Since the first Ducks Unlimited Canada project in 1938, our people have led the way in wetland conservation.

Ducks Unlimited Canada is guided by an elected board of directors, who contribute a broad range of expertise. They work with staff to engage the passion and talents of supporters and partners across the country. Everyone involved with DUC, from our president to an event volunteer, plays an important role in our conservation success.

Good Governance

We strive for good governance by demonstrating best practices, accountability and transparency in everything we do. Our annual reports and financial statements outline recent conservation activities and describe how your supporter dollars make a difference.

We also encourage you to speak up about your concerns. Our Whistle Blower Policy makes it easy to come forward in confidence with questions about our financial and operational activities.

Board of Directors

DUC’s board of directors is made up of professionals and philanthropists from across Canada and the United States. We are currently seeking volunteers of exceptional stature to join our board. Learn more about this opportunity.

Officers of the Board

James E. “Jim” Couch

James E. “Jim” Couch

Chairman of the Board

David C. Blom

David C. Blom

President

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

Vice-President

David McCoy

David McCoy

Secretary

Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

Treasurer

Karla Guyn

Karla Guyn

Chief Executive Officer


Board of Directors

British Columbia

  • Robert G. Clark
  • Julius DeBaar
  • Winifred Kessler
  • Ray Maher
  • Greg Sawchuck
  • Nancy Wilkin

Alberta

  • David C. Blom
  • David McCoy
  • Travis G. Peckham

Saskatchewan

  • James E. Couch
  • John Eagle
  • Bryan Leverick
  • James McHattie

Manitoba

  • Karla Guyn
  • Robert Kozminski
  • Kevin McFadden
  • Patrick O’Connor
  • James A. Richardson

Ontario

  • Tom Davidson, Jr.
  • Jackie Down
  • Philip Holst
  • Leslie Noble
  • Gregory Weeks

Québec

  • Roger d’Eschambault

New Brunswick

  • Malcolm M. “Mac” Dunfield
  • Shawn Graham
  • Kevin Harris

Nova Scotia

  • Grenville Jones

American Directors

  • Paul R. Bonderson, Jr.
  • Bill D’Alonzo
  • Douglas T. Federighi
  • Jerry Harris
  • Grady Hartzog, Jr.
  • Robert S. Hester
  • Rogers Hoyt, Jr.
  • James Konkel
  • Monty Lewis
  • Joseph G. Mazon
  • Mickey McMillin
  • Joseph Nicosia
  • Clay Rogers
  • Gary Salmon
  • John Tomke
  • Mike Woodward

Honorary Directors

  • Mel F. Belich, Q.C.
  • Peter D. Carton
  • C. Neil Downey
  • John C. Eaton
  • Jack H. Hole
  • Arthur L. Irving
  • Duncan M. Jessiman
  • John D. McDiarmid
  • John R. Messer
  • George C. Reifel
  • Duncan W. Sinclair
  • William G. Turnbull
  • Tom Worden
  • G. Tod Wright

Directors Emeriti

  • Richard A.N. Bonnycastle
  • Duncan Campbell
  • Hugh D. Fairn
  • Ross E. Gage
  • Ronald J. Hicks
  • R. Timothy Kenny
  • D. Gavin Koyl
  • H. Graham LeBourveau, FCA
  • W. Bruce Lewis
  • James D. MacDonald
  • Barry H. Martin
  • G. David Richardson
  • Roland E. Rivalin, Q.C.
  • Gilles Rivard, Q.C.
  • Mauri M. Rutherford
  • Terry Sparks
  • Fred Wagman
  • W. John D. Woodward

Executive Vice-President Emeritus

  • Stewart Morrison

Leadership Team

Karla Guyn

Karla Guyn

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Jasper

Kim Jasper

Chief Fundraising Officer

Gary Goodwin

Gary Goodwin

Executive Corporate Secretary and Counsel

Linda Monforton

Linda Monforton

Chief People Operations

Marcy Sullivan

Marcy Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

David Howerter

David Howerter

Director National Conservation Operations

Nigel Simms

Nigel Simms

National Director Communications and Marketing