May 27 - 29, 2019 | Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Speaker Bios

Bronwyn Eyre was elected MLA for Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota in the 2016 provincial election. On February 2, 2018, she was appointed Minister of Energy and Resources and Minister responsible for SaskWater and SaskEnergy. A former radio broadcaster and columnist, Bronwyn also served as a Saskatoon public school board trustee. Previously, she was a senior writer/editor for UK-based legal publications Commercial Lawyer and European Lawyer. She attended McGill University and the University of Saskatchewan, where she graduated in Law in 1996, and speaks French, German, and Italian. Bronwyn has served Saskatchewan as Minister of Education, Minister of Advanced Education, Minister responsible for the Status of Women and Vice-Chair of Treasury Board.

Brad Wall was first elected Premier of Saskatchewan in the November 2007 provincial election. His government was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election with 64% of the popular vote and in the 2016 provincial election with 62% of the popular vote – the highest percentages of any political party in Saskatchewan history. Premier Wall’s government can point to a remarkable list of achievements. Premier Wall is also a passionate advocate for the province’s most vulnerable, often saying that the purpose of pursuing economic growth is to “secure a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.” During the last few years, Premier Wall has been consistently rated as Canada’s most popular premier in public opinion polls. He has earned a national reputation as a forceful and articulate defender of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s trade interests, particularly in the areas of energy and agriculture. He has been a vocal opponent of the federal government’s plan to impose a job-killing carbon tax on Saskatchewan. Premier Wall was born and raised in Swift Current, which is in Saskatchewan’s southwest. He still lives there with his wife, Tami. He and his wife have three children. In his spare time, Premier Wall enjoys spending his time with family, reading, cooking, golfing, and cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Gary Mar is President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), Gary brings global and entrepreneurial business experience and governmental relationships following an extensive career with the Government of Alberta where he represented Alberta’ interests of Alberta in Asia and Washington and as a cabinet minister of six portfolios. Gary also brings legal skills from his earlier career as a barrister and solicitor.

Tyler Bradley holds the office of Vice-President with Westcap. Mr. Bradley has more than 13 years of investment management experience, with a focus on private company finance. Prior to joining Westcap in 2007, Mr. Bradley was an Investment Analyst for a seed-stage investment fund from 2005 to 2007, where he was responsible for new venture investments and portfolio management. Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Bradley worked in various corporate finance roles with start-up and growth-stage companies. Mr. Bradley received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Bradley serves as a director of a number of private Canadian companies involved in the oil and gas exploration, agriculture, and software industries.

As is co-founder of Steel Reef, Scott Southward has an accomplished background as a developer of both midstream and downstream projects throughout the WCSB. Prior to joining Steel Reef, Scott spent 12 years establishing a diverse set of commercial, financial and business development skills for managing capital in the mid-stream sector as evidenced by his previously held senior development roles at Keyera Corp., BG International LTD., and SemCams. During this time at Scott was responsible for mid-stream growth and commercial investment in central Alberta and North East British Columbia.  Throughout his tenure at these top, publicly traded organizations, Scott successfully built, maintained and negotiated a large portfolio of commercial mid-stream deals and developed strategies for mid-stream involvement in emerging plays throughout the WCSB. 

  Jason Moser is a Director of Investments and partner of PFM Capital. PFM Capital is Saskatchewan’s largest private equity investment firm and has raised more than $860 million in capital across 8 retail or institutional and private wealth funds. Based in Regina, funds managed by PFM Capital target investments in mid-market private Western Canadian based companies that offer the potential for substantial capital appreciation or income generation, concentrated in the energy, value-added agriculture, manufacturing and industrial sectors. PFM Capital is employee-owned and has been managing private equity funds for over 20 years.  Mr. Moser joined PFM in 2008 and is responsible for managing the firm’s energy portfolio which includes producers, service providers, midstream and infrastructure companies, and renewable companies. Prior to joining PFM, Mr. Moser worked on the trading desk for Capital Power Corp. (formerly EPCOR Merchant & Capital) and as an oil and gas equity research associate for Raymond James in Calgary.

E. Craig Lothian is CEO, Keystone Royalty Corp. and Executive Chair, Lex Capital Management Inc.  Mr. Lothian obtained his B.A. (1986) and LL.B. (1988) from the University of Saskatchewan and rose to partnership of a Regina law firm prior to entering the energy business. Prior to founding Lex Capital in 2009, Mr. Lothian founded a series of private oil companies, serving as CEO of the first three and then Executive Chair of the fourth. Those companies (Keystone Energy Inc., Keystone Energy Corp., Villanova Energy Corp. and Villanova Resources Inc.) sold for collective proceeds of in excess of $300 million and generated a 3.7X return for investors in the initial capitalization of those companies.

In addition to being the majority shareholder and Executive Chair of Lex Capital, Mr. Lothian is currently President and CEO of Keystone Royalty Corp. (primarily a land and royalty company). 

Allan Fogwill joined CERI in November 2014 as President and CEO. An energy sector executive with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector, Mr. Fogwill’s background has focused on economic and market analysis of energy sector issues along with policy development related to energy regulation and efficiency issues. Mr. Fogwill has previously worked for natural gas distribution companies in BC and Ontario and for the Ontario Energy Board dealing with market analysis and the analysis of distribution costs. Prior to assuming his role at CERI, Mr. Fogwill provided regulatory consulting services to local distribution companies in Ontario. Allan has a Master’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Natural Resources Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Geography. He has also served as the Chair and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Canadian Gas Research Institute.

