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.


​Chair & Vice Chair

 

 

City of Richmond1City of RichmondMalcolmBrodieChair<div class="ExternalClass3BD795D5A7C54C13B52E0AB70241059C"><p> <strong>Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council </strong></p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been a Management Board Director and Chair of the National Zero Waste Council since its inception in October 2013. He has also been a member of Council for the City of Richmond BC since 1996 and was sworn in as Mayor on October 29, 2001. Mayor Brodie was re-elected in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2018.</p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been appointed by Richmond City Council to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver and he is currently the Chair of the Water Committee, Vice-Chair of the Performance & Audit Committee, and also serves on the Intergovernmental & Finance Committee, the Mayors’ Committee, and the Industrial Lands Strategy Task Force. He represents Metro Vancouver on the Municipal Finance Authority of BC and has been its Chair since 2015.​​</p><p>Before election to Richmond City Council, Mayor Brodie was a practicing lawyer with a long record of service to Richmond in the volunteer community. ​​</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MalcolmBrodie.jpg, Malcolm Brodie
Packaging Consortium (PAC)26Packaging Consortium (PAC)JamesDownhamVice Chairhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JamesDownham.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JamesDownham.jpg



Management Board

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

 

 

Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium19Ocean Wise/Vancouver AquariumAlexisEsseltine ScoonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass83BE6A28F81C4FE1A5A6363D7E8ABB89"><p>​Alexis Scoon joined Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium an Ocean Wise initiative nearly 3 years ago. She is charged with greening the Aquarium's operations, leading the organization's ISO14001 Environmental Management System, embedding a culture of sustainability, and driving change that supports a flourishing ocean. Prior to joining the Aquarium, Alexis worked as an Environmental Auditor in California, a Sustainability Manager in the commercial furniture industry in Toronto, and a Production Manager for Maclean's and Chatelaine magazines. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Technology from Ryerson University, a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University, and is a Clean 50 Emerging Leader Award Winner for outstanding contributions to clean capitalism in Canada. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/AlexisScoon.jpg, Alexis Esseltine Scoon
Solid Waste Association of North America12Solid Waste Association of North AmericaAlidaKuschManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassBDA090EBFB4D4C06994306ABC99155AD"><p><strong>Associate, Dillon Consulting Limited and Treasurer, Ontario Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) </strong></p><p> With approximately 15 years consulting experience, Alida has been engaged on national projects with experience in solid waste management master plans, waste diversion and reduction program development and implementation, waste system planning, behavioural change programs, stakeholder engagement and consultation, and the provision of strategic advice on the implementation of various programs. </p><p>Alida is based in the Region of Waterloo, ON and holds a Dipl T. in Chemical Engineering, a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a MA in Environmental Education and Communication. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/AlidaKusch.jpg, Alida Kusch
Recycling Council of British Columbia 5Recycling Council of British Columbia BrockMacdonaldManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassC0C6824558994CDFA67E5FD4677179F7"><p> <strong>CEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia </strong></p><p>Brock Macdonald joined the Recycling Council of British Columbia as Communications Director in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2006. From 2000 to 2004 he was communications manager for Product Care; B.C.’s first regulated industry stewardship agency. He’s a former vice-chair of the National Zero Waste Council, and currently co-leads its circular economy working group. As well, he sits on a range of boards and stewardship agency advisory committees. Brock is a former educator and journalist whose business experience extends from software and manufacturing to sports and entertainment. His current focus is in developing support for a sustainable circular economy. He holds both a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University and a diploma in communications from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.</p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/BrockMacdonald.jpg, Brock Macdonald
Provision Coalition8Provision CoalitionCherMereweatherManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassCAA9415705714D72B96EDAED376F91E2"><p> <strong>President & CEO</strong><strong>, Provision Coalition </strong></p><p>Cher is one of Canada’s leaders in food manufacturing sustainability. As founder and CEO of Provision Coalition Inc., Cher works directly with manufacturers to transform their business culture and operations. </p><p>Cher is a passionate advocate for a healthy lifestyle that is deeply connected to the natural environment. The food system became an obvious source of study and focus for her professional career, as food is the nexus between environment and health. What Cher stands for, is a world in which food products support both people and the planet. She has dedicated her career to working with businesses to get clear on why they exist, what their purpose is beyond profit, and to provide them with the support needed to execute this strategy, so that the real ‘magic’ can happen. </p><p> Cher’s career has included time with the Guelph Food Technology Centre where she established and directed the Sustainability Consulting Business Unit, and executive positions in environmental economics and policy with the Canadian agri-food think tank, the George Morris Centre. Cher holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy and is certified in both project and change management. Cher has also been awarded the Canadian Grocer Generation Next award for her leadership, innovation and excellence in sustainability within the food and beverage industry. </p><p> Cher sits on the Board of Directors for the National Zero Waste Council. </p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/CherMereweather.jpg, Cher Mereweather
