Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors provides governance and strategic direction to ERA. With diverse backgrounds that include industry, government, academia and the not-for-profit sector, the ERA Board provides us with tremendous expertise and leadership.

Dave Collyer

Board Chair

Dave Collyer

Dave Collyer

Board Chair

Dave Collyer is an experienced strategic and operational leader in the Canadian energy sector, with a strong focus on integration of technical, economic and public policy considerations in business decision-making.

He currently provides consulting services to the Canadian energy sector and serves on a number of not-for-profit and corporate boards.

Mr. Collyer was President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from September 2008 until December 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading CAPP’s activities in education, communication and engagement, and policy / regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining CAPP, Dave Collyer was President and Country Chair for Shell in Canada. During his thirty-year career with Shell, Mr. Collyer held a broad range of technical, business, marketing, and senior leadership roles. He also participated in a two-year Executive Exchange assignment with the federal government in Ottawa (1989 to 1991) as Director, Supply Branch at the National Energy Board.

Dave Collyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering specializing in Petroleum Engineering (1977) and a Masters of Business Administration (1978), both from the University of Alberta.

Joseph Doucet, PhD

Vice-Chair

Joseph Doucet, PhD

Joseph Doucet, PhD

Vice-Chair

Joseph Doucet is Dean of the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada’s first and longest accredited business school, globally recognized for its excellence in research, teaching and engagement. A respected academic, Joe’s research interests focus on the areas of energy and regulatory economics and policy; he also regularly provides strategic advice to firms and governments on these topics. Joe currently sits on the boards of the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta (CMC-Alberta) and La Fondation franco-albertaine. He is also a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy and Natural Resources Policy Council. Since 2015, he has been Chair of the Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy.

Robert Mansell, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer

Robert Mansell, PhD

Robert Mansell, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Robert Mansell served as Head of Economics, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost and Advisor to the President on Energy and Environment at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2007. Robert is Emeritus Professor of Economics and continues to serve as Academic Director of the School of Public Policy at the University. He has authored over 100 studies on energy and regulatory issues, as well as many other studies on regional economics. His teaching includes courses on public-utility regulation, industrial development and regional economics.

Céline Bak

Céline Bak

Céline Bak

She is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where she co-chairs of the Climate Policy and Finance Task Force which brings together 84 scholars from 42 global think tanks, 7 universities and 4 ENGOs to propose policies to the G20.

She sits as an independent director at Emissions Reduction Alberta, Green Centre Canada. She chairs the Core Evaluation Team for Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program. She has worked in 25 countries and she has worked internationally for more than 30 years.

Céline Bak is also President of Analytica Advisors where she has authored and published seven national reports which have revealed that innovative clean technology firms in Canada provide a meaningful and measurable environmental and economic impact. In so doing, she has initiated an industrial transformation in Canada through $1.8 billion in investments in the 2017 federal budget.

Brenda Kenny, PhD

Brenda Kenny, PhD

Brenda Kenny, PhD

Brenda Kenny has extensive experience in energy regulation, sustainability and strategy development. Past President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), she currently serves on the Member Council of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the board of the Canada West Foundation, and as co-chair of Nature Canada’s Women for Nature. She is a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Brenda holds a doctorate in Resources and the Environment, a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelors of Applied Science.

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon is the Associate Regional Director for Alberta at the Pembina Institute and leads the institute’s clean economy program in Alberta. Sara has experience in cleantech, renewables, and energy efficiency, through the lenses of policy, business and technology. Her work has included research on success factors in the cleantech industry, international and domestic policy for climate change and emissions reduction, development of a detailed model of the North American power sector, and consulting work on key business issues in the cleantech sector with utilities, solar developers, venture capital firms and governments.

Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, Sara was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, a global management-consulting firm. She holds a PhD in physics from the University of Geneva.

Clive Mather

Clive Mather

Clive Mather

Clive Mather is the Chairman of Iogen Corporation, the Canadian company that is a leading developer of cellulosic biofuel technology and biogas projects. He is also the Chairman of Shell’s Pension Funds in the UK and Chairman of Tearfund, the international Christian relief agency combating global poverty and injustice. He also works with NGO’s and governments on both sides of the Atlantic on energy and environmental issues.

Clive was President & CEO of Shell Canada Limited from 2004 to 2007, presenting the business case for sustainable development through communications and example. He was a member of the Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy in Alberta from 2009 until 2012. An advocate of leadership for good and corporate social responsibility, he has held many public appointments in the UK and lectures on ethical and environmental issues around the world. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Clive lives in Guildford, UK.

Patricia Mohr

Patricia Mohr

Patricia Mohr

Patricia Mohr is the former Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist at Scotiabank’s Executive Offices in Toronto. Ms. Mohr worked closely with Corporate and Investment Banking – including the Oil & Gas team – and was responsible for preparing the commodity price forecasts for credit adjudication at The Bank. Ms. Mohr developed the ‘Scotiabank Commodity Price Index’ – the first index designed to measure price trends for Canadian commodities in export markets. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Patricia spent a number of years with Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. (now EnCana Corp.). She holds an Honours B.A. Degree and an M.A. Degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and in 2013 was awarded the Metal Bulletin Apex Award for the most accurate gold and precious metal price forecasts of 2012. Patricia has recently been appointed to the Board of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., serving industrial & clean-tech clients with lithium and specialty metals.

Bob Savage

Bob Savage

Bob Savage

Bob Savage has spent most of his career in government working in the fields of integrated resource management and Climate Change policy. As Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Bob is responsible for Alberta’s Climate Change Office (ACCO) within the Ministry of Environment and Parks.

Prior to his role as an ADM, he was Executive Director for the Regulatory and Compliance Branch, where he was responsible for delivering the Climate Change Regulatory and Emission Trading systems, and the Renewable Fuels and Bioenergy programs. His past work also includes the establishment of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund and Corporation (now known as ERA).

Bob’s education focused on land use planning and resource economics, and he holds an MBA in Project Management.