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UCC welcomes incoming governor Karen Hacker

KarenHacker_headshotKaren Hacker is the newest appointee to Upper Canada College’s Board of Governors.

“I am delighted to be joining the board of UCC,” says Hacker. “My sons have both benefitted from an exceptional education at the College and, with this appointment, I hope to be able to contribute to the educational success of future generations of boys.”

Hacker and her husband Irv are parents to Old Boys Sean ’11 and Mattie ’13, and daughter Robin.

Karen Hacker’s legal and executive career spans more than 30 years. After 10 years practising law at Goodman and Carr in Toronto, she held senior roles at some of Canada’s most well-known companies, including Cineplex Odeon Corporation, Irwin Toy, Spin Master Ltd. and St. Joseph Communications.

Hacker took on the role of general counsel and corporate secretary for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games organizing committee in November 2010. She added responsibility for human resources, volunteer recruitment and workforce planning to her portfolio in March 2014. The games were successful, leaving social, economic and sport legacies to Toronto that will last for decades.

After an interim role in 2016 as chief operating officer at U Sport (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport), Hacker now applies her expertise in the areas of law, governance and sport to a number of not-for-profit boards.

“Karen’s perspective and experiences across so many areas of legal, corporate and public life will be of huge benefit during a very exciting time of momentum and new directions at the College,” says Board Chair Russ Higgins.

The complete slate of UCC governors can be viewed here.