Founder & CEO, GFL Environmental
Patrick is the Founder, President and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GFL. In 2007, Patrick had a vision to create a company that is a "one –stop shop" provider of environmental solutions. Since then, drawing on the discipline he learned in his earlier hockey career, Patrick has driven GFL to become the fourth largest environmental services company in North America.
Patrick has instilled an entrepreneurial culture in GFL's leadership team with a focus on operational excellence, sustainability and safety as core values. In 2017, he was recognized by Waste360 with a Top 40 Under 40 Award, and in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year TM Ontario Awards, as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Power & Utilities Sector. Patrick is also driven by a passion to give back to charities in our host communities.
In addition to being a regular supporter of charities supporting local family and health initiatives, in 2019 he contributed $5 million to help create the Dovigi Family Sports Medicine Clinic, a first of its kind sports medicine research and care facility providing support to individuals with sports‐related injuries. Patrick currently serves on the board of directors of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.