Executive Leadership & Cross-Disciplinary Program Management

Leadership in business and management to solution complex environmental challenges across disciplines and programs.

Projects & Experience

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  • Led and managed the Canada/Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Program for the Governments of Canada and Alberta including financial (>$60MM/year), stakeholder relations, science program, audits, reporting, data & asset management, facilities, health and safety, human resources including harassment and scientific ethic challenges, strategic planning, work planning, funding allocation and client performance, and communications. Successfully restored relationships with First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta who had previously left the governance tables.
  • Served as Chief Environmental Scientist for the Alberta Energy Regulator including executive leadership of scientific and technical programs to assess regulatory assurance related to environment and the oil and gas industry in Alberta.
  • Contracted by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Science & Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada to Chair an Expert Review Panel & Report to assess and review the Environmental Monitoring Programs at Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • Board of Directors, Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Foundation.
  • Chair, Education and Capacity-Building Task Force on Ecohydrology, International Hydrological Programme Intergovernmental Council, UNESCO.

Areas of Speciality

Executive Leadership and Cross-Disciplinary Program Management

Leadership in business and management to solution complex environmental challenges across disciplines and programs.

Environmental Science, Monitoring & Research

Design, implementation, and adaptive management of leading-edge research, monitoring and technology development in the environmental sciences.

Policy & Regulatory Assurance and Industry Compliance (Forestry, Mining, Energy)

Specializing in regulatory and policy development and compliance assurance across multiple areas including waste management and spills, water and effluent treatment and release, air quality, water quality and quantity, and emissions management.

Impact Assessment & Cumulative Effects Assessment

Experts in cumulative effects assessment and management as well as impact assessment process, application, review and implementation across a spectrum of developments from project amendments to large scale green-field developments including in complex, emotionally charged environments.

Indigenous & Stakeholder Relations

Trusted partner, collaborator and facilitator at multi-stakeholder tables and working with stakeholders including Indigenous communities to advance solutions for complex environmental, social, and economic nexus issues.