Board of Directors

CERI’s Board of Directors embodies a unique range of experience and expertise spanning the energy sector. Members include individuals from the Institute’s funding organizations and independent directors.

Corinne Boone, BA, MES

Corinne is a business leader with significant experience in environmental management, climate change, environmental markets, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She has spent much of her career identifying and implementing innovative sustainable business solutions. She is extremely passionate about the key role that the business community plays in transitioning to sustainability. Corinne has strong leadership expertise, has built and led global multi-disciplinary teams and has mentored numerous young professionals. She has worked for more than 25 years with private sector clients, regulators and international agencies to develop and execute transactions, programs and projects in the financial, mining, infrastructure and energy sectors. She is globally recognized for her skills and experience in climate strategy, climate finance, carbon markets, environmental management and sustainability.

Mike Cleland
Past Chair

Mr. Cleland is a private consultant with extensive experience in energy and environment policy. He is at present Senior Fellow with the University of Ottawa’s Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy, Past Chair of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Energy Research Institute and a member of the Board of Directors of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow). He is formerly President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association. Prior to joining CGA, he was Senior Vice President Government Affairs for the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). Before joining CEA, he was Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Energy Sector in the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), formerly Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR) and before that, Director General of the Energy Policy Branch. From 1987 to January 1990, he was Assistant Director, Resource Policy Division in the Department of Finance.

Mr. Terry Abel
Executive Vice President
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Terry joined CAPP in 2014 as the Director of Oil Sands, he was appointed Executive Vice President of CAPP in August 2016. Terry’s role at CAPP builds on over 30 years of experience as an energy regulator in the Province of Alberta. As a regulator his technical specialty was oil sands development but he also held positions associated with virtually all aspects of hydrocarbon energy development. Terry has been an adjudicator on regulatory hearings and, through his management and executive roles, has extensive experience in the areas of policy and regulatory development, strategic planning, leading and managing change, and stakeholder collaboration. Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta (1983) and is a registered professional with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He was previously a Board member for the Oil Sands Research and Innovation Network and currently sits on the Board of the Canadian Energy Research Institute. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $110 billion a year. CAPP’s mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Mr. Kendall Dilling
Vice President, Environment and Regulatory
Cenovus Energy Inc.

Kendall has 22 years of progressive technical and management experience in the oil and gas industry and has BSc, BA and MBA degrees from the University of Calgary. He began his career in environmental consulting and then moved to TransCanada Pipelines where he oversaw the regulatory approval process for numerous pipeline projects in Canada and the United States. Kendall then shifted into the upstream oil and gas industry where he has worked for several energy companies, ranging from small start-ups to large multi-nationals, in regulatory and business development roles. In the last ten years, Kendall has primarily focused on oil sands development, with responsibility for regulatory approvals, HSE, Aboriginal/stakeholder relations and land management for multiple projects and existing operations. Kendall has been actively engaged with various external organizations striving to bring diverse stakeholders together and currently sits on the Oil Sands Executive Policy Group at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the Steering Committee of the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) and the Board of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Mr. Allan Fogwill
President & CEO

Allan Fogwill joined the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) in November 2014 as President and CEO. An energy sector executive with over 30 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.

Dr. Ian Gates
Professor, Associate Dean (Innovation) and UCalgary GRI Lead Dept. of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering

Ian D. Gates is a Professor in and Department Head of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. He worked for seven years in industry prior to joining the university and since joining the University, has been a consultant for many small and large energy companies both in Canada and internationally. His primary research interests are in: 1) thermal and thermal-solvent methods (SAGD, CSS, ES-SAGD, and SA-CSS) and optimization of these technologies for in situ heavy oil and bitumen recovery, energetics and efficiency, emissions, and water use; 2) well-wormhole models for cold production with sand and recovery from thin heavy oil reservoirs and post-CHOPS recovery process design; 3) application of smartwell technologies for adaptive production of heavy oil fields; and 4: in-reservoir reaction engineering (in situ combustion and in situ gasification of oil sands, H2S generation in SAGD and CSS). Dr. Gates holds a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, an M.A.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in chemical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Alberta. For more information (papers, books, patents, etc), see

Marika Hare

Prior to retirement Marika was an executive and leader in the Canadian energy sector, with over 35 years experience in both the private and public sectors. She has held senior managerial and executive positions with TransCanada Pipelines, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Ontario Energy Board. Her areas of expertise and experience include business development, strategic planning, environmental issues and energy sector policy development and regulation. She retired from the Ontario Energy Board as a Board Member, presiding over hundreds of cases including complex regulatory applications. Marika holds Masters degrees in Environmental Studies and Business Administration. Her experience serving on Boards includes electricity distribution companies and the not-for-profit sector.

Mr. Eric Sanscartier - CERI board observer
Director, Economic and Energy Analysis
Natural Resources Canada

Eric is the Director of Economic and Energy Analysis at Natural Resources Canada since September 2017. His team is responsible for providing the analytical and evidence base required by decision makers to develop policies on energy sector competitiveness, the low-carbon transition, and other emerging issues. Eric initially joined Natural Resources Canada to establish an economic analysis unit in the Strategic Policy and Results Sector. Working with other economic analysis units, the team led the development of a common approach across the various natural resources sectors to measure their economic contribution and investment potential, in support of the annual federal-provincial-territorial Energy and Mines Ministers Conference. He also led the development of the Clean Technology Data Strategy, in partnership with ISED and Statistics Canada.