Authority’s Registrar Pat Moran to Step Down December 31, 2020

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority’s Registrar Pat Moran has announced his resignation effective December 31, 2020.

“I am proud to have served as the Authority’s first Registrar. It has been a great privilege to have led the establishment of the Authority’s Compliance and Enforcement function. I have had the opportunity to work with a team of talented individuals who have truly grown into the compliance function, delivering the level-playing field that is so important to successful compliance. The development of the initial Registry system was a great project to work on. Our multi-talented project team has delivered the framework that will allow for the efficient delivery of Registry functionality for the Batteries Regulation, the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation, and future regulations,” said Mr. Moran

Mr. Moran was appointed Registrar on June 20, 2017 and has been an instrumental member of the Authority’s founding executive team. Under his leadership, the Authority successfully implemented extended producer responsibility requirements for tires under the Tires Regulation, including launching the Tires Registry. He has also overseen the implementation of extended producer responsibility requirements for batteries and electronics outlined in the Batteries Regulation and Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation and preparations to start building in 2021 the Registry systems for Batteries and Electronics, as well as the Registry and digital reporting system for the Hazardous Waste Program.

“I am thankful for Pat’s many contributions to the Authority’s successes to date. His exceptional knowledge and experience in environmental and regulatory law, the clarity of his vision for the Authority’s compliance  function and the Registry system, his ability to lead and inspire his colleagues, and his deep commitment to protecting Ontario’s environment and supporting businesses in adapting to regulatory changes, have all been indispensable in establishing the foundations of the Authority and in supporting a  circular economy in Ontario,” said Frank Denton, the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer.

“I am confident that the building blocks of a progressive and risk-based compliance function have been established and that the Authority will continue to evolve as a modern regulator in order to advance Ontario’s circular economy,” added Mr. Moran.

“The Board is grateful for Pat’s many contributions during the critical start-up phase of the Authority. Pat’s leadership in establishing the Authority’s compliance function, recruiting and training the Compliance and Registry team, and launching the initial Registry system were invaluable in building the foundations of the Authority and accelerating Ontario’s shift to a circular economy,” said Robert Poirier, Chair of the Authority’s Board of Directors.

Consistent with the Authority’s succession plan, Noah Gitterman, the Authority’s General Counsel has been appointed Registrar effective January 1, 2021, pending the outcome of an executive search for a permanent Registrar.