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Peter recently retired as the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Labour for the Government of Ontario where he led the Ministry’s operations division of 1,000 staff. He has been a keynote speaker, and leader in in Health and Safety and Employment standards fields for more than 30 years. 

Throughout his professional career, Peter has continued to play, officiate, and administer the beautiful game.  He was elected as the 36th President and Chair of the Board of Directors in 2018 after sitting on the former OSA Board for five years.  His roots, however go back even further, having formerly been the District President of Soccer North West (SNO), President of one of the largest local clubs, as well as a team manager, coach and match official.  His background provides keen insight into decisions affecting Ontario Soccer and its members. 

Peter earned his Bachelor of Administration Degree from Lakehead University specializing in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. 





Brenda works in client services in the field of Human Resources.

Brenda has been an elected member of the new Ontario Soccer Board of Directors since 2018.

Prior to this time, she has served on the old Board of Directors since 2010 while at the same time serving as the President of the Durham Regional Soccer Association.

Brenda has also served in leadership roles with the Central Girls Soccer League and Pickering Soccer Club.





Since 2015 Johnny has been leading operations and working closely with the Board of Directors as its Chief Executive Officer. A respected sports industry executive with over 30 years of professional experience who is inspired by the power of sport and the developmental process of playground to podium.

Prior to his arrival at Ontario Soccer, Johnny served for 12 years as the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations with Hockey Canada, leading Canada’s National and Olympic Teams at World Championships and Olympic Games. While with Hockey Canada he was a part of the management group of 14 Gold Medal Championship teams that included four Olympic Gold Medals and one Paralympic Gold medal with the men’s and women’s teams in 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Johnny also served for two years as the Director of Technical Leadership for Canada’s Own The Podium program where he led the technical leadership strategy for Winter and Summer Olympic sports. 





Dr. Ann Pegoraro is the Lang Chair in Sport Management in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. Dr. Pegoraro is also the co-director of E-Alliance, the national research network for gender equity in Canadian sport.  

A holder of BA, MBA, and PhD degrees, Ann is the Director of the International Institute for Sport Business and Leadership, an industry focused research centre at Lang. She is an active researcher, who has presented at international conferences and published in refereed management journals in the areas of marketing, communications, digital media, gender equity and sport management. Her research primarily focuses on marketing and communication with a focus on the digital world.



David Zbar is the President of My Left Foot a digital marketing agency that leverages the power of technology and media to drive results for clients. As a business leader with a passion for all things digital, David brings dynamic experience to the boardrooms of large public corporations, SMBs, and start-ups. He has a deep knowledge of developing revenue growth strategies built on leading collaborative and high performing teams.

Prior to launching My Left Foot, he was President & Partner at Marshall Fenn Communications, an Advertising and Public Relations firm who acquired digital agency WebFeat, where he held the position of EVP & Partner.



Dr. Moriba Baker, is an experienced sports administrator, educator, and former athlete, who brings a wealth of expertise to the Board.

Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles in sports, focusing on development, policy implementation and evaluation, and crafting and executing strategic sports plans. He has collaborated with numerous national and international organizations, making significant contributions to sports' growth and advancement. Notably, he founded the Tertiary Sport Association of Trinidad and Tobago (TSATT) and served on the FISU America Development Committee.

As a Sport Policy consultant, he has provided his insights to organizations like USPORT Canada, the Caribbean University Sport Association, and the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League.



Tom Walsh has worked in the insurance industry for 25 + years. Tom’s experience spans the areas of risk management, internal fraud, policy creation and oversight, vendor selection and performance. Prior to entering the insurance industry Tom was a physical rehabilitation therapist working with people who had suffered life altering injuries because of a motor vehicle accident.

Tom continues to focus on the development of greater oversight in the selection, contracting and performance management of service suppliers. Throughout his career, Tom has led projects in the selection of service providers in the areas of software platforms, predictive analytics, rehabilitation clinics, engineering, and reconstruction contractors.



Solomon Amoako is a 20+ year veteran in sales and technology leadership.  In previous years, Mr. Amoako has held titles such as Vice President of Sales (Rightside); where he was instrumental in a $213M acquisition, Chief Sales Officer & Sr. Vice President, Americas at a German based company called Sedo and Vice President of Sales at Minds & Machines Group, to name a few.  

He is an alumni of Techstars, one of the largest tech incubators in the world, where his company was selected amongst 12 out of thousands globally.  Mr. Amoako has been a Highly sought-after internet industry evangelist with speaking engagements across the globe (i.e. Domainers meet - Dubai, London forex Summit - UK, and Namescon - Las Vegas, etc.).





(Regional Director - Central) 

Jacques has retired after more than 40 years in Canadian industry and business.  Born in Belgium, he grew up in England and attended the University of London, where he earned a B.Sc. with Honours in Geology and Chemistry at Chelsea College of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Geology at University College London.

He was recruited as a Geologist for  Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas in Calgary, and later, after running the company’s computer department, he joined Computer Sciences Canada, (CSC) a joint venture of CP, CN and CS Corporation of Los Angeles as Manager of Technical Services for the Western Region. After serving as CSC’s Assistant VP of Marketing he joined  the corporate offices of Canadian Pacific Limited (CPL) in Montreal, where  held a number of CPL positions including Director, Corporate Development; Director Special Projects: Director Financial and Bushiness Analysis and Assistant Vice President Telecommunications.  



(Regional Director - South)

Alice is a professional consultant, facilitator, curriculum designer, mediator and trainer with extensive experience in the not-for-profit and private sector healthcare as well as various public service settings.

Alice also has won various awards for facilitation and training expertise and is certified as a Lego Serious Play Master Facilitator, one of the few in Canada. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and recently completed her Prosci Change Management Certification. Alice uses her proven skills in facilitation and presentation and collaborative approaches to facilitate quality improvement and learning. Her skills as a process management expert and an advocate for quality decision making have enabled hundreds of organizations to improve their services to the community and their clients.



(Regional Director - North)

Andy is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and has 30 years of experience in the Construction and Mining Industries. He is currently working as a Principal Engineer in the Global Technology and Innovation Group at one of worlds largest diversified mining companies. Andy holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and Masters Degree in Mining Engineering from Laurentian University in Sudbury. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

Andy volunteered for a number of years as a Coach and Assistant Coach on his daughters Sudbury based teams who played in the Central Girls Soccer League. He also had the pleasure of being a soccer parent while one of his daughters played for the St. John’s Soccer Club in Newfoundland where he lived with his family from 2012 to 2018, while working at a remote mining operation in Northern Labrador.



(Regional Director - West)

Ahsanul Hafiz currently is a community business leader and franchisee owning and operating one of the largest pizza chains in the world, Domino's.

Ahsanul graduated from the University of Windsor and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and specializes in the areas of economics, statistics, finance, and business management. Ahsanul is very active as well in the not-for-profit community donating his time, food and financial support, assisting families in need. He is also involved in a number of fundraising projects.



(Regional Director - East) 

Matt has worked for over 20 years as a chartered professional accountant and certified information systems auditor. He started his career with Deloitte and now, for the past 12 years, he has been running his own consulting practice. Matt has also taught accounting at Carleton University.

Matt has been a soccer volunteer for 25 years. He is passionate about coaching and started at the age of 14. He has coached at least two teams each season since then. Matt has coached teams to numerous city titles in Ottawa, including the past nine straight Men’s premier OCSL titles, three provincial championships and two national championships earning a gold medal and bronze medal.