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).
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.
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.
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.
Chair, Strategic Funding
Ian C. Glen
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.
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.
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.
Hector Alexander B. (Alec) Monro
Alec is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the University of Toronto and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and a number of wine societies.
With a long involvement in many community and interest based activities including sports associations and municipal politics, Alec is an Honourary Board member of the Necessary Angel Theatre Company and is a current Board member of Wildlife Preservation Canada, having previous served as both Vice President and President / Board Chair.
Alec’s passions are travel, wine, photography, birding and a good mystery.
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
Kathryn B.P. Dempster
Graham F. Hallward
Anson R. McKim
Thomas C. Sears
Eleanor R. Clitheroe
W. Paterson Ferns, C.M.
Stephen T. Molson
Lee Durrell, PhD.