Ecotrust Canada President Brenda Kuecks is pleased to announce some reorganization and some new hiring designed to further strengthen the leadership team at Ecotrust Canada.

Long-time employee Tasha Sutcliffe has agreed to serve as the organization’s Vice President. For the past five years Tasha has been our Director for the Fisheries and Marine Program. She brings extensive experience in fisheries, community economic development and business systems. Prior to joining Ecotrust Canada, Tasha spent nine years as the Regional Director for the Community Fisheries Development Centre in Prince Rupert, where she worked tirelessly with First Nations, governments, community organizations, businesses, and industry to create community economic alternatives in the face of reduced commercial fishing opportunities.

Robbert Visscher, MBA/CMA has been hired as the organization’s new CFO and Business Strategist to replace outgoing consultant Kerry Smithies. Originally from the Netherlands, Robbert brings a wealth of experience in engineering and business including prior employment as corporate controller in the mining sector, and as CFO in the green tech industry. Robbert knew Ecotrust Canada was a good match for his skills and interest because of the organization’s commitment to combining innovative thinking and concrete action.

We look forward to continuing to make significant impact thanks to our strong team of leaders.