Mark Zacharias


Mark is currently the executive director of Clean Energy Canada, a climate and clean energy program housed at the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue whose purpose is to find paths to net-zero that grow the Canadian economy while leaving no one behind. Mark joined Clean Energy Canada after a 25-year career with the British Columbia public service where he most recently served as deputy minister of environment and climate change strategy. His public service career also included assistant deputy minister roles in various natural resources, education, and innovation portfolios. Mark holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy, University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. He holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Guelph and has published extensively, including Marine Policy: An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans (2014, 2019) and Marine Conservation Ecology (2011). Mark is based in Victoria, B.C.