All members of the governing council act on a volunteer basis, and put in countless hours to ensure that NJC remains a school among the best, and most unique, in the world.
Neuchâtel Junior College is a Swiss non-profit foundation of the Ville de Neuchâtel. As such, the College is governed by a Swiss Board of Governors (Le Conseil de Fondation) that works in close collaboration with a Canadian Advisory Committee (Le Comité Canadien). The members of the Conseil are residents of the Neuchâtel area and work in education and business. The Comité Canadien members are alumni of NJC and/or parents of recent students. Together they are responsible for the selection of the Head of School, the financial operation of the College, and the strategic direction of NJC’s programs.

Swiss Board of Governors

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  • Bryn McCrossan-Maire

  • Camille Roney

  • Daniel Hirschi-Duckert

  • Marc Gaudreault

  • Mike Gosselin

  • Kelley McKinnon

    Président Comité Canadien, Membre
  • Andrew Keleher

  • Sandra Gauchat


Canadian Advisory Committee

List of 10 items.

  • Chair: Kelley McKinnon (Past Parent: '18 & '19)

    Kelley is a parent to two Neuchâtel grads and has been a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee since 2018.  She is a lawyer, former business executive and Senior Fellow at Harvard. Kelley served on Queen’s University Board of Trustees for over 12 years. She has been adjunct faculty and special lecturer at Osgoode and Queen’s Faculty of Law, respectively, teaching Advocacy and Trial Practice Skills.  Kelley is Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Faculty of Law at Queen’s.  Education and mentoring young people are her true passions. 
  • Barry Gordon (Past Parent: '19, '21)

    Barry is the proud father of Hannah (class of ’19) and Oscar (class of ’21). He is a successful entrepreneur, executive and leader with significant experience as a volunteer serving charitable and not-for-profit organizations.  His professional career in financial services has spanned over 25 years. Barry practiced securities law before his financial services career, having graduated with a law degree from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University. Well versed in governance best practices for boards, Barry has served on many boards and several other charitable organizations.
  • Michael Hobart (Past Parent: '15)

    Michael is the proud parent of Alexandra, NJC class of 2015. He has served on the Canadian Advisory Committee since 2017 and is Chair of the Governance Committee. Mr. Hobart is a partner at Toronto law firm Fogler, Rubinoff LLP where he has practiced corporate and securities law since 2002. He represents private and public companies, investment dealers and other market participants in a variety of corporate and securities transactions.  He earned a B.A. at McGill University (1982) and a LL.B. at the University of New Brunswick (1985). Mr. Hobart was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.
  • Cathy Loblaw (Past Parent: '22)

    Cathy is a passionate champion and advocate of Canadian families and children.  For the past 13 years, Cathy has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. Prior to this, Cathy was President of Concerned Children’s Advertisers for 15 years.  In 2014 Cathy was the recipient of the Women’s Foodservice Forum “Women Making Their Mark” Award. Without a doubt Cathy’s most passionate commitment is to her own family. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her husband Dee, and two boys Matthew and Blake (an NJC graduate!)
  • Jessica Mall (NJC '07)

    Jessica, an NJC Alumni, has been with the CAC since 2021, serving on the Governance, Strategic Planning and Head Evaluation committees. Jessica has also served on the Boards of Wilfrid Laurier University and Lime Connect. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Project Management Professional.  Jessica is currently working as an HR Consultant specialized in high potential talent development. Jessica completed her MBA at Laurier with a specialization in HR and has also completed the Osgoode Certificate in HR Law for HR Professionals.
  • Bryn McCrossan-Maire (NJC ’92)

    Bryn is attached to Neuchâtel Junior College as she is a former alumni from '92 and has been a member of the Conseil de Fondation since 2010 and most recently President since 2021.  Bryn has been a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee since 2021. Bryn never left Neuchâtel after graduating as she stayed to study at the University of Neuchâtel where she obtained a Masters in Business Administration and has subsequently worked for several large multinationals across different sectors in the Neuchâtel area including SGI, Gucci and Bristol Myers Squibb.  
  • Bryan McKenzie (NJC '91)

    Bryan studied at Neuchâtel in 1990-1991 and has stayed involved with the school ever since.  As a class rep, a member of our Alumni Executive Committee and now as a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee. His most treasured memories from NJC include bonding with his pension and classmates, seeing significantly more of the world than he’d seen before and being named valedictorian of his class.  Bryan’s other volunteer involvements include working with vulnerable youth in an after-school homework program and working with First Descents, an organization that helps young adult cancer patients on the psychosocial impacts of their illness through adventure therapy. 
  • Sarah Morgenstern (NJC '85)

    Sarah is a Limited Partner with Women Equity Lab and a strategic advisor to several high-growth companies. She is an active volunteer with expertise in not-for-profit governance and fundraising.  Sarah is a member of the Ivey Business School Advisory Board, where she chairs the Ivey Annual Fund and the Ivey Women Investing in Leadership campaign.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a BA (Honours) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto. She was also the Co-Founder and CEO of SavvyMom Media, a digital publishing company, which she launched and exited upon its acquisition.
  • Katie Reese (NJC '08)

    Katie graduated from NJC in 2008, followed by her brother Thomas in 2014. After graduating from Queen’s University in 2012 with a B.Comm and a B.Sc in Life Sciences, Katie worked in investment banking and private equity for eight years. She is now the SVP of Corporate Development at Yorkville University where she leads strategic projects, new programs and partnership growth. When Katie is not working, she still regularly travels with her friends from Neuchâtel!
  • Catherine Turner (Current Parent: '24, Past Parent: '18, '21)

    Catherine looks forward to helping Neuchâtel’s CAC in supporting its Head of School and in ensuring the school’s enduring legacy.  Catherine has served on several Boards of Directors, including Montreal’s chapter of Room to Read, and most recently as Board Chair for Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School where she had been involved in advancement, finance, and strategic steering. She holds an MBA from HEC and is a co-founding partner in Melica Events & Design. Catherine defines herself first and foremost as a mother to her 4 children (three of which have attended or are attending NJC!) - Andrew, William, Carlye and Matthew.  
Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum abroad. While living in Switzerland in a French community, students enjoy an international education through travel and experiential learning in Europe. Gap year and Grade 12  high school students gain international experience and develop independence and life skills that prepare them for university and the global workplace.

A Canadian high school in Switzerland | Grade 12 & Gap