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Since graduating from the Fine Art department at Queens University in 1988, Andrew Davies has worked in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, and interactive digital media. After graduating in 1995 from the masters program in architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc) in Los Angeles, Davies moved to New York City to work in exhibition and interactive design at the Museum of Modern Art. He has also taught digital media courses at New York's Eyebeam Atelier and George Brown college in Toronto. On his return to Toronto he started Andrew Davies Design, currently responsible for the interpretive design strategy for Evergreen @ the Brick Works project in Toronto.
No.9 is dedicated to working with a number of accomplished guest curators, education program managers and production staff, providing unique opportunities to local and international talent to address the relationship between art and the environment.
John Norman, Chair of the Board of Directors (since 2007)
John started his investment career in 1993 at Burns Fry Ltd. He moved to the mutual fund industry in 1996 focusing on marketing, sales and compliance and in 1998, join Phillips, Hagar & North Investment Management Ltd. where he was a portfolio manager overseeing private client and foundation/endowment assets. John has a B.A. in Economics (1991) from the University of Western Ontario, has been a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) since 1998 and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, which he obtained in 1999.
Francisca Quinn, Treasurer (since 2012)
Sustainability Business Consultant
Francisca is the Founder and President of corporate sustainability consultancy Quinn & Partners Inc. where she advises large Canadian companies and institutional investors on sustainability leadership. Francisca graduated with a Master Sc. Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and she has pursued continuing education courses in climate change and corporate social responsibility at King's College London and the University of Waterloo. Her professional career includes positions with Asea Brown Boveri, Mercer Management Consulting, the Carbon Trust and Loop Initiatives in Europe and North America. Francisca is a regular speaker on sustainability and climate change related topics to business and investor audiences. She writes on sustainability integration topics for publications in the hospitality and real estate industries and Tweets on sustainability leadership.
Francisca has a deep personal commitment to environmental issues and champions a low carbon lifestyle.
Chris Carradine, Director/Secretary (since 2009)
Vice President, Marketing
Chris Carradine is Vice President, Marketing at ecobee, the “first mover” in the green automation space and the first to build an integrated energy management platform for consumers. ecobee’s first product to market is the WiFi enabled Smart Thermostat, designed to help consumers conserve energy, save money and reduce their environmental impact.
Chris has a long track record of driving strategic change to help organizations deliver on financial, social, and environmental performance targets. Prior to ecobee, Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Jantzi Research Inc., a top ranked investment research firm specializing in the performance of global securities with a social mandate. Prior to Jantzi, Chris was Vice President Marketing and Sponsorships at Evergreen, a national non-profit social enterprise specializing in urban naturalization and environmental issues. Prior to Evergreen, Chris was Vice President/General Manager for Today’s Parent Group where he was instrumental in creating and managing a new division of the company that was successfully sold after only 3.5 years for an 11X multiple to Growing Family. Chris moved to the US and continued with Growing Family where he held two positions, Vice President, New Business Development and Vice President Sales, North America.
Andrew Davies, Ex Officio
Executive Director, No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment
Andrew Davies is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the charitable arts organization No.9: Contemporary Art & The Environment located in Toronto, Canada.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queens University and a Masters in Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Andrew worked as a Project Manager and Exhibition Designer at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. While at MoMA, Andrew designed and administered over thirty international museum exhibitions. Andrew excelled at integrating interactive digital learning into the museum viewing experience. He received an International Design Magazine award for his role as producer and designer of the Un-Private House Interactive Table, a collaboration between MIT Media Lab and MoMA. Andrew has participated in symposiums, lectures and design reviews regarding interactive design at international museum conferences, MIT and Columbia University.
Andrew was responsible for the preliminary Interpretative Design Strategy for Evergreen Brickworks and has providing art consultation for numerous major public art projects in Toronto, including the public art work for the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital.
Andrew taught digital media at Eyebeam Atelier in NYC and new media at George Brown College in Toronto. He is a past member of the Educational Advisory Committee at The Art Gallery of Ontario and currently sits on the Environmental Advisory Committee for the Toronto Public School Board.