Chair and Managing Director
Having held several positions at a coal based utility in the US and hydrocarbon giants in Canada such as Suncor and Nexen and now as a Principal at Borealis GeoPower and a board member of Alberta Innovates, Alison Thompson has stood on both sides of what sometimes seems like a deep divide between renewable and non-renewable energy production. As an engineer, she brings a depth of understanding of the technology behind energy production. Through her incredible diversity of experience, she has developed an intimate understanding of the political landscape and business culture of energy in Canada and beyond.
She has dedicated a substantial part of her career to demonstrating that Canada does not have to choose between the economy and the environment.She holds Bachelor and Master of Chemical Engineering degrees from McGill University, a Professional Engineering designation from APEGA, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University.