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National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.

Annette Whiteley

Annette was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Annette has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College, Dublin and trained as a Chartered Accountant in London, England. After moving to Toronto, Annette started her school career at Victoria College as Assistant to the Chief Accountant. She then served for 10 years as Controller of Havergal College and 14 years as Chief Financial Officer of The York School. As the first CFO of The York School, Annette was instrumental in the development of the business office and school policies and procedures. Annette's areas of expertise include the accounting functions, human resources, non-academic administration, facilities, food services, and the School Shop.

Annette has evaluated more than five CAIS schools, including St. Andrew's College, Branksome Hall and Ridley College. Annette has served as President of CAISBO, as a member of CIS finance committee and as Treasurer of the Board at Bannuckburn School.

Annette and her husband Andrew strive daily to lead a balanced purposeful and happy life and regard themselves as extremely lucky to have worked among young people throughout their professional lives.