SDTC is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors with overall responsibility for stewardship and strategic direction. Seven of these members are appointed by the Government of Canada, and the remaining eight by the Members of SDTC.
The Member Council is comprised of individuals representing the interests of the public, private and academic sectors.
The Board has four committees: the Corporate Governance Committee, the Human Resources Committee, the Project Review Committee, and the Audit and Grant Investment Committee.
The role of the Board and committees in SDTC’s funding allocation process is integral. Board members sit on the Foundation’s Investment Committee alongside investment leaders from the private sector, bringing together a deep and extensive understanding of the clean-technology market. The Investment Committee identifies technologies with strong competitive and environmental potential and relays its recommendations to the Project Review Committee, a Committee of the Board. The Project Review Committee oversees processes associated with funding. The Board of Directors has authority for final approval.
Board of Directors
Jim Balsillie – Chairman, Sustainable Development Technology Canada and Founder/Current Chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Leanne M. Bellegarde – Director, Diversity and Inclusion, PotashCorp (CGC)
Geoff Cape – CEO, Evergreen (CGC)
Sarah Kavanagh – Corporate Director, Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Former Corporate Director and Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission (A&GIC*)
John Bradlow – Partner, Penfund (A&GIC, HRC*)
K. Ross Creelman – Managing Director, Northern Energy Solutions Ltd. (HRC, CGC)
Judy Fairburn – Executive Vice-President, Business Innovation, Cenovus Energy (HRC)
Daniel Gagnier – Negotiator and Facilitator on Québec-Aboriginal Relationships (A&GIC, PRC-N*, )
Ronald Koudys – President, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects (CGC, PRC-N)
George E. Lafond – First Nations Business Development Advisor (A&GI)
Jason Lee – President, Spry Consulting (PRC-S*, PRC-N)
Gary Lunn – Former Minister of Natural Resources (CGC*, PRC-S)
Ellen McGregor – President & CEO, Fielding Environmental (PRC-S)
Andrée-Lise Methot – Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management (PRC-S)
Juergen Puetter – President, Aeolis Wind Power Corporation; President, Blue Fuel Energy (HRC)
*: Committee Chair
A&GIC: Audit and Grant Investment Committee
CGC: Corporate Governance Committee
HRC: Human Resources Committee
PRC-S: Project Review Committee – SD Tech Fund
PRC-N: Project Review Committee – NextGen Biofuels Fund
Bernd Christmas – CEO, Gitpo STORMS
Timothy M. Egan – President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Gas Association
D. Christine Hollstedt, RPF – Principle, Inspiring Leadership
Wally Hunter – Managing Director, EnerTech
Brenda Kenny – Retired President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Pierre Lapointe – President and CEO, FPInnovations
Sergio Marchi – President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
Susan McArthur – Managing Partner, GreenSoil Investments
John Ruffolo – Chief Executive Officer, OMERS Ventures
Kathleen Sendall – Corporate Director
Andrew T. B. Stuart – President and CEO, Isowater Corporation and Chairman of Sustainability Shift Inc.
Katherine Trumper – Project Management Consultant
Dan Wicklum – Chief Executive, COSIA
Dr. Joseph D. Wright – Retired (April 2006) President and CEO, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada
Leah Lawrence – Chair, Investment Committee; President & CEO, SDTC
Leo de Bever – Chairman, Oak Point Energy
Jason Lee – President, Spry Consulting
Gary Lunn – Former Minister of Natural Resources
Ian MacGregor – Chairman and CEO, NW Refining Inc.
Ellen McGregor – CEO, Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc.
Andrée-Lise Methot – Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management
Christian Zabbal – Managing Director, Black Coral Capital
Rosemary Zigrossi – President, Odaamis Inc.