, financial software consultant and software sales. Former clients include two marinas, so he is very familiar with marina finances. As a sailor, he has sailed 39 and 48 ft sailboats in the Caribbean and is a former director and treasurer of the Peterborough Sailing Club. He is also a former director and treasurer of the Peterborough Festival of Lights (Musicfest). While a member of Unionville Toastmasters he earned the Competent Toastmaster (CTM) and Competent Leader (CL) designations.
Dennis worked as a senior manager at Celestica (originally a subsidiary of IBM), where he developed and implemented key strategies for the company’s worldwide operations and managed a multi-million dollar global budget. Dennis has an M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
Paul had a distinguished 43 year career in banking where he held a variety of positions in senior management roles in divisional operations, Head Office credit administration, loan portfolio analysis, risk management and Legislation and Government Affairs and as a policy advisor on the Canadian payments system. He has been active in municipal politics, was the Ontario spokesperson for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation in the mid 90s and served on its Board and Executive Committee until last year.
Lydia started her Sales and Marketing career in 1980 as a Technical Sales Representative for Kodak Canada Inc. In 1998, she started her own company providing X-ray products and services to veterinarians. In addition to her work with the Cobourg Taxpayers Association, she currently volunteers as a business coach with the Business Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland, is a News Anchor for Northumberland 89.7 Truly Local Radio, and sings with the Northumberland Chorus. She is also a proud member of 100 Women with Heart:
Ken has almost 50 years of experience in information technology including positions with a computer services company, a major electrical utility and running a successful software development business specializing in products for the printing trade. He now enjoys food, local history, photography and working with the Tetra Society to design and build prosthesis in his home workshop.
Gerry is a UWO graduate and had a career spanning 46 years (primarily in the Telecommunications, IT spaces) with Nortel, Bell, GRW PM Consulting. Last 25 of these years he contributed as a Project Manager both internationally and domestically. Mentored and coached international and domestic aspiring Project Managers, accumulated an extensive business acumen (including strategic planning, leadership, communication and conflict resolution), volunteer data-gatherer in the early days of Cobourgs Vitalization Initiative and is looking to make a difference in his town.
Ted is a retired Mechanical Designer (aerospace – Canadarm) and a past recreational mariner. He has lived aboard his sailboat in many marinas, from Florida to Bronte Harbour. Ted is relatively new to Cobourg and new to town government. He has lived in Windsor, Ottawa, Toronto, Durham and Bobcaygeon. His interests include town governance, the Marina expansion issue, Cobourg Community Centre and town beautification with a strong attraction to the Marina.