Senior Associates

QUEST Senior Associates are independent practitioners committed to the success of the organization and collaborate to deliver QUEST initiatives as well as the activities of Caucuses and their related working groups and task forces. 

Senior Associates have specialized knowledge and expertise, and contribute to the development of Smart Energy Communities by advancing innovative practices and projects, delivering support services, and contributing time for the purposes of broader knowledge exchange and mentoring.

QUEST benefits from the efforts of Senior Associates to support its operations and to help meet its vision and mission

Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Envigour Policy Consulting Inc. Bruce is a long-time leader in energy policy development. From 1999 to 2016 he was with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy (including its precursor the NS Petroleum Directorate), leading the development of energy policies, strategies, plans, programs and regulatory/legislative initiatives. Prior to his retirement in 2016, he was Executive Director, Electricity, Renewables, and Efficiency. From 2014-2015, he led the development of the Province’s electricity plan, which emphasized the importance of energy data collection and management as part of an energy innovation agenda. From 2009-2016 he was a leader in regional energy collaboration (Atlantic Energy Gateway). He retired from the Province of NS in 2016 and founded Envigour Policy Consulting Inc.

Bruce works with QUEST as a Senior Advisor and Consultant on a number of projects including proposal development and policy support to the QUEST Nova Scotia Caucus.

To learn more about Envigour Policy Consulting Inc. visit http://www.envigour.ca/



Dr. Karen Farbridge

As President of Karen Farbridge and Associates (KFA), Dr. Karen Farbridge has over twenty-five years of experience leading community innovation. She has a diverse background managing complex multi-stakeholder environments delivering results. KFA specializes in supporting communities in the energy transition offering consulting in government relations, community engagement and collaborative leadership development. Her experience includes seventeen years in municipal politics, eleven as the mayor of Guelph, Ontario which gained a reputation for sustainability under her leadership.

To learn more about Karen Farbridge & Associates Ltd., visit http://karenfarbridge.ca. 

Rob Kerr

Rob Kerr is currently an independent consultant, based in Guelph, Ontario, providing community energy services. Rob has over 35 years of experience in many facets of the transitioning energy market with a focus on policy development and implementation of energy and climate change projects/programs in the municipal and community space. 

Mr. Kerr’s work experience has been a balance between the private and public sector, having worked with the cities of Guelph and Mississauga, Honeywell, Hydro Quebec, Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc., and Energy Advantage. Rob has held senior positions at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability providing policy and program support to cities around the world committed to climate mitigation and adaptation activities. He has developed expertise in managing inter-governmental relationships - from his advocacy work at the global level (starting with the UN Climate Conference in Kyoto, Japan in 1997) - to ongoing advisory relationships with the Canadian federal and provincial governments as well as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 
Rob works with QUEST as a Senior Associate to further the development of Smart Energy Communities and the implementation of Community Energy Planning through policy support.




Richard Laszlo

To his own astonishment, Richard has now been working on energy and climate policies and technology for nearly 15 years with a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations and has facilitated and spoken at dozens of workshops and events across Canada.

Richard provides customized energy and carbon policy, strategy and communications expertise to corporate, utility and government clients under his consulting firm, Laszlo Energy Services.

As a Senior Associate at QUEST, Richard Chairs the Ontario CHP Consortium, Alberta CHP Working Group, and National District Energy Network, representing hundreds of energy leaders from over 200 organizations committed to moving combined heat and power and district energy policies and projects forward. 

Richard’s research and advocacy work with QUEST includes Resilient Pipes and Wires, examining energy distributor actions and government policies in response to extreme weather events and Getting to Implementation in Canada! an initiative aimed at helping communities implement their Community Energy Plans.

Richard is the proud author of Pollution Probe’s first Primer on Energy Systems in Canada, and contributed to the development of the Ontario’s Renewable Energy Approval under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act.

To learn more about Laszlo Energy Services, visit www.laszloenergy.com  


Todd Latham

Todd Latham is a media entrepreneur with twenty-five years of experience in business publishing, marketing, and communications. He is President of Actual Media Inc. a specialized publishing and creative design firm that produces ReNew Canada – the infrastructure magazine and Water Canada - the complete water magazine. Todd is a cross-industry participant, advisor, and communicator with broad practical knowledge and an extensive network in the environment, infrastructure, and government sectors. He is President of Blue Events Inc. (organizer of Canadian Water Summit), serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). He is co-founder of the Canadian Brownfields Network, a senior associate of the Canadian Urban Institute and member of the University of Toronto Environmental Finance Committee.

Todd is a trusted advisor and consultant on a number of QUEST projects including the Annual Conference and Tradeshow, the Smart Energy Communities Awards, and the Subscriber Services Program.

To learn more about Actual Media Inc. visit http://actualmedia.ca/ 

Le Luong

Le Luong, Senior Associate serving as the QUEST2017 Project Manager, is a business strategist with a flair for marketing and events. She is currently the Managing Director of Goals Business Solutions, a management consulting company that consists of a talented team of business professionals with expertise in business strategic planning, event management, marketing, and sales strategy.

With two decades of business and event management experience, Le advises QUEST on marketing, communications, and event management. She is also the Project Manager for the Annual Conference and Tradeshow, QUEST2017 - Smart Energy Communities on the Hill.


Eddie Oldfield

Eddie Oldfield, Senior Associate serving as Lead, New Brunswick Services, is the Owner and Principal of Spatial Quest Solutions, Eddie Oldfield manages projects for national and provincial clients, conducts surveys and workshops, and uses geospatial information to support participatory community planning. Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Spatial Quest Solutions helps communities use a ‘spatial’ approach to planning and decision-making, in areas like energy, health, environment, and disaster risk reduction to build healthier, more resilient, Smart Energy Communities.

Eddie is currently the Chair the QUEST New Brunswick Caucus that is focused on advancing Smart Energy Communities in New Brunswick. 

To learn more about Spatial Quest visit www.spatialquest.com