CĂ©line Bak


Co-chair of the Climate Policy and Finance Task Force,
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Céline Bak is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation where she co-chairs 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.

Céline 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 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 doing so, she has initiated an industrial transformation in Canada through $1.8 billion in investments in the 2017 federal budget.

 

Chris Reid, B.Sc., M.A.Sc


Managing Director and Founder, 
IBET – the Institute for Breakthrough Energy and Emissions Technology

Chris Reid is currently the Managing Director and founder of IBET – the Institute for Breakthrough Energy and Emissions Technology, as well as a founding Executive in Residence at the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator, Canada’s first clean technology incubator. He serves on several boards including Chairman of Rotoliptic Technologies and as an elected board member of the Working Opportunity Fund.Chris was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cellex Power Products since it was incorporated in 1998 until acquired by Plug Power in 2007. Cellex was a pioneering new energy company that successfully introduced fuel cell products into the material handling industry. After the acquisition of Cellex, Mr. Reid worked with Plug Power as GM of the Motive Power Division, where he continued to be responsible for commercializing its fuel cell power products for customers like Wal-Mart, Sysco Foods and Nissan.

Before Cellex, he was the Managing Partner in General Exergy Inc., an energy technology consulting firm. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a research manager for a fuel cell development program at the Institute of Integrated Energy Systems sponsored by British Gas and Ballard Power Systems Inc. Before that, Chris worked developing cryogenic technology for an early stage venture and as a plant engineer for a major manufacturing company.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Victoria.

 

Craig Stenhouse, M.Sc.


Manager, Technology Development, 
Cenovus

As Manager, Technology Development, Craig Stenhouse is responsible for representing Cenovus at Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. The guiding principle for COSIA is that all members will have greater success by collaborating on environmental innovation than through our individual efforts. As Chair of COSIA’s Shareholder Steering Committee, Craig works with COSIA’s Chief Executive and other member companies to develop and guide the long term, strategic oversight of COSIA.

Craig joined Cenovus’ predecessor company in 2006 in the field of Corporate Responsibility, where he created and implemented Cenovus’ Corporate Responsibility policy and external reporting, engaged with stakeholders, and advanced ethical business practices. His career over the past 15 years has focused on advancing the environmental and socio-economic performance of extractive industry companies. He has also developed executive training programs to address the role of business with respect to human rights.

Craig has provided strategic advice to a number of international companies, including Nexen, Canadian Natural Resources, Talisman Energy, Encana Corporation, ConocoPhillips Canada, Cameco, Marks & Spencer, Premier Oil, De Beers Diamond Trading Company, DHL and British American Tobacco. Craig holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Dan Chapman


Corporate Expert in Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies, 
TransAlta

Dan Chapman is focused on bringing energy storage solutions to Alberta through his efforts with NRStor, a leading energy storage project developer. In addition to Alberta advocacy and business development efforts, he is currently managing microgrid projects combining renewables and storage to decrease diesel-fired generation in remote northern communities.

While working for TransAlta, Dan was regarded as their corporate expert in emerging renewable energy technologies, and has served as a panelist for sessions covering energy storage and new technologies at IPPSA, Alberta Power Symposium, and Carbon Management Canada conferences. He advised senior management regarding disruptive technologies and drove initiatives leading to TransAlta's entrance into solar via a 21 MW portfolio acquisition. He originated, and managed development of the 10 MW Alberta wind-sited Tesla battery project, winning $11 million of CCEMC funding toward the initiative. While employed at ENMAX, Dan gained experience with hydroelectric and wind plant operations and project management.

Dan has become increasingly involved in Calgary's innovation community through Innovate Calgary's Greentech Mentor program and will continue to work with government and community stakeholders to assess and promote energy storage solutions.

 

 

Dave Collyer, B.Sc. , M.B.A.


President and CEO,
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

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. Dave 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 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.