Chairman at National Renderers AssociationPresenter Bio
Ridley Bestwick was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada where he and his wife Kathy reside today. Kathy and Ridley raised three children all of whom are now “off the payroll” -a Professional Engineer, a Chartered Public Accountant (“CPA”) and a Human Resources Practitioner.
Ridley is a CPA and was first introduced to the rendering industry in 1979 when he articled with KPMG and worked on the external audit of West Coast Reduction Ltd. In 1996 he joined West Coast Reduction Ltd. as Chief Information Officer and then in 2008 he assumed the role of Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
From 2000 through 2006 he was actively involved in the development of Canada’s biodiesel industry and was a Director and on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association.
He is the current Chairman of the National Renderers Association, a Director of the Pacific Coast Rendering Association and the current Chairman of the Canadian Renderers Association.