Biographies

Brian de Clare, President

Brian has nearly 30 years of experience in the natural resource industry, working with some of most the respected investment banks in the City of London. He's done strategic advisory work for international Blue-Chip oil & gas producers, mining houses, large industrial consumers, pension funds and governments. Brian was short listed for the Euromoney "World's top 40 under 40 most likely to succeed in Investment Banking." He was an advisor to the Clinton administration on energy issues. A regular guest on CNN, CNBC, BBC and SKY television, Brian is also widely quoted in the commodities press.

Hon. Anthony C. Abbott P.C. LL.B

Mr. Abbott has distinguished himself during his long career in law, business and public service. He has served as both the federal Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and the federal Minister of National Revenue in Ottawa. He has also served as president of the Retail Council of Canada. In London, from 1980 to 1988, he acted as business advisor and legal counsel during the establishment of a leading Canadian law firm. As a director of Global Energy Horizons, Mr. Abbott works on the strategic direction of emerging technologies in the energy sector with particular emphasis on governmental relationships at provincial and federal levels.

Richard Redoglia

Richard served as Senior Vice President of the Global Energy Futures Group for Merrill Lynch, New York for sixteen years. As a lead partner, he was responsible for energy groups both in New York and London. Richard has dealt with major integrated oil companies, refiners, national oil companies, trading companies and hedge funds as an advisor and broker, and was ranked #1 in this field for over 10 years. Much of Richard's work now is in the implementation of strategic acquisition programmes in the power sector in the US.

Garrett Lambert

Garrett has served as a Director on the boards of several corporations and service organizations. His public lectures and writing focus on international and ecological issues. Garrett served as an Associate of the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, a member of the Pacific Council on Economic Policy, and on the Prime Minister's Expert Panel on Canada's Role in International Science and Technology. Prior to joining Global Energy Horizons, Garrett was a Professor in the MBA program at the University of Victoria. From 1968 to 1997, Mr. Lambert was a career diplomat with numerous ambassadorial assignments, and held many senior positions in Canada.

David King

David leads the GEHC Ocean Energy practice. He has a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and B.Sc. and MBA from the University of Calgary. David was a Canadian Forces Officer and served with Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) in a variety of Regimental, operational and staff positions. Following his MBA, David was the General Manager of the MBA consulting Alliance and worked as a consultant to technology companies and in the alternative energy field. Prior to Global Energy Horizons he was the President and Chief Operating Officer for RenoWorks Software.

Kevin Banister

Based in Portland, Oregon, Kevin has over 12 years experience in energy and development. He has held senior positions with utilities and an international renewable energy developer, and was an appointment in Oregon to develop the state’s renewable portfolio standard. He also co-founded and chairs an organization promoting ocean energy development.  His experience includes energy project development, contract negotiation, resource planning and policy at the state and national level. Kevin has an MSc in Economic Development from the London School of Economics, where his dissertation focused on access to electricity and economic development in the developing world.

John Kuehne

John Kuehne thrives on the public company aspects of small and startup ventures. John focused on capital formation and promotion of Canadian and U.S. firms as President of a highly successful SmallCap investment and investor relations firm. John has served on public company boards and audit committees in both Canada and the U.S. As CFO of a large forestry company he experienced the practical side of corporate financings, plus mergers and acquisitions. Nine years with Deloitte & Touche earned John a Canadian CA and an American CPA (Illinois). John received a BComm from the University of Alberta and a MMgmt from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

James Elphick

James Elphick is an Environmental Scientist with more than ten years experience as an environmental consultant. He has led projects spanning the energy, mining, pulp and paper, transportation and municipal sectors. James has expertise in environmental toxicology, chemistry and marine and freshwater ecology. His well-proven skills include mitigation strategies, designing and implementing monitoring programs to measure ecosystem health and function. James is a Registered Professional Biologist in British Columbia, as designated by the British Columbia College of Applied Biology.

Martyn Turner

Martyn received his BSc in Mathematics and his MSc in Statistics from London University. Prior to joining Global Energy Horizons, he was Global Head of Energy Derivative Marketing at ABN AMRO, working with the bank's corporate and governmental clients to establish ABN's presence in the over the counter energy business. Martyn's work with Global Energy Horizons is principally in the analytical area involving the calculation of inherent risks and seeking solutions to those risks through innovative financial structuring. Martyn is a regular speaker at international conferences, and contributes articles for publication in the financial and commodity press throughout the world.

Tom Hobby

Tom has worked within the natural resource sector for over 20 years working as a commercial lender, teacher, academic researcher and as a private consultant. Over the past decade, he has worked on forest stewardship applied research related to forest ecosystem restoration, wildfire hazard assessments, forest thinning, and fuel hazard reduction work. Linked to his forestry stewardship work has been his work supporting the development of biomass energy initiatives and the improvement of forest biomass inventory estimations and harvesting cost tools. Tom is a regular contributor to provincial and national Canadian news agencies related to forest management and biomass energy development issues, and he has also served on two non-profit boards which have focused of forest innovation and biomass energy commercialization. Tom has Masters Degrees in Agriculture, Economics and a MBA. He is also a Professional Agrologist in British Columbia.