Stratford Hall Board of Governors
The Stratford Hall Board of Governors are responsible for the operation of the school. The Board sets priorities, approves annual budgets, and appoints the Head of School who, in turn, is responsible for ensuring that the school runs in a manner that supports the mission and vision of the school. The Board meets approximately five times per year, and more frequently if required.
Aiyaz is a lawyer with Miller Thomson. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from UBC and a law degree from Dalhousie. Aiyaz was a member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Vancouver and he has been extensively involved with the Ismaili community in the delivery of ethical education programs, including youth camps. Aiyaz’s daughter attends Stratford Hall in the Junior School.
Shamsh is the CFO and VP at Stern Partners Inc., which is a lead investor in a diverse range of operating companies. Shamsh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He held various positions including, Head of Corporate Audit, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and was also involved in acquisitions and divestitures, including due diligence and financing. In his “spare-time”, Shamsh serves on various boards including the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and City Opera Vancouver. Shamsh is also a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. Shamsh and Karima have two daughters, Zohya and Inaya, attending Stratford Hall.
Salman is a partner at Harper Grey LLP. He obtained his B.A. (Hons) and LLB from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and past director of the Vancouver Bar Association. Salman is chair of the Banking and Real Estate practice groups at Harper Grey. He also practices in the areas of commercial dispute resolution and business law. Salman has served on the firm’s Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of its mentoring program. He is involved with a number of volunteer initiatives including Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the University of British Columbia’s legal advice program.
Stratford Hall Foundation Board of Trustees
A second organization, also under the Society’s Act of BC, is the Stratford Hall Foundation. The Foundation holds major capital assets, and conducts capital fundraising. The Board of Trustees leads the Foundation.