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.

Paul Dowsett
Paul DowsettChair
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.

Richard Fitzgerald
Richard FitzgeraldVice-Chair
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.

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.

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.EngDirector
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.

Darla Campbell, P.Eng., CSR-P
Darla Campbell, P.Eng., CSR-PDirector
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.

Yasmin Glanville
Yasmin GlanvilleDirector & Founder
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 - 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.

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.

Joanna Rosengarten
Joanna RosengartenDirector
Joanna practices as an environmental lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto, combining her law degree and background in science to provide advice on various environmental legal matters.

Joanna has extensive experience advising clients on compliance with existing and proposed environmental legislation, environmental permitting issues, federal and provincial environmental assessments, the rehabilitation and redevelopment of contaminated sites, waste and product stewardship obligations, as well as climate change related issues, including compliance with greenhouse gas legislation.

Joanna is a former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she taught a class on environmental law. She is also the Public Liaison for the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. Joanna holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Queen’s University and a JD from the University of Toronto.