Our Executive Team
Our executive team members bring their experience as workers, unionists, and managers to build positive workplace communities. They’re proud to lead a union that’s making a positive difference in so many workers’ lives.
Wayne Prins – Miner. Environmentalist. Executive Director.
Wayne was first introduced to CLAC in 2001 as an equipment operator working on the Diavik Diamond Mine project in the Northwest Territories. In 2003, after completing a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies and business administration, he joined CLAC as a representative in the Edmonton office.
In the summer of 2004, Wayne moved to Fort McMurray to open a new CLAC office to support the union’s growing presence in Alberta’s oilsands industry. CLAC’s membership in Fort McMurray quickly grew from approximately 500 members in 2004 to nearly 9,000 members in 2008.
In the fall of 2008, Wayne joined CLAC’s executive team and was appointed Fort McMurray regional director. After serving as the union's Alberta director, he assumed the role of executive director in the spring of 2017.