Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) has selected Jonathan Spencer as its new executive director.
Spencer will work with the OES staff, Board of Directors, industry and network partners, Waste Diversion Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to build on the program’s success of engaging municipalities, businesses and residents of Ontario to ensure end-of-life electronics are diverted from landfill.
“I look forward to this new challenge with OES to further the safe and responsible diversion of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for the benefit of all Ontarians,” says Spencer. “What strikes me about this organization is its agility and commitment to continuous improvement. I am also inspired by the enthusiasm of consumers and businesses that helped OES surpass its 100,000 tonnes milestone through their participation in the program.”
Spencer brings extensive financial and non-profit experience to OES. He most recently served as an advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
He is also a chartered accountant and former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he practiced in the financial and technology sectors.
Spencer is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and has served as a board member of several non-profit organizations in Ontario with a focus on community and international development.
He is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s Non-Profit Governance Program.
“We are thrilled to have Jonathan Spencer join OES as Executive Director,” says Nick Aubry, Board Chair, Ontario Electronic Stewardship. “The needs of our program are always changing. We knew we needed someone who can readily grasp and navigate the impact of those changes. Jonathan has demonstrated exceptional leadership and governance abilities along with superior fiscal, project and people management skills which will be of great value to all stakeholders.”
At this time, OES wishes to thank Howard Morrison, CMA, Director of Finance, for his guidance while serving as interim executive director.
“We commend Howard for the contribution he made throughout this leadership transition,” says Aubry. “His direction helped steer the organization through a period of change while ensuring program success.”