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Lisa Matthaus

President

Lisa Matthaus is the Provincial Lead at Organizing for Change. Prior to this she was with Sierra Club BC for more than ten years, starting as a Forest Policy Analyst and ultimately becoming Campaigns Director overseeing the strategic development and implementation of all conservation campaigns. She has played lead roles in several high profile BC campaigns including forest policy reforms, negotiating Forest Stewardship Council standards for BC and climate initiatives such as BC’s ground-breaking carbon tax. She was also one of the primary leaders on the Great Bear Rainforest campaign for which she received a Wilburforce Foundation award for Outstanding Conservation Leadership (2006). She gained extensive experience with media and government in these roles and earned a strong reputation for constructive collaboration with her ENGO allies.

Lisa has a Masters degree in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London (London, UK, 1995) and an undergraduate degree in commerce/finance (McGill).  She spent seven years working as an investment banking credit analyst in Toronto and London before joining SCBC in 1998.  She was raised in a resource-based community in coastal BC and now lives in Victoria.

On board since: September 2010

Boards:

  • West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • West Coast Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund Society
  • West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation