Row Ontario Board of Directors Update
Row Ontario announced on Wednesday that Pippa Hobbes has filled the vacant Director position on the organizations Board of Directors.
Hobbes, who served as Row Ontario’s Treasurer from 2017-19, is a Toronto native with over 30 years of experience as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a strong knowledge of governance and oversight issues. In addition to her tenure as Treasurer with Row Ontario, she has also served two terms as Treasurer with the Argonaut Rowing Club, where she was instrumental in helping the club improve its financial sustainability. Hobbes has a well-versed background in rowing and has been a member of Argonauts since joining a Learn-to-Row program in 1998. She competed for several years as a Masters rower and recently became an Associate Umpire.
Row Ontario’s Board of Directors consists of volunteers with experience in rowing and strategic skills in different areas of governance. In addition, several committees work on specific aspects of delivering rowing in Ontario. At its 2014 Annual General Meeting, Row Ontario’s members voted to move to a Policy Board, where the Board makes all governance decisions and delegates the responsibility for operations decisions exclusively to the senior staff person.