Advisor, Policy & Crown Governance

Jon O’Rordian

Dr. Jon O’Riordan joined POLIS as a strategic policy advisor in 2007, where he focuses on provincial water policy reform and the ecological governance of water management. He is also a senior policy and research advisor to the Action on Climate Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University and an associate fellow with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies. He is a former is a former deputy minister of the B.C. Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. He has completed 35 years in public service in environmental management and land resource planning, mainly with the provincial government. In his most recent position at the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, he was responsible for completing six regional land and resource management plans.