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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/

 

         

René Drolet, M.Sc.

Mr. Drolet is the principal and owner of René Drolet Consulting Services, an independent consulting business located in eastern Ontario. He has been working in the field of environmental management and sustainable development since 1990. His main fields of expertise relate to public policy analysis and development as well as policy instrument review and design, in particular as it relates to water, energy, climate change, natural resources development and the transition to a low-carbon economy. He also has more than a decade of experience in multi-stakeholder consultation and engagement, process facilitation and strategic planning. He has an extensive knowledge of government operations, having worked almost 20 years in the federal government, where he led and managed several national and international programs. Mr. Drolet worked in various manager and director positions for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada and the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, where he was Director of Policy and Research until October 2012. He has provided services to a large number of government and non-government clients since he created his own consulting business in 2012.

 

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.

 

Alan Rebane


Alan Rebane is an emergency management subject matter expert with specialized knowledge and experience with all-hazards risk assessment methodologies, tools, and datasets required to assess potential impacts to communities and organizations. Alan has over 15 years of risk and asset management experience working with government and private sector clients. His educational background includes a B.Sc. in Geography and Environmental Science, a Technical GIS Application Specialist Certificate and a Master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management. Alan’s work is dedicated to helping communities and organizations become more resilient.

Alan's Emergency Management Business Practice provides consulting services and solutions to public and private sector clients including government, infrastructure owner/operator, commercial and industrial organizations. Services provided include all hazard risk and resiliency assessments, emergency management planning (mitigation, prevention, response and recovery phases), business continuity planning, physical and cyber security threat assessments; all of these services which are critical to increasing the resiliency of our communities and nation. His risk-informed approach considers that the risks are changing in the face of climate change and considers all aspects including people, the built environment, the natural environment and the economy and is tailored to the appropriate scale from structure level to country level and all levels between.​

Alan Rebane has joined QUEST as a Senior Associate offering expertise in community resilience and emergency management planning.