John Neate

John Neate

Core Competencies and Areas of Expertise

  • Over 30 years’ management and organizational experience intechnology assessment, evaluation and performance benchmarking
  • Navigation of complex challenges related to technology innovation, process optimization, organizational development, and resource management
  • Strategic development and execution of solutions, including the design and implementation of innovative programs and alternative service delivery options
  • Articulate communication of scientific complexity to broad audiences
  • Areas of expertise include: energy, water, infrastructure, innovative technology applications and capacity building

Employment History

  • Current – Managing Director, Strategies for Change, Burlington, ON
  • 2012-2015 – President, GLOBE Performance Solutions, Vancouver, BC
  • 2005-2009 – Senior Advisor, Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement, Mississauga, ON
  • 2003-2005, Senior Advisor, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto, ON
  • 1997-2003 – Senior Advisor, UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre, Osaka, Japan
  • 1991-1997- President and Chief Operating Officer, Water Technology International Corp. and RockCliffe Research Management Inc., Burlington, ON
  • 1988-1991- Associate Director and Manager of Research Programs, Wastewater Technology Centre, Burlington, ON
  • 1985-1988 – Director, Newfoundland and Labrador, Environment Canada, St. John’s NF
  • 1980-1984 – Scientific and Energy Policy Advisor, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • 1976-1979 – Principal Investigator, Energy Supply and Technology, Ontario Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning, Toronto, ON


  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies (MES), York University, Toronto
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Honours) (BSc), McGill University, Montreal

Boards and Advisory Committees

  • Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) Technology Access Centre (TAC) Advisory Board (2015-)
  • Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board GHG Certification Sub-Committee (2009-2014)
  • European Union Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) System Advisory Board (2005-09)
  • Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement Board of Directors (1993-97)
  • Water Technology International Corporation Board of Directors (1996-97)
  • WTI Holdings Inc. Chairman, Board of Directors (1995-97)
  • RockCliffe Research Management Inc. Board of Directors (1991-95)
  • International Joint Commission Council of Great Lakes Research Managers (1990-96)
  • National Research Council Environmental Science and Engineering Task Force (1990).