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Today’s Date

Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2020

Speakers

Zachary Kaplan

Founder and Vice President, Sustainable Business Group, DAI

Zachary Kaplan joined DAI in 2012 as a technical specialist, supporting DAI’s work globally in small and medium-sized enterprise development, infrastructure, public-private partnerships and extractive industries. In 2015, he launched the DAI Sustainable Business Group to lead the firm’s engagement with commercial clients seeking to invest and expand in growth markets around the world while, […]

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Vianne Timmons

President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Vianne Timmons, who grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, became the 13th president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland in April 2020. She spent her early career in Alberta and British Columbia before returning to Atlantic Canada in 1992 to join St. Francis Xavier University as chair of the education department. She later […]

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Tracey Simpson

Canada Country Manager, Petroleum, BHP

Prior to her current position based in St. John’s, Tracey Simpson was BHP vice president procurement, oil & gas and technology, leading teams executing all category management activities globally for the two value chains.  Prior to 2017, when she joined the petroleum business in Houston, she spent 10 years with BHP in Singapore and Australia […]

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Susan McGeachie

Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Hatch

Susan McGeachie leads Hatch’s global climate change and sustainable development practice, which supports clients with strategies to maximize positive social and environmental impacts of projects, investments and other activities. She specializes in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management, value creation strategies, climate change action plans, due diligence and multisectoral partnerships and collaboration. Susan is […]

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Peter D. Larden

President, ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.

Peter D. Larden was appointed president of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (EMC) in April 2019. He is responsible for the company’s upstream interests in Canada, including operator of the Hebron and Sable Offshore Energy projects and lead owner in the Hibernia Project. He is also responsible for EMC’s interest in exploration and production activities in Western […]

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Lori Ackerman

Mayor, City of Fort St John, British Columbia

Mayor Lori Ackerman was named 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada. Currently serving her third term as mayor of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Lori Ackerman is not only a steward for the needs of her city but also a champion for her citizens on the national stage. […]

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Josée Tremblay

Vice President, East Coast, Suncor Energy

Based in St. John’s, Josée Tremblay is accountable for all of Suncor’s offshore production, development and exploration on Canada’s east coast.  Included in the region are the operatorship of the Terra Nova FPSO and the joint-venture partnerships in the Hibernia, White Rose and Hebron developments. Before joining Suncor, Josée was an executive at INPEX Corporation, […]

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Jim Keating

In his current role, Jim Keating is responsible for the development of the province’s offshore oil & gas resources and is the executive lead for Bull Arm Fabrication. Before joining Nalcor Energy, Jim led the development and operation of oil & gas projects in Canada for a major international oil & gas company, including joint […]

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Frank McKenna

Deputy Chair, Wholesale, TD Bank Group

Frank McKenna is one of Canada’s most respected political and business leaders. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Queen’s University and the University of New Brunswick Law School. He was awarded a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in Law and has practiced in courtrooms all the way up to the Supreme Court of […]

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Zita Cobb

Founder and CEO, Shorefast and Innkeeper, Fogo Island Inn

Zita Cobb is founder and CEO of Shorefast and innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn. A registered Canadian charity, Shorefast uses business-minded means to help secure economic and cultural resilience for Fogo Island, one of Canada’s oldest settlements. After graduating high school on Fogo Island, Zita left to pursue university studies and built a successful […]

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Chris Slubicki

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Modern Resources Inc.

Chris Slubicki is president, CEO & director of Modern Resources Inc., a Calgary-based private oil & gas company.   He is the former vice-chair of Scotia Waterous and was one of the four original founders of Waterous and Co., a private global oil & gas mergers and acquisitions firm, having starting the firm in Calgary in […]

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