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  • The Future of Food
    Shay Eliaz, Deloitte was unable to join us the day of the conference, but has shared his presentation with us as an original member of this panel on Food Waste.


Cher Mereweather

Chris Cochran

Claire Kneller

Malcolm Brodie


 Speakers and Moderator



Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council BrodieChair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council <div class="ExternalClassAF2BE357DF444964A033DB82F955AB8A"><p>Malcolm Brodie has been a Board Director and Chair of the National Zero Waste Council since its inception in October 2013.  He has also been a member of Council for the City of Richmond since 1996, and following a by-election, he was sworn in as Mayor on October 29, 2001.  Mayor Brodie was re-elected on November 16, 2002, November 19, 2005, November 15, 2008, November 19, 2011, and November 15, 2014.</p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been appointed by his Council to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver and he currently is the Chair of the Zero Waste Committee and also serves on the Intergovernmental & Finance Committee, the Mayors' Committee, the Performance & Procurement Committee, and the Federal Gas Tax Task Force.  He represents Metro Vancouver on the Municipal Finance Authority, and in 2015, was elected as Chair.  </p><p>Before election to Council, Mayor Brodie was a practicing lawyer and had a long record of service to Richmond in the volunteer community.</p></div>, Malcolm BrodieGP0|#066b26b3-8f15-4442-b450-96df31eb007e;L0|#0066b26b3-8f15-4442-b450-96df31eb007e|Malcolm Brodie;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodMalcolmBrodie
Head of International Business Development, WRAP UK KnellerHead of International Business Development, WRAP UK <div class="ExternalClass7FB42DE0DE9D47BEA52111113D6E9D38">Claire works on the development and delivery of WRAP’s international strategy. As Head of International Business Development, she leads on identifying opportunities, creating new and lasting partnerships with in-country organisations, governments and other partners, designing WRAP’s support programmes with those partners and across WRAP’s functions and providing key account management and technical delivery. Claire has been with WRAP for over 11 years, in that time she has delivered a number of high profile programmes including: a £20M grant support program for new composting and anaerobic digestion facilities; designing and implementing a £10M loan fund for innovative sustainability projects including assessing applications and managing the loan book and financial partners and; co-delivering multiple small, medium and large scale projects for international partners ranging from Apple to the UN. Claire now works with partners across the world from Canada and Australia to South Africa & Mexico. </div>, Claire KnellerGP0|#497c436e-d5db-4d40-bdd6-ae0ac4a9a2be;L0|#0497c436e-d5db-4d40-bdd6-ae0ac4a9a2be|Claire Kneller;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodClaireKneller
Executive Director, ReFED CochranExecutive Director, ReFED <div class="ExternalClassF348C51B92A142788CC0ECB936AA0784">Chris Cochran is the executive director of ReFED, the leading organization devoted to reducing U.S food waste at scale. Previously, Chris was the Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart where he developed a farm to consumer view of food waste while leading sustainability for Walmart’s global produce business. Chris’s experience with tackling food waste from multiple points in the value chain helps ReFED bring a systems approach to food waste solutions.</div>, Chris Cochran GP0|#69bfdcc6-d4ca-4e77-afc4-9ed0863edfba;L0|#069bfdcc6-d4ca-4e77-afc4-9ed0863edfba|Chris Cochran;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodChris Cochran
Executive Director, Provision Coalition MereweatherExecutive Director, Provision Coalition<div class="ExternalClass8A1CFCA7CF2A4601B116C81F660E10B9"><p>Cher is one of Canada’s leaders in food manufacturing sustainability. As Executive Director of Provision Coalition, an organization she founded with the country’s top food and beverage professional associations, Cher works directly with manufacturers to transform their business culture and operations. An advocate for change and a passionate spokesperson, Cher has dedicated her career to advancing sustainability concepts within the Canadian food industry and sustainability solutions at the firm level. Most recently, Cher has sharpened Provision’s focus on the reduction of food loss and waste developing innovative technologies and on-line tools that will modernize facility processing. </p><p>Cher’s career has included time with the Guelph Food Technology Centre where she established and directed the Sustainability Consulting Business Unit, and executive positions in environmental economics and policy with the Canadian agri-food think tank, the George Morris Centre. Cher holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy. In 2012, Cher was awarded the Canadian Grocer Generation Next award for her leadership, innovation and excellence in sustainability within the food and beverage industry. </p></div>, Cher MereweatherGP0|#2b3a5bf3-a779-41bf-bbb8-ddbaf1043fe0;L0|#02b3a5bf3-a779-41bf-bbb8-ddbaf1043fe0|Cher Mereweather;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodCher Mereweather
Councillor, City of Toronto, Ward 33 Don Valley East CarrollCouncillor, City of Toronto, Ward 33 Don Valley East <div class="ExternalClassF891CA4C71314E60813CA7EA0798C658"><p>Elected in 2003, Shelley committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable city — one that is economically sustainable and environmentally friendly. In her first term, she worked as a member of the Budget Committee to make City Hall more efficient, finding over $200 million in savings while protecting essential services. She served as Chair of the Works Committee, which deals with Toronto's most pressing issues like garbage, recycling, water, sewers and roads. In 2006, Shelley became Toronto's Budget Chief, managing the City's $9.2 billion budget, and achieved $576 million in ongoing operating efficiencies over 4 years.</p> <p>Shelley has been a Don Valley East resident since 1967, where she lives with her family. She was involved in her community long before becoming an official public servant, working with parents and teachers of the North York Parent Assembly for a better education system. </p></div>, Shelley CarrollGP0|#342d96fb-8a01-4cdf-86d5-5f29492b53c8;L0|#0342d96fb-8a01-4cdf-86d5-5f29492b53c8|Shelley Carroll;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodShelley Carroll
Principal, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP EliazPrincipal, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP<div class="ExternalClass3ABF914B6A6341B3AB8F65BD845BC7B6"><p>Shay is a Principal with Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy practice. He is the Innovation leader for Deloitte’s Manufacturing Practice and advises clients globally, helping them respond to the myriad of complex growth and innovation challenges that face them. He specializes primarily in chemicals and specialty materials companies, and agroscience clients, but has experience across multiple manufacturing industry verticals. Shay also served as the Project Advisor for the World Economic Forum’s Future of Food and Agriculture.</p></div>, Shay EliazGP0|#3fc49881-8de6-49d3-94c6-abbd9fedeba8;L0|#03fc49881-8de6-49d3-94c6-abbd9fedeba8|Shay Eliaz;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbFoodShayEliaz

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