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Anton Holland

President and CEO
Anton Holland is the President and CEO of NIVA Inc., Canada’s leading consultancy specializing in scientific, technical, and emergency/risk communication. NIVA helps clients transform complex information into powerful audience-focused communication products. This includes developing compelling narratives and high-impact plain language messaging that converts raw knowledge into action.

Anton has three decades of professional experience as a researcher, science writer, knowledge broker, project manager, and communications strategist. He began his career as an environmental scientist at the University of Toronto, eventually recognizing that there was a widespread need for plain language science communication. Anton belongs to the Council of Science Editors, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, and the Society for Technical Communication and is a well-respected member Canada’s science and technology community. One of his greatest passions is marine conservation and ocean science communication—he is also an advisory council member for the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition.