Foundation Board of Directors Member

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James F. Ryan

Honourary Director

James F. Ryan built a successful career in the oil and retail sectors, holding executive positions with several Canadian companies.  He served as President, Canadian Tire Petroleum, and built the company into the largest independent retailer of gasoline in Canada, and later became Senior Vice-President of Dealer Relations for Canadian Tire Corporation.

Jim holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario (BSc in computer science) and York University (MBA), and was a founding partner and president of Pyne Management Inc., a consulting company to the downstream oil industry.

Jim retired in 1999, but remains active in the community.  He serves on the Niagara College Foundation Board as an Honourary Director. He is President and a Director of Niagara Regional Broadband Network, a supplier of fibre optical broadband services; Chairman of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro; Chairman of Brantford Energy and a Director of Pioneer Energy.