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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 science, technical, and risk communication. For almost 40 years, NIVA has been helping clients transform complex information into compelling narratives, convert raw knowledge into action, and deliver high-impact plain language messaging tailored to specific audiences.

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.