Andy Wright – Founder and Executive Director, Willow Grove Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Pacific Water Research Centre
Andrew S. Wright is former high technology entrepreneur and currently an adjunct professor at SFU in the Faculty of the Environment. Since 2007 he has actively engaged in promoting enhanced inner-city childhood education programs and ecological conservation efforts. In addition to directly supporting the Great Bear Rainforest agreement via donation he has played a direct technical role in advancing land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture in BC. The development of the Namgis Kuterra FinFish aquaculture farm is a direct result of these efforts. He is involved in a wide range of conservation endeavors and sits on the boards of various groups and initiatives. Additionally, he is a passionate conservation photographer and has produced two books, Emeralds at the Edge and Faltering Light, both arguing the case for increased conservation in British Columbia.