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Management Board


The National Zero Waste Council is a leadership initiative of Metro Vancouver, bringing together governments, businesses and non-government organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada and the transition to a circular economy.
Founded by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in 2013, the Council has united, among others, six of Canada's largest metropolitan regions – Metro Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Edmonton – with key business and government leaders, academia and non-profit organizations in a call for national action and systems change to address waste generation.
The National Zero Waste Council is governed by a Management Board, with staff and administrative support provided by a Secretariat. The Council uses member-led working groups to collaboratively advance projects in support of its vision and mission. 

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​Chair & Vice-Chair



Metro Vancouver38Metro VancouverCraigHodgeChair<div class="ExternalClass1267FC5CFEDF49CBB8C4C2F84934E569"><p>Craig Hodge spent his career as a photojournalist with the Vancouver Sun and community newspapers in the Lower Mainland before being elected as a Coquitlam City Councillor, in 2011. </p><p>Now in his third term, Craig serves as a Director of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, is a member of its Parks Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Zero Waste Committee. <br></p><p>As well, Craig represents Metro Vancouver on the Board of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and chairs its Community Safety Committee. <br></p><p>He is also the Co-chair of British Columbia’s RCMP Contract Management Committee.<br></p><p>A long-time community volunteer, Craig was President of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Coquitlam Heritage Society, and co-authored a history book about the city.<br></p><p>When his three sons were younger, Craig coached soccer and ball hockey. Today, he continues to volunteer as a Scout leader.</p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p></div>, Craig Hodge
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters17Canadian Manufacturers & ExportersDavidFungVice Chair<div class="ExternalClass756AE5B4E96F4A40A6C0AE103A48AA01"><p> <strong>​​Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group</strong></p> <p>Dr. Fung is Chairman and CEO of the ACDEG Group, a global technology integrator. He has founded or co-founded over 30 business ventures/corporations in in North America, Europe and Asia. He is the Chancellor of Capilano University of BC and a venture advisor of Cycle Capital Management Inc. of Montreal, one of the largest Clean Tech venture funds in Canada. Dr. Fung is a member of the national boards of directors of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada China Business Council, Canadian Standards Association Group, Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Network and National Zero Waste Council. His operating experience includes Research Manager of C-I-L Inc., one of the largest chemical companies in Canada, President of Chemetics International Company, a global engineering and proprietary equipment company with five divisions on four continents and chemical plant projects on six continents, a Canadian-Swedish joint venture with Ekman AB, one of the largest pulp & paper traders in the world, a Canadian German joint venture with DSD Green Dot on packaging waste recycling in East Asia and a Shanghai based Sino-Canadian waste-gas-fuelled power plant joint venture - one of the most successful Canadian initiated investments in China. He has presented invited guest lectures in 30 universities in Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico. His current business ventures include the application of disruptive technologies in sustainable aquaculture and water ecology in the Americas, Europe and Asia.</p><p>Dr. Fung obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. in chemical engineering from McGill University and his Chartered Director from Directors College (McMaster University and Conference Board of Canada). He was awarded the Canadian Asian of the Year (Business and Public Service) in 2009 by Asia Network Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 by the Governor General of Canada and the Honorary Doctor of Law degree in 2014 by Capilano University.</p></div>, David Fung

​Management Board

Executive leadership responsible for the Council’s strategic development, business planning and operations.​



A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.30A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.OwenMiller-WhiteManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass1FC57187145343A284AF7234D7634853">Owen Miller-White emigrated from Ireland in 2013 and landed at A&W in the Finance Department. In the intervening years, Owen has worked in Operations, Purchasing and Distribution and People Potential in increasingly senior roles. <br><br><br>Owen is currently Manager, Restaurant Food Safety & Environment, and responsible for developing and implementing system wide food safety and environmental programs in our 1000+ restaurants across Canada. Owen works with cross functional teams, partnering with franchisees, internal and external partners to bring these programs to life. Owen is passionate about pursuing excellence in these areas and his current focus is achieving zero waste across the A&W system.<br><br><br><p>In his spare time, Owen is an avid soccer player and volunteers at a local seniors centre. <br></p> <br></div>, Owen Miller-White
