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:

  • John Coyne, Unilever Canada Inc. (Board Chair)
  • Paul Hazra, Overwaitea Food Group
  • Bob Chant, Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Debbie Baxter, Deloitte (Independent Director)

Finance & Audit Committee:

  • Debbie Baxter (Chair)
  • Paul Hazra

Managing Director

Allen Langdon – Managing Director, Western Canada

Recycle BC Industry Advisory Committee

The Recycle BC BC Advisory Committee includes local stakeholders involved in Recycle BC’s packaging and printed 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:

Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) CEO Brock Macdonald joined the organization as Communications Director in 2004 and was appointed to his current role in 2006. From 2000 to 2004 he was communications manager for Product Care Association, one of BC’s first regulated stewardship agencies. Brock leads RCBC’s efforts to promote and support waste prevention initiatives in a strategic approach to develop a sustainable circular economy in BC.

Paul Ives practiced as a lawyer in Comox for several years before being elected to the Town of Comox council in 2002 and re-elected in 2005. In 2008, Paul was elected Mayor of the Town of Comox and then re-elected in 2011 and 2014. From 2005 to 2011, Paul served on Comox Valley Regional District Board and chaired the Comox Valley Sports, Water and Sewer Commission as well as serving as CVRD’s member on the Municipal Finance Authority and the Town’s voting member on the Municipal Insurance Authority. In 2012, Paul was elected Vice Chair of the North Island Sunshine Coast Regional Advisory Committee, as part of Island-Coastal Economic Trust.

Paul and his wife Paula reside in the Town of Comox and enjoy walking their dog, Hannah, the Golden Retriever, in the Northeast Woods, along with cycling, skiing, squash, tennis, baseball and hockey. Their three adult children live on Vancouver Island.

Will Burrows serves as Executive Director for the Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA), a membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia.

His waste and recycling career began 19 years ago as Project Manager for the largest metal recycler on Vancouver Island. In 2007, Will took on the role of Executive Director for CWMA. During his time, membership and annual conference participation more than doubled. Will was appointed to the Encorp Pacific (Canada) Advisory Committee in 2008.

Will lives in Cobble Hill, on Vancouver Island with his wife and three children and is a Past Area Governor for Toastmasters International organization on Vancouver Island.

Jozef Hubburmin has over 20 years of senior management experience that includes distribution, manufacturing, business services, high technology, and real estate development. As CFO, Jozef currently directs all the support functions within Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. which includes accounting, finance, HR, IT, Administration, Marketing, and Public Relations.  Jozef quarterbacks Fresh Direct’s Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies submissions and the company has consecutively been awarded this honour since 2011.  In addition, Jozef coordinates the company’s strategic planning process and plays a key role within the company’s corporate acquisition program.

Jozef is currently the Association’s Treasurer, he was previously the Co-Chair for Association’s Marketing Committee for two years, he was a mentor within the BCFPA’s mentorship program, he delivered numerous business planning related presentations at three FoodPro West conferences and a multitude of peer group seminars, and he was the President of the Surrey Board of Trade for 2001-02.  He received his B.Comm (Specialist in Accounting and Finance along with a Major in Economics) at the University of Toronto in 1986, and subsequently he received his C.M.A. designation in 1992.

His first Advisory meeting was March 2, 2016.

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 PR & Environment 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.