Stuart Olson38Stuart OlsonClintUndsethManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass244E1C98915340668D050115AF821B68"><p>Clint is the VP of Innovation at Stuart Olson Construction. He is an innovative leader with 30 years of experience in the construction and technology industries, ranging from design and strategy to policy for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Throughout his career, he has provided strategic and tactical advice to boards and organizations focused on accelerating innovation. Stuart Olson’s vision of the future is one where buildings are intelligently connected, environmentally proud, financially justified and healthy. Leading the innovation team at Stuart Olson, Clint and his group have developed a deep repository of technical expertise and embrace the culture of innovation.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/ClintUndseth.jpg, Clint Undseth
BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association6BC Bottle and Recycling Depot AssociationCorinneAtwoodManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass38CE324E1558449CB5BFEA410129F803"><p><strong>​Executive Director, BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association</strong></p><p>Corinne has been the Executive Director of the BC Bottle and Recycling Depot Association for over 8 years. Prior to that she worked in community development as an Enterprise Facilitator and with Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)</p><p>Corinne holds the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation as awarded by the Canadian Society of Association Executive (CSAE). She is also a certified Recycling System Manager as awarded by SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) and a certified Sirolli Enterprise Facilitator as awarded by the Sirolli Institute.<br>Corinne is currently a Director and Immediate Past President of the Canadian Society of Association Executives BC Chapter (CSAE-BC), Board of Variance Committee Member Corporation of Delta and Committee Member Vancity Community Advisory Committee (Surrey). Past awards and recognitions include CSAE-BC ACE (Association Cornerstone of Excellence) awards, COBE Award for Business Person of the Year New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and BIABC Best in the West Award for Best Economic Development Project.<br>Corinne has participated as a volunteer on a variety of boards and committees that have benefited community theatre, schools, environmental issues and animal welfare.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/CorinneAtwood.jpg, Corinne Atwood
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters28Canadian Manufacturers & ExportersDavidFungManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass941010450086424CB36606FC69A86F9B"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/DavidFung.jpg, David Fung
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)46Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)DougDobrowlskiManagement Boardhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg
BASF Canada 27BASF Canada IreneYangManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass37AD63E600FA4284A9A4DE8BC3593AFC"><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>​​Director, Business Development and Innovation, BASF Canada</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left;">​Irene Yang heads up BASF Canada's Growth Team, with full oversight and responsibility of BASF Canada's growth plan and implementation strategy, which includes driving new business leads and providing support to BASF's business units with local sales and marketing presence.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Prior to joining BASF Canada, Irene worked for BASF in Asia Pacific and U.S., leading strategic, sales and marketing projects with country and business unit executives. Prior to BASF, Irene was Director of Product Management and Strategic Partnerships in technology firms, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Irene holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering & Management degree from McMaster University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from MIT.  Irene serves as a member of the Canadian Leadership Team and a spokesperson for BASF businesses in Canada.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/IreneYang.jpg, Irene Yang
City of Markham29City of MarkhamJackHeathManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass30FA0342D2ED47BBBE9D63695E4591EB"><p>​Jack Heath has been Deputy Mayor of the City of Markham since 2008. He was first elected in 1997 as a Local Councillor and then a York Region Councillor in 2003.  </p><p>Jack currently serves as the Chair of Markham's Waste Diversion Subcommittee, Chair of Housing York Inc., Chair of Markham District Energy Inc., and a Board member of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  He is also Chair of Markham's Finance and Administration Committee.  He brought clear bags to Markham in 2013 which has driven the city's diversion rate up to 81%; his committee is presently preparing a textile ban for 2017.  </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JackHeath.jpg, Jack Heath
Surrey Board of Trade35Surrey Board of TradeJayRaoManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7DD05151C5C64012A1D53719E74B37BE"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JayRao.jpg, Jay Rao
SymbiAudit Inc.17SymbiAudit Inc.JulianRadleinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass918955817FF447AB959C11BA53901E35"><p><strong>Co-Founder and Director, SymbiAudit Inc.</strong>​</p><p>Julian Radlein is Co-Founder and Director of SymbiAudit Inc, a holding company overseeing biomass conversion and sustainable procurement assets, and Evergreen Sports Programming Ltd, a management consultancy that help organizations improve profitability by integrating environmental decision-making into their business model.</p><p>Julian has been a consultant in industrial impact mitigation for over 10 years and a management consultant for 8 of those years. He specializes in the use of statistical chemistry, appreciative inquiry, organizational benchmarking, and environmental economic analysis to develop and implement sustainability-related programs. His leadership skills stem from 5 years as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League where he was a team captain and CFLPA All-Star. </p><p>Prior to management consulting, Julian worked in research chemistry where his efforts resulted in the identification of a novel acid catalyst for continuous-flow biodiesel production. Julian has an interdisciplinary degree (B.A. IDST) from the University of British Columbia, with a focus in both physical chemistry and communications. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JulianRadlein.jpg, Julian Radlein
