I am delighted on behalf of the Pollution Probe Board of Directors to announce the appointment of Ingrid Thompson as the new Chief Executive Officer of Pollution Probe, effective October 3, 2016. Ingrid’s appointment comes as Pollution Probe moves to reposition our organization to best support Canada’s historic commitment to take action on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and related environment and sustainability challenges. Unprecedented federal and provincial government commitments and programs are coming online, and Pollution Probe’s track record of working in partnership with industry and government – including leadership on key policy areas such as decarbonisation of the transportation and energy sectors – is geared to contribute and drive further progress.
Ingrid brings a wealth of experience in the environmental, energy and infrastructure sectors, both in Canada and internationally, as well as a proven capability in supporting organizations through transformation. She has a balanced skill set including both a foundation in the relevant subject matter expertise, as well as an extensive network in public, private and non-governmental sectors. As a long-time strategic communications professional, she is also uniquely equipped to support the energy literacy mandate of Pollution Probe’s Energy Exchange. (A short biography can be read here.)
Her most immediate task will be to support the annual Pollution Probe Gala Dinner, being held this year on November 22nd at the Royal York Hotel immediately following our exciting “Generation Now” youth and innovation forum. I invite you to join us for this annual event, and to congratulate Ingrid in person.
I would also like to extend our deepest thanks to Steve McCauley for stepping in to serve as Interim CEO while the Pollution Probe Board of Directors completed the recruitment process. Steve will be continuing with the organization leading policy development, and as a hugely valued member of our executive team.
All of us at Pollution Probe are very excited to welcome Ingrid to our team as our new Chief Executive Officer, and look forward to contributing to a sustainable future for Canada.
Christopher Hilkene, Chair
The Pollution Probe Foundation
About Pollution Probe
Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy and delivering programs that achieve positive, tangible environmental change. Pollution Probe has a proven track record of working in successful partnership with industry and government to develop practical solutions for shared environmental challenges. Visit www.pollutionprobe.org for details. Follow us on twitter @PollutionProbe
About Energy Exchange
Energy Exchange is dedicated to advancing energy and climate literacy in Canada. It aspires to a future in which Canadians are united in their energy prosperity. Energy Exchange sees energy literacy at the core of a sustainable future for Canada. It is committed to fostering an energy culture that will ensure that Canada’s immense and varied energy wealth is used to build a rich and diversified economy and a vibrant and prosperous society. Visit www.energy-exchange.net for details. Follow us on twitter @ProbeEnergyEx