Chair of the Board

Tom PedersenDr. Thomas Pedersen – Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria and Chair, Canadian Climate Forum (2014-present)

Dr. Thomas Pedersen served as Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions from September 2009 to November 2015. His previous positions included Dean of Science (2003-2009) and Director of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria (2002-2003), and Associate Dean, Research, for the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia (2000-mid 2002). Pedersen holds a degree in geology from UBC and a PhD in marine geochemistry from the University of Edinburgh. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is an internationally recognized authority in the field of paleoceangraphy, and has longstanding interests in climate change issues and the application of government policy to climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Board of Directors

Ann McMillanAnn McMillan – Ottawa, Ontario

Ann McMillan is Vice-Chair of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Ottawa Chapter and has recently started editing the ArcticSIGnal, the newsletter for CMOS Arctic Special Interest Group. Recently, she co-edited a book entitled Air Quality Management: A Canadian Perspective. Ann spent 16 years at Ontario Hydro where she retained a strong personal interest in Air Quality and was Chair of the Ontario Section of the Air Pollution Control Association. She subsequently joined AES as the Chief of Air Quality Modelling.  As Director of Science Assessment and Policy Integration for the Meteorological Service of Canada she promoted integration of science results in a manner that would be accessible to policy makers.  She supervised their interaction with the IPCC as well as Chaired the five National Resource Departments’ Committee on Climate Change.  She subsequently became Director of Policy and International Affairs at Environment Canada. She has also been on special assignment at Fisheries and Oceans Canada where she laid groundwork for an Arctic Strategy.