BASF Canada 16BASF Canada LetaLaRushManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassFD3DFBC00D8A416BA2D231FD74FA79FA"><strong>Director of Business Development & Innovation</strong><br></div>, Leta LaRush
Cascades Recovery +26Cascades Recovery +MikhaelMetauroManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass0DC39FC2CDF44D59B8818D4E70563EA1"><p><strong>Director of Supply Development, </strong><strong>​Cascades</strong><strong> </strong></p><p>​​Mikhael has been a proud member of the Cascades Family for over 15 years. With his undergraduate degree in Strategic Selling & Marketing, Mikhael currently works within the Recovery+ division of Cascades as the Director of Supply Development focusing on procuring recyclables for Cascades and other end markets to consume and remanufacture into new products. Day in and day out Mikhael has the opportunity to deal with a wide range of customers from different market segments and backgrounds with various types of discarded material recovery needs. “It’s amazing to see how more and more organizations are focusing on sustainability and have put the people power in place to start thinking about better ways to recover more and waste less. For me this is where my focus has been and always will be, working with organizations to help them achieve their sustainability goals through coaching, planning and execution.” Mikhael is focused on creating a world where all materials have a positive end of life – a truly Circular Economy.</p></div>, Mikhael Metauro
Circular Supply Chains Inc.36Circular Supply Chains Inc.GlenMunhollandManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass2620D5FF41684899B120E11B00E8ED40"><p> <strong>​CEO, </strong> <strong>Circular Supply Chains Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Munholland Business Services Ltd.)</strong></p><p>Glen Munholland is an accountant with an engineering background. His company handled reverse logistics for Walmart for fifteen years and that experience taught him the extreme inefficiencies of retail logistics and the need to address this problem. Glen is a a lead expert for ISO MC/TC-323 on the circular economy. Circular Supply Chains Inc. believes that zero waste and a circular economy are well within our reach and we look forward to working with members of the National Zero Waste Council to develop solutions.</p><p>Circular Supply Chains Inc. has developed a circular economy project that has been accepted onto the UN's One Planet Network under Sustainable Food Systems as part of SDG #12, Responsible Consumption and Production. We would like to invite members of the NZWC to please feel free to reach out to us as we would welcome your input on this endeavor.</p> </div>, Glen Munholland
City of Toronto7City of TorontoDianneSaxeManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassE53C4FF991264D93A12ACB0758CCA3B3"><p> <strong>​City Councillor, City of Toronto</strong></p> </div>, Dianne Saxe
City of Vancouver48City of VancouverSarahKirby-YungManagement Board, Sarah Kirby-Yung
Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal19Communauté Métropolitaine de MontréalMarie-Andrée MaugerManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6FE40DD80D404583A4080A6F772052CA"><p>Marie-Andrée Mauger is currently the elected official in charge of the ecological transition and the environment for the city of Montréal, Canada. In addition to this role on the city's executive committee, she is also the Mayor of Verdun, one the 19 boroughs of Montréal. Ms. Mauger began as borough councillor, from 2013 to 2021. Reducing our ecological footprint and adapting to climate change are at the heart of her political commitment. </p><p>As Deputy Mayor in charge of the ecological transition and the environment, her main priority is to successfully carry out Montréal's ambitious Climate Plan. This plan aims to achieve a 55% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030, en route to a complete net zero carbon footprint by 2050. Amongst the specific measures included in the Plan are actions to fulfill Montreal’s zero waste goal by 2030, to reduce food and textile waste, and to build a circular economy. <br></p></div>, Marie-Andrée Mauger
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)24Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)MairinLoewenManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassCCF4E85BEC394097B290A1FBCED0E0CF"><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">​Mairin Loewen was first elected to Council in 2011, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. She grew up in Ward 7 and attended school there before moving to Ottawa to attend University.  Mairin has a B.A. in Political Science (Carleton University) and an M.A. in Political Studies (University of Saskatchewan).  Mairin has worked for the Province of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and the University of Saskatchewan.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Mairin is a co-founder and active volunteer with Girls Rock Saskatoon, and has also volunteered with CFCR Community Radio, the Open Door Society, and the Heart of the City Piano Program. In her spare time she likes playing music and sports. Mairin lives in Ward 7 with her partner and son.</p></div>, Mairin Loewen