Retail Council of Canada34Retail Council of CanadaJulieDicksonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass9709A57CBF5949D7A2ADEFAC2F3F2E3B"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JulieDickson.jpg, Julie Dickson
Lafarge Canada32Lafarge CanadaLincolnKyne Management Board<div class="ExternalClass8086C16B3ACD43E8AB83A14AED4249AF"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/LincolnKyne.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/LincolnKyne.jpg
Second Harvest11Second HarvestLoriNikkelManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassBF1AF74A2F9244E49C9F2CB31A1950C1"><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="http://www.foodrescue.ca/">www.Foodrescue.ca</a>, a web-based platform that takes a local and technology approach to rescuing and delivering food. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/LoriNikkel.jpg, Lori Nikkel
Recycling Alternative 18Recycling Alternative LouiseSchwarzManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassF7A5663ACE2E469B99D9A4666090239F"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/LouiseSchwarz.jpg, Louise Schwarz
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)37Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)MairinLoewenManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7CE60E9BC6C145A384A6C199388C5A7A"><p>​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>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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MairinLoewen.jpg, Mairin Loewen
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal31Communauté métropolitaine de MontréalMajaVodanovicManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3FBEE46406964EFE8E71EC1A143AE7DC"><p>Maja Vodanovic has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and Mayor of the Borough of Lachine since November 2017. Passionate about environmental issues, Mrs. Vodanovic sits on the CMM's Environment and planning committee to find concrete solutions to improve our practices. </p><p>As a committed resident, she has been actively involved in the depollution of our waterways and the protection of our green spaces. Subsequently elected Mayor of the Borough, Mrs. Vodanovic's present challenge is to make Lachine-Est—a 40-acre area under redevelopment—a Canada-wide model for sustainable development, eco-neighbourhoods and human-scale development.  </p><p>Maja Vodanovic est membre de l'exécutif de la Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) et Mairesse d'arrondissement de Lachine depuis novembre 2017. Passionnée par les enjeux environnementaux, Mme Vodanovic siège sur la commission de l'environnement et de l'aménagement de la CMM afin de trouver des solutions concrètes pour améliorer nos pratiques.  </p><p>Citoyenne engagée d'abord, elle s'est mobilisée pour la dépollution de nos cours d'eau et pour la protection de nos espaces verts. Mairesse par la suite, son défi actuel est de faire de Lachine-Est, un secteur de 40 acres en redéveloppement, un modèle pancanadien de développement durable, d'écoquartier et de développement à échelle humaine.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MajaVodanovic.jpg, Maja Vodanovic
Nature's Path Foods33Nature's Path FoodsManuelGorrinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass549DAF11F4484D9C876CDBA4E9D6C719"><p>​Manuel is the ​Sustainability & Stewardship Manager 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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/ManuelGorrin.jpg, Manuel Gorrin
City of Toronto13City of TorontoMikeLaytonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass75331CBCD5DC4120BED104E645E55C9E"><p><strong>City Councillor for Ward 11, University-Rosedale</strong></p><p>As Councillor, Mike has worked tirelessly to protect and improve City services that people depend on, and to preserve the diverse character of the city’s neighbourhoods. He has been a strong voice on City Council to make Toronto a world leader in the fight against climate change. He has also championed building new affordable housing, investments in arts and culture, aboriginal issues and reconciliation, and better public transit and cycling infrastructure. </p><p>Mike has led the development of a number of creative new initiatives including: Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) funding energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on Toronto buildings, pressing the province to give Toronto Inclusionary Zoning powers to mandate affordable housing in new development, the Toronto Music Advisory Council, and the Cask Force – a joint City and industry advisory committee working to support and promote Toronto’s craft beer industry. </p><p>Mike serves as co-chair for the Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee where he led efforts to declare 2014 the year of Truth and Reconciliation, the inclusion of the acknowledgement of traditional territory in City Council, the development of a Toronto Aboriginal employment strategy, the establishment of an Indigenous Affairs Office, and other initiatives related to reconciliation. </p><p>Mike is active on national bodies including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Cities Initiative, and the National Zero Waste Council. </p><p>Prior to being elected as City Councillor, Mike worked at Environmental Defence, one of Canada’s leading environmental charities. In that role, he worked to protect the Great Lakes and make Ontario a leader in green energy and jobs. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, with an Urban Planning Specialty. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University where he has taught Canadian local government. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MikeLayton.jpg, Mike Layton
