Speaker Bio


Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

VP Sustainability , NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Sarah Marshall is Vice President of Sustainability at NOVA Chemicals and a leading expert on the plastics circular economy, industrial decarbonization, and broader sustainability issues. She is a frequent speaker within the industry and beyond, and well known for her engaging style and ability to illuminate complex issues.

In her current role, she is responsible for leading NOVA Chemicals’ long-term Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, and managing the areas of Climate Care, Corporate Environment and ESG Reporting. In her previous role as Director of Sustainability, Sarah worked with supply chain partners, customers, government officials, industry associations and others to help create innovative solutions for mechanical and advanced recycling for plastic materials.

Marshall joined NOVA Chemicals in 1997, and since then has served the company in a variety of leadership roles in Innovation, including Leader, Products & Catalysts R&D and Director, Technical Service & Application Development. She brings more than 20 years of research and development experience within the petrochemicals industry, previously leading teams of scientists, engineers and technologists at NOVA Chemicals’ Centre for Applied Research and Centre for Performance Applications – the largest private research facilities in western Canada.

Marshall earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree at McGill University, Montreal, in 1997. She is a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Plastics Division Leadership Council, and former Chair, of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. She actively participates in community life with her family in Calgary, Alberta.