CEP Vancouver's Current Board of Directors:

Neil Pegram - President

Neil Pegram leads Morguard’s sustainability program companywide. Morguard is one of North America’s largest integrated real estate companies with over $20 billion in assets under management.  Neil developed the GRI compliant sustainability reporting program and directs environmental, social, and governance initiatives ranging from responsible property investing to green building certifications. In 2014, Neil was honoured as one of Canada’s Clean50 for his "outstanding contribution to sustainable development and clean capitalism". Previous to Morguard, Neil was a consultant in sustainability strategy and public relations, and has worked in both private and public sector research positions. Neil holds a B.Sc. in Biology/Psychology from the University of Victoria, and a M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership and Sustainability from BTH University Sweden. He is trained in the use of The Natural Step Framework and is a Future Search Facilitator.

Emily Kwok - Vice President & Membership Director

Emily's interest in climate change solutions and sustainable development started during her studies in four countries: Germany, Spain, Sweden and France.  This gave her a rewarding and intercultural perspective of global solutions towards climate change while using sustainable energy and climate policy mechanisms.  Emily is a Sustainable Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she works with businesses in the realm of benchmarking sustainability data and aligning them to various sustainability standards.  She has a Bachelor degree in Materials Engineering from UBC and a Master of Science in Energy and Environment in from three universities in Europe. She loves the mountains and has rock climbed in Thailand, Alberta Rockies, all over USA including Yosemite and the Squamish Chief.

Mandy McDougall - Secretary

Mandy is an environmental toxicologist and resource manager who is always eager to investigate challenges associated with ecosystem and human health. She enjoys combining toxicology, risk analysis, and resource management to protect environmental systems, human health, and our climate. She has also worked in sustainability, and was responsible for coordinating the "Sustainable Spaces" certification program at SFU, as well as contributing towards the university's award-winning Zero Waste Initiative and long-term energy reduction goals. Mandy has recently completed her Masters of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University, where she worked within the Environmental Toxicology Research Group to study the bioaccumulation behaviours of contaminants of emerging concern, namely perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) such as PFOS, in various food webs. She received her B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science from McMaster University, specializing in ecohydrology. Mandy is passionate about science communication, and is active on social media and other forums to emphasize the importance of scientific literacy in our society. 

Henry Lam - Co-Communications Director 

Henry Lam is a Category Analyst in Supply Management at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he develops and executes on several initiatives related to sustainable procurement. Having grown up in a family of mushroom farmers for a majority of his life, he witnessed firsthand the impact of farming and the importance of sustainability to agriculture and business. These experiences led him to pursue a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Social Sustainability to understand and bridge the gap between business and sustainability. 

Deighen Greene - Co-Communications Director 

Courtney Loftus - Mentorship Director

Courtney holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. In 2015 and 2013 respectively, Courtney was awarded the Arts Research Abroad Award for study in Ethiopia and Swaziland from the university. She has worked at Goldcorp where she conducted sustainability projects with mines based in Canada and Latin America. In February 2017 she joined EY as an Associate in the CCaSS practice in Vancouver, where she works on a large number of sustainability projects in various industries. Courtney is also a member of the National Youth Advisory Committee for the Canadian Red Cross and sits on the Board of Directors for STAND Canada and Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) Vancouver. In her spare time, Courtney can usually be found hiking and camping. 

TBA - Treasurer

More to come......................

Andrea De Paoli - Past President

Andrea De Paoli is passionate about contributing to collaborative solutions to solve the world’s complex problems regarding sustainability. She recently completed her MSc in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Aston Business School in the UK, one of Europe’s top business schools. Her dissertation focused on the topic of government policy to support the development of a circular economy in the fashion and textile sector. Andrea is currently working as Government Affairs Coordinator at Teck, Canada’s largest diversified mining company with a globally renowned reputation in sustainability. In this role, she undertakes monitoring and research on government-related issues in Canada and Chile. Prior to working at Teck, Andrea worked in the not-for-profit sector and in academia. She has also lived and worked in Mexico and Peru and is fluent in Spanish.

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