Mr. Podlasly, a member of the Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, Nlaka’pamux Nation in British Columbia, is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, a national 150 Indigenous nation collective that seeks ownership of major projects such as pipelines, electric utilities and mining support infrastructure. Mr. Podlasly counsels Indigenous governments across Canada on the establishment of trusts to invest revenues from resource development. He is Chair of the First Nations Limited Partnership (pipelines) and a Trustee of Nlaka’pamux Nation Legacy Trust.In 2017,Mr. Podlasly was awarded the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal for Indigenous leadership in establishing Teach For Canada — Gakinaamaage, a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations to recruit and support committed teachers. He has advised many leading international companies on corporate education, strategy, leadership and globalization programs. Mr. Podlasly is a regular speaker at global business and governance events.
Mr. Podlasly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity Western University and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
Other public company board directorships during last five years