Strategist / Lawyer / Facilitator / Silo-buster
Totally unique mindset having worked 30 years in different professional capacities on resource management issues and project launches. All the while tracking cause-and-effect linkages as to why some projects succeeded and others failed throughout this extended period. Today this body of knowledge constitutes an integrated medium that augurs well for those proponents who appreciate its strategic benefits.
Author / Consultant
“Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources” the definitive book tracking the rise of native empowerment and their remarkable legal winning streak in the Canadian resource sector. Understanding the native interconnections, eco-activist linkages, and government responses is essential for planning successful resource strategies.
Experienced strategist in the dynamic area of native, government, and corporate relations and an authority on the rise of native empowerment in Canada’s resources sector. Having defused native logging tensions in New Brunswick’s ‘War in the Woods’; oil patch eco-terrorism in Alberta; helping guide Inco’s Voisey’s Bay impact benefits agreements to successful conclusion (the most complex resource dispute in Canada), with previous career successes as a corporate lawyer in Calgary, an energy regulator in Ottawa, and a treaty negotiator on the prairies. Resource project experience in all regions of the country.