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Appointee Biographies

Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board


Ken is a graduate Forest Technician from Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology with 27 years of managerial experience in the forest industry on the Gordon Cosens Forest with Spruce Falls, Tembec, and the Forest Research Partnership. Ken has been with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for over 14 years and has held District Manager roles in Peterborough and Kemptville, managerial roles in Integration Branch and is currently the Regional Services Manager in Southern Region, Regional Operations Division. His work background includes forest operations and planning, forest engineering, research and development, regulation and guideline development, information and systems management, resource management, emergency management and business and finance.


Greetings! My name is Dave Burritt. I live in Peterborough Ontario and I work as the Supervisor of the Provincial Surface Water Monitoring Centre (SWMC) at the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. I'm a registered professional engineer (civil) in Ontario with engineering experience in conservation authorities and the provincial government. My work experience includes storm water management & urban drainage design approvals, floodplain mapping studies, emergency management and early warning systems for floods and droughts, dam safety operations and approvals and numerous working committees. I'm the alternate member from Ontario on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board.