Recently retired from BC Hydro where he held a number of senior environmental management positions. These include leading the Water Licence Requirements Program to deliver on the over 300 projects and studies BC Hydro committed to in the Water Use Planning process. He also managed the Water Use Planning projects on the Peace, Campbell and Clowhom watersheds. John also managed the environmental portfolio for the Coastal, Vancouver Island and Bridge River generation fleet. He was the project manager for developing and implementing the Canadian Electricity Associations Environmental Commitment and Responsibility Program that established an industry-wide environmental monitoring and reporting program.
He has worked internationally in assisting the hydro-electric industry in Romania improve its environmental performance and gain its International Standards Association (ISO 14001) certification. John is married and he and his wife have one son. John is an avid hiker and backpacker and is seldom seen without his faithful little Westie companion Astra.