Mark Zacharias turns into new Govt Director of Clear Power Canada as Merran Smith shifts to Founder and Chief Innovation Officer position
Clear Power Canada introduced immediately that, after 12 years because the group’s Govt Director, Merran Smith will transition from her present position 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 position will permit her to attach with leaders from authorities, business, labour and finance to develop new methods of linking financial and power safety with jobs and prosperity as Canada transitions to web 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 Assets 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 yr” in 2019, and in 2020 she made Vancouver Journal’s Energy 50 checklist. She has additionally received Clear Power BC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Vancouver Board of Commerce’s Wendy McDonald Group Catalyst award, and the Clear 16 award for management in clear capitalism.
Mark Zacharias will develop 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 not too long ago 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 assets, training 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 guide Clear Power Canada as we push this nation to be a world chief in local weather motion, innovation, and constructing a aggressive economic system that advantages all Canadians. Clear Power Canada’s goal is to put down the absolute best path to a net-zero 2050—a path that’s accelerated and bold, economically useful, and truthful to everybody who lives on this nation.”