Tennis Club

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected every year and is responsible for the Club’s strategic leadership and long-term planning, governance and the overall health and growth of the Club.

Board of Directors 2022-2023

Muthanna Subbaiah (President)

Muthanna is an avid tennis fan and his limited skills are compensated by his love of the game. He has been a member of OTLBC since 2009. When he is not on the courts, Muthanna is working to create a more prosperous and inclusive Canada. He is an entrepreneur and is Managing Partner for Artelli Inc. a boutique consulting company offering strategy execution and intelligent process automation solutions. Muthanna is also active in the community, having been a member of the OSCA board and Chair of the environmental organization 350Ottawa. Muthanna is hoping to help the club achieve the vision of its members. His own vision is to see OTLBC become a premier tennis facility and an integral part of the Ottawa landscape for decades to come. He dreams of one day walking into an OTLBC that boasts of not only having the finest facilities in the city but one that is also fiscally prosperous.

Andrew Bradley (Vice President)

Andrew’s first exposure to OTLBC was when he attended tennis camp as a child. He joined OTLBC approximately eight years ago and wants to help it become sustainable over the long term. Andrew has worked in construction for two decades, earned his carpentry license 10 years ago and has been an independent contractor since 2010. In 2017, he volunteered to level the floor in the Club’s playroom, a first step toward its renovation. He has also volunteered with the children’s clinics that his daughter attends. Andrew and his family like to spend their summer weekends by the OTLBC pool.

Pierrette Richard, CPA-CA (Treasurer)

Pierrette has been an active member of the OTLBC for over 20 years. Being a passionate tennis player, she has been able to share her enthusiasm for the club with many friends and family. Over the years, her family has participated in many of the summer programs offered, including swimming lessons and tennis camps. Recently retired from Canada Post, Pierrette is now able to leverage her extensive (over 30 years) financial management experience as an OTLBC volunteer board member. She is a CPA-CA who has gained a wealth of knowledge through diverse responsibilities such as, comptroller for a large corporate transformation, financial manager for real estate initiatives and treasurer for United Way campaigns. Pierrette has served as an administrative volunteer for the Mont Tremblant Ski Club and is currently the treasurer of a condo association. Pierrette is a proud Acadian from New Brunswick. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and has been living in the neighbouring community of Old Ottawa East with her husband and their two children for many years. During the summer months you will regularly find Pierrette at the OTLBC enjoying a spirited game of tennis with close friends. As an avid skier, the winter months are reserved for her second favorite sport!

Brian Bencze

Brian has been a member of the OTLBC since 2017 when he and his wife moved to Old Ottawa South. His tennis game has slowly but surely improved over the past four summers at the club, having finally graduated to the intermediate tennis clinics last summer. Over the past year, Brian volunteered on the club’s fundraising and strategic planning committees. He is particularly excited about the club’s new strategic plan and hopes to contribute to its successful implementation. Off the courts, Brian works as a public sector lawyer specializing in criminal law.

William Brown* (Will/Bill)

Will was born and raised in Ottawa’s west end. After high school, he attended Queen’s University in Kingston. Will holds an MBA, major in finance, from the University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand. In addition, he holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Will met his wife, Elaine, in Ottawa prior to moving to New Zealand in the late 1980s. They have two grown daughters, both of whom inherited their parents’ love of travel and living aboard. Will recently retired from Export Development Canada with his most recent role as Regional VP, Asia based in Singapore. It was in Singapore that Will took up tennis and quickly developed a passion for the sport. He joined the OTLBC upon his return to Canada, and the club became an integral part of his summer life in Ottawa. Wil’s wife Elaine has also joined the club for the coming season.

Heather Dryburgh

Heather joined the OTLBC in 2008 where she has thoroughly enjoyed playing tennis, making new friends and experiencing the lovely grounds and restaurant over the years. She looks forward to joining the Board at this particularly exciting time when a new strategic plan has been developed and the clubhouse renovations are getting started. Heather recently retired from Statistics Canada where she was responsible for the strategic planning and management of a number of large statistical programs, including opening a new Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics, leading national consultations for the development of the 2021 Census content, as well as heading social statistics programs on diverse population groups. A priority for Heather is to see the Club explore new partnerships and tennis programming possibilities that could improve financial sustainability while increasing benefits to members. She is deeply committed to ensuring that, as the club continues to grow and evolve, it remains the best tennis club in town, with the most welcoming and satisfying experience for members.

Colin Drysdale

Colin grew up on nearby Ossington Avenue and as a result has been engaged with OTLBC since the early 90s. He started as a child in the summer camp programs, and later as a teenager working for the club in a variety of roles – including maintenance of the tennis courts, lawn-bowling and general grounds, as well as a cook, sometimes even the head cook and barman, in the kitchen before it was outsourced by the club. And although Colin never worked within the OTLBC tennis program, as a teenager he worked for the Linden lea Tennis Camp for four summers, eventually managing its tennis program. Professionally, during the past 13 years, Colin has worked in management consulting, non-profit international development, and Canadian provincial and federal governments –specializing in partnerships development in intergovernmental, international, and public-private spheres. Colin has supported governing boards in various capacities, including the former Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative in developing its first share offering, his university Master’s student association, and now professionally as a representative of the Canadian government to the International Energy Agency in Paris. Easy-going and collaboratively focused, Colin looks forward to assisting the future development of the OTLBC in whatever ways he can.

Jenny Mitchell, CFRE

A member of OTLBC for many years, Jenny has served for 4 years as President of the Board of Directors and chair of the fundraising committee. Jenny is a CFRE –a certified professional fundraising executive – and her company, Chavender, helps not-for-profit organizations change the world, one mission at a time. Her professional expertise includes large-scale capital campaigns, leadership development in the not-for profit sector, and communications (including print, web, video and social media). Jenny’s proudest moment to date – other than the birth of her two beautiful daughters – was winning the Steve Stevens National Doubles Championship title in 2017 at her home Club, OTLBC.

Sean Whittaker*

Sean Whitaker is a newer club member and a recent convert to tennis (previously a rower). Sean has extensive project management experience, which has included the full concept to feasibility design and operational transition to execution of major capital projects. He works globally for a large mining firm and has held positions operating in several countries. Sean has extensive experience in developing and optimizing projects and working with community partners to identify legacy projects and support alternative business initiatives. These are some of the skills she hopes to bring to the OTLBC.

*Denotes a new Director for the 2022-2023 season.

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