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.
Frank 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, Mary leads RPRA’s Registry support, compliance, and enforcement function, including overseeing inspections, prosecutions, compliance orders, administrative penalties, offence provisions and the Registry system used to receive and store information related to resource recovery and waste reduction activities.
Mary has over 15 years of experience in delivering regulatory programs, stakeholder relations and policy/program development in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
As General Counsel, Noah is responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and staff and, through the CEO, to the Board of Directors. He is also the Chief of Strategic Initiatives where he supports the organization in advancing key projects to fulfil RPRA’s legislated mandate.
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.
Lorella is responsible for the Authority’s financial management, human resources, and business administration.
Lorella is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant and brings over 25 years of experience in finance and human resource leadership, mainly in broader public sector organizations. After completing her CPA, Lorella spent approximately 10 years with KPMG before transitioning to the City of Greater Sudbury, where she spent 10 years in Financial & Administration leadership roles. Lorella has also worked at Greater Sudbury Utilities Inc. and, most recently, at Laurentian University as Vice President, Administration.
Lisa is responsible for RPRA’s information technology systems and leads the development of RPRA’s technology infrastructure, including an online registry to receive and store information related to resource recovery and waste reduction activities.
Lisa is an experienced technology leader bringing over 20 years of experience in IT executive management roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Lisa has extensive experience in digital strategy development and implementation and operating model transformations. She has directly managed a digital innovation lab and research and development function that won a global innovation award in 2020. Lisa comes from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, where she spent 10 years as an IT executive, leading various elements of their IT functions.
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.