Geoscientists Canada is pleased to a announce that Andrea Waldie, P.Geo., FGC, will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Geoscientists Canada on the retirement of the current CEO, Oliver Bonham, P.Geo, FGC, on March 1, 2018. With effect from February 1, Ms. Waldie is serving as incoming CEO as part of the leadership transition.
The Geoscientists Canada office will remain at 200 – 4010 Regent Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Waldie will guide the business affairs of Geoscientists Canada from a satellite office in Ontario; attending the BC office on a scheduled and as needed basis.
For the past five years Ms. Waldie has consulted to the geoscience profession, through her company Waldie Geo-Governance, on matters of governance and geoscience professionalism, as well as acting as business manager to the APGO Education Foundation, and consulting to Geoscientists Canada on a variety of projects. Prior to her consulting work, Ms. Waldie was the Executive Director and Registrar of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) for six years. She began her career as an exploration geoscientist, working for several major and junior mining and exploration companies.
“I am honoured to be given this opportunity to lead Geoscientists Canada into the next chapter of our development; applying my skills to the profession I love to the benefit of our geoscience regulators, geoscience professionals and the Canadian public.” said Waldie.“I look forward to working with all concerned parties and our international partners as we all strive to achieve excellence in geoscience professionalism.”
Speaking of the appointment and the transition of leadership Jeff O’Keefe, P.Geo, P.Eng, FGC, President of Geoscientists Canada, stated “We are delighted to have Andrea Waldie taking on this important national role that Oliver Bonham has been so ably fulfilling for the past 12 years. While our search committee was impressed with the caliber of candidates it considered, Andrea’s background in geoscience professional affairs and her leadership experience were key for this role”
He continued ”It is important as we enter this transition that we duly recognize the achievements of Oliver Bonham in establishing Geoscientists Canada as the wellrecognized and well-regarded national organization for the profession of geoscience that it now is - both here in Canada and abroad. His enthusiasm, professionalism and dedicated service is greatly appreciated and we wish him our very best in his future endeavors.”
The geoscience profession, which encompasses many specialized practice disciplines, currently comprises 14,000 licensed professionals (P.Geo’s) and Geoscientists-in-Training registered at associations across Canada.
With nine (9) constituent association members, Geoscientists Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial licensing bodies that regulate the practice of geoscience in Canada.
Geoscientists Canada’s Mission is to support its constituent associations in their efforts to improve effectiveness of regulation in Canada and achieve excellence in the geoscience profession.
Oliver Bonham, P.Geo.
CEO – Geoscientists Canada
200-4010 Regent Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N2
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