Cassie Doyle (Chair)

Strategic Advisor and former CEO, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (Vancouver, BC)

Cassie Doyle is Strategic Advisor and former CEO of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) based at the University of British Columbia. Before joining CIRDI, Ms. Doyle had a distinguished public service career, serving at the executive levels of all three levels of government in Canada. In these roles, she acquired a deep understanding of environment and natural resource governance and has worked collaboratively with industry, academia, First Nations, and environmental stakeholders.

Ms. Doyle represented Canada as Consul General in San Francisco from 2011 to 2015, and served as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada from 2006 to 2010 and Associate Deputy Minister of Environment Canada from 2003 to 2006. She previously held several leadership positions within the Government of British Columbia, including CEO of the BC Assets and Land Corporation; Deputy Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks; and Deputy Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture. Ms. Doyle began her career with the City of Ottawa, working in social housing and urban development.

Ms. Doyle holds a master’s degree in social policy and administration from Carleton University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Victoria. She has served as a director of the Atomic Energy Corporation of Canada, as Chair of the Board of Oxfam Canada, and as Director of the boards of the United Way in both Ottawa and San Francisco. She currently serves on the board of the Alberta Energy Regulator and chairs the Affordable Housing Agency for the City of Vancouver, and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. 

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