IMC Public Sector Team


  • Colin Cook

Colin has extensive background in and knowledge of the oil industry from a 30+ year career at Petro-Canada. He has worked in a variety of planning, marketing and development roles in the areas of refining and marketing, upstream production, and corporate groups. For the last ten years, Colin led the strategic, planning, marketing and commercial components of Petro-Canada’s oil sands strategy, including negotiating numerous large contracts and strategic transactions. He has been heavily involved in the development and economic analysis of upgrading strategies for the Edmonton refinery, the Fort Hills mining and upgrading plan, major processing arrangements, and market assessments for oil sands production.

  • John Cotton

John has over twenty-eight years of experience in the field of international relations. He previously led the International Relations Division as the Assistant Deputy Minister for Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations. He was responsible for relations with foreign governments, advocacy and reputation management. John has extensive management and leadership experience with both the provincial and federal governments. His international experience included the management of the ten Alberta international offices across the globe and the effective trade promotion to key markets in Asia such as China, Korea and Japan. He has also held various executive director and director roles within Alberta Economic Development and Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development.

  • Rod Crockford

Rod has extensive experience in the electricity sector in Alberta. As President and CEO of EnCana Power and Processing, Rod was actively involved in a broad range of project development, commercial, operational, regulatory and public policy services. Rod’s experience spans into British Columbia as he has been actively involved with the electrification of the Cabin Gas Plant generation facility, as well as distribution and transmission development in the Dawson Creek area. He participated in the study looking at electrical alternatives for the Kitimat LNG project, provided feedback on the Dawson Chetwynd Area Transmission (DCAT) project and has participated in the Integrated Resource Plan for BC Hydro.

  • Duncan Dow

Duncan has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in business and project development in the resource and environmental sectors, including forest products, energy (independent power), and primary metals (aluminum).  Duncan has advised private and public sector clients, including the B.C. Ministry of Forests, regarding biomass-energy projects and related land use and environmental issues.  He has experience with forest management operations and major projects with critical economic ties to First Nations and other ENGO stakeholders. He was an advisor for Iisaak Forest Resources, a Weyerhauser/First Nations joint venture developing a sustainable forest management strategy for Clayoquot Sound.

  • Robert Kallir

Robert is a lawyer who has spent over 30 years in the financial services business in Canada. He has extensive senior level business experience in banking, business start-ups, project management, commercial negotiations, corporate restructuring, executive management, intellectual property and corporate secretarial operations. In addition to building and operating a national trust company, and an Edmonton based social network company, Robert served as Director of Business/Legal Services and Director of Business Development for acclaimed computer game developer BioWare subsequent to its sale to Electronic Arts.

  • Peter Kinnear

Peter has over 25 years of experience in government relations, communications, land-use and regulatory affairs that he has developed working in both the private and public sector. Most recently, he was Manager of Public Affairs for Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), providing direct government relations, regulatory and communications management. Previously, he has worked for True North Energy, providing government relations and regulatory support for the Fort Hills oil sands project. Peter has also worked for the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) in addition to spending four years as an Executive Assistant to the Alberta Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife. He has a BSc in environmental sciences from the University of Calgary.

  • Allan Legge

Allan has over 35 years of experience in designing, conducting and evaluating research on air quality and the effects of air pollution on Albertan and international terrestrial ecosystems. He is an expert in multidisciplinary environmental research design, initiation, coordination, management and execution. He has experience in government and industry related research projects and has worked with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board; Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development; Husky; Petro-Canada and TransCanada Pipeline. Allan was previously the Senior Research Scientist with the Kananaskis Centre for Environmental Research and Senior Research Officer for the Alberta Research Council.

  • Ian MacLean

Ian has extensive experience in the oil industry as he has previously worked for companies like Keyera Corp, Enbridge, Suncor and Mobil. He also has extensive experience in providing advice on legal, stakeholder and customer relations matters. Ian has managed the development of regulatory approaches for numerous large scale hydrocarbon processing and terminalling projects as well as NGL projects. He has also participated in the development of stakeholder strategies with outside counsel for projects such as the Sable Offshore Energy Project and the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline.

