Michael Goeres was appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) in 2010. CCME is the primary minister-led intergovernmental forum for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern, and is comprised of the environment ministers from the federal, provincial and territorial governments.
As Director of Corporate Services from 1997 to 2010, Michael was responsible for CCME’s publications and internal operations while also helping to guide development of a number of CCME policy files. Prior to joining CCME in 1997, Michael was Director, Finance and Administration with the Canada Grains Council Inc., an industry association of the Canadian grain trade. He was founding Executive Director of the Manitoba Intercultural Council, a provincial agency created in 1982 to provide policy advice from ethnocultural communities to the Manitoba government.
Michael was recognized as one of Canada’s 2015 Clean50 for his contributions to sustainable development and clean capitalism.
Michael, born and raised in Saskatchewan, is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan and of the University of Manitoba. Michael and wife Ursula, who practices criminal law, have three children.