Graham Baldwin, President
The President & Chief Executive Officer of The Westside School is Graham Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin joined Westside in 2013 following a distinguished career in the independent schools of British Columbia. After emigrating to Canada from the UK, Mr. Baldwin has served as the Head of the English Department and Housemaster at Brentwood College School, Mill Bay, BC 1983-6), as Headmaster/CEO of Collingwood School, West Vancouver, BC (1986-2000), and as CEO/Headmaster of Southpointe Academy (2005-2012). Mr. Baldwin led both Collingwood and Southpointe from being new, small schools in leased premises to highly successful schools with full enrolment in new, fully-owned facilities and #1 rankings.
Between 2001-2005, Mr. Baldwin served as Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Canada, President of Cherwell Education Strategies Ltd., and International Ambassador of Setagaya Gakuen School, Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Baldwin has also served as President of the Independent Schools’ Association of BC, President of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, Vice-President of the Pan-Pacific Association of Private Education, Member of the Education Marketing Advisory Board of the Government of Canada and Executive Board Member of the Federation of Independent Schools’ Associations of BC.
Mr. Baldwin is renowned internationally as a speaker on educational matters and has been a guest speaker at The Pan-Pacific Association of Private Education Conferences in Manila, Taipei and Vancouver, the Blue Mountains Grammar School in New South Wales, The American Headmasters’ Association in Princeton, The Yuelu Symposium at China South University in Changsha, the 60th Anniversary celebrations at the Liaoning Province Shenyan High School, the Centenary celebrations of the #10 High School, Suzhou, the Leading Principals Symposium at the High School Attached to Hunan Normal University and the CHEER Foundation International Conference in Beijing.
Mr. Baldwin’s mandate is to lead The Westside School to a pre-eminent position among the schools of Canada and the world.