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)33Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)Sara Jane O’NeillManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass0777F2E392714A88BE5F9899C2FBDA00">Sara is a Policy Advisor with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, working at the intersection of federal and municipal policies related to the environment and climate change. In her previous role, she was the Senior Research Associate at the Smart Prosperity Institute, a national research network and policy think tank based at the University of Ottawa, where she led the Cities and Communities policy and research program. Sara also worked for a number of years as an environmental planner with conservation authorities in Ontario, dealing directly with the impacts of development on natural hazards and environmentally sensitive areas. She holds an honours bachelor’s degree in Biology from Queen’s University, a master’s degree in Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Ottawa.<br></div>, Sara Jane O'Neill
Kraft Heinz43Kraft HeinzNicole FischerManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass1D67F156282F47A38C6B2FEEF0C5A2E8"><p><strong>Head of Sustainability, Kraft Heinz Canada</strong></p><p>Nicole Fischer is Head of Sustainability for Kraft Heinz Canada, leading the development and execution of its Sustainability strategy and working to embed Sustainability across the organization. Before that, she was the Brand Build and Innovation Director for Coffee and Cheese, working on beloved Canadian brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Maxwell House Coffee. Before joining Kraft Heinz Canada, Nicole worked for Unilever for 14 years in Canada, the US and the UK in marketing and sales roles across Food and Personal Care categories. She is also the proud mother to three little ones (2, 6 and 9) and graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (where she met her husband!).</p></div>, Nicole Fischer
Lafarge Canada20Lafarge CanadaLincolnKyne Management Board<div class="ExternalClass0684BEC5829048CDACDA2A04CC58321D"><p><strong>Vice President, General Manager, British Columbia and Western Canada Aggregates​​​</strong></p><p>​Providing strategic leadership of Lafarge businesses in the province of British Columbia, Lincoln recognizes the importance of actively participating in the journey towards a full circular economy. With over 6,000 employees and 400 sites across Canada spanning cement, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, paving and construction, Lafarge has the ability to provide thought leadership in waste reduction backed by a vast operation that can implement meaningful change towards a circular economy.</p><p>Grounded in a strong educational background in business and environmental management, Lincoln draws on over 20 years of international management experience to drive business innovation and a focus on building more sustainable solutions in construction. He is also a Director on the board of the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and also chairs the Construction Renovation and Demolition Waste (CRD) Working Group for the NZWC.</p></div>, Lincoln Kyne
London Drugs32London DrugsRamanJohalManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassECDF868EAC424489AAD0A3EBA3CBC9B2"><div> <p> <strong>Sustainability Specialist, London Drugs</strong></p><p>​​​​Raman is the Sustainability Specialist at London Drugs. Born and raised in London, England, he moved to Vancouver in 2009. He graduated from the Sauder School of Business at UBC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a concentration in Sustainability. He also worked for the Sustainability and Ethics group at Sauder as a research assistant, helping them expand their sustainability education. A firm believer in responsible business and the ability for business to be a force for good, he now works for London Drugs, managing their extensive Green Deal program. He also sits on the management board of the National Zero Waste Council, helping to advance waste minimisation programs across the country.</p></div></div>, Raman Johal
Nature's Path Foods21Nature's Path FoodsManuelGorrinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6F6A7B305015411FAF4BD4E69055E911"><p> <strong>Sustainability and Stewardship Specialist, Nature's Path Foods</strong><br></p><p>Manuel is the senior specialist of sustainability and stewardship with Nature’s Path Foods, Inc., a fiercely independent, family-run, sustainably-driven organic breakfast and snack food company that believes in ‘always leaving the earth better than we found it’.</p><p>Manuel has more than eight years of experience with environmental and sustainability management in large and fast-growing manufacturing industries in both North and Latin America. At Nature’s Path, he leads programs that move the company towards their ambitious sustainability goals, like becoming zero waste and climate neutral. He is involved with developing various sustainability and stewardship programs, including: reducing the company’s natural resource usage, team member training and engagement in social and environmental sustainability, corporate charitable give-back initiatives. Manuel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University in 2009 (Caracas, Venezuela), he is an accredited Environmental Professional by ECO Canada and a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.</p></div><br>, Manuel Gorrin
