Matt Breech

Matt Breech

Matt Breech is the Co-Founder and CEO of TallGrass, one of Canada’s leading manufacturers and distributors of natural health and beauty products.

Founded in 1997, TallGrass sells health foods to stores across Canada with a variety of brands and products including Botanica, Host Defense and MegaFood. A recent winner of the CHFA Supplier of Excellence award and Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 award, Matt is committed to building a successful business with the goal of growing personal, community and planetary wellness.

In addition to running TallGrass, Matt also serves on the Board of the Vancouver Dance Centre and the Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, and recently served two terms on the Board of the Canadian Health Food Association, chairing the Government Relations committee. Matt lives in Vancouver with his wife Shino, daughter Emma and Milo the wonder dog.

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Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes

Scott is a leading social finance practitioner combining 20 years of banking and finance experience in the application of conventional tools of finance to social sector organizations. Scott assists in overcoming

the organizational challenges of financial management and scarce capital to increase financial resilience. In addition to experience in the conventional banking stream, Scott lead a team of funding practitioners at Vancity Credit Union, providing a range of financial services and tools to charities, not-for-profits, social enterprises and cooperatives. A charismatic people leader with highly effective communication skills, Scott has a track record of successfully leading teams and building collaborative internal and external partnerships to achieve strong results.
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Tracy London

Tracy London

Tracy London is the Executive Director, University Campaigns at Simon Fraser University. Previously she served for five years as the Assistant Dean, Development with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.

She holds a Juris Doctor and Master in Social Work, and a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Tracy has worked as an environmental and international human right law activist, and a term sessional lecturer in Canadian Social Policy and International Social Development at the School of Social Work at UBC.
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Heather Kelsall

Heather Kelsall

Heather Kelsall is a senior governance analyst at WATSON, supporting clients through comprehensive governance reviews and board, CEO and Peer evaluations. She leads projects throughout all stages of the client lifecycle from survey and interview design, interviewing, recommendation development, and report writing.

Heather also designs board and committee debriefs and education sessions for WATSON’s Governance Academy and plays a key role in our course development, including our newest course, Chair with Intention™.
Heather holds a Masters of Science in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. As part of her MSc program, Heather completed advanced courses in qualitative and quantitative methods and wrote a comprehensive research-based dissertation.
Prior to joining WATSON, Heather worked in the marketing department of a large global engineering firm. Heather interned with Amnesty International and was the content lead for the Bridging the Gap conference on international development at Engineers Without Borders. Heather grew up in Oakville, Ontario and has studied on three continents
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