Board of Directors

The RSI management board consists of highly successful and dedicated leaders, entrepreneurs and experts who actively embed sustainability and innovation to advance the ability of business and society to thrive in new realities.

Their experience and expertise make them one of the most formidable cross-sector and intergenerational brain trusts in the country. The power of their combined networks in Canada and around the globe enables them to engage key decision-makers and market leaders to collaboratively discover and deploy solutions to system-level challenges impacting our world.

A knowledgeable and trusted resource, the RSI management board is capable of affecting dramatic and positive changes in the way sustainability is defined and deployed today and in years to come.

Troy Wright
Troy WrightChair
Troy Wright is a results-driven Banking Executive with excellent leadership skills and a proven track record of turning around weak or underperforming businesses. Industry experience includes twenty-eight years in Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and Corporate and Investment Banking.

Most recently, he was the President and CEO of the Scotiabank Group Mexico, the largest subsidiary of Scotiabank outside of Canada. There he completed the turnaround of the full-service bank to 2.4 million customers, US $23 billion in assets, 900 branches and 15,000 employees.

Previously, Troy was EVP Retail distribution, Scotiabank Canada; President and CEO, Scotiabank Puerto, San Juan; Head of Scotiabank International Corporate Development; and, SVP and Head of Canadian Commercial Banking. His previous experience also includes board and committee memberships such as the Scotiabank Executive Management Committee led by CEO Brian Porter, Member of Scotiabank Group Mexico and Puerto Rico; and Member of YPO-WPO.

Today, he works as an entrepreneur and advisor in corporate banking, investment banking and international banking and new entrepreneurial ventures and sits on other boards and committees.

Paul Dowsett
Paul DowsettVice-Chair
Paul Dowsett is the founding Principal Architect at SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building (STO), a professional architecture practice established in 2009. STO is a leader in an emerging movement of pragmatic sustainability – simple is the new smart - specializing in affordable, healthy and energy-efficient design.

With more than three decades of local and international residential, institutional and commercial sustainable design and project management experience, Paul is uniquely qualified to lead a highly collaborative design team for projects of diverse scales, types, and complexities.

Key projects include the Eco-Deco Deep-Green Energy-Retrofit of a 1930’s art deco masterpiece for the Daniels family; international competition-winning housing strategies for post-Katrina New Orleans and post-Sandy New York; and the ongoing, multi-phase, asset-based, authentically community-engaged reimagining of the East Scarborough Storefront and surrounding apartment towers in concert with the City’s Tower Neighbourhood Renewal initiatives.

At the core of Paul’s philosophy and practice is the belief that design and construction solutions should be simple, sensitive, and sustainable.

Paul & STO have been friends of Rethink Sustainability Initiatives for the past few years, helping with the educational and promotional outreach efforts.

Paul has been a volunteer instructor and program director since 1988, teaching kids with disabilities to ski and to snowboard, Paul is the current President of the Ontario Track 3 Ski Association Board of Directors. Additionally, Paul has been a volunteer instructor since 2012, teaching kids with disabilities to sail, Paul is the current Vice-President of the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario Board of Directors. Providing opportunities to people of every ability.

Since 2001, Paul has been the architectural advisor on the Public Advisory Committee for the R.C. Harris Filtration Plant, an Art Deco architectural masterpiece in Toronto.

Paul has also recently joined the Board of Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG). Paul & STO have been Friends of TBG for the past few years, helping with the educational and promotional outreach efforts to help pollinators.

Tanya Counti
Tanya CountiTreasurer
Tanya Counti is a senior financial services leader, with over two decades with HSBC. In her current role as Chief Risk & Administrative Officer, she manages the day to day operations for the Commercial Banking Business in Canada. This includes CMB Business Governance and Communications, Risk Identification and Mitigation, Oversight of Operational issues, and delivering Change Initiatives and Compliance. She has a variety of banking experience across a number of areas from frontline revenue generating roles and head office functions in Personal Banking and Wealth Management to Operations, Human Resources and Commercial Banking. Tanya has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).

In her spare time, Tanya is a supporter of several causes such as Autism Speaks, the YWCA and Dress for Success through various fundraising initiatives. She is inspired by her three children to leave the world a better place than she found it and joined the RSI Board to support thought leadership in the area of sustainability.

Darla Campbell
Darla CampbellSecretary
Darla Campbell is a professional engineer who learned her first big leadership lessons in the trenches of a construction site. After contributing nearly 20 years working in the area of water and wastewater project management and operational enhancements with municipalities, government (OCWA) and private companies, she re-certified as a trainer and coach to expand her expertise to the efficiency improvements of a company’s greatest asset – its people.

Darla is experienced in municipal and provincial infrastructure development from environmental assessment through design, construction and operation. Darla combines the principles of engineering design, problem solving and coaching theory to get extraordinary results. She coaches corporate clients to reach new heights and inspires groups to redefine possible.

