Outgoing Management Team



  Jonathan Fung
President
 
Jonathan Fung is motivated to build an inviting forum in the Greater Toronto Area to connect environmental and sustainability professionals from all backgrounds together. He is currently a Project Manager with the Sustainability Standards group at CSA Group, formerly known as Canadian Standards Association. Through this role, Jonathan facilitates and manages standard development activities related to sustainable forest management, sustainable events, life cycle assessment and greenhouse gases accounting.

Jonathan holds a Honours degree in Environmental Studies with a major in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo, and has achieved certificates related to GHG accounting and LEED. Outside work, Jonathan has a keen interest in better understanding issues surrounding water quality and management. He enjoys being outdoors through activities such as camping, windsurfing and snowboarding.


  Anne Pringle
Vice President
 

Anne Pringle has a background in modern dance, international development and environmental applied science. This diverse background has led her to lead a professional life of equal diversity. 


In 2010, Anne co-founded Local Buttons, an eco-friendly and ethical fashion line working with tailors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to create up-cycled fashion for young professionals. Through Local Buttons’ four year lifespan, Anne had the opportunity to set up an ethical factory space in Haiti, participate in two business incubators, work with Cornell University on a fiber recycling initiative, present to numerous fashion and international development students at Universities and Colleges throughout Ontario and lead a class on sustainable fashion in Theory and Practice at Ryerson. 


Since closing down Local Buttons, Anne finished her MASc at Ryerson and made the transition to the clean energy sector, to work for Potentia Solar. She has now returned to Ryerson to work as Coordinator for the Social Ventures Zone to help grow the next generation of change makers.  In her spare time she continues to advocate for sustainable fashion, manages a group of volunteers with Fair Trade Toronto, performs in dance shows and drinks copious amounts of coffee (fair trade & organic, of course).




  Gwen Cottle
Director, Member Relations

Gwen Cottle works as a Senior Sustainability and Stewardship Analyst for Loblaw Companies Limited while also pursuing a Masters degree in Environment and Business through the University of Waterloo on a part-time basis. In 2014, Gwen was the Director of Participant Engagement for Leading Change Canada: Emerging Environmental Leaders Forum held in conjunction with the GLOBE conference in Vancouver. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to engage with others passionate about environmental issues through her position with CEP.


In addition to her current Masters work, Gwen holds an undergraduate degree in political science focused on international relations from the University of Western Ontario and a post-graduate certificate in research analysis. Gwen enjoys being able to bring a global perspective to her work, and is always keen to find new ways to leverage data to inform sustainability-related decision making.




  Keswick Chan
Director, Finance & Development

Keswick Chan is a management consultant withPricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with a core focus in financial services advisory. Being in the management consulting industry now for several years, Keswick has developed strong analytical skills and has proven to be adaptive and reliable. Although his work does not directly relate to environmentalism and sustainability, he has developed a strong interest in these two areas since early on in university. He is motivated to build a forum that will allow environmental and sustainability professionals to connect in order to guide businesses and communities towards an increasingly socially responsible society. Furthermore, he will be able to provide an outsider’s perspective for CEP in terms of its strategic direction, financial plan and growth initiatives.


Keswick holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Toronto,RotmanCommerce. In addition, he is a CFA Level III candidate and holds a CSC designation. Outside of work, Keswick enjoys to play sports such as soccer and golf, and also enjoys travelling to nature-focused destinations.  Additionally, he is keen on learning about solar renewable energy.



  Raad Seraj
Director, Events
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Raad Seraj has a strong background in cleantech commercialization strategy for advanced technologies in the energy and water sector. Raad’s graduate research at Ryerson University investigated the effects of policy incentives and energy prices on the commercialization potential of algae-based aviation fuel. His work has taken him to Wales, Washington D.C., and to Oxford University, where he presented his analysis on the future environmental and socio-economic implications of scaling algal biofuels. Raad has also worked on a number of collaborative initiatives with industry, including a Toronto Atmospheric Fund project analyzing the business case for geothermal systems in high-rise residential units, and an Enbridge Gas pilot project assessing the energy and environmental impact of industrial SME operations.


Raad is currently a research analyst at Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP), a globally renowned business accelerator, and a writer and editor for The Starfish, an online publication focusing on solutions-based environmental stories. As a musician, Raad has travelled across Canada as a performer and reporter for MuchMusic. As an aspiring entrepreneur, he has co-founded wtrbox, an intelligent app-controlled sprinkler controller for homeowners.

    



  Cindy Xiao
Career Development Manager
 
Cindy Xiao is currently working on the Business Development team of a Toronto-based biochemical company and she helps to promote eco-friendly odor control solutions to waste management companies all around the world. Her keen interest is focusing on how to better understand traditional business practices and to incorporate with sustainability strategies to achieve meaningful social impact. 

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Environmental Science from McMaster University. Currently with CEP Toronto, Cindy serves as a Career Development Coordinator and leads to develop resourceful educational workshops and practical skill-building programs. Originally from China, she enjoys travelling, reading and is always looking forward to trying new things that comes into her life.
       
Pamela Castillo
Director, Marketing
 
Pamela Castillo is an environmental professional working on the Waste Reduction & Audit team for an Ontario based waste management company. Through stakeholder engagement she helps businesses achieve their environmental goals: reducing waste and improving recycling efficiencies.

Pamela is passionate about driving environmental and social awareness. Roles at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Earth Day Canada, and LEAF, have taught her the importance of outreach in driving social change.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Environmental Assessment and Management from Oxford Brookes University (UK). Additionally, she is an accredited LEED Green Associate and EPt.

In her spare time, Pamela enjoys running, having completed two marathons and participates every year in the Terry Fox run. With a keen ear for music, she also enjoys concerts and summer music festivals.
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