Oct 01, 2020

CRIN Announces Expansion of Board of Directors at AGM

Source: Clean Resource Innovation Network

October 1, 2020 - Calgary, AB – On September 30, 2020, at the Annual General Meeting, the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) announced a new Board of Directors, which has expanded to 13 members. The expansion of the board will provide CRIN with expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries and will include representation from across Canada.

 “We are excited to welcome our new board members and look forward to the diverse perspectives and experience that they will bring. At CRIN, our vision is that Canada is the global leader in producing clean hydrocarbons from source to end use. We believe that the only way to achieve this vision is by bringing together people with diverse perspectives to collaborate on common goals. The expansion and diversification of our board is the next step in making our vision a reality.” Ginny Flood, CRIN Chair. “I would also like to thank the outgoing board members for their contributions, insights and passion as we would not have been able to achieve what we have so far if it wasn’t for their tremendous efforts.”

The new board member appointments are effective September 30, 2020.

About the Board of Directors

Ginny Flood, Board Chair

Ginny is an independent director on the CRIN Board. She is the past Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Board and is one of the founding members of the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN). In 2019, Ginny was appointed to the Government of Canada’s External Advisory Council on Regulatory Competitiveness providing Treasury Board Ministers with advice on regulatory burden. She was also previously Vice President, Government Relations at Suncor and was responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of Suncor’s government relations strategy to support their business objectives. Ginny also held senior roles within the Canadian Federal Government in areas involving resource development and often served as a representative of the Government of Canada on various international and government to government working groups (i.e. China, Russia, Africa, etc.) as related to the minerals and metals sector. Ginny currently resides in Victoria, BC. She has a Queen’s University Executive MBA and studied Business administration at the University of Prince Edward Island.


Joy Romero

Joy is the Vice President Technology and Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She joined Canadian Natural in 2001 to develop the Horizon Oil Sands Project. She has served as a School Trustee, Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, and advisor to several Natural Science and Engineering Research Council chairs. Joy is currently President of the Clean Resource Innovation Network and Vice Chair of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada as well as past Board Chair of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. She is a member of the Business Leaders Advisory Council for Athabasca University and the Faculty of Science Dean’s Circle for the University of Calgary. Joy is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, an inductee of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and a past member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council for Canada. 

Glen McCrimmon

Glen McCrimmon is the Chief of Innovation at Husky Energy Inc. He is a senior technical and business leader who has held positions in Canada and internationally on petroleum exploration, production and research projects. Appointed Husky’s Chief of Innovation in 2018, Glen oversees the Innovation Gateway, which builds on the expertise of technical chiefs and out-of-the-box thinkers from across the company, providing a coordinated approach that fosters innovation. Prior to this role, he had been appointed Chief Geologist in 2016 and started with the company in 2013 as Manager of Frontier Exploration. He began his career as a geoscientist with Imperial Oil Limited. Over his career Glen has held multi-year assignments based out of Houston, Texas, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and in Calgary. Glen received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University in Regina and an M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Ottawa.

Jason Switzer

Jason Switzer joined the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia) as Executive Director in April 2016, after over 15 years in international development and corporate environmental management with positions including leading the Pembina Institute’s national sustainability consulting team, and championing environmental excellence and greenhouse gas leadership at Cenovus Energy Inc. and Shell Canada’s Oil Sands. Prior to this Jason provided consulting to a range of conservation and development agencies on natural resource-intensive business in conflict zones. Today, Jason is a founding director at Biological Carbon Canada, and a member of the CSA Committee on Transition and Sustainable Finance. Jason holds master’s degrees in environmental engineering and in public policy from MIT and is a Harvard-trained environmental mediator, a Clean 50 recipient, an alumnus of Leadership Calgary, and a fellow at the World Commission on Dams.

Randy Rudolph

Randy has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has extensive experience in areas of environmental assessment and emissions. He has been active in all major resource sectors including upstream and downstream oil and gas, oilsands, mining and forestry, as well as agri-foods and petrochemical. Randy graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. and the University of Alberta with a M.Sc. He currently serves on the board of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) and chairs its Finance and Audit Committee. He has served on the boards of an Alberta-based environmental consulting firm and several national not-for-profits.

