After nine years of leadership at the David Suzuki Foundation, CEO Peter Robinson is ready to hand over the reins. Robinson, who was previously CEO at Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Housing, and has worked with BC Parks and the Red Cross, said leading DSF through many significant changes was his “most rewarding position.”
“When I joined DSF, I had in mind a number of things I wanted to accomplish,” Robinson said. “These included building a strong and successful organization, expanding our community to groups beyond our traditional followers through multicultural and large-scale digital outreach, ensuring we were national by creating a presence in Quebec and adding French to our communications, moving to a regional structure so we could address important local and provincial issues across Canada, and building a highly motivated management team. With this strong foundation in place, DSF is ready for the next CEO who can build on the best of our history and take us into the future of environmental education and advocacy.”
DSF president and co-founder Tara Cullis said “We have been blessed to have Peter Robinson at our helm for nine excellent years and we’re sorry to see him go. We wish him all the very best at his next enterprise and we know he will continue to do great good in the world.”
All of us at the David Suzuki Foundation are grateful for Robinson’s leadership and guidance and know he will continue to have success in his future endeavours. DSF is currently seeking a new CEO, working with recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson. For information, visit their website.