Speaker Profiles

Gerald Butts

Gerald Butts

President & CEO


Gerald is
President and CEO of WWF-Canada, the country’s largest environmental
organization. WWF focuses its efforts and global resources on tackling our most
significant conservation challenges. This includes visionary projects focused
on climate change, oceans, freshwater and the health of habitat and species
across Canada
and around the world.

Prior to joining WWF, Gerald was Principal Secretary to Ontario Premier Dalton
McGuinty where he worked directly with the Premier, Cabinet and Public Service
to develop, implement and communicate the government’s agenda. He was
intimately involved in all of the government’s significant environmental
initiatives, from the Greenbelt
and Boreal Conservation plan to the coal phase-out and toxic reduction

Gerald holds an Honours B.A. and M.A. from McGill University,
where he studied English Literature and Theology. He wrote his M.A. thesis on
James Joyce’s Ulysses. Gerald has taught Literature, Communications and
Political Science at McGill and York universities.

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