Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
Susan Farquharson is an award-winning executive manager who has owned and operated her own consultant company and worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. She is currently the Executive Director for the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, where she started in 2015 after holding an Executive position at the Canadian Rivers Institute. She has led several projects for various clients including Canadian Coast Guard, the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, municipal governments in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and spent ten years managing an environmental NGO.
Susan holds an MA in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University and has trained nationally and abroad. She achieved her Masters Certification in Project Management and is a PMP certified project manager. She is a graduate of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Programme (Moscow 2001), completing (2) two-year participatory action research on collaborative resource management, and received a certificate of completion from the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program Environmental Leadership at UC-Berkeley, School of Natural Resource Management (2003).
Susan has spearheaded numerous resource management strategies requiring cooperation at all governmental levels. She has dedicated time to her community by volunteering on both a local service district advisory committee and as a past director of a regional service commission. Her work and volunteer activities have been acknowledged with awards and recognition - most notably the New Brunswick Environmental Leadership Award, the Gulf of Maine Visionary Award and most recently as the 2nd honorary member of the Canadian Rivers Institute.