Peter is an exploration geologist with over 35 years of development experience in Canada and internationally. He is an expert in environmental assessment, impact management, indigenous peoples’ partnerships, climate change, sustainability and capacity building.
Peter’s work has focused on the environmental and social issues related to the extractive and energy sectors. This covers challenges regarding climate change, programme management, environmental assessment, strategic environmental assessment, indigenous peoples’ rights and partnerships, natural resources, capacity building, environmental management, and governance.
Peter’s last position was with the Canadian International Development Agency as Manager of the Environmental Integration Unit. He was also the Chair of the OECD SEA Task Team, which oversaw all issues related to strategic environmental assessments developed and implemented by OECD member states for poverty reduction programmes in developing countries. His direct developing country field experience included the creation and implementation of an award-winning capacity development programme for community engagement for the 14 countries of the SADC region of southern Africa, while based in Namibia. Peter is now in private practice and provides advisory services to a number of public and private sector institutions. He is based in Ottawa, Canada.
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental management
- Community engagement
- Indigenous peoples’ partnerships
- Sustainability advisor
- Capacity building