Ocean Wise35Ocean WiseJeffWintManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassA0B5CFDD8B1941D6A9A8E56E16B94E18"><p><strong>Plastic Reduction Manager, Ocean Wise</strong></p><p>Jeff Wint is the Plastic Reduction Manager at Ocean Wise. In this role, he works closely with a team of committed experts and scientists all focused on identifying and eliminating the plastics that enter and damage our ocean. Jeff supports businesses in taking responsibility for their waste and encourages collaboration across sectors to help drive the plastic reduction that the ocean is calling for.</p></div>, Jeff Wint
OneEarth Living11OneEarth LivingVanessaTimmerManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassE15A551EE7E149D2AC97A570CA1EEBB3"><p> <strong>​Executive Director, OneEarth Living</strong></p><p>Dr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of OneEarth Living, a nonprofit 'think and do tank' advancing sustainable everyday living around the world. OneEarth Living collaborates with partners to transform how people live their lives – what they need, what they consume and produce, and what they aspire to – enabling everyone to live good quality of lives within their fair share of our planet’s resources.</p><p>Vanessa is also a Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University with Pathways to Sustainability, the Urban Futures Studio, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. She holds a Doctorate and studied at Queen’s University, Oxford, UBC and Harvard. Vanessa sits on the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee for the UN Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme. In Canada, she is a board member of the National Zero Waste Council. OneEarth Living is a global leader on sustainable lifestyles through the Beacon for Sustainable Living co-led with the Hot or Cool Institute. In Canada, OneEarth Living leads a Lighter Living initiative in SW British Columbia in partnership with Vancity. OneEarth Living works with cities to enable sustainable living in partnership with C40 Cities and BCIT Centre for EcoCities.</p><p>In 2018, Vanessa received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Environmental Sustainability.<br></p></div>, Vanessa Timmer
PAC Global46PAC GlobalAndrewMacdonaldManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass96C1E525F62348949636F96C0713F5FC">Manager<br></div>, Andrew Macdonald
PAC Global49PAC GlobalAndrewMacdonaldManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassF54E76915B84476D8EFDE67BCC6A30EB"><p>Andrew manages industry association PAC Global's packaging sustainability program – PAC NEXT, and co-teaches PAC’s Circularity Course. As PAC's lead on reusables, Andrew tracks innovation & research, sits on Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) and NZWC reusable packaging working groups, represents PAC on the PR3 reuse standards panel, and has a global network active in this field.</p> <p>​Andrew previously lectured at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) on Sustainability in Print & Packaging and holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University.</p></div>, Andrew
RECYC-QUÉBEC28RECYC-QUÉBECIsabelleMoïseManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass60B819D72E2A44BFBB40843D9E9A0A81"><p> <strong>Directrice des operations, RECYC-QUÉBEC </strong></p><p>Isabelle Moïse, who holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, has over 20 years' professional experience in various fields, including general management, communications, organizational and strategic development, project management and team management.</p><p>Her diversified career path has seen her occupy key positions, enabling her to acquire versatile expertise and solid skills in a number of strategic areas. In particular, she has managed over 200 event projects worldwide. Her leadership has been a driving force behind the success of these international projects and testifies to her ability to mobilize teams to achieve ambitious goals.</p><p>Her varied experience gives her a unique perspective on the business world, as well as a recognized ability to lead complex projects, develop strategic partnerships and propose innovative solutions to meet challenges.</p><p>In 2020, Isabelle Moïse joined RECYC-QUÉBEC's management team as Director of Operations, where she oversees issues related to the organization's strategic development, including the circular economy, waste reduction and sustainable development. Her commitment to responsible practices and her desire to shape a greener future are at the heart of her work. She emphasizes the importance of innovation in meeting today's challenges in a sustainable way.​​​​​<br></p></div>, Isabelle Moïse
