Mark Zacharias turns into new Govt Director of Clear Power Canada as Merran Smith shifts to Founder and Chief Innovation Officer function
Clear Power Canada introduced right now that, after 12 years because the group’s Govt Director, Merran Smith will transition from her present function to a brand new management place: Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Clear Power Canada. Merran will even proceed as a Fellow of Simon Fraser College’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Merran’s new function will enable her to attach with leaders from authorities, trade, labour and finance to develop new methods of linking financial and vitality safety with jobs and prosperity as Canada transitions to internet zero. To do that, Merran will construct on her previous high-profile management contributions, together with co-chairing the B.C. Local weather Options Council and the nationwide Technology Power Council (initiated by Pure Sources Canada). She will even draw on her public profile: her common appearances in nationwide media led to her being named Simon Fraser College’s “newsmaker of the 12 months” in 2019, and in 2020 she made Vancouver Journal’s Energy 50 checklist. She has additionally gained Clear Power BC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Vancouver Board of Commerce’s Wendy McDonald Neighborhood Catalyst award, and the Clear 16 award for management in clear capitalism.
Mark Zacharias will turn into the brand new Govt Director of Clear Power Canada efficient April 18. Mark joined Clear Power Canada in 2020 as a Particular Advisor, constructing on his management in B.C. the place he most lately served as Deputy Minister of Atmosphere and Local weather Change Technique. His 25 years with the B.C. public service additionally included assistant deputy minister roles in numerous pure sources, schooling and innovation portfolios. Mark additionally brings his tutorial management to the desk, holding a Fellowship in Simon Fraser College’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue together with adjunct school appointments on the College of British Columbia and the College of Victoria. Mark holds a PhD in Zoology from the College of Guelph and has revealed extensively.
Mark lives in Victoria, B.C., together with his associate Karen and son Sam. He’s an avid surfer and enjoys most sports activities.
“I’m excited to steer Clear Power Canada as we push this nation to be a world chief in local weather motion, innovation, and constructing a aggressive financial system that advantages all Canadians. Clear Power Canada’s function is to put down the very best path to a net-zero 2050—a path that’s accelerated and impressive, economically useful, and honest to everybody who lives on this nation.”