President & Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Canada
David Redfern is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Canada’s Eastern Canada division. His leadership in the building materials industry has been both Canadian and global, with 25 years of experience, working across Canada and with over 20 countries.
Since 2019, David Redfern has led Lafarge's Eastern Canada division and its world-class team of 2,600 persons to record performance in profitability, industry-leading ESG ratings and has accelerated the innovation, digitalization and diversity agenda of the Group and the industry.
David is an early champion of building better cities and communities, focusing on low carbon and circular solutions to decarbonize building across its life cycle.
From 2014 to 2019, as Senior Vice President for the Greater Vancouver Area, David established Lafarge as a sustainability champion; during his tenure, Lafarge built an industry-leading position in the circular economy, grew regulatory influence through his work as a board director at the National Zero Waste Council, and launched Lafarge and Holcim’s first carbon capture pilot in North America.
David Redfern was the first CEO in the building materials industry to become a signatory to the United Nation's Women Empowerment Principles (WEP) in Canada in 2021. He also participated in the first cohort of the United Way’s Social Purpose Institute's Social Purpose Innovators Program.
Today, more than ever, his purpose as a leader is to build progress for people and the planet by decarbonizing cities.