  • Donald McLeod

Don has 40 years of wide-ranging project and construction management and operations experience. His operations expertise includes the petrochemical, pipelining, oil sands, refining and fertilizer industries. He is also experienced in highly advanced participative management systems as well as traditional management roles. Don recently managed the SNC Lavalin Edmonton office.

  • Grant McNeil

Grant has over 30 years of corporate finance and project development experience. He provides significant insight and expertise on conducting due diligence assessments, feasibility analysis, financial modeling, project financings, project management and commercial negotiations. Previously, Grant was Vice-President Corporate and Energy Banking for ScotiaBank. He provided upgrader modeling expertise to the Province of Alberta and the Industrial Heartland and worked on the Province of Alberta Bitumen Royalty in Kind program.

  • Ian Murray

Ian’s private sector natural resource and infrastructure expertise in combination with his public sector experience, allows him to provide a unique service to public sector clients.  This includes supporting policy development, industry and project assessment, and due diligence.

  • Don Norris

Don has worked for 27 years in Canada and throughout Asia Pacific, providing brand strategy, and marketing planning & execution, to organizations such as Coca-Cola, GM, Goodyear, Intel, Labatt, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Molson, Nestle, Servus Credit Union and UPS. Don also worked with the Canadian National Exhibition to reposition Canada’s largest annual municipal event.

  • Jane Parks

Jane has over 22 years of experience working in the fields of government, public relations and stakeholder relations in Alberta’s private and public sector. She has held senior stakeholder relations roles with Capital Power and EPCOR Utilities, and communication, event management, and media relations roles for the Alberta Government’s labour relations ministry. She is well experienced with managing stakeholder engagement programs with communities, First Nations, and industry, both for the Government of Alberta, and companies such as Shell Canada, Syncrude, EPCOR and Capital Power. 


  • Michael Phair

Michael has significant experience with the municipal administrative and planning structures of cities, and has represented municipal bodies while serving on provincial and national organizations of elected officials. This stems from a 15 year career as a member of Edmonton’s City Council and from subsequently serving as Director of Community Relations for the University of Alberta. Prior to this, Michael spent 12 years as a provincial employee with Alberta Education where he eventually took up the role of Director of Settlement Programs providing provincial support to local organizations working with immigrants in Alberta’s major cities.

  • Wouter Raemdonck

Wouter has over 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry with Petrofina and later after their merger, with Total. He held senior positions on four continents with stops in Great Britain and Australia before becoming Refinery Manager in Antwerp Belgium, and later in Angola and finally Port Arthur Texas before settling in Calgary as Senior Vice President of Major Projects for Total. Under his management all these refineries underwent major modernization investments. Wouter is uniquely positioned to cultivate strategic priorities in the Oil and Gas industry and transform them into confirmed effectual ventures.

  • Brant Sangster

With over 30 years of industry experience, Brant has extensive planning and hands-on experience in oil sands strategy and development. This time includes a period as Senior Vice President Oil Sands at Petro-Canada where he was heavily involved in project planning and government relations.

  •  Rolf Wenzel

Rolf has over 24 years of experience in the development and disposition of startup companies. Sector experience includes energy services, transportation, software, high tech manufacturing and industrial gases. Over his years with IMC he has worked on numerous projects in bioindustrial technology, economic due diligence and feasibility assessments, strategic and tactical planning and new product market assessments.


  • Mark Burns (Technical Specialist)

Mark serves as IMC’s reclamation and mine and disturbed land rehabilitation expert and possesses a strong international reputation through leadership roles in hundreds of reclamation projects and in cutting edge environmental research. Mark has over 35 years of hands on experience and has worked in a variety of regulatory and climatic environments. His experience ranges from successful shale and tailings reclamation projects to coal mining and quarry rehabilitation. His emphasis is on practical solutions to real world problems and the return of stable and self-sustaining ecosystems.