Christine Schuh was fomerly the lead of the Climate Change Services practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada. She has had international experience negotiating, mediating, and presenting on climate change issues, particularly as they relate to the financial, business and audit aspects of greenhouse gases. She has advised international committees, federal and provincial governments and large multi-national companies on climate change business risks and greenhouse data management. Dr. Schuh is a Professional Engineer, a certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor and a pioneer in the area of greenhouse gas verification. She specializes in combining business and science to generate creative, sound and practical solutions to problems.
Karen has over 15 years of experience in greenhouse gas measurement and modeling (6 years) and climate change/and environmental policy development (8 years). At a national level, Karen worked with federal provincial and territorial governments on the National Offset Quantification Team (NOQT). Karen, through her capacity on the Team, designed the protocol development process, represented the agricultural sector in Canada, and coordinated the development of several agricultural quantification protocols. In 2007, Karen was seconded to Climate Change Central (C-3), a not-for-profit established by the Government of Alberta. As Director of Offsets and Policy Development at C-3, Karen led the implementation of the necessary market processes, infrastructure and tools needed to get the Alberta Carbon Offset Market off the ground. In that role, Karen and her Team leveraged the previous NOQT work to help build sound rules, platforms, quantification protocols, tools and infrastructure (e.g. registry) needed to facilitate the development of a Carbon Offset Market in Alberta. Currently, Karen is a Senior Partner with The Prasino Group - a network of leading advisors in carbon strategy, management, accounting and project development. The Prasino Group provides clients from across North America with support from strategy and policy development through to project implementation.
Priscilla is a former Alberta Securities Commission staff member on the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) Task Force on Commodity Futures Markets. In this role, she guided the task force on the nature, size and the regulatory oversight of the Canadian Energy Derivatives market. As a financial services and derivatives regulatory specialist, Priscilla has provided regulatory and compliance consultancy services to US and Canadian electronic trading platforms and clearing houses seeking convergence in their regulatory framework to comply with the ongoing financial regulatory reform initiatives. Priscilla is also an internationally trained lawyer and a member of the Nigerian and New York State Bar Associations. She is currently re-qualifying in Alberta in the national firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Calgary, where she is lending her considerable financial services and derivatives regulatory expertise to the firm.
Keith Driver, M.Sc., P.Eng, MBA
Keith has developed a broad skill set and experience across the North American regulatory and voluntary carbon markets. Working closely with project developers and personally completing numerous GHG quantification exercises, Keith is one of Canada's foremost experts on quantifying and reporting carbon emission reductions and project development. Keith has been a key contributor and developer of Alberta's provincial offset quantification and trading system. He has been deeply involved in providing guidance on various greenhouse gas reduction strategies and offset systems across North America. Keith's work focuses on the development of the technical and policy infrastructure required for functioning carbon markets. His experience spans a wide variety of project types, including: biofuel, agriculture, enhanced oil recovery, carbon capture and sequestration, renewable energy, forestry, biochar and energy efficiency (oil and gas, and buildings). He has also been involved in the development of a wide range of interesting and innovative projects that require an understanding of the emerging environmental credit markets (GHG, Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to maximize their value.
Keith was formerly VP of Operations with Blue Source having been with the Canadian predecessor company Baseline Emissions Management Inc. since 2003. As a Professional Engineer and environmental practitioner, Keith's credentials are extensive and focus on environmental management and sustainable business. Keith has undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Guelph, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary.
Bill Dorgan, B.Sc.
Mr. Dorgan has held a number of progressively responsible positions in the agricultural industry. He is currently President of Agri-Trend Aggregation Inc., a leading aggregator of Offsets in Alberta He formed the company at the onset of The Climate Change and Emissions Management Act and has been involved in the GHG industry since its inception in 2007.Most recently, Bill was a Vice President of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (“PwC”) Advisory Services with extensive senior management experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Finance in the Agricultural sector.
Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Dorgan was Vice-President of the largest Agricultural Co-operative in Canada. During his tenure, Mr. Dorgan was responsible for one of the largest agricultural retail supply networks in Canada having P & L responsibility for sales in excess of $400 Million. The business included Plant Nutrition, Crop Protection, Plant Genetics and Variety Development as well as equipment. Mr. Dorgan also worked with Pfizer Canada, as well as ConAgra Inc. in an array of sales and marketing roles. A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, Mr. Dorgan holds a degree in Chemistry (B.Sc).
Renee has been a key consultant with the NACX since it inception and has more than 20 years of diversified energy industry experience. She has held various senior positions in the electricity industry, most recently as an independent consultant and with an electricity retailer. Renee held executive management positions at the Balancing Pool of Alberta and at Alberta's former electricity transmission administrator.
Renee has financial leadership experience and an in-depth understanding of energy markets and industry de-regulation issues. A Chartered Accountant, she holds a BA in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Renee is currently an independent advisor to the NACX.