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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Damian Bassett, '72

Principal, Aberdeen Consulting Limited

Damian Bassett retired 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, and responsible for implementing Ontarioís Blue Box Program Plan. Prior to CSR, Damian worked for Laidlaw, as Vice-President of Resource Management. He began his career at Continental Can Canada, where he worked in marketing, sales and general management positions, and helped to develop the Blue Box recycling system.

Damian has also served three terms as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Markham Stouffville Hospital. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Wyndham Gardens Apartments of Unionville and a Director of the Unionville Home Society. He is the Chair of the Deanís Advisory Council of Laurierís School of Business & Economics, and has been named in Laurierís 100 Alumni of Achievement.

Degrees: BBA (Hons), Wilfrid Laurier University; MBA, University of Toronto