Press release

IISD Board member Jack MacLeod passes away May 18, 2001

May 24, 2001

WINNIPEG — Mr. Jack MacLeod, a board member at the International Institute for Sustainable Development board member since 1996 died Friday, May 18, 2001 of cancer. Mr. MacLeod was a valued and respected member of the board who contributed much of his time and knowledge to promoting the work of IISD. In 1999 Mr. MacLeod led the board committee responsible for finding for a new IISD President and Chief Executive Officer. Until his death, he also led the board fund development and outreach task force.

Mr. MacLeod served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Shell Canada Limited from 1985 to 1993. He was a director of NOVA Corporation of Alberta, Trimac Limited, and the Sun Life Assurance Company. Mr. MacLeod was also a member of the Alberta Northeast Gas Advisory Board, Alberta Science and Research Authority Management Board, the Advisory Group to the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and the Van Horne Institute. He chaired Learning for a Sustainable Future and the Calgary Health Trust. Mr. MacLeod served as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and was a director of the C.D. Howe Institute, and Chair of the Environmental Choice Program.

Mr. MacLeod was a champion of sustainable development and will be missed by his friends and colleagues at IISD.

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.