Odgers Berndtson has successfully landed a new CEO for the David Suzuki Foundation. The organisation is non-governmental, and aims to conserve the environment as well as find sustainable solutions through research.
Stephen Cornish will take up the main role, succeeding Peter Robinson, who served as CEO for almost a decade – Hunt Scanlon reports. Speaking on the successful placement, Odgers Berndtson Vancouver Partner Elaine Grotefeld commented: “We are delighted to have helped the foundation to secure an outstanding leader in Stephen Cornish.
“Over the last 30 years, the David Suzuki Foundation has developed into a strong and capable force for change, and we are excited to see Mr. Cornish bring his vision, experience and commitment to this important role.”
Before his newest appointment, Cornish worked with MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, where he improved their strategic growth and increased revenue-generating activities by 76%.
The Founder of the eponymous firm, David Suzuki, also expressed his delight at the new appointment: “Just as diversity in nature is crucial for our survival, so it is within an organisation [and] within a movement. We feel proud that the foundation is able to attract the kind of talent that Stephen demonstrates. The issues facing us are more grave than ever and we need the continuity of strong leadership.”