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Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director

Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director

EMBA (Warwick), B.SC. Geosciences (McMaster)

As the Executive Director of Iron & Earth, Luisa is empowering fossil fuel and Indigenous workers through creating opportunities to transition into the net-zero economy.  She brings a wealth of experience from the energy, conservation, mining, education, and not-for-profit sectors.  She began her career in the fossil fuel industry of northern Alberta, and has been influenced by her mining experiences in Canada and abroad.  After a successful career as a professional geoscientist, Luisa moved to the United Kingdom to pursue an Executive Master’s of Business Administration. Since then, Luisa has worked in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors, and is enthusiastic about enabling people to transition to fulfilling careers.  In her spare time, Luisa is an outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time in nature as possible.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.