I am an Oakville resident and member of St. Matthew’s Parish since 1985,
and also currently attend St. Andrew’s Parish. I am a first-generation Italian
immigrant, originally from Montreal. As a result, I am fluent in English, Italian
and French. I started a business career in finance after university with a top
International Public Accounting firm that led to a 25-year banking career.
In addition to my role as Chair of the Board and Oakville Trustee, I am active real estate business as a licenced broker. I give back to my
community through a number of volunteer activities such as treasurer of the St. Matthew Parish Refugee Settlement Committee, Director with Cottage Dreams, and as current President of the Trafalgar Chartwell Residents Association.
Best friend and husband for 40 years to my wife Laura, a retired vice principal with 27 years of service with our school board. We are proud parents of two sons: Giancarlo and Riccardo, both of whom attended schools in HCDSB. We are also doting grandparents to four beautiful grandchildren: Isabella, Leo, Valentina and Penelope.
In our spare time, my wife and I enjoy travelling and spending time with our grandchildren. consider one of my greatest personal achievements to be the completion of an 800 km pilgrimage to San Tiago de Compostela in Spain with Laura. This was truly a life changing experience me. I invite you to visit http://peterderosa.blogspot.com/ for a glimpse of this wonderful experience.
I am looking forward to serving the Oakville community as one of your Catholic School Trustees for the next 4 years.