Edward Manning is President of Tourisk Inc., an international consulting firm providing services in development strategies, destination planning and management, indicators of sustainability, accessibility and environmental management. He is former Director of Strategic Planning and Director of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management of Consulting and Audit Canada (CAC). He has served as Associate Director for the Centre for a Sustainable Future (CSF) for the Foundation for International Training and as an advisor to several UN agencies on sustainable development and environmental management. He has served as Executive Manager, Sustainable Tourism, for Tourism Canada, Associate Director of the Sustainable Development Branch of Environment Canada, Chief of Land Use Policy and Land Use Analysis in Environment Canada, Senior Planner for the Caribbean Program of the Canadian International Development Agency, and as a university lecturer in geography. He works in English, French and Spanish.