As Invenergy’s Business Development Manager for Western Canada with a development portfolio of over 1800 MW of clean energy, Michelle is actively engaged in BC, including with policymakers, First Nations and industry, around issues relating to energy demand and regulation.
Michelle draws on her experience with resource companies, including renewables, mining, oil and gas, as well as in policy, politics, strategy, market assessments, facilitation and communications, to contribute to the CEBC Board. Her experience is rooted in working at the nexus of business, communities and development. Previously as a consultant she helped resource industry groups and companies to navigate regulations, financing standards and community impacts and benefits, including with indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally. She has been part of the team leading strategic planning at five different organizations, including as a board member with two not-for-profits. Michelle lived in BC for 10 years before pursuing an International MBA at York University, where she now teaches a course to business students. She has also lived and worked in Mexico, Guatemala, Switzerland and Benin.
Policy changes related to the permitting process and procurement, a new Energy Road Map and increased load present both risks and opportunities for CEBC and its members. As a director, Michelle draws on her experience and leverage Invenergy’s extensive knowledge of energy markets and expansive networks to pursue these issues and the common goal of a strong industry contributing to affordable and clean energy in the province.