Overview of Education, Expertise and Professional Affiliations

Diane Freeman is a professional engineer with over 30 years of engineering and project management expertise.  She has over 25 years of experience specific to air quality engineering where she specialized in air quality assessments and dispersion modelling with specific expertise related to odour modelling and management. During her career Diane has managed over 200 air emission assessments and permit applications for a wide array of manufacturing facilities including food processing, particle board, metal coating, chemical and automotive industries.  Diane also has expertise related to land-use planning and compatibility assessments.  Diane is a confident, collegial and strategic leader with a passion to serve and to seek effective solutions to any challenge. She is an expert at identifying opportunities, building consensus, aligning activities, inspiring and gaining confidence with colleagues.  
In addition to engineering, Diane has over 25 years of board and governance experience including serving in a variety of leadership roles.


  • B.A.Sc. University of Waterloo, Civil Engineering (Water Resources Option), 1992


  • Air Quality Engineering
  • Public Speaking
  • Board Governance
  • Public consultation and facilitation
  • Political acuity
  • Media management
  • Land-use planning


  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia
  • Air & Waste Management Association
  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineers
  • Fellow Engineers Canada


  • Project Management
  • Computer Simulations
  • Public Consultation
  • Land-use Compatibility Assessments
  • Technical Report Preparation
  • Business Development