Recycling Alternative 9Recycling Alternative LouiseSchwarzManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7921F21416964CC29BF49569F7C933EA"><p><strong>​Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Recycling Alternative</strong></p><p>Louise is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Recycling Alternative, a Vancouver based business providing recycling and waste reduction services throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. Together with business partner Robert Weatherbe, the company has garnered a reputation for community collaborations and innovative approaches to waste diversion and local recovery through models such as the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-operative, Food Scrap Drop Spots, Zero Waste Events, Recycle In Strathcona, and opening the greenHUB co-location model in 2014. Currently Recycling Alternative is working with local partners to develop closed loop recovery and materials upcycling opportunities within an industrial Green Enterprise Zone close to downtown Vancouver.</p><p>Louise sits on the boards of the Cultch and Our Social Fabric. Louise received the ‘Woman of Distinction Award’ in May 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her work in environment and sustainability and in 2014 the City of Vancouver’s Award of Excellence for Greenest City Leadership. She holds degrees in Political Science and Spanish Literature from UBC, and a Teaching Degree from University of Glasgow.</p></div>, Louise Schwarz
Recycling Council of Alberta41Recycling Council of AlbertaChristinaSeidelManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass56C0A9D59158494281F3D56463D6310A"><p><strong>Executive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta</strong></p><p>One of Alberta’s leading experts in waste reduction, Christina holds a PhD in Engineering Management. She operates sonnevera international corp., a waste reduction consulting firm, and is the current Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Alberta. In addition to serving on the Management Board of the National Zero Waste Council, Christina is a member of the Canada Plastics Pact and the co-chair of the Plastics Alliance of Alberta.</p></div>, Christina Seidel
Recycling Council of British Columbia 2Recycling Council of British Columbia LyndsayPoapsManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7995291447AD4256B8249C09E749C123"><p><b>Recycling Council of British Columbia</b><br></p></div>,
Retail Council of Canada22Retail Council of CanadaJulieDicksonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass92B9FA51D07D4EFD8998E8B32BB3790C"><p>With more than 25 years of business management, strategy development and integrated marketing communications experience to her credit, Julie Dickson is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of success across a number of sectors and disciplines.</p><p>Today, as the Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Services for Save-On-Foods and the Overwaitea Food Group, Julie holds responsibility for public affairs, corporate responsibility, government and industry relations and strategic planning for sustainability and environmental leadership projects at Canada's largest privately-held Western-based retail grocery chain.</p><p>Currently, in addition to participating in a wide range of food industry initiatives and cross-sectoral projects, Julie is the co-chair of the Multi-Material Stewardship Western Advisory Committee; a member of the board of directors of Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and a member of the board of directors of Canada’s National Zero Waste Council. She has acted as OFG’s official company spokesperson and has been a member of OFG’s Emergency Response and Business Continuity Team for over a decade.</p><p>An accomplished presenter and accredited adult educator, Julie is a long-standing member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). She has developed content for and hosted lectures, workshops, seminars and university courses on a host of topics including community engagement, communications strategy, reputation management, business management and social media.</p></div>, Julie Dickson
Return-It37Return-ItSandySigmundManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3A83A472790F45F2AC8497037834492D"><p><strong>Vice President, Development & Chief Marketing Officer</strong></p><p>Sandy Sigmund is Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of Encorp Pacific Canada. She has been a senior executive with Encorp since its inception in 1995 and leads the stewardship agency’s marketing, communications and program development efforts. Prior to Encorp, Sandy had an extensive career in retail management specializing in sales, marketing, and merchandising. Sandy is a BCIT graduate in marketing and business administration and holds a certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, UBC in Governance for Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations. She has previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Recycling Council of BC and the Burnaby Board of Trade. Currently Sandy is the President of the board for the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and also serves on the board of BC Technology for Learning.​<br></p></div>, Sandy Sigmund
