General Manager – Peter Meisenheimer
Peter is a biologist with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Guelph. He has worked for government, industry and non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally. His experience includes fisheries and aquatic resource management projects in diverse settings such as the Laurentian Great Lakes, the interior of Africa, the Russian arctic, and international fisheries in the Pacific and north Atlantic oceans.
He served as the first Chair of the Ontario Species at Risk Program Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Committee of Advisors and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Fisheries Research Network Board of Directors. He also has experience managing development projects in southern Africa and as a board member for non-profit organizations of various kinds.
Prior to joining the AOFRC as General Manager, Peter spent nine years as Executive Director of the Ontario Commercial Fisheries’ Association, serving on the AOFRC board of directors as a representative of the commercial fishery.
He enjoys birding, natural history, native plant gardening and generally rattling around in the great outdoors. He is happiest in a canoe or a tent.