Recycle BC is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors with the appointment of three new members on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The new directors include individuals from the retail, restaurant and grocery industries in Western Canada. The new directors are:
- Robyn Collver – Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Chief Sustainability Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation
- Ian Gordon – SVP – Plastic Waste Reduction, Loblaw Companies Limited
- Angela Griffiths – Vice President, Food Safety, Animal Welfare & Environment, A&W Food Services Inc.
“These new board members bring a diversity of experience spanning various industries, which will complement our existing membership while providing the skills, subject matter expertise and passion for the circular economy required for sound governance and exceptional leadership,” said Debbie Baxter, Recycle BC Board Chair. “With these additions, Recycle BC is poised to chart a new path, affirming our independence while broadening our representation amongst the steward community.”
The new board members join Ms. Baxter, a partner with Deloitte who sits as an independent director and Board Chair of Recycle BC, Paul Hazra, chief financial officer with Save-On-Foods and Bob Chant, a senior advisor at StrategyCorp Inc.
Ms. Collver joined Canadian Tire in 2002 and, in her current role, leads Canadian Tire’s sustainability initiatives, including the reduction of plastics in packaging. She previously held the role of chair of the board of directors of Stewardship Ontario, another extended producer responsibility organization for packaging and paper products.
Mr. Gordon has dedicated his career to consumer packaged goods, spending the last 14 years with Loblaw Companies with a focus on marketing and executive leadership. He has recently taken on responsibility for Loblaw’s commitment to contribute to a sustainable circular economy and is passionate about waste reduction.
Ms. Griffiths has a doctorate in resource management and environmental studies and oversees the sustainability and circular economy initiatives at A&W. Throughout her career, Ms. Griffiths has worked with Fortune 100 companies in food services, retail and electronics sectors, among many others.
“Recycle BC proceeded with great intention when it sought to expand its board. Our new appointees all represent steward interests in Western Canada,” said Ms. Baxter. “We look forward to continuing to build on the exceptional reputation Recycle BC has, both in the province and around the world, as a leader in full producer responsibility for packaging and paper products.”
The Board of Directors provides Recycle BC with governance to steer the organization’s operations and ensure fiscal responsibility. Recycle BC engaged an independent, third-party firm in Vancouver, Watson Governance, to conduct a review of its board composition and seek opportunities to expand its scope of membership.