Tom brings to GEA’s clean energy work a diverse and complementary portfolio of skills and abilities. Tom plays a lead role in technology cost-benefit analysis and business planning and related development of grant applications and financing proposals for both in-house and client projects.
He has decades of experience owning and managing a range of businesses, coupled with provision of consulting to businesses and non-profit organizations in the areas of business and project development, regulatory and legal engagement, governance, financing and fundraising.
His work has included senior leadership in management or on the Board of a number of organizations, including the Pembina Institute, Clean Air Strategic Alliance, Beverage Container Management Board, and the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.
He also has a long history in advocacy and implementation of progressive environmental policies in the areas of clean energy solutions, waste management, climate change and environmental economics. Spheres of focus have included air pollution abatement in the Alberta oilsands and electric power generation sectors, life-cycle value assessments, and utility rate-setting.
Tom holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an ICD.D from the Haskayne School of Business. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Pembina Institute and a Director with Alberta’s Beverage Container Management Board.