Executive Management Team
We are led by an executive management team responsible for effective leadership and the overall management of the Authority’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations.
As CEO, Frank’s strategic leadership guides the success of the Authority in advancing a circular economy. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, gained over a distinguished career with the Government of Ontario and in private legal practice. As Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Frank oversaw the design and delivery of regulatory programs in a broad range of sectors, including electrical safety, real estate professionals, new home warranties, motor vehicle dealers, and travel retailers and wholesalers. In addition to regulatory, policy and operational experience with the Ontario government, Frank also practiced commercial law with the firm of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt and served as Legal Director with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, focusing on economic development and research funding programs.
As the Registrar, Noah leads the Authority’s Registry support, compliance and enforcement function, including inspections; compliance orders; administrative penalties; offence provisions; and operation of the public registry to receive and store information related to resource recovery and waste reduction activities.
Noah is also responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and staff and, through the CEO, to the Board of Directors. Noah brings a wealth of experience in both law and regulatory policy to the role. He spent a decade with Proskauer Rose LLP in the firm’s New York office, advising clients on a broad range of complex commercial matters including intellectual property and competition law. Noah’s legal career began as a law clerk for the Honourable Justice John M. Evans at the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada. Noah also has in-depth experience in regulatory policy with the Ontario government, where he developed policies to establish new regulatory authorities, and led initiatives to implement innovative regulatory compliance tools.
Noah holds a M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, a J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and a B.A. from McGill University.
Wilson is responsible for developing and implementing the Authority’s communications and stakeholder relations strategy, providing strategic advice to the Board and senior management, managing external communications with stakeholders and the media, and acting as the primary point of contact with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Wilson is also responsible for overseeing the wind up of Ontario’s legacy waste diversion programs under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 and leading the Authority’s Technical Services Group, which provides analytic support internally across the organization to advance priority projects and enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Wilson’s extensive career in strategic communications, public policy, government relations and journalism includes previous roles as executive lead for policy and communications at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority; Chief of Staff to an Ontario Cabinet Minister; head of policy advocacy with a global health agency based in New York City; head of communications for a university health research institute in Johannesburg; and reporting assignments in Seoul, southern Africa, and the Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill press galleries in Toronto and Ottawa respectively.
Sandra is responsible for the Authority’s financial management, human resources and business administration. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant with a wealth of both private and not-for-profit sector experience in finance, human resources and organizational transformation. Sandra’s most recent role prior to joining the Authority was with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, where she was the Chief Transformation Officer, a role she assumed following her success as Chief Financial and Administration Officer. Previously, she was Vice President of Finance for the Strand Lighting Group and Director of Finance with Kinetic Concepts Inc., a medical technology and device company.
John is responsible for the Authority’s information technology systems and leads the development of the Authority’s technology infrastructure, including the Registry to receive and store information related to resource recovery and waste reduction activities. John’s extensive career in information technology systems design and implementation includes previous roles as Director of Research and Advisory with Info-Tech Research Group, an information technology research and advisory group; Senior Director of Information Systems with Chartwell Retirement Residences, Canada’s largest seniors home operator; and Head of Information Technology with Purdue Pharma Canada, an international pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Our Deputy Registrar supports the development and maintenance of the Registry, and supports the Registrar in exercising the Authority’s compliance and enforcement functions.
Mary supports the delivery of the Authority’s risk-based regulatory program, including helping regulated parties understand their compliance requirements and enforcing compliance with the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 and the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. She also assists in leading the Compliance and Registry Team and supporting the development and ongoing management of the Registry.
Mary has over 10 years of experience in project management, research, stakeholder relations and internal policy and program development in the not-for-profit sectors. She has eight years’ experience in the field of resource recovery. Prior to joining our team, Mary worked as a steward services representative at Stewardship Ontario.