Dr. John Wiebe President & CEO, GLOBE Group John established the GLOBE Foundation in 1993. Our in-house expert on environmental business and the application of sustainability principles to business ventures, he was recognized in 2011 as one of Canada’s Clean16, naming him one of 16 individuals who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada. John has managed projects and advised governments and corporations in all parts of the world for the past 30 years. Until May of 2005 he was also the President & CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and until April of 2007 was Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Education Centre Network and Global Schools Inc. He has been a senior executive with the Government of Canada and served on the National Roundtable on Environment and the Economy where he chaired the Capital Markets taskforce. He is a past Chair of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission and a past Director of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, the McCrae Institute, Desert Gold Corporation, Boltons Capital Corp. Tonbridge Power Corp. and on the Advisory Boards of the Simon Fraser University Business School, the Banff School of Management and the East West Center. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Green Table Network and as a Director of West Mountain Capital Corp., Advantage BC, and Eco Canada, and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Ecosystem Restoration Associates Ltd. Though this travel commitments don’tleave much spare time, he enjoys to spend whatever’s left with friends and colleagues on the golf course.
Frank Came Senior Advisor, GLOBE Group. Frank has been part of the GLOBE Group in various capacities since its inception in 1993. He brings to the Group extensive experience in policy and program development on environmental and sustainable development, both in business and government. Currently acting as Managing Director for GLOBE Advisors, Frank has served as the Project Director for several initiatives including the Globe Mentorship Program which helped prepare pre-commercial and early stage companies to bring their products and technologies to the commercial marketplace. He has directed several major consulting projects related to carbon sequestration and insurance costing in the construction sector, as well as Labour Force Development in the Shipping Sector and Zero Waste Management. Frank headed the West Coast Clean Economy Report project (prepared for the Pacific Coast Collaborative), and the Canadian Clean Energy Technology Insight Report, prepared for the National Research Council of Canada. He also led a consulting project on behalf of UN-HABITAT to establish an International Urban Training Centre in Gangwon Province in South Korea. Frank is the author of numerous major reports on the environmental technologies and services sector and has served as President of the BC Environment Industries Association. As a gifted writer, he further contributes to key issues in environmental sustainability through his work as Editor of the GLOBE-Net News portal. Prior to his years with the Globe Group Frank served in various senior positions in the federal Treasury Board Secretariat, the Privy Council Office, and as a Director General at Western Economic Diversification Canada. Frank’s work touches nearly all of GLOBE’s projects.
Mark Heilig Director of Operations, GLOBE Performance Solutions Mark joined GLOBE in early 2013 and brings over 15 years of experience in international relations, business development, and operations management to the team. As a West Coast local, Mark’s passion for international business has taken him around the globe, working and traveling throughout Africa, Europe and Latin America, before finally settling back in Vancouver. He has worked on numerous domestic and international projects for a variety of clients and industries, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the organic food industry, the telecom sector and the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from the University of BC, as well as a Certificate in Internet Marketing. Mark is fluent in English, German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. When he’s not too busy liaising across multiple time zones and hemispheres with our domestic and offshore client base, Mark enjoys spending his time outdoors, hiking the trails of Vancouver’s North Shore or mountain biking on the local Gulf Islands.
Andrew Wiebe, Senior Advisor, Andrew is an atmospheric scientist with over 15 years experience in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. His core fields of expertise are boundary layer meteorology, numerical weather prediction, operational forecasting, climate analysis, dispersion modeling, industrial emission inventories, statistical analysis, data aggregation and data integration. He has extensive experience in high-performance computing infrastructures and emergent internet technologies that take advantage of the vast amounts of data produced by satellites, monitoring networks, statistical and numerical modelling. Andrew has worked with various stakeholders including government ministries, community groups and industry representatives, bringing a robust scientific rigour and ethics to every interaction. He is an experienced climate risk analyst following the ISO 31000:2099 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines and has appeared in several court proceedings as an expert witness. Andrew is a current member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanic Society and the former chairperson of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanic Society – Queensland. He has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at numerous conference proceedings in the fields of Air Quality, Meteorology, Climate Science and Climate Adaptation.