Patrick is the Founder, President and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GFL. In 2007, Patrick had a vision to create a company that is a “one –stop shop” provider of environmental solutions. Since then, drawing on the discipline he learned in his earlier hockey career, Patrick has driven GFL to become the fourth largest environmental services company in North America. Patrick has instilled an entrepreneurial culture in GFL’s leadership team with a focus on operational excellence, sustainability and safety as core values.
In 2017, he was recognized by Waste360 with a Top 40 under 40 award, and in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year TM Ontario Awards, as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Power & Utilities Sector. Patrick is also driven by a passion to give back to charities in our host communities. In addition to being a regular supporter of charities supporting local family and health initiatives, in 2019 he contributed $5 million to help create the Dovigi Family Sports Medicine Clinic, a first of its kind sports medicine research and care facility providing support to individuals with sports-related injuries. Patrick currently serves on the board of directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.
Luke joined GFL as Director, Mergers & Acquisitions in January 2015, became Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development in October 2016 and was named GFL’s Chief Operating Officer on January 1, 2018. In October 2018, he was appointed GFL’s Chief Financial Officer. Luke has 15 years of financial management experience with a focus on financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate finance. Prior to joining GFL, Luke was a Director in the Deal Advisory group of KPMG LLP where he provided due diligence services to Canadian private equity market investors. Prior to that, Luke worked in KPMG’s Complex Accounting group. Luke is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Concordia University.
Prior to joining GFL as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel in October 2018, Mindy served as a lawyer and partner at Davies Ward Philips and Vineberg LLP for over 16 years. Her practice focused on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. She brings a wealth of legal and business experience, advising clients in areas such as domestic and international public and private offerings of debt and equity, loan financings, and private equity-related transactions. Named as one of the 2013 Lexpert® Rising Stars Leading Lawyers Under 40, Mindy is a former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Listings Advisory Committee and the Ontario Securities Commission Securities Advisory Committee. As Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Mindy is responsible for overseeing all legal matters impacting GFL, including corporate governance, financings, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. Mindy holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
Greg was appointed GFL’s Chief Operating Officer, Solid Waste, in November 2018. With an extensive leadership and operations background, he brings almost three decades of experience working in the waste industry. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Industries, having joined the company in early 2013 as Senior Vice-President of Operations. Prior to this, he was a senior leader with Waste Management for almost 15 years, including two years as Corporate Vice-President of Operations and Business Solutions, and 12 years as an Area Vice-President with full responsibility for collection, recycling and landfill disposal services.
Joy joined GFL as Vice-President, Legal in March of 2011. She became General Counsel in May 2014, and was appointed Executive Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives in October 2018. Joy has an LLB from the University of Toronto and has practiced law since her call to the bar in 1983, initially in private practice with a small boutique firm in Hamilton, Ontario and since 1997 primarily as in-house counsel for publicly traded and private companies in the waste management sector. Joy was General Counsel of Capital Environmental Resource Inc. from 1997 to 1998 at the time of its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ and was Associate General Counsel at Waste Services Inc. (the successor to Capital Environmental) from 2003 to 2010, where she was responsible for all commercial and legal compliance matters affecting the company’s waste management operations including acquisitions and divestitures, contract and employment matters and worked with WSI’s General Counsel on financings and securities matters. In November 2016, Joy was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women of 2016.