Linda Hannah, British Columbia Regional Vice President (Photo by Nancy Angerrmeyer)
Linda Hannah serves as Regional Vice-President of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's British Columbia region. She is also a member of the BC Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy.
Linda began her career as an interpreter for Parks Canada in Yoho National Park. She went on to spend more than two decades in the provincial governments of Alberta and British Columbia, assuming increasingly senior responsibilities related to sustainability and environmental management. She served as assistant deputy minister responsible for BC Fisheries and also worked in the Premier’s Office as the assistant deputy minister responsible for the implementation of the Nisga’a Treaty.
Linda has worked as executive director of large non-profit organizations and has consulted in the private sector. She has served on several boards in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She was previously an elected member of the Senate at the University of Victoria. Until recently, she held the Kinross Chair in Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph.
Linda holds a BSc from the University of Alberta, and an MA and a PhD from the University of Victoria. Her dissertation, "Governance of Private Protected Areas: Advancing the Public Interest?," cited in scholarly literature, documents the significant contribution of civil society to land conservation and protection in Canada.