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.

Céline Bak

Céline Bak

Céline Bak

Céline is the Founder and President of Analytica Advisors, a consulting firm engaged in building global capital markets for sustainability leaders among investors and companies.

She has been honoured by France as a Chevalier of the National Order of Merit for mobilizing the private sector in the run-up to the Paris Agreement.   She is an advisor to the We Mean Business Coalition on G20 and G7 matters.

Céline is an ambassador for women through the Equal by 30 Initiative.  Her public service includes sitting as an independent director at Emissions Reduction Alberta and Green Centre Canada, and chairing the Core Evaluation Team of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program. Her leadership roles have included Chair of the Clean Technology Private Sector Advisory Group and senior advisor for Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.

She is a senior associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) where she leads research on sustainable finance.

As the President of Analytica Advisors, in 2007 she recognized that innovation-based industries were poorly represented through existing primary economic research. In order to change this, she authored and published seven annual evidence-based national reports that have catalyzed the growth of Canada’s emerging energy and water technology industry.   She is called on frequently by leading print and broadcast outlets around the world for her ability to identify what is essential and relevant to a variety of audiences.

Corrina Bryson

Corrina Bryson

Corrina Bryson

Corrina Bryson is an Independent Director and Consultant with 25 years’ experience in the energy industry.

Corrina currently serves on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, the Alberta Public Notaries Review Committee and as Chair of the Town of Canmore Environmental Advisory Review Committee.

Since 2016, Corrina has led her own consultancy company, Simplify Complexity Inc., delivering petroleum engineering and management consulting to operators and investors. From 2011 to 2016, she worked with CNOOC-Nexen in a variety of roles, including VP, Resource Development. Between 2004 and 2011, Corrina was a consultant and director with RPS Energy and APA Petroleum Engineering. Corrina began her career with Shell, working in progressive engineering, project and business roles from 1994 to 2004 in the Netherlands, the UK and Canada.

Corrina graduated from the University of Bradford, England with M.Eng and B.Eng degrees in Chemical Engineering with Management. She is a P.Eng in Alberta and holds a Masters Certificate of Project Management (MCPM) from the University of Lethbridge. Corrina is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), recently completed the ICD-Rotman Director’s Education Program (DEP) and holds the ICD.D designation.

Johannes Dyring

Johannes Dyring

Johannes Dyring

Johannes Dyring is a seasoned and diversely experienced business executive, entrepreneur and nurturer of start-ups, with a career defined by recognizing untapped markets and responding with innovative products and technology.

Before joining the University of Saskatchewan as Managing Director for the commercialization unit Innovation Enterprise, Johannes was CEO of SLU Holding AB (Inc.) providing seed investment and business development services to spin-off companies emerging from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Previously he was engaged as founder, CEO or board member/chairman in several high-tech or knowledge intensive organizations in materials technologies, machine-to-machine communications, advisory networks, finance and early stage investments. Johannes held board positions at JTI, the Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, as well as in several growth companies in Sweden and the US.

During his career Johannes has worked with innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in several countries and established international networks across Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. Since 2007 Johannes has been closely engaged with early-stage investment and business development in the natural resource and broader sustainability sectors comprising agriculture & food, water, energy and environment, human and animal health.

In 2013 the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry elected him an International Fellow for his contribution to the development of the ’green economy’ through purposeful efforts with innovations, entrepreneurship and commercialization of research results.

Johannes holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a PhD in Subatomic Physics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and has completed several leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD

Sara Hastings-Simon is a Research Fellow at the University of Calgary. Her research explores innovation and energy transitions at the intersection of technology, business, and policy. She also leads Business Renewable Centre Canada, a modern marketplace educating corporations and institutions on renewable energy procurement.

As an energy and climate policy expert Sara’s experience includes her work as a management consultant and manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey and Company, as an academic researcher in physics, and as a policy researcher and advocate.

She holds a PhD in quantum physics with high honors from the University of Geneva.

Clive Mather

Clive Mather

Clive Mather

Clive Mather is the Chair of the Church of England Pension Board. In this role, he is responsible for the Board’s $5 billion pension investments and all its retirement services. The Board is one of the world’s leading asset owners in its approach to responsible investment and climate change. It has convened worldwide consortia to promote a low carbon transition through initiatives such as the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), addressing corporate climate change lobbying, and developing a low carbon index. For example, 320 investors with over $33 trillion combined AUM use TPI data in the CA100+ initiative aimed at ensuring the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.

Clive is also a Director of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), Chair of Tearfund USA–the Christian relief and development agency, and Chair of Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives in Switzerland, which facilitates behind the scenes consultations to establish a peaceful unification in the Korean Peninsula.

Previously, he was President and CEO of Shell Canada Ltd, Chair of Shell Pensions Trust and Chair of Iogen Holdings, a Canadian bio-tech corporation that develops technology for making renewable cellulosic biofuels (also known as second generation biofuels, or advanced biofuel) from agricultural residues and other organic wastes.

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.

David Moss

David Moss

David Moss

David Moss is the general manager of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. He was co-founder and vice president of AgriClear LP – an online agri-business marketplace joint venture with the TMX Group and Natural Gas Exchange.

An entrepreneur by nature, David has been in the cattle industry his entire life. He helped build ranch to retail alliances in the United States, Australia and South America. He brings a focus on innovation, data technology, and international business knowledge and experience.

He holds an MA, Leadership Studies from the University of Guelph, an undergraduate degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Project Management masters certificate from York University. He serves on numerous industry committees and is an active volunteer in his Okotoks community.

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.