Board of Directors

WaterTAP’s experienced and active Board of Directors is comprised of professionals who provide both governance and inspiration.

Tanja McQueen

Board Chair and Vice Chair, Human Resources Committee

Tanja McQueen is a seasoned business professional with approximately 30 years of experience driving organizational change and transforming strategy into results in private sector, public sector, and not-for-profit roles, including CEO of a provincial association, senior executive with a water technology company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and senior manager within regional and municipal government.

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Paul Gibson

Board Vice Chair and Chair, Human Resources Committee

Paul Gibson is President of White Tower Group. A former executive with Mattamy Homes, Palliser Furniture and Fidelity Investments, he launched his strategic services firm a decade ago working in organizational design, coaching, executive search and a broad suite of HR services specialized for private and family businesses.

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Kevin Bossy

Board Secretary and Treasurer and Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Kevin Bossy joined Renfrew-based Bishop Water Technologies as CEO in October 2008. Spun out of Bishop Aquatic Technologies, the new company’s primary responsibility was to broaden and increase sales in Ontario’s municipal and industrial markets while offering support to representatives within its sales territory.

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Helge Daebel

Since 2006, Helge Daebel, Dr. sc. techn., has been responsible for the water sector within Emerald Technology Ventures – a globally recognized brand for venture investments in energy, water, materials and industrial IT – defining strategy, driving investment processes and supporting portfolio companies.

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Rhonda E. Harris

Vice Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Rhonda Harris, P.E., MBA, WEF Fellow, is a Vice President at Tata and Howard, Inc. She has more than 40 years of experience in managing and administering of a variety of facilities and programs in the water environment industry.

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Jane Kearns

Jane Kearns is a senior advisor with MaRS Cleantech. She is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation, and has extensive experience growing companies at the intersection of business and sustainability.

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Rita Theil

Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee and Vice Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Rita Theil, B.Soc.Sci, LLB, MBA, C.Dir, is a veteran of global corporate finance. She has more than 25 years’ experience advising international public and private power, water and energy companies with RvB Capital Partners, CITIBANK and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in the United States, the United Kingdom, and across Europe.

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John Walker

Chair, External Relations Committee

John Walker has a 40-year history in urban planning, energy security and power plant development in Canada and internationally.

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