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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 31, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Damian L. Bassett (Chair), BBA '72, Principal, Aberdeen Consulting Limited

Damian Bassett retired from his position as President & CEO of CSR: Corporations Supporting Recycling in October 2008, having served in this position for 12 years.

In January 2003, he was appointed CEO of Stewardship Ontario, the first industry funding organization created by Waste Diversion Ontario under Waste Diversion Act, 2002. Stewardship Ontario is responsible for implementing Ontario's Blue Box Program Plan.

Prior to CSR, Damian worked for Laidlaw, as Vice-President - Resource Management. He began his career at Continental Can Canada, where he worked in marketing, sales and general management positions. While there, he helped develop Ontario's Blue Box recycling system.

Damian has a (Hons) BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Damian is a Past Chair of the Markham Stouffville Hospital's Board of Directors and currently sits on two community and three industry boards.