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2023 Strategic Program Speakers
As President and CEO, James Millar provides strategic leadership at the International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre). He directs planning and management in advancing the development of carbon capture technology as a key mitigation strategy for climate action. Under his management, Knowledge Centre engineers and analysts are building partnerships across industries to plan and develop large-scale CCS projects in Canada and around the world, enhancing and de-risking the investment opportunities around this growing technology.
Prior to joining the Knowledge Centre, James gained deep experience in energy, industrial infrastructure, and public policy. He began his career in Saskatchewan, where he was a senior advisor in government, before being appointed Director of Public Affairs for the 25,000-employee Calgary Health Region. He transitioned to the energy industry, providing public affairs direction to TransCanada Corporation (now TC Energy) during planning and development of major infrastructure projects including the Keystone XL and Energy East pipelines. Most recently, he managed public affairs for Pieridae Energy, working on a $10-billion LNG project off Canada’s east coast, and Pieridae’s planned carbon capture initiative.
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