Petra is currently the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Community Innovation Lab. She has also served as Executive Director of the Imagination Catalyst at the Ontario College of Art & Design University, where she re-designed, renewed, and better aligned OCAD U’s efforts to support, train and coach entrepreneurs in “the art of the start”.
Prior to OCAD U, Petra was also the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Guelph, plus Founder and CEO of the awarding winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company. Petra had an 18-year career as a senior publishing executive. She is deeply committed to playing a role in re-shaping how business operates in society.
Petra brings 10 years of public and private enterprise board experience including: Vice-Chair of the Board at OCAD; the Dorothy Ley Hospice; Queen’s Centre for Responsible Leadership; the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Rotman School of Management; the Canadian Nature Conservancy (National Board), and ZooShare.ca.