The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be present to delegates at the Economic Summit‘s closing luncheon later this month.
Prior to becoming the Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, Jonathan spent 20+ successful years as a senior business leader and executive. He has extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors, having served as CEO of QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development for Nexterra. Previously, he also worked at Bain & Company, a leading global management consultancy.
A Rhodes Scholar, Jonathan holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University. Early in his career, he worked as a constitutional negotiator and a federal-provincial relations specialist. Prior to his Ministerial appointment, Jonathan was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.
Jonathan has served on numerous industry and charitable boards, including the B.C. Technology Industries Association, United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. He is also a long time soccer coach with the North Shore Girls Soccer Club. Jonathan, his wife Tara, and their two daughters live in North Vancouver.
“The Port of Nanaimo is very excited to host VIEA’s Closing Luncheon and Minister Wilkinson’s address to attending delegates. Our work at the Port is closely connected to the activities and policies of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. We look forward to hearing the Minister’s insights to the strategies and priorities of his Ministry at this time.”
— Ewan D. Moir, President & CEO, Nanaimo Port Authority