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.

Darla Campbell, P.Eng.,CSR-P
Darla Campbell, P.Eng.,CSR-PChair
Darla Campbell is a professional engineer with experience in infrastructure development from environmental assessment through design, construction and operation. Darla has demonstrated leadership from the trenches of a construction site to the boardrooms of corporations. Darla is the Sustainability and Asset Management lead with Dillon Consulting Limited. She draws from her previous role with the Ontario Clean Water Agency on operational efficiencies and capital planning. She has led workshops with municipal clients on levels of service and risk considering climate change vulnerability, as well as delivered asset management training to over 200 participants from nearly 90 municipalities. She holds the certificate in asset management from the Institute of Asset Management and she is a certified sustainability (CSR) practitioner from the Chartered Management Institute.

She has served on boards, both corporate and not-for-profit, including experience with national and international organizations. Darla served as the executive director of the Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (OCSI). She was the chair of the Strategy, Policy and Innovation committee for the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Association and serves on the boards of the Canadian Network of Asset Management (CNAM) and Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI). Darla is chair of Waterlution, a youth focused organization that inspires pattern-making and pattern-breaking change towards a healthy and sustainable relationship with water.

A speaker at various conferences on climate change and municipal infrastructure, Darla is adamant that strategic thinking and public engagement are essential in solving the infrastructure deficit and bridging the gap to sustainable living.

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 a Director of VIVO Cannabis Inc., and Founder/Chair of the Socks4Souls not-for-profit charity. Previously, he was Chair of the Board of Dillon Consulting, 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.

Kamran Aslam, CA-CPA
Kamran Aslam, CA-CPATreasurer
As a firm believer in working for companies that strive to shape a sustainable greener future, Kamran spent last ten years in helping to develop, manufacture and install renewable energy in Canada.

Recently, he has shifted focus to smart infrastructure and decarbonization as the need for sustainability is growing with global urbanization. He is VP Finance Smart Infrastructure, for Siemens Canada Limited, focusing on providing customers with profitable local solutions that help transition infrastructure toward Smart and Net Zero Buildings. Kamran also serves as the Chief Diversity Officer of Siemens in Canada with the goal of embedding diversity and inclusion in the DNA of the organization and work with likeminded customers and suppliers.

His former Siemens Canada roles various renewable energy related positions, including CFO and Board member of the Canadian operations. The business installed over 3000 MW of Wind Power in five provinces providing emissions free electricity to society.

Prior to Siemens, he worked both in US and Canada with KPMG as an audit and assurance professional with focus on consumer and industrial markets. Subsequently, led central accounting team for Siemens in Canada and supported corporate initiatives including new business integrations.

Kamran is a Sustainability and Diversity enthusiast with a passion to make the world a better place. And collaborating with like-minded leaders, business organizations and civic society to shape that future together.

Patrick Gossage, MBA
Patrick Gossage, MBADirector
The interconnectedness between people and the natural world is the driving force that informs many of Patrick’s strategic decisions in business and life.

Driven by social and environmental purpose, he launched a series of enterprises centred on alternative energy and impact investment opportunities acting as an ‘on the ground” force for good.

Most recently, he co-founded Good Energy Partners (GEP), with a focus on raising the profile of businesses creating a positive impact on the world, and accelerating capital flows toward a carbon neutral economy. This is perfectly positioned to help companies fast-track the growth of resilient and innovative approaches to impact investing and ‘Building Back Better.’

Previously, he co-founded and led Weave Energy, which offered energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to help overcome the energy crisis in South Africa. It was there that he learned the concept of Ubuntu that spreads an ethic of shared humanity. This is a principal Patrick has looked to apply in all facets of his life.

Patrick completed his M.B.A. at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Queens University. He has considerable consulting, business development and fundraising experience in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and impact investing.

Philippe Bernier, P.Eng
Philippe Bernier, P.EngVice Chair
Philippe Bernier is the Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Sustainability at JLL Canada. Philippe is a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge in the UK, as well as a Bachelor degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Queen's University.

With over 15 years of business and sustainability experience across multiple industry sectors, Philippe helps JLL Canada and partners to integrate leading environmental, social and governance considerations into development and operations to: drive down cost and risk; improve profitability; and strengthen brand and reputation. He also leads JLL Canada's pursuit of innovation, ranging from continuous improvement and operational effectiveness, to the development of new products and services.

Philippe is an entrepreneur and investor, has published peer-reviewed research on energy and GHG retrofits, is Deputy Chair of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC, and serves on Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Advisory Committee.

Troy Wright
Troy WrightPast Chair
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.