About Us

ABCRC Corporate Governance

Board governance is a deciding component of organizational effectiveness and a crucial part of the functioning life of non-profit, public and private sector organizations alike. Effective governance ensures that objectives are realized, resources are well managed, and the interests of stakeholders are reflected in key decisions.

ABCRC is committed to following effective, transparent and accountable governance practices. ABCRC’s Board of Directors consists of shareholder representatives from beverage manufacturers and the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (as the deemed manufacturer of all alcoholic beverages). The Directors, and non-director committee members, do not receive any remuneration for the time and talent they provide to ABCRC.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Ken White (Chairman)
Independent Director

“Being the Chair of ABCRC’s Board of Directors for the past thirteen years, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in meeting and exceeding ABCRC’s regulated responsibilities and operating behind the principles of the best practice environmental efforts.”

Neil Antymis, ICD.D (Vice Chairman)
The Pepsi Bottling Group (Canada) Ltd.

“I serve on the boards of several recycling organizations and also the Canadian Beverage Association because I have a passion for recycling and the environment.”

Tony Gusikoski (Treasurer)
Lactalis Canada

“Lactalis Canada is committed to the health and wellness of Canadians. Serving on ABCRC’s Board of Directors helps to achieve this common goal by contributing to accomplishing ABCRC’s social responsibility goals.”

Cheryl McLaughlin, ICD.D
Refresco North America

“I enjoy applying my quality control expertise to the ABCRC Board of Directors and providing general oversight and feedback to ABCRC’s mission to collect and recycle non-refillable beverage containers.”

Nicholas Kissel
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission

“I dedicate my time and expertise to the ABCRC Board of Directors to help shape the future of beverage container recycling.”

Shane Buckingham
Canadian Beverage Association

“The Canadian Beverage Association and its members play an active role in the management of recycling programs across the country. I am pleased to represent our association on the ABCRC Board of Directors and support its mission of delivering accountable governance and strong environmental outcomes.”

Rachel Morier
The Beer Store & Brewers Distributor Ltd.

“ABCRC’s environmental leadership in recycling is very much aligned with the values of The Beer Store & BDL. I am delighted to help contribute to this important work.”

Michael Forian-Zytynsky
Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

“My ambition is to ensure our beverages make a positive impact with every drink. As a representative of Keurig Dr Pepper Canada, I’m proud to serve on the board of the ABCRC as we all work together to reduce our environmental footprint while restoring resources for a circular economy.”

CJ Hélie
Beer Canada

“On behalf of Canada’s brewers, it’s a pleasure to join the ABCRC Board and work with fellow Directors and staff to continue the great work ensuring beverage containers in Alberta are recovered to the highest social and environmental standards possible.”