Cascades Recovery +39Cascades Recovery +MikhaelMetauroManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3D29A029E4194ECABF50E2885C190FF7"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MikhaelMetauro.jpg, Mikhael Metauro
Shape Property Management​40Shape Property Management​OskarKwietonManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass3D95BE65075441568D65CC3A03A82D5D"><p><strong>Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, Shape Property Management</strong><strong>​</strong></p><p>Oskar Kwieton is the Director of Facilities overseeing Operations and Maintenance at Shape Property Management. SHAPE currently manages +2.7M sq.ft of commercial space with +3.5M sq.ft. of commercial and residential space under construction stretching across western Canada.</p><p>He has over 30 years' experience in the hospitality, food & beverage, building, property, facility, retail industries, project management and sustainability. Oskar serves on the Burnaby Board of Trade and Building Owners and Managers Association Board of Directors and chairs the Environmental/Sustainability Committees.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/OskarKwieton.jpg, Oskar Kwieton
City of Vancouver44City of VancouverPeteFryManagement Board<div class="ExternalClassBE3E557E67944792949E863DE4E268C2"><p>​Pete Fry has served as a Vancouver City Councillor since 2018 and is a director with the Union of BC Municipalities and Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee. He is a graphic designer by trade, with a professional background in community development, advocacy and communications, and a deep concern for environmental issues.</p><p>A first-term councillor, Mr. Fry is committed to a more open government, collaborative community engagement, and a thriving and resilient city comprised of complete and equitable communities. Councillor Fry has lived in Vancouver since immigrating to Canada as a child.<br></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/PeteFry.jpg, Pete Fry
London Drugs45London DrugsRamanJohalManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass7BC386A3F4A74DCCA2910C2EB3EA8145"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/RamanJohal.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/RamanJohal.jpg
RECYC-QUÉBEC41RECYC-QUÉBECSophieLanglois-BlouinManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass54BD3B4DC49C4E18B1E039B51025D7DF"><p>Sophie Langlois-Blouin has worked for the government agency RECYC-QUÉBEC since October 2005 and is Vice-President of Operations since May 2018. Sophie coordinates all financial assistance programs and is in charge of extended producer responsibility (EPR), current recycling systems (curbside collection; organic matter; tires; deposit-refund on beer and soft drinks single-use containers; construction, renovation, and demolition waste), circular economy and waste reduction. She also oversees teams responsible for supporting municipalities and the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/SophieLanglois-Blouin.jpg, Sophie Langlois-Blouin
Ocean Wise/Vancouver Aquarium47Ocean Wise/Vancouver AquariumSophieMerritManagement Boardhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg
The Salvation Army Thrift Store42The Salvation Army Thrift StoreTonnyColynManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass51B1E19037BD4F8F90D303D41BD1C6E7"><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<em> A Tipping Point: The Canadian Textile Diversion Industry</em>, Tonny is well known across the waste sector as a Canadian pioneer in textile diversion. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/TonnyColyn.jpg, Tonny Colyn
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.43A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.TylerPronykManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6174B123F8384E91AF20B38CFF1EE969"><p>Tyler Pronyk is the Regional Director, Operations, for A&W Food Services of Canada Inc, one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies (Platinum Member).  A&W has over 900 restaurants from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.  A&W is the second largest burger chain in Canada, a leading franchisor and the 5th largest brand in Canada.  The chain has delivered a number of industry firsts including: beef raised without the use of hormones and steroids, chicken and pork raised without the use of antibiotics, eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet free from animal by-products and Root Beer with all-natural ingredients including sugar cane.  </p><p>A&W has been committed to eliminating waste at the source dating back to the drive-in days where they first started serving Root Beer in a frosted glass mug.  Since that time a number of other reusable packaging elements have been introduced to the dining room including: ceramic coffee mugs, china plates, stainless steel cutlery, mini-baskets for fries and Onion Rings.  In 2018, A&W became the first restaurant chain in North America to commit to eliminating plastic straws.  Prior to his current position, Tyler has held a number of management and leadership positions across organization: human resources, purchasing + distribution and most recently in operations.  He also led the A&W's environment strategy.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/TylerPronyk.jpg, Tyler Pronyk
One Earth20One EarthVanessaTimmerManagement Board<div class="ExternalClass6C0B2D204CCF4D619D7163DFC4C13940"><p> <strong>​Executive Director, One Earth</strong></p><p>Dr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver, Canada-based environmental ‘think and do tank’ creating and imagining sustainable ways of living in cities and around the world. One Earth 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 the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development and Urban Futures Studio. She holds a Doctorate and studied at Queen’s University, Oxford, UBC and Harvard. Vanessa sits on the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee for the United Nations 10YFP Sustainable Lifestyles Programme. In Canada, she is on the Managing Board of the National Zero Waste Council and is a member of the Vancouver Foundation Partnership Committee. </p><p> In 2018, Vanessa received the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Environmental Sustainability. </p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/VanessaTimmer.jpg, Vanessa Timmer



