TORONTO, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Tim Gray joins Environmental Defence to
lead vibrant campaigns to keep Canadians safe from toxic chemicals,
protect green spaces, reduce Canada's impact on climate change and
transition to a clean energy model. He will lead a team of dedicated
professionals who are committed to protecting the environment and human
Throughout his career, Tim has shown leadership, commitment, and
innovation in protecting the environment. As Program Director for the
Ivey Foundation (2005-2013), Tim helped lead the negotiation and
implementation of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, a collaboration
of 21 forest companies and nine environmental organizations, covering
76 million hectares of public land. He also provided strategic guidance
to environmental organizations.
As National Conservation Director of Canadian Parks and Wilderness
Society (2003-2005), Tim helped lead a 10-year conservation plan. While
a project manager for WWF Central America (2002-2003), Tim worked to
grow the market for FSC-certified wood. As Executive Director of
CPAWS-Wildlands League (1990-2003), Tim led the development of
strategic plans, and stakeholder relations.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier
University and a Masters of Science (Botany and Environmental Studies)
from the University of Toronto.
As Executive Director, Tim joins a passionate, talented and dynamic team
at Environmental Defence.
"Tim brings a wealth of experience on environmental issues. He has a
fine-tuned ability to build consensus among disparate voices. His
strategic vision and leadership in stakeholder relations will enable
Environmental Defence to engage more Canadians in achieving effective
solutions to environmental challenges," said Robert Davies,
Environmental Defence President and Chair.
"I am excited to join Environmental Defence and focus on making changes
that improve the quality of Canadians' lives," said Gray. "I'm looking
forward to working with the great team to deliver science-based
solutions on key environmental issues to the public, business, and
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE is Canada's most effective environmental action
organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business
and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.
SOURCE: Environmental Defence
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