In her previous role as Executive Director of the Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (OCSI), Darla helped advance sustainable infrastructure by focusing on innovation in municipal procurement, sustainable funding, and communication to convey the value of infrastructure and asset management.

Darla Campbell recently joined Dillon as a Sustainability & Asset Management Specialist with 28 years of experience in infrastructure design, construction, operation and maintenance. Darla has had a career in the consulting industry since 1989, from EIT to Vice President Business Development and was most recently the Executive Director of the Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (OCSI). A speaker at various conferences across the country on climate change and municipal infrastructure, Darla is adamant that strategic thinking and public engagement are essential in solving the infrastructure deficit.

Yannick Beaudoin
Yannick BeaudoinDirector
Yannick Beaudoin is Director-General for Ontario and Northern Canada with the David Suzuki Foundation. He brings a ‘new economics for transition’ lens to the organization to enable the transformation of Canada towards social and ecological sustainability. Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of GRID-Arendal, a center collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, located in Norway, which provided him with the opportunity to explore stories of sustainability in all corners of the world.

He applies a science of change and participatory social processes to a variety of themes that include: adaptation to uncertain climate futures; embedding of local, traditional and indigenous knowledge in policy-, decision- and choice-making; enabling conversations and innovation for new development and economic paradigms; promoting a transition to a sustainable relationship between society and Nature. Activities involve working with governments, local communities, industry, academia and other actors to design societal systems, processes and approaches that increase human well-being while preserving and enhancing Nature.

Most recently, Yannick has been facilitating conversations with decision makers around the world, highlighting various examples of post-GDP economics and post-extractivistic development paradigms. Yannick holds a Phd in Marine Geology from the University of Toronto and an MA in Economics for Transition from Schumacher College/University of Plymouth in the UK.

Richard Fitzgerald
Richard FitzgeraldDirector
Richard (Rick) is recognized as a leader who sees the big picture and taps into the intelligence of teams, partners, alliances and data to drive growth, innovation and positive change.

Over a 30 year career he has provided CEO leadership for international and domestic consumer packaged goods and beverage companies. He led the planning and implementation of growth and innovation focused sales, marketing, operations, mergers and acquisitions. He has served on Canadian corporate, NGO and NFP Boards—creating impressive and sustained growth in shareholder value.

Rick is, at present, the Chair of the Board of Dillon Consulting, a Director of VIVO Cannabis Inc. and Founder/Chair of the Socks4Souls not-for-profit charity. Previously, he served for eight years as an Ontario Power Authority Director, Diageo Chairman, and Richmond Hills Philharmonic Orchestra Director and Chair.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor to CEOs and senior decision-makers on key issues that impact their businesses and address how to translate future readiness strategies into sustainable action.

Yasmin Glanville
Yasmin GlanvilleDirector, Founder & Past Chair
Yasmin is a recognized leader in the field of systems thinking applied to designing, transforming and marketing business enterprises and initiatives for multi-nationals, start-ups and consortiums in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean.

She heads up CTR Inc., an innovation and future focused communication and business transformation practice. In 2018, launched Re-Ignite.ca - a multi-disciplined group of senior experts - to help entrepreneurs and executives, of all ages, make better decisions on what’s next, how to get there. And is a sought-after keynote speaker on future ready leadership and innovation in a digital and multi-generational economy and workforce – with a core focus on making it real and relevant.

Prior to this, she was a principal and solution accelerator at E&Y/CGEY; a senior marketing and business transformation leader for IBM and Nortel, respectively; and contributed to the development and launch of President’s Choice Financial.

For over 28 years, Yasmin has also supported several charities — March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, King Bay Kids, InteCity, and Seeds of Hope — in developing wholistic and pragmatic strategies and actions for improving the lives of youth, families and local communities in North America and abroad.

A skilled facilitator and systems designer, Yasmin has led over 220 collaborative strategy and solution design initiatives for private and public groups, with a common focus on advancing market leadership’ in a disruptive climate.

She’s the recipient of numerous awards for strategy, change management and leadership, including the Global Trailblazer Award presented by Sir Martin Sorrell, Social Architecture Award for Windward Cooperative Housing (101-unit, integrated community on Bathurst Quay, Toronto); and, Inter-Generational Mentorship Awards.

Dr. Cindy Gordon
Dr. Cindy GordonDirector
Cindy Gordon is an expert in SaaS, business innovation, early-stage software commercialization & sales business practices. She has held senior leadership roles at Accenture, Xerox and Citicorp.

With entrepreneur, VC and Angel experiences, Cindy also has been immersed in numerous global SaaS start-ups like Eloqua, an early seed investment sold to Oracle for over $1B. Other SaaS companies, she is currently involved in include: Corent Technology, CoursePeer, Kula, and TouchTown TV.

Cindy is also the Founder of Helix Commerce International Inc., a strategy innovation firm which has serviced clients like: CIBC, Davis and Henderson, IBM, ING, LGS Electronics, Mitel, Rogers and TD.

