Recycle BC Governance - Recycle BC

Board of Directors

Recycle BC is a legal entity in British Columbia with BC-based staff members that manage program operations, including the supply chain and promotional activities to engage residents.

The Recycle BC board includes:

  • Robyn Collver, SVP, ESG and Environmental Strategy Advisor, Canadian Tire Corporation (retired) (Board Chair)
  • Nicole Fischer, Head of Sustainability, Kraft Heinz Canada
  • Ginny Flood, Board Chair, Clean Resource Innovation Network
  • Ian Gordon, Board Member and Advisor, SVP, Loblaw Brands, Loblaw Companies Limited (retired) (Board Vice-Chair)
  • Angela Griffiths, Vice President, Food Safety, Animal Welfare & Environment, A&W Food Services Inc.
  • Greg Moore, President & Chief Executive Officer, iCona Holdings Ltd.
  • Eric Sasseville, Central Manager, Stewardship Programs, Costco Wholesale Canada
  • Jeff Starnaman, Vice President, Human Resources and Supply Chain Operations, London Drugs
  • Gabor Szekendi, Chief Financial Officer, Unilever Canada

Finance & Audit Committee:

  • Ian Gordon
  • Greg Moore (Chair)
  • Gabor Szekendi

Governance & Nominating Committee:

  • Robyn Collver* ex officio attendee
  • Ginny Flood
  • Angela Griffiths (Chair)

Important Message from the Board — November 3, 2021

Message from the Board — April 18, 2022

Recycle BC Industry Advisory Committee

The Recycle BC BC Advisory Committee includes local stakeholders involved in Recycle BC’s packaging and paper stewardship program. The committee serves as a forum through which BC stakeholders with an interest in the success and performance of Recycle BC’s program are kept informed about program developments and through which they can be consulted for advice and feedback.

The Advisory Committee is consulted on core elements of Recycle BC’s program to identify issues and suggest how they might be addressed, foster collaborative problem-solving and increased communication, and provide feedback and recommendations to Recycle BC regarding the operation of the program.

The committee meets up to four times annually. The committee Chair provides leadership, facilitates discussion and assists the committee in meeting its mandate.

The advisory committee is made up of the following representatives:

Previous to her current role with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Harvinder Aujala was the Director of Policy and Communications at the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) and had been with RCBC for 14 years.

Harvinder brings a thorough knowledge of provincial EPR programs, awareness of provincial regulations, and environmental policies. Harvinder routinely shares her knowledge with various stakeholders and community members, and is a frequent speaker at a variety of events on Zero Waste issues.

Andrew Doi is an Environmental Planner at Metro Vancouver, who specializes in extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs and policy. Andrew holds a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University and is a Registered Professional Planner. Andrew began working at the Greater Vancouver Regional District in 2001, and he has been focusing on EPR programs since 2008. He participates on a number of working groups and committees, including the Electronic Products Recycling Association, Tire Stewardship BC, and others.

Rob C. Gay is serving his third term as an Electoral Area Director with the Regional District of East Kootenay, representing the rural areas/citizens around the City of Cranbrook. He was elected the regional district Chair in 2011, and was Vice Chair for four years before that. Rob has always lived in the Kootenay Boundary region, and his work experience includes professional forestry with the BC Forest Service in various locations, Kootenay – Boundary Regional Manager with the BC Crown Corporation Forest Renewal BC, and General Manager with Community Futures East Kootenay a non-profit that assisted small business. Rob is also the Chair of the Association of BC Forest Professionals finance committee, a member of the BC Municipal Finance Authority, and has served on the executive of the Southern Interior Beetle Action Society and the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government. Rob is married with two grown children and one grandson and lives near Cranbrook, BC.

Bill Hardy has been involved in the landscape horticulture industry for over 30 years. Bill has served as a director on Provincial, National and International horticultural trade associations for many of those years. Currently, Bill is the Communications Chair with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Science & Education Chair for the International Association of Horticultural Producers. Bill is also a director with HortEducationBC, the Industry Trade Organization responsible for horticulture apprenticeship programs in BC.

Bill is General Manager with Northwest Landscape Supply with locations in Squamish and Burnaby BC, as well as Co-Owner of Grow & Gather Garden Centre in Maple Ridge BC.

In her role at the CWMA, Sheila builds and facilitates forums for leaders in the solid waste management industry to share knowledge and work towards real solutions. This great role is one of many contracts over her 25 years as an interim executive for operations, strategy, marketing, and research projects across North America. She has proudly contributed to the success of well over 100 organizations in an array of sectors including as a leader for a venture group that built and sold three private technology firms, including one bought by Microsoft. Her passion for the environment is now a key focus in her work and life. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree with Distinction and a Diploma in Creative Communications and was inducted as a lifetime member to Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honour society.

Patrick Stafford-Smith is the CEO of the North Vancouver Chamber – a community builder and leading voice for what matters to business. Patrick has built in the areas of strategic business, operations and marketing management. He is proud of his role in building bridges in the community; pragmatic links between business and technology, between profit and non-profit, and between business and government.

Executive Director

  • Tamara Burns


Dispute Resolution:

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