616 Holly Hill Crescent,
Burlington, Ontario L7L 3Z7
Phone: 905.631-7573  Fax:  905.631.6708  E-mail:


 Effective senior executive with over 25 years experience in environmental regulatory and government affairs in Canada and the United States.  An experienced member and chairman of many volunteer boards and committees with hands-on experience as an operating manager with bottom line responsibility Demonstrated success in bringing together interests of diverse corporate business units, understands bottom line needs of businesses as well as the dynamics of small and large organizations, their resources and limitations.



­         Member Integrative Group and Analysis and Modelling Group Liaison, NCCP 

1998 - present

­         Member Burlington Sustainable Development Committee 

2001 - 2002

­         Co Chair, National Climate Change Process, Enhanced Voluntary Action Table 1998 - 2001
­         Director, Burlington Art Centre    1997 - 2000
­         Chair 19th Canadian Waste Management Conference 1996 - 1997

­         Member, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Harmonization Accord
      Environmental Assessment Task Team

1996 - 1997

­         Co-Chair, Ontario Ministry of the Environment Performance Based Regulation Task team

1995 -1997

­         Member, National Research Council, Environmental Chemistry Advisory Board  1985 - 1994

­         Vice Chair, Ontario Minister of the Environment Listing/Delisting Advisory Committee
         (a Cabinet appointment)          

1989 - 1993

­         Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal   January 2003
­         Environment Canada Award of Merit June 1997
­         National Solid Waste Management Association - Distinguished Service Award,  May 1990



­         Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Chair of the Environment Committee  
1995 - present
1996 - present
­         Canadian Environmental Industry Association, (CEIA),
Board Member Chairman    
1988 - 1995
1990 - 1992
­         Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry,
Board Member and Member of the Management Committee    
1993 - 1996
1994 - 1996
­         Ontario Waste Management Association, (OWMA), 
           Board Member Chair 
1980 - 1995
1986 - 1988


Robert j. redhead limited, Burlington, Ontario                                       1997 - present President                                                                                                                     1995 - present

Responsible for the initiation and development of a strategic government relations consultancy

·         Successfully started a new business providing strategic government relations advice to environmentally conscious corporations and government agencies.

Laidlaw Inc., Burlington, Ontario                                                                         1989 - 1997 
Director Corporate Government Affairs                                                                      1995 - 1997

Responsibilities include  policy development with a focus on federal government and selected provincial governments. The activity involves meetings and negotiations with senior bureaucrats and elected officials including ministers as well as participation in and leadership of multi-stakeholder processes.

·         succeeded in building an enhanced awareness of Laidlaw on Parliament Hill through personal contact and participation in special projects,

·         was instrumental in the opening of the Canada/US border to the export of PCBs for treatment in  US facilities,

·         was appointed Chairman of Canadian Chamber of Commerce Environment

·         co-chaired task force to evaluate performance-based environmental regulation reporting to a provincial Minister of Environment

Director Corporate Government Relations                                                                 1989 - 1995

Responsible for federal/provincial regulatory and legislative negotiation and relationship management pertaining to permits and projects

·         continued to maintain an open  Canada/US border for the transboundry shipment of wastes and recyclables,

·         was part of team that obtained first private sector approval for a municipal solid waste landfill under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Tricil Inc., Mississauga, Ontario                                                                          1979 - 1989 
Director, Corporate Government Relations                                                                1986 - 1989

Responsible for federal and provincial regulatory and legislative relations

·         through representation to government officials, elected officials and congressional committees succeeded in maintaining an open border  between  Canada and the USA for the movement of wastes and recyclables by contributing  to the defeat of protectionist legislation.

Market Development Manager                                                                                    1983 - 1986

Seeking opportunities for new business in Canada and the USA and government relations

·         instrumental in the successful permitting of first hazardous waste landfill approved in Canada through a public hearing at Sarnia Ontario

Branch Manager                                                                                                           1979 - 1983

Responsible for a $4-10 million annual revenue liquid transfer and processing waste facility

·         exceeded budget by 50% first year, doubled revenue in two years

EARLY Consulting Positions:                                                                       1973 - 1979

Consultant to food, drug and cosmetic firms, primarily liaison with government agencies     

Nucro Technics Limited, Scarborough Ontario                                            1970 - 1978

Government of Canada Department of National Health and Welfare,      1966 - 1970 
  Food and Drug Directorate, Toronto, Ontario       


­         Burlington Chamber of Commerce    2000 - present
­         Canadian Environment Industry Association  1998 - present
­         Canadian Chamber of Commerce    1995 - present
­         Canadian Environment Industry Association   1988 - present
­         Ontario Environmental Industry Association    1992 - present


York University, Toronto
Masters in Business Administration, Marketing and Behavioral Science
1974 - 1979
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto 
 Certificate in Public Administration courses
1968 - 1970 
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
1963 - 1966


­         Fly-fishing, Golf, Hiking

­         Reading, Canadian authors, poetry, historical fiction, character studies,
         business/personal improvement books

­         Travel, to natural parks for bird watching and photography,



­         Member Burlington Sustainable Development Committee   2001 - 2002
­         Director, Burlington Art Centre  1997 - 2000
­         Canadian Club of Burlington 1980 - 1989