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Staff Profile

David Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

staff_dmarshall.jpgDavid Marshall, a professional engineer, has been Chief Executive Officer of the Fraser Basin Council since its foundation in May 1997 and of the predecessor Fraser Basin Management Board from 1993 to 1997.

From 1989 to 1992, David was the Vice-Chairman of GLOBE '90 and GLOBE '92, two international conferences and trade fairs focusing on practical solutions to environmental challenges and the business opportunities and responsibilities they represent.

From 1980 to 1990, he was the Regional Director, Pacific, Western and Northern Region, of the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), the predecessor organization to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. David’s main responsibility was administration of the Canadian Environmental Assessment and Review Process in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Included in these responsibilities was management of the largest public inquiry into offshore oil and gas development ever to take place in North America. During this period, he received two separate Merit Awards for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Canadian Public Service.

David has participated in coastal zone management, watershed management, environmental assessment and sustainable tourism development initiatives in the Caribbean, Indonesia, The Philippines, Russia, Thailand, China, Iraq and South Korea. He is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and, in this capacity, has taught a Masters course on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.

In May 1998 he received the National River Conservation Award of Merit from the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board.

His professional services have included membership on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Impact Assessment, the Canadian Water Network and the International Centre for Sustainable Cities. In 2001, he chaired the BC Government’s Drinking Water Legislation Review Panel, and from 2006-2010 he chaired the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Performance.

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Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.