1st Vice Chairman
Richard brings over 30 years of leadership experience in energy project development and governance, energy marketing, and finance to clients via his consulting practice at Planning Solutions. He is known as a trusted advisor and effective communicator within the Calgary Energy community.
Richard’s experiences include:
- Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission: CEO, where he led Alberta’s domestic and international commercial activities to improve crude oil infrastructure and markets access. Richard represented Alberta/APMC on the Sturgeon Refinery Executive Leadership Committee, which oversaw the construction, financing and start-up of the $9.4 billion project. He was active on the project’s Operating; Finance; Audit; Commercial; Health Safety and Environment; and Insurance Committees.
- Nexen: VP Risk Management and member of the Marketing Global Leadership Team; Finance Director and member of the Long Lake Oil Sands Project Management Committee
- Shell: Manager, Planning and Finance for the Athabasca Oil Sands Project
Richard is Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, and is also a member of its Executive, Finance, Audit, Advancement and Compensation Committees. He was recently appointed an Executive Fellow of the University of Calgary School of Public Policy. He was previously board member of the China-Alberta Petroleum Center and has also been active on other non-profit boards. Richard holds MBA, CFA and ICD.D designations.