Board of Directors
Bridget Stutchbury, PhD.
She did her MSc at Queen’s University and her PhD at Yale, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
She is the current President and Board Chair as well as the Co-Chair for the Conservation Committee of Wildlife Preservation Canada, whose mission is to prevent animal extinctions. She is author of Silence of the Songbirds (2007) and The Bird Detective (2010) and was featured in the award-winning 2015 documentary The Messenger.
Shripal Doshi, CPA, CA
Shripal is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice. He has over 10 years of experience with KPMG in their Toronto office, originally with the Audit practice earning his CPA, CA in 2011. The last 5 years he has spent advising clients in number of different industries, most notably supporting the Government of The Bahamas in the launch and implementation of their National Health Insurance program.
Shripal is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business. He is passionate about wildlife diversity and has a pact with his friend to explore a new national park annually over Canada Day. He has completed the West Coast Trail, and Banff, next up is Haida Gwaii (2019) and Nahanni (2020).
Chair, Organisation and Governance
Chris has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a Certified Human Resources Professional designation.
He is the past President, Chairman of the Board of Wildlife Preservation Canada and the current Chair of the Governance & Organizational Development Committee.
Chris is a 4th generation Torontonian, an avid outdoorsman and triathlete.
Jocelyn Brodie, MBA
Jocelyn is a brand marketing and communications strategist. For over 25 years, she has provided expertise that shaped opinions and perceptions about her clients, helping them to achieve their goals, improve competitive advantage, and connect with those they need to reach and influence. She has worked with leading for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in financial services, health care, new technology, and the arts. She is also an avid gardener where she is a fierce defender of bees and butterflies.
Ron Cuthbertson is an executive business leader, passionate about the preservation of our natural resources as well as the protection and stewardship of the environment.
As an experienced CEO, COO, CSCO, President and Board Director, Ron draws upon his thirty plus years of experience in coaching and management to assist organisations achieve their objectives. Ron is currently President of Protea Solutions Group Inc. and Board Member / Secretary of FactorChain AI Inc., before which he was President Global Operations and Board Member / Secretary at NextWorth Solutions, an after-market refurbisher and recycler of cell phone and C.E. products.
Ron has been an independent Management Consultant and Executive Coach to the Retail and CPG sectors in North America, specializing in strategic business development, operational effectiveness, M&A and global supply-chains.
Ron holds an MBA in Strategy, Operations and Economics from Edinburgh Napier University.
Co-Chair, Conservation Committee
Guy is an accredited Board Director (Institute of Corporate Directors). In addition to his directorship with Wildlife Preservation Canada, Guy is also a Senior Editor, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Previously, Guy served as Board Director with: the Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop and the Mining Association of British Columbia.
Guy and his wife Joanne live in North Vancouver, BC. Guy enjoys music (guitar, tenor saxophone and mandolin), travel, and kayaking, hiking, and mushroom photography on the BC coast.
Ian C. Glen
Chair, Strategic Funding
As a Board Director of Wildlife Preservation Canada, Ian has served in various roles including past Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board as well as the Committee Chair of the Strategic Funding Committee. Ian is committed to the cause of protecting our natural world, and species preservation in particular.
Ian lives in Toronto with his wife Suzanne. He loves the outdoors, and is an avid sailor, skier and nature photographer.
Co-Chair, Conservation Committee
In addition, Doug is a past board member of the Algonquin Wildlands League, a chapter of The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), and is a current board member of the KM Hunter Foundation, responsible for the environmental portfolio.
Doug has a Masters of Science degree in molecular genetics, and an honours Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics. Doug is the Committee Chair of the Conservation Committee and brings to WPC over 40 years of business management, as well as a deep science background.
He is passionate about the need to preserve species and habitat in our changing world.
Randal is a past President of the Strategic Leadership Forum in Toronto and holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
He first joined Wildlife Preservation Canada’s board in 2006, became the Executive Director for 3 years and is currently back as a Director.
Pinar Ozyetis, LL.B.
She is a strong believer in giving back; in addition to sitting on the board of Wildlife Preservation Canada, she is active with LoyaltyOne’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and guest lectures with Ryerson University’s Law and Business Clinic. She is passionate about music, both as a musician and a listener, and loves the outdoors. She lives in Toronto with her family.
Heidi Scorgie, CPA, CA
Heidi Scorgie joined the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) in September 2020 as the Regional Vice President Western Canada. Prior to CPAB, Heidi was a partner with Deloitte, where she led audits of public companies and was the professional practice director for the BC and Alberta regions.
Heidi was born in South Africa, and moved to Canada in 2015. She lives in West Vancouver, BC with her husband Barry and their two children. She is passionate about wildlife and the outdoors, kayaking and fly fishing.
After having lived on four different continents, she is fond of pointing out that Canada is the only country that she chose to return to. Her decision to become a Canadian citizen was influenced in part by her appreciation of the natural wilderness that is still so accessible in Canada.
Wildlife Preservation Canada will be forever grateful to our honourary directors who have dedicated themselves to saving species at risk and have helped us achieve so much over the years.
Chris von Boetticher
Eleanor R. Clitheroe
Kathryn B.P. Dempster
Lee Durrell, PhD.
W. Paterson Ferns, C.M.
Graham F. Hallward
Anson R. McKim
Stephen T. Molson
H. Alec B. Monro
Thomas C. Sears