Mark Abbott currently serves as the Engineering Leadership portfolio manager at Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) and as the “Animator” of the Engineering Change Lab, which is a platform for collaboration to allow individuals and organizations from across the profession in Canada to take action to address the systemic challenges (i.e. ethics failures, lack of diversity, and low levels of innovation) that have been holding back the profession’s full potential. The core Lab Team consists of 40 senior leaders (CEOs, VPs, Deans, Directors) each representing different organizations from across the profession. Previously Mark served as a member of the Executive Team at EWB for several years. Before that, he spent fourteen years helping grow a mid-sized heavy industrial consulting engineering firm. Mark lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife Colette and their son Felix.