Second Harvest5Second HarvestLoriNikkelManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass0F8B72ED7AE84EF080B62AE891211495"> <p>​​Lori is a vocal and passionate champion of environmental and social justice issues related to food and is sought after for her expertise internationally.</p><p>Lori advised on the development of the provincial Food and Organic Waste Framework with the Ministry of Environment and Conservation and Parks and is the Co-chair of the Food Working Group at the National Zero Waste Council – a leadership initiative that brings together governments, businesses and organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada.</p><p>As CEO for Second Harvest - Canada’s largest Foodrescue organization- she ensures that over 12 million lbs of nutrient dense surplus food is diverted to social service agencies. Her current project is <a href=""></a>, a web-based platform that takes a local and technology approach to rescuing and delivering food.</p></div>, Lori Nikkel
Surrey Board of Trade23Surrey Board of TradeJayRaoManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass4BF85681458949E8915E3F97699447B6"><div><p>​​Jay Rao, P.Eng., CSAP is the chair of the environment committee of the Surrey Board of Trade and has been leading the team since 2011. He is a third term Director of the Surrey Board of Trade. He is the Manager of Environmental Services -Western Canada with EXP Services Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting company within North America. He has nineteen years of civil/environmental engineering experience. He specializes in investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, waste treatment and management. He is also a Ministry of Environment Approved Professional for the remediation of contaminated sites. He has been deeply involved with the environmental industry within BC since 2001. Through the Surrey Board of Trade's environment team, he has focussed on developing positions related to waste management, waste reduction and circular economies. More importantly, he is passionate about environmental sustainability and believes that "Zero Waste" is achievable if all stakeholders are committed to this vision.</p></div></div>, Jay Rao
Telus47TelusCatherineLeightonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass4EED3532443F436CB9DB683EDF2380CB"><p>Catherine Leighton is the Senior Environmental Consultant, Sustainability and Environment at TELUS where she leads the circular economy portfolio. For over ten years, Catherine has specialized in waste diversion, behavior change, and circular economy. As a subject matter expert, she has spoken at conferences like WEAR, published articles in industry magazines like Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine, and sits on strategic leadership committees like the National Zero Waste Council Management Board.</p><p>Before coming to TELUS, she worked at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Recycling Council of Ontario. Catherine holds a Masters in Environment and Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo as well as being a TRUE Advisor. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys photography and landscape painting.</p>​ </div>, Catherine Leighton
The Salvation Army Thrift Store29The Salvation Army Thrift StoreTonnyColynManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3FC9277E1369424DB26F35C27914A24C"><p><strong>National Director Business Development and Sustainability, The Salvation Army, National Recycling Operations</strong>​</p><p>Tonny has represented The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operation, Canada's largest non-profit contributors in thrifted waste diversion, since 2013. She is currently a member of the National Leadership Team holding the position of National Director of Business Development and Sustainability. Tonny has been instrumental in establishing The Salvation Army Canada as a national and global leader in not only textile reuse and recycling, but also the reuse and recycling of all other household items through thrift.</p><p>Tonny is well known for her enthusiasm, involvement and leadership in several associations including being the President and co-founder of the National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling (NACTR), Vice-President with Nova Scotia's Association for Textile Recycling (AFTeR), steering committee member with Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative as well as a board member with National Zero Waste Council. She has earned many speaking opportunities and partnerships in the world of thrift and waste diversion. As the author of the published paper A Tipping Point: The Canadian Textile Diversion Industry, Tonny is well known across the waste sector as a Canadian pioneer in textile diversion.</p></div>, Tonny Colyn
Unbuilders45UnbuildersAdamCorneilManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassBB4BEBE462D74970B71A0B255DE74C8B"><p>Adam is a certified Passive House builder and a deconstruction & reclaimed wood expert. He flipped his first house at 16 with his father and after years as a green builder he launched Unbuilders Deconstruction in January 2018 and Heritage Lumber in 2019. Passionate about his family, skiing, hiking mountains and spending as much time outdoors, he is committed to providing a sustainable future for generations to enjoy.</p><br></div>, Adam Corneil

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