Senior Management Team

David Baron, IMBA, B.Soc.Sc. (Hons)

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of Cowater International Inc., Mr. Baron leads the senior management team and has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the company and its operating groups, as well as leading strategic alliance and partnership opportunities globally. Since joining Cowater in 2006, Mr. Baron’s leadership has helped …

Dan Coleman, CPA, CMA, B.Comm.

Chief Operating Officer

A Cowater employee since 1991, appointed as Cowater’s Chief Operating Officer in 2011, Mr. Coleman is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company and performance management. This operational leadership includes guidance to VPs and project managers; oversight of financial management, HR, and corporate procedures; and risk management. Mr. …

Fida Geagea, M.A., B.A.

Vice President

Ms. Geagea has over 15 years of experience in planning, managing and implementing large projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Currently her work focuses on closing the gaps between needs, policy and performance to ensure the social service needs of a population are met in a responsive and …

Mark Redwood, M.U.P., B.A (Hons)

Vice President

Mark Redwood is an urban and environmental planner with 15 years of experience and specializes in water, sanitation, and climate change. Prior to joining Cowater International as the VP of Water, Sanitation & Environment, Mr. Redwood worked at Canada`s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) leading programs on water, climate change …

Veronique Doyon, M.Sc., B.A.

West Africa Regional Lead & Senior Project Director

After 17 years with a large engineering firm, Ms. Doyon has joined Cowater as the West Africa Regional Lead & Senior Project Director. Ms. Doyon brings over 25 years of international experience in implementing agri-food, agriculture, water supply and rural development projects worldwide and in particular in Africa, including Angola, …

Wilson Pearce, M.A., B.A. (Hons)

Vice President

As Vice President, Mr. Pearce oversees Cowater’s projects in the local governance, economic development and public utilities sectors.  Mr. Pearce has 25 years of experience in international management and management consulting, having designed and implemented governance, organizational change, economic development,  business transformation and training solutions with public and private sector …

Alan Wilson, MBA, B.Soc.Sc.

Vice-President, Business Development

Mr. Wilson is an experienced business development specialist with over 15 years of experience leading and guiding international business development and consulting on behalf of private sector, government, and non-profit organizations.  In his role as Vice President, he works directly with the CEO and all team members to design and …

Cory Leblanc, CPA, M.A

Director, Public Financial Management & Accountability

Mr. Leblanc is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of experience and specializes in designing, implementing and managing public sector oversight and capacity development projects. He has expertise in financial audit, financial modelling, project management, strategic planning, results based management, and proposal writing. Most recently with Cowater, Mr. Leblanc …

Mike McGarry, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Senior Project Director

Dr. McGarry, one of Cowater’s founding partners, is an internationally recognized leader in the water supply and sanitation sector. His expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of needs within the sector, from analysis of urban and rural priorities and policies, through development and implementation of appropriate technologies and community management. His …

Rod Lever, M.A., B.A. (Hons)

Vice President

Mr. Lever has over 17 years’ experience in international finance with a diverse skill set including deep knowledge of emerging markets finance and clean technology finance.   Formerly one of Export Development Canada’s (EDC’s) senior bankers his career exposed him to the range of EDC’s global activities including risk management and …

Greg Pereira, CPA, CA, B.Comm (Hons)

Director of Finance

As the Director of Finance, Mr. Pereira is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting, budgeting, and for multiple corporate functions including controller, treasury, tax and long-range business planning. Day-to-day, Mr. Pereira is charged with meeting the accounting, reporting, financial management, treasury, forecasting and other …

Judy Erskine, CPA, CGA, B.Sc.

Manager of Project Accounting and Reporting

Ms. Erskine is responsible for the oversight of the corporate financial systems and accounting including: financial reporting, implementing and maintaining internal controls, corporate finance, ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and managing the Accounting Department. Ms. Erskine is responsible for analyzing financial data and presenting financial reports in an …

Anita Lavryssen, CHRL

Office Manager

Ms. Lavryssen is a Human Resources Manager with over 20 years of experience managing a range of human resources functions and administrative staff. As Office Manager, Ms. Lavryssen is responsible for administration of office policies, procedures, and manuals in consultation with the Chief Operating Officer; and provides HR support and …