As the Vice President and Environment Practice Lead, Christina specializes in environmental legislation, regulation, and policy matters at the provincial and federal levels of government. She has expertise within the realms of resource recovery and the circular economy, carbon markets and climate policy, chemicals management, permits and approvals, clean tech, and more.
With over a decade of experience, Christina has worked with clients on environmentally focused issues to build consensus, enact change, and make a positive impact in support of reducing emissions, diverting waste, and protecting the environment.
Through strategic advocacy, Christina has played a key role in Ontario’s transition to an extended producer responsibility (EPR) system for resource recovery and recycling. She has worked on every EPR regulation in Ontario to secure a variety of important provisions and amendments in support of client objectives.
As a strategic thinker and consensus-builder, Christina has helped clients secure important permits and approvals to ensure their projects move forward in a timely manner while the appropriate environmental protections are maintained.
Over the years, Christina has ensured clients receive profiles in important government documents including environment plans, policy statements, discussion papers, strategies, and more. She has also organized and executed several successful events that bring together government decision-makers and industry leaders in support of advancing shared objectives.
Christina is a Sussex success story. She started her career at the firm more than a decade ago and was first hired as an Administrative Assistant. Over the last 12+ years, Christina worked her way up through the company and is now a leader at Sussex acting as Vice President and managing the Environment Practice.
Christina holds a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University where she also earned her Honours BA in Political Studies and Women’s Studies. She is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, serves on the Public Affairs Association of Canada’s Board of Directors, and has been a featured speaker for several academic and industry events.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys scuba diving, documentary films, cheering on Toronto sports teams, and spending time with her niece and nephew.