Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation
Steve has a wide range of professional experience which includes a stint as the Chief Executive Officer of the former Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions, and Executive Director of the Alberta Forestry Research Institute in the former provincial department of Advanced Education and Technology.
Prior to joining the Government of Alberta, Steve spent 24 years with the Government of Canada. Steve held a variety of positions in various locations, including southern Africa and southeast Asia. In 1992, he was the Director of Operations for the Canadian Forest Service in Ottawa. In that role, he was responsible for the management of forest research and operational programs including the Model Forest Program and the First Nations Forestry Program in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Earlier, in 1989, he was Program Director of Regional Development at Canada’s Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton, having started there in 1983 as Senior Development Officer.
Before joining the federal government, Steve held numerous positions with the Government of Saskatchewan, including manager of forest inventory and manager of silviculture in the forestry branch of the Department of Natural Resources. Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto.