NCC staff exploring Flathead, BC (Photo by NCC)

NCC staff exploring Flathead, BC (Photo by NCC)

Senior Staff

  • Catherine Grenier (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)
    Catherine Grenier
    President & CEO

    Catherine Grenier joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as its president and CEO on September 28, 2020. Prior to joining NCC, Grenier served as vice president for national parks operations with Sépaq.

  • John Lounds, senior advisor to the president and CEO (Photo by Simon Wilson)
    John Lounds
    Senior advisor to the president and CEO

    John joined NCC as its chief executive officer in October 1997. Under his leadership, NCC has further defined its unique role as an organization that works with individuals and groups across Canada to find creative conservation solutions.

  • Jane Gilbert, vice-president, public relations and communications (Photo by Adrian Fiebig)
    Jane Gilbert
    Vice-president, Public Affairs and Communications

    Jane Gilbert is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's chief storyteller. This was a "natural" extension of her previous career as an award-winning science journalist and television producer.

  • Stewart Hardacre, Vice-president, corporate services (Photo by Martha Hardacre)
    Stewart Hardacre
    Vice-president, Corporate Services

    Stewart Hardacre is responsible for delivery of efficient and effective finance, administration, information management and technology, human resources, legal, insurance and risk management services in support of national and regional leadership teams across Canada.

  • Scott Jones
    Scott Jones
    Vice-president, Operations

    Scott Jones joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in summer 2021 from his previous role as executive director of strategic planning and capital development with Alberta Parks.

  • Craig Losos
    Craig Losos
    Executive Director, Nature + Climate Project Accelerator

    Craig Losos joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in fall 2021 to lead the new Nature + Climate Projects Accelerator team. This team will leverage innovative finance tools toward furthering NCC’s core conservation mission. Craig’s previous experience includes time in the private sector and government across British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta.

  • Stephen McCullough
    Stephen McCullough
    Vice-president, Strategic Marketing and Development

    Stephen McCullough is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's vice president, strategic marketing and development.

  • Lisa McLaughlin, Vice-president, Conservation Policy & Planning
    Lisa McLaughlin
    Vice-president, Conservation Policy & Planning

    Lisa McLaughlin is responsible for ensuring that NCC's land, acquisition and management activities are guided by strategic priorities informed by the best-available information.

  • Michael Paskewitz
    Michael Paskewitz
    Executive Manager & Corporate Secretary, Office of the President and CEO

    Michael Paskewitz is the executive manager and corporate secretary in the office of the president and CEO at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Kamal Rajani, chief financial officer (Photo by Peter Mintz)
    Kamal Rajani
    Chief Financial Officer

    Kamal Rajani has been with NCC since July 2003. Kamal has overseen the update of NCC's financial reporting systems and has helped increase the organization's capacity countrywide to support the growing needs of the organization.

  • Linda Stephenson, Vice-president, Regional Operations (Photo courtesy of Linda Stephenson)
    Linda Stephenson
    Vice-president, Regional Operations

    Linda Stephenson joined the NCC in 1998, with the mandate to establish the Atlantic Region. Following 18 years leading the Atlantic Region, she accepted the national role of vice president, regional operations, where she oversees NCC’s regional operating units, across Canada.

  • Kelly Cain (Photo courtesy Kelly Cain)
    Kelly Cain
    Regional Vice-president, Atlantic Region

    Kelly Cain is the regional vice-president for New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Mike Hendren
    Mike Hendren
    Regional Vice-president, Ontario Region

    Mike Hendren is NCC's regional vice-president, Ontario Region. He has a keen interest in community, business and organizational development. He grew up in a family business environment and completed a business administration degree from Trent University and a master's degree in urban and regional planning from Queen’s University. He is also a registered professional planner.

  • Tom Lynch-Staunton, Alberta Regional Vice-president (Photo by NCC)
    Tom Lynch-Staunton
    Regional Vice-president, Alberta Region

    Tom Lynch-Staunton joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in September 2020 as its regional vice-president in Alberta. Tom has held senior roles with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, and most recently, with Alberta Beef Producers as head of government relations and policy.

  • Jean Laporte (Photo courtesy Jean Laporte)
    Jean Laporte
    Regional Vice-president, Quebec Region

    Jean Laporte joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada in the fall of 2017 as regional vice-president, Quebec Region. In his role, he will contribute his management and business development expertise to strengthen the presence and actions of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.

  • Jennifer McKillop
    Jennifer McKillop
    Regional Vice-president, Saskatchewan Region

    Jennifer McKillop has been with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2015. She is currently the regional vice-president for the Saskatchewan Region. Prior to that, she served as Saskatchewan’s director of conservation, overseeing conservation work within NCC’s priority natural areas, including science and planning, stewardship and securement.

  • Nancy Newhouse
    Nancy Newhouse
    Regional Vice-president, British Columbia Region

    Nancy Newhouse has worked with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2009. She began with NCC as the Canadian Rockies program director and is currently BC’s regional vice-president.

  • Kevin Teneycke
    Kevin Teneycke
    Regional Vice-president, Manitoba Region

    Kevin Teneycke holds the position of regional vice-president for the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Manitoba Region. He has overseen the delivery of NCC conservation programming in Manitoba since 2008.

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