Mat Kavanagh

Mat Kavanagh is the Sustainability & Environment Manager for Lafarge Canada Inc. operations in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Site Remediation from Seneca College and a Master of Science in Environment & Management from Royal Roads University. Additionally, Mat is a Professional Agrologist with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.

With over a decade of experience in the environmental sector, Mat has gained expertise in numerous disciplines. He began his career as an environmental consultant in the Oil & Gas sector, focusing on downstream, midstream, and upstream oil and gas remediation and reclamation projects across Western Canada. In 2017, he transitioned into an internal industrial environmental management role.

In his current position, Mat is responsible for managing Lafarge’s sustainability and environmental portfolio across multiple divisions, including mining, concrete, cement, asphalt, marine, and construction. His key responsibilities encompass a wide range of areas including regulatory compliance, permitting and resource development, due diligence, emergency response, and stakeholder and Indigenous consultation.

Starting in 2023, Mat’s involvement with the EMA of BC as a Director at Large reflects his commitment to connecting and collaborating with industry professionals. By participating in this role, he aims to ensure that industry partners have a voice in the ever-evolving regulatory landscape in British Columbia.