KANATA TEAM

An Indigenous Led Approach To Climate Action

Under co-founder and chair, Chief Joe Dion, Kanata was founded as a platform to build net zero infrastructure using leading-edge carbon management technologies. 

Chief Dion is a member of the Kehewin Cree Nation, former Grand Chief for Alberta, and is CEO of Frog Lake Energy Resources Corp., the first fully Indigenous-owned oil and gas company in Canada. 

Our vision for Kanata includes reconciliation through economic empowerment, stewardship of our natural resources, and seeing Indigenous people lead in combating the effects of climate change.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chief Joe Dion

Chair and Co-founder

40+ years of experience working with First Nations in the oil and gas sector.

 

RICHARD NEALE

CEO and Co-Founder

35+ years O&G sector with Owners & E&C Service companies across 3 continents, impacting business performance and project outcomes for Arco British Ltd, AMEC, and SNC-Lavalin.

 

ERIN CAMPBELL

Vice-Chair and Co-Founder

18 years of experience in capital markets, specializing in growth-focused public and private companies moving into senior private or public equity.

 

WADE LARSON

Director and Co-Founder

25 years in Canada’s space (satellite) sector, starting at the Canadian Space Agency and then at MDA.

 

ROBERT DELAMAR

President & General Counsel, Co-Founder

Lawyer and technology CEO with two decades of start-up experience.

 

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mary Hemmingsen

Chief Financial Officer

  • CPA (CA)
  • KPMG
  • Brookfield
  • BC Hydro

CHAD GVOZDENOVIC

Chief Technical Officer

  • Jacobs
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Toyo Engineering

ANDREW STOESSER

Chief Development Officer

  • SNC Lavalin
  • Stone & Webster

 

Jeremy Friesen

President, KANATA America

  • NET Power
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Société Générale

STOCKWELL DAY

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

  • Leader of Loyal Opposition (Canada)
  • Treasurer, Deputy Premier (Alberta)
  • Strategem Hydrogen

MARK MARISSEN

Co-Founder, Strategic Advisor

  • Burrard Strategy
  • Liberal Party of Canada

Bob DAMERON

Capital Markets

  • Ontario Teachers Group
  • Investors Group
  • Toronto Stock Exchange