‍‍‍The OLRA Board of Directors

Tom Pugsley – PLANNING & HERITAGE     tpugsley@cogeco.ca

Chris Coderre – PLANNING & HERITAGE     ccoderre@caldwellsecurities.com

Trudy Murray – TREASURER    

Bob Laughlin – GREENSPACE   bob.laughlin@torfech.com

Amanda Holden – COMMUNICATIONS   amandajholden@me.com

George Niblock – PRESIDENT   gniblock@royallepage.ca

Marcia Todd – MEMBERSHIP martodd@cogeco.ca

George is originally from England via Montreal and grew up in Oakville attending Oakville Trafalgar High School. After graduation from McGill University, he began his real estate career in 1999. George works for Royal LePage in downtown Oakville, specializing in old Oakville homes. George’s parents and brother all live in downtown Oakville, and he recently bought at the corner of King Street and Trafalgar Road. George has a keen interest in heritage architecture, construction, landscape, and urban design.

Trudy has been a resident of Oakville since 1985, living on Michael Terrace (off Chartwell Road) and now downtown in the Granary. Her son, Robert, graduated from Appleby College in 1986 after attending and boarding for seven years. Trudy worked as Controller for various corporations and retired in 1996 to initially undertake some extensive traveling. She finds her volunteer work at an Oakville hospice very rewarding. Trudy enjoys living and shopping in the old Oakville district.

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 a Program Executive at TD Bank and responsible for next generation fraud detection systems. 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.

Marcia moved to Canada and to Oakville in 1975. While living in the Coronation Park area she was a member of a town committee called Southwest Oakville. She moved into the Granary in 1995 and enjoys the privilege of living on the edge of the wonderful heritage district. She volunteers at OTMH and is a past member of the board of the Granary. Marcia was involved in the negotiations concerning the “Shelley property.” She owns a company which publishes a trade magazine.

Bob and Rosina Laughlin came to Canada from the UK in 1967. Since 1972, they have lived in Oakville at 468 Lakeshore Road East. Their three children were born and raised here, attending Brantwood, Linbrook, EJ James and OTHS. Bob is a chemical engineer, working in the Oakville office of a UK-based technology development company, which is currently involved in providing technology for alternative energy projects utilizing biomass and wastes. Bob is a keen gardener and enjoys the opportunity to work with the OLRA to try to conserve the nature of the neighbourhood and particularly its magnificent tree canopy. 

Tom graduated as a Mining Engineer from Imperial College, London (1964 BSc) and McGill University, Montreal (1969 MEng). Tom and his wife, Teresa, have lived in Oakville since 1975 and at 150 Robinson Street for the last 20 years. Tom is a retired Senior VP, who worked for Falconbridge for 40 years, developing new mines and plants in Canada, Chile and New Caledonia. After retirement in 2004, Tom served on a number of junior mining company boards and consulted to the mining industry. Tom’s daughter, Kate, and her husband, Mike, and granddaughters, Madeleine and Vanessa, also live in Oakville. His son, Robert, works in Quebec and lives in British Columbia. Tom’s interests include skiing, classic cars and keeping fit at age 73. Tom and his family are interested in the preservation and go-forward enhancement of Old Oakville in a sustainable way.

Chris and his wife, Jocelyn, have lived at 53 Thomas Street for the last twelve years. Their 16-year old daughter attends Oakville Trafalgar School, while their 18-year old son is at University. They have always been involved in the neighbourhood as well as Oakville sports programs. With over 25 years of investment experience, Chris works at Caldwell Securities Ltd. as a Vice President, Investment Advisor and portfolio manager for families and trusts. Chris splits his time between his offices in Oakville and Toronto. Chris is a graduate of McGill University, while Jocelyn earned her degree in urban planning from the University of Western Ontario. “Keeping our unique neighbourhood a great place to live is important to our family.”

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Anya Dunning – Vice President        anaycowan@yahoo.ca

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!

Geoff Godard – PLANNING & HERITAGE       ggodard@bell.net

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 and is currently Heritage director on the board of the Oakville Golf Club.