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Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance22Canadian Stewardship Services AllianceJohnCoyneAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClassDC812DAEF89841C98D73DC162B25C578"><p><strong>Vice President, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel Unilever Canada Inc.​</strong></p><p>John has been with Unilever Canada since 1992. He is a member of Unilever Canada’s board of directors as well as the Canadian Leadership Team, and is also chair of the company’s Pension Committee.</p><p>John is well known for his leadership in corporate sustainability. He is a passionate activator of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, designed to help Unilever deliver its objective of growing the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive contribution to society. John is Executive Chair of the Board of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, Inc. and is a director of Evergreen. In addition, John is co-chair of the Partners in Project Green steering committee, a major environmental initiative of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. He is also director and past Chair of Stewardship Ontario. In 2013 John was recognized for his leadership in corporate sustainability by being named by Clean 50 as one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders. Last year, John was appointed as a member of the Ontario Government’s Climate Action Group advising the Ontario Minister of the Environment on effective climate change actions that will help Ontario meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and transition to a prosperous, low-carbon economy.</p><p>John also works closely with industry groups and other organizations. He is Chair of the board of Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and is director and past Chair of the Association.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/JohnCoyne.jpg, John Coyne
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment23Canadian Council of Ministers of the EnvironmentMichaelGoeresAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClass3839C7EBD3FB471DA629CFD711D0A1B2"><p>​<strong>Executive Director, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment</strong></p><p>Michael Goeres is Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. From 1997-2010, he served as CCME’s Director of Corporate Services, responsible for contracting, finances, human resources, publications, and internal operations -- while also guiding policy development. Prior to this, Michael was a director with the Canada Grains Council Inc., an industry association of the Canadian grain trade, when it was lobbying the U.S. government on cross-border trade issues. An alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba (MA in History, Certificate in Management), Michael has also served as a founding Executive Director of the Manitoba Intercultural Council, a provincial agency created to provide policy advice from ethnocultural communities to the Manitoba government. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MichaelGoeres.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/MichaelGoeres.jpg
Union of BC Municipalities24Union of BC MunicipalitiesJaredWrightAdvisory Board<div class="ExternalClassDD0304B4899E4F5DAE5667EB27B5FF0C"><p>​Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Union of BC Municipalities</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/about/governance-leadership/GovernancePictures/notavailable.jpg

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The National Zero Waste Council is governed by a Chair, Vice Chair and 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. Chair & Vice Chair Malcolm Brodie Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, and Mayor, City of Richmond Brock Macdonald Chief Executive Officer, Recycling Council of BC  Management Board Executive leadership responsible for the Council’s strategic development, business planning and operations.  Working Groups •Circular Economy •National Communication Campaigns •Food •Product Design and Packaging  Secretariat Staff and administrative support, currently housed at Metro Vancouver.  Members Members commit to the Council's vision and contribute value through engagement in working groups and other Council initiatives. There is currently no fee for membership