Bryan is a senior executive with more than three decades of experience as a business leader in entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, and economic development. Since 2006, Bryan has been interested and passionate about the economic opportunities afforded by the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy and has led teams in charge of projects and programs aimed at supporting those goals including the circular economy, decarbonization, innovation, investment, and equity & diversity. This includes concepts in economic transformation in the urban and regional context.
Over the past decade, Bryan was actively involved in the City’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, Greenest City Action Plan, Renewable City 2050, Zero Waste 2040, and Green Economy initiatives. Those experiences and others helped Bryan bring his own brand of future-proofing economic transformation to the conversations around regional economic development, investment, public policy, and business development. Bryan is able to direct the development of programs and projects that support local innovators and businesses in making an impact in the local economy as well as promote Vancouver to a global audience of business investors in the knowledge-based, low carbon & circular economy.
Bryan has an undergraduate degree in Economics (Regional Economic Development), an MBA in IT Strategy, is certified in ESG governance, and is a graduate of UBC’s Summer Institute for Sustainability. Bryan also co-founded the Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate and is a member of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative and was awarded the pan-Canadian Clean 50 Award (2017) for his leadership in green and sustainable economic development.