Chris Bloomer - With more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international energy business, Chris Bloomer leads the industry association that represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies, which operate 134,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States. Prior to being appointed President and CEO of CEPA in 2015, Chris spent three years as CEO and Director at Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. Chris has also held other senior executive roles across a range of domestic and international energy businesses, including Shell Canada, Petrobank Energy and Resources, Castle Energy, Talon Resources and Korn/Ferry.   Chris has a degree in Geoscience and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Martha Hall Findlay is President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation, an independent, non-partisan public policy think tank that focuses on the policies that shape the West, and by extension, Canada. Through evidence-based research and commentary, the Canada West Foundation provides practical solutions to tough public policy challenges at home and on the global stage. As a corporate lawyer, senior business executive and successful entrepreneur, Martha has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience with major multinationals as well as start-ups, primarily in telecommunications and technology. She was a Member of Parliament from 2008 to 2011, serving in several capacities in the Shadow Cabinet, and as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committees for Finance; Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; Government Operations; and International Trade. She is currently a member of the Minister of International Trade’s Trade Expert Advisory Council.

Mike Crabtree is SRC's Vice-President of Energy. He holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and previously served as Chief Commercial Officer at Carbon Engineering Inc. in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to this, he was the founder and CEO of Oilflow Solutions Inc. and has also held various senior roles with Schlumberger. In addition to business development and leadership, he has international experience in converting research and development into fully commercial technology. Mike is recognized for driving business growth for both global leaders and start-ups in the oil and gas, green energy and environmental sectors.

Audrey Mascarenhas has worked in energy for over 30 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. and Questor Technology Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She is a member of the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council. She is an appointee to Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise Export Council. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and Valued Innovation

Iggy Domagalski is CEO of Tundra Process Solutions, a leading supplier of industrial valve, instrumentation, electrical and process control solutions in Western Canada. Tundra has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and an Imagine Canada Caring Company for outstanding community support. Iggy is passionate about supporting his community and has served on the boards of the Learning Disabilities Association, the International Society of Automation, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. He regularly speaks about innovation and culture, and has been recognized as one Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Trent Marks serves as President & CEO of Resource Energy Solutions. Since taking over in 2004, Trent has been leveraging his background in mechanical engineering and experience, to build industry-leading solutions that transform the digital energy sector and help companies excel. The foundation for Trent’s success is built upon 18 years of integrated supply chain management, employment with CAE and SNC-Lavalin; significant leadership acumen; as well as extensive hands-on experience with IT software development, deployment & hardware utilization. Trent has been a past Board Member for ACG Calgary, Governor of the Canadian Energy Executive Association as well as Director of the Airdrie Oilmen’s Association. Trent is proud to have served as business representative on the steering committee for The City of Calgary’s IT Transformation Guiding Coalition, and currently sits on the SAIT Energy Asset Management Advisory Board.

Matt builds value for Delphi clients through the integration of sustainability and climate change strategy into business decisions and operations.  He brings a wide range of experience in energy, information systems, green building, tourism and economic development to drive sustainability outcomes in organizations across many sectors.  With over 13 years experience in professional sustainability roles, Matt is a strong advocate for best practices that can drive improved social, environmental and economic outcomes. Matt is particularly interested in the nexus of energy, technology and environment that is rapidly evolving how businesses can achieve success.  Prior to joining Delphi, Matt was Director of Sustainability for Imaginea Energy, where his focus on enabling hydrocarbon production that fits within an evolving sustainable energy system drove development and integration of new benchmarking and reporting techniques for clean energy production.  He also held roles at Husky Energy, green building product and construction companies, as                                                             well as consulting work in the agriculture and tourism sectors.

Margot Hurlbert’s research focus is on governance and climate change, energy and water; interrogating laws, policies and practices that will address both the problem of climate change and adaptation, and mitigation to the changing climate.  She has participated in and led research projects focusing on aspects of governance including energy, water, agricultural producer livelihoods, drought, and flood.  The geographical focus of her research is western Canada and South America. Hurlbert has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly papers on a broad range of topics but more recently on the subjects of energy, Aboriginal justice, water and climate change adaptation. She has co-authored a book entitled School Law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with her fathers (second edition 1992), edited a book Pursuing Justice, an Introduction to the Study of Justice in 2010 (currently working on a second edition), co-edited Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South                                                                   America in 2016, and published, Adaptive Governance of Disaster: Drought and Flood in Rural Areas in                                                             2018 as well as consulting work in the agriculture and tourism sectors.

Gary Doer has had the privilege of being the 23rd Canadian Ambassador to the United States and former Premier of Manitoba for three consecutive terms. Mr. Doer was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador to the United States in 2009.  During his six-year tenure, he worked with leaders in both Canada and the U.S. at the state and federal level to ensure Canada’s entry into the Trans-Pacific-Partnership and helped to negotiate a presidential permit for the construction of the Detroit-Windsor Bridge. Mr. Doer worked to have hydro-electric power recognized as renewable energy in the U.S. and assisted in ushering in a new cooperative approach to regulatory reform.  As Canada’s chief advocate in the U.S., Mr. Doer garnered support for harmonizing light vehicle emission standards and, as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, was directly involved in the signing of the border pre-clearance agreement in 2015, which enables the legitimate flow of trade and travel between Canada and the U.S.

Kathleen McNutt is a JSGS professor, with current research interests focusing on digital government, climate policy and energy. She is  embarking on a research program looking at the impact of social media on policy processes, the public sector and governance. In addition, she is examining the potential of integrated digital strategies (web, mobile, social media) to improve public engagement. McNutt regularly facilitates workshops for the school's executive training program. Kathleen teaches various public policy courses at the school including policy analysis, advanced policy analysis, program evaluation and gender-based analysis. She has recently been published in such academic journals as Governance, Energy Policy, Internet and Policy, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Canadian Public Policy, and Canadian Journal of Political Sciences.