Kevin Stashin

Kevin is President and CEO of NAL Resources Limited, a private intermediate oil and gas company that operates in Western Canada. Kevin has 40 years of industry experience with junior and major oil and gas companies. Prior to NAL, Kevin was the Vice President, Exploitation at Devon Canada Corporation during which he had oversight in areas of capital budget, exploitation, drilling and completions, and acquisitions and divestitures. Kevin graduated from McGill University with a B.Eng. and holds an MBA from the University of Calgary. Kevin currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) and is a member of the Board of Governors with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Dr. Soheil Asgarpour

Dr. Asgarpour is the past president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM). He has served the Petroleum Society as Chairman, Petroleum Recovery Institute as First Vice Chairman, and Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations, and Canadian Academy of Engineering as a director. Dr. Asgarpour has over 35 years of diversified technical, business, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry marked by providing strong leadership to several profit and not-for-profit organizations. He graduated from Rice University with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed the Executive Management Program at Western Business School, the University of Western Ontario, and the Leadership Program at Yale School of Management, Yale University.

John Adams

John currently serves as the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Innovation Fund, a role he has held since 2016. John is a member of National Gas Technology Centre Board of Directors since 2018, and holds a seat on the International Gas Union, Research, Development and Innovation Committee. Prior to his current position, he served as Vice President, Industry and a number of roles at Sustainable Development Technology Canada for a total of 7 years. John earned his bachelor's degree from University of Toronto in Environmental Science and is a graduate of the Berkley Venture Capital Executive Program.

Jacquie Moore

Jacquie is currently the Vice President, Government Relations at Suncor Energy Inc. In this role, Jacquie leads the development, implementation and evaluation of Suncor’s government relations strategy to support business objectives. This includes working constructively with all levels of governments and actively participating in, and contributing to, the development of government policy and regulatory initiatives. Before this role, Jacquie was the Vice President of Corporate Legal where she led the teams responsible for delivering commercial and legal support principally focused on the Corporate, Projects and Supply Chain, Intellectual Property, Strategy & Corporate Development, and Exploration & Production areas. Jacquie holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Calgary.

Jim Gibson

Jim is an active leader in the Alberta innovation ecosystem. With over 30 years of experience at the forefront of technology and change as founder of six different technology startups, Jim is a passionate advocate for “paying attention” to what’s coming and providing concrete examples of how we can all be leaders and role models for change. He is a founding partner of Calgary based venture studio, Thin Air Labs, cofounder of the Rainforest Alberta movement, former program lead of the Calgary Innovation Coalition. Jim lives in Calgary with his family, has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from Schulich in Toronto and holds a Certified Management Consulting designation.

Kendra MacDonald

Kendra MacDonald is the CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and is responsible for driving innovation and growth in the ocean economy. Together with a team working across six cities in Atlantic Canada, Kendra is focused on changing the culture of doing business in the ocean, increasing collaboration across ocean sectors, and broadening Canada’s global reach. Kendra was previously a Partner in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice and the first Chief Audit Executive of Deloitte Global. Kendra also serves on the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and is the Past-Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries.

Catherine Bérubé 

Catherine is Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Investor Relations and Public Affairs at Cycle Capital Management and Ecofuel. She handles public and government relations, she’s in charge of Cycle Capital’s impact investment practice and is a mentor for the Ecofuel Accelerator. Catherine is also Vice-president of Écotech Québec, Quebec cleantech cluster, sits on the Board of SWITCH Alliance, and is a member of the CVCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association).

Dr. Monica Gattinger

Monica is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Founder/Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gattinger is an award-winning researcher and highly sought-after speaker, adviser and media commentator in the energy and arts/cultural policy sectors. Her innovative research program convenes business, government, indigenous, civil society and academic leaders to address complex policy, regulatory and governance challenges. Gattinger is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and serves on advisory boards for the Institute on Governance, the National Research Council of Canada, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Pollution Probe and the University of Calgary. Monica received the 2020 Clean50 Award for her thought leadership in the energy sector. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Carleton University.

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