Denise Philippe
Senior Policy Advisor, National Zero Waste Council

Denise is a Senior Policy Advisor with the National Zero Waste Council Secretariat, where she supports projects, working groups, and organizational development. For the past 4 years, Denise has helped drive forward the Council's work on food waste prevention and reduction, largely through the initiatives of the Food Working Group, and the National Strategy on Food Waste Reduction. Denise is also a Senior Policy Advisor with Metro Vancouver, the regional government that houses the Council. She is a certified planner who has been engaged in community and land use planning, and stakeholder engagement for over two decades, in both Canada and overseas. She has a Master's in Education with expertise in environmental/sustainability education, facilitation and dialogue.


Jackie Suggitt
Multistakeholder Initiatives Director, ReFED

Jackie serve as ReFED's Multistakeholder Initiatives Director. In her position, she works with a diverse set of industry leaders to tackle complex food waste issues, including standardized date labeling and innovative packaging. Before joining ReFED, Jackie worked as Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart where she led a number of sustainable food and nutrition programs for Walmart's private brand business.