Janice O’Brien

Title: Director, Auditing and Accreditation
Joined Verra: 2022
Languages spoken:English, Elementary Spanish and French

Janice is Director, Auditing and Accreditation at Verra, leading a team that comprehensively oversees Validation and Verification Body (VVB) performance; providing VVB and Accreditation bodies (AB) training and support, managing onsite witness assessments at project sites, and working with ABs on VVB approvals and oversight. The teams work underpins Verra’s ability to credibly scale its work, strengthen global auditing capacity and support all its certification programs.

After 13 years in operational and financial risk management, Janice completed Honors BSc. in Forest Conservation & Environmental Science and Master of Forest Conservation degrees from the University of Toronto, subsequently joining Preferred by Nature (formerly Rainforest Alliance Certification) in 2007. As the organization evolved into the world’s largest non-profit Certification Body, she led audits across a variety of standards including AFOLU audits in US, Canada, Central and South America, Africa, India and Australia. She served as an ENGO representative for the Gold Standard “New Forest and Agroforestry” Global Advisory Panel and participated in working groups for the Pacific Carbon Trust and Verified Carbon Standard. After playing a leading functional and operational role in merging the US and Canada regions and the 2018 acquisition by Preferred by Nature, she served as Director of Forestry Services (US/Canada); overseeing operations, client care, quality monitoring, and leadership of 26+ remote staff committed to the delivery of credible third-party auditing services.

Janice lives in Rideau Lakes, Ontario where she likes pursuing outdoor adventures by foot, bike or water. Personal development, travel, food and her cat also bring her joy.

Our Work

Korea Testing and Research (KTR)

Back to VVB Listing VVB ID: 039 Contact: Taeho Song, cdm_doe@nullktr.or.kr Location: 88-2 Yeongdeungpo-dong 8ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul,…

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GHD Services Inc.

Back to VVB Listing VVB ID: 027 Contact: Valerie Chan, Valerie.Chan@nullghd.com Location: 455 Phillip Street. Waterloo,…

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RINA Services S.p.A

Back to VVB Listing VVB ID: 005 Contact: Laura Severino, laura.severino@nullrina.org Giovanni D’Angelo, giovanni.dangelo@nullrina.org Location: Via…

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