Aran is the National Director, Government Relations and Environment, for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic. Aran represents the Society in senior-level government relations and is responsible for animating the Society’s Healthier Planet strategic priority. Aran is a Canadian environmental and sustainability leader, a non-profit and charitable sector executive and an environmental lawyer who believes in the necessity of forging environmental solutions that integrate the environment, the economy and advance Indigenous reconciliation.
Aran has significant experience working across sectors to catalyze and direct, large-scale, collaborative conservation initiatives around Canada. Aran has served in an advisory capacity to federal government departments and has done consulting work for clients as diverse as the United Nations, Mission Innovation, the World Resources Institute, Sustainable Prosperity and the Great Bear Rainforest’s Coast Information Team. Aran was elected a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2018. Aran joined the Society as a staff member in the fateful spring of 2020.
Aran lives in Kingston, Ontario, with his partner, Jennifer Ruddy, their young children, Eoghan and Georgia, and their yellow Labrador, Percy.
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