Internationally, she is recognized for her innovation in: SaaS and Big Data thought leadership, with over 14 books in the market. She is also a 2012 recipient of the Governor’s General Award for Innovation. She is a 2017 recipient of the CATA & E&Y Sara Kirke Award for Outstanding Leadership as a CEO, and of Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Award at the Regional (Ontario) and National levels. She is also an Advanced Analytics Expert at the International Institute of Advanced Analytics (AI and Data Sciences, Boston). She is also currently working on her 15th book on The AI SPLIT: The Perfect World, or The Perfect Storm.

With NFPs, Cindy’s track record includes: CATA (National Media Spokesperson), Invest CrowdFund (ICC) Canada (Past Chair), Founder and National Chair, Women in Technology (CANWIT), and The United Way. She recently was a board director for Nightwood Theatre,and has also been a Board Director for the Bluma Appel Theatre, and has a passion for theatre and the arts.

Cindy’s passion is the constant pursuit of sustainable innovation and making differentiated experiences to make our world an incredible place. She also loves family time, travelling and cooking.

Alexander Hay
Alexander HayDirector
Alec is a globally recognized leader in Operational Risk, Resilience & Security Planning. He is headquartered in Toronto, as principal of Southern Harbour; and at the University of Toronto, as an adjunct professor focused on infrastructure strategy and the operational resilience of communities and corporations. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and expert advisor to CEOs and senior decision-makers on the impacts of climate change on business and community infrastructure, and what’s required for translating future readiness strategies into sustainable action.

Previously: DIALOG Resilience & Security practice leader; British Royal Engineers specialist for over 25 years in fortifications and infrastructure development in various global assignments (the Americas, High Arctic, South Atlantic, Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Asia); and, Infrastructure Protection planner for the NATO estate in Afghanistan.

A Chartered Engineer, licensed in Alberta and Ontario, Alec is a Fellow, mentor and peer reviewer of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Royal Engineers. He is also International Secretary of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists.

Other qualifications include: founding Director of the University of Toronto Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure; Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Capacity Building Panel, responsible for futuring civil engineering competencies in the 2025 international marketplace and beyond; Founding Trustee of the Explora Foundation and director of its veteran widows and orphans education charity and research not-for-profit; Author; and a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Peter Love
Peter LoveA Founding Director
Peter Love provides strategic and policy advice on energy issues for companies, non-profits and governments. He is an Adjunct Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and does consulting through Love Energy Consultants. He is on the board of Energy Efficiency Alberta as well as a number of corporate and non-profit Boards active in the energy/environment area.

In 2005, Peter was appointed Ontario’s first Chief Energy Conservation Officer with the Ontario Power Authority where his focus was on providing leadership in electricity conservation and advancing a conservation culture in Ontario. He was a leader in setting among the most aggressive targets for conservation in North America and reported that Ontario met its first conservation target of a five percent peak demand reduction by the end of 2007.

Previously, Peter was the Executive Director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, co-founder of the Summerhill Group and co-founder and first President of EnerQuality Corporation, the company that was created to deliver the R-2000 and Energy Star New Homes programs.

An active volunteer, Peter is Advisor for the MaRS Cleantech practice and past chair of the Royal Canadian institute for Science.

No stranger to the concept of a “cultural shift” in the Province, early in his career Peter worked as a project coordinator for Pollution Probe with the team that developed the 3Rs campaign “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.

In recognition of Peter’s commitment to sustainable buildings and energy efficiency, he was inducted into the EnerQuality/R-2000 Hall of Fame and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Clean 50 Award which honours Canada’s top 50 contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.

Peter has an MBA and BA from the University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jean Turnbull
Jean TurnbullDirector
Jean Turnbull is a Risk Management and Global Business Strategist executive with extensive experience driving innovation, thought leadership and delivering leading edge technologies for multi-billion dollar corporations in the finance and technology industries.

Most recently, Jean was the Vice President Strategies, Solutions, and Innovation for TD Bank where she led a multi-faceted shared service function for the North American Financial Crimes and Fraud Management Group. Accountable for the delivery of business fraud strategies, business intelligence reporting, robotic process automation and enterprise fraud initiatives.

Prior to joining TD, Jean spent more than ten years at Mastercard Worldwide as the VP Identity Solutions, Enterprise Security Solutions where she led the development and commercialization of consumer, focused biometric and digital identity solutions for MasterCard’s North American, Latin American, Caribbean, and Asia Pacific markets.

Jean is a Certified Fraud Examiner and A Certified International Financial Crime Investigator.

Outside of work, Jean enjoys cycling, travel, and spending time with her family and son. Her desire to leave this world a little better than you found it has taken her Cambodia to participate in several urban water supply and sanitation projects.

I am extremely proud to join the board because it aligns with my belief that every leader can make a difference in the world to mobilize positive actions and advance the future-readiness of the communities where we live and work.