Profile

Respected Environmentalist with Senior Business Experience – Decades of experience – and demonstrable results – in the environmental movement (staff at Pollution Probe, Chair Non-Smokers Rights’ Association and co-founder Movement Against Acid Rain). Twenty-five years in senior management of private companies and a large provincial energy agency.

Strategic/Board Experience – Developed numerous strategic and business operating plans, and served on 10 Boards (Chair of five). Recently completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s “Directors’ Education Program”.

Creating/Leading New Organizations – Start-ups are my passion and specialty. Adroit at creating something from nothing in the public (Conservation Bureau and IDEA Corporation), private (Summerhill Group and EnerQuality Corporation) and non-profit sectors (Movement Against acid Rain and Non-Smokers; Rights association).

Conservation Program Design/Delivery – Prior to joining the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), I managed the R-2000 Program and launched the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario. Developed the strategic approach and was responsible for the design/delivery of conservation programs covering all sectors, most using non-OPA delivery agents; current program budget about $400 million/year.

Senior Level Contacts – Extensive network of contacts with leaders in provincial and municipal governments, businesses, institutions and environment/consumer organizations.

Facilitator – Engaged as a facilitator by government, industry associations and businesses, building on extensive knowledge and experience in the energy sector.

Public Speaker – Spoke at over 550 public events in Ontario over the last four years, often working with local leaders to highlight leadership in the community.