Title: Honorary Fellow
Ann’s passion for sport as an agent for social change is expressed through her work as an international advisor and speaker on sustainability for the Olympic Movement and leaders in the sport event sector including sponsors and community partners.
As media spokesperson and architect of Vancouver 2010’s Sustainability Management and Reporting System – an Olympic Games first – Ann led the planning and engagement process for Vancouver 2010 to implement environmental, social, economic bid commitments throughout the project.
With teams, she established sustainability performance reporting, sourcing, innovation, and engagement programs. To support transfer of knowledge, she chaired a national process to create Z2010 – Canada’s first sustainable event management standard with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the business, sport and cultural events sector.
Previously, Ann served as Vice President, Sustainable Development for CH2M HILL Canada, operated her own practice and worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International in Switzerland on multi-regional education and communication projects.
Ann continues to advise standards bodies including the CSA, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and International Standards Organization (ISO) and serves as the Director, International Relations, for Clean Air Champions supporting athlete and community engagement through sport and education. She has served on several boards including The Natural Step Canada and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities.
Ann holds a Master of Communications Studies, University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Guelph.