Board of Directors

Based on the expertise they bring to the industry, Members of the Board of Directors for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre are appointed by the Government of Ontario. Members hold office for a term of up to two years and are eligible for reappointment for successive terms. The Board is accountable to the Ontario legislature through the Minister of the Environment. It is responsible for the overall supervision of the operations of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. The Board also contributes to the development of the rolling three-year business planning process by reviewing performance measures linked to the Centre's strategic directions.


John Stager, Chair

Mr. Stager has more than 30 years of environmental management and organizational transformation experience. From 2008 to 2012, he was the Chief Drinking Water Inspector for the province of Ontario, as well as the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Drinking Water Management Division within the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Prior to that position, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister Lead for the Inspections, Investigations and Enforcement modernization initiative from 2004 until 2008. In this capacity, he led a series of modernization initiatives across Ontario's 13 regulatory compliance ministries.