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Appointee Biographies

Royal Botanical Gardens


Luke serves as the CEO of A Rocha Canada, an international faith-based eco-charity working to show God's love for people and places. He holds an MBA from Trinity Western University and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University. He is passionate about the interconnectedness of the planet and seeing people come alive as they experience nature. Luke enjoys serving on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Christian Charities. He loves hiking, beekeeping and riding his e-scooter to the office. He, his wife and three kids call East Hamilton, home.


Alexandra Lawson has over two decades of experience in public affairs. She joined McMaster University in August 2011 as Executive Advisor Public Affairs. Before joining McMaster she worked for almost 12 years advising both not-for-profit clients and businesses in strategic communications and public affairs. At McMaster she leads a public affairs team work work across the university to develop and enhance external relationships in support of the University’s mission and vision. Alexandra received her undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters Degree from McMaster University.