Michelle R. White


Director, Environmental Affairs
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

With a passion and dedication to protecting the unique ecosystems in which Fairmont Hotels & Resorts operates, Michelle White is an authority on sustainable operations within the tourism industry and brandwide ambassador of Fairmont’s award winning environmental program.  In her role as Director, Environmental Affairs, White is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Fairmont’s Green Partnership program, an environmental program recognized internationally by groups such as the World Travel & Tourism Council and National Geographic Traveler. 

With over nine years in the environmental sector, including positions with the Provincial Governments of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, her experience has served her well in progressing Fairmont’s environmental policies. An expert in her field, White, who holds a Masters of Environmental Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, has been recruited to sit on numerous boards and industry groups. Her affiliations include Board Member of the Green Meeting Industry Council, member of the judging panel of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and a member of the World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism Governing Body.

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