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SDTC names new president and CEO

Leah Lawrence takes over from interim president Jane Pagel

Ottawa—Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has named Leah Lawrence president and CEO.

Lawrence takes over from acting president and CEO Jane Pagel, and most recently, was president of Clean Energy Capitalists Inc.

She brings a depth of experience in sustainable technology development in the oil and gas and electricity industries, according to SDTC, and has held board and fellowship appointments at organizations such as CO2 Solutions Inc., the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and Alberta Economic Development.

“Ms. Lawrence’s range of experience with, and passion for, sustainable business made her a natural choice to lead Sustainable Development Technology Canada in to the next stage of its growth,” said Jim Balsillie, chair of SDTC, in a press release.

“I’m certain that under her leadership, cleantech entrepeneurs and all Canadians will be well served as we help bring innovative technologies that deliver the double bottom line of economic growth and environmental sustainability, to market.”

Sustainable Development Technology Canada is an arm’s-length foundation created by the federal government to support projects aimed at sustainable development.

Its SD Tech Fund has supported 269 projects with $684 million from federal government funding.

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