President, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Terence Hubbard was appointed President of the Impact Assessment Agency (IAAC) on November 28, 2021. In his role, he is responsible for leading all reviews of major projects under the Impact Assessment Act, in cooperation with other Government of Canada regulatory agencies, as well as provinces and territories and Indigenous groups.
Previous to his appointment as President, Terence served as Vice President, Operations, of IAAC, where he oversaw federal environmental and impact assessments across Canada to support sustainable development objectives and ensure meaningful participation of Indigenous groups and the public.
Prior to joining IAAC in 2018, Terence was Director General of the Petroleum Resources Branch with Natural Resources Canada. In this role, he had responsibility for Canada's oil and gas policy, including overseeing the development and implementation of Canada's pipeline safety and offshore oil and gas regulatory regimes.
Terence also worked as the Government lead on legislative proposals to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB). He has significant background and experience on environmental assessment and regulatory matters having had the responsibility of policy oversight for the NEB and for the Canada-Newfoundland and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Boards, as well as serving as Canada's representative on the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency.
He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in economics. Terence lives in Ottawa and is married with three children.
Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Simon Brault was appointed Vice-President of the Corporate Services Sector and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February 2020.
Prior to joining the Agency, Simon was Director General of the Corporate Finance, Systems and Procurement Branch at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
Simon has been in the public service for 28 years; all of which he's spent in the various incarnations of the Department of Industry. He started as a student, and has worked in a variety of roles across the department, including program delivery, policy development and implementation, and corporate services.
Simon has university degrees in Biochemistry and Economics, as well as an MBA, all of which he obtained from the University of Ottawa. He has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Vice-President, External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector
Patricia Brady was appointed Vice-President of the External Relations and Strategic Policy Sector in January 2021.
Prior to joining the Agency, Patricia held various executive roles at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), most recently as Director General of Telecommunications and Internet Policy. From 2015-2019, Patricia served as Director General of the Investment Review Division and led economic and national security reviews of foreign investments under the Investment Canada Act. As a Director, from 2009-2015, Patricia was responsible for intellectual property, corporate, insolvency and competition policies, leading statutory reviews and major legislative and regulatory initiatives. Patricia joined ISED from the Competition Bureau, having served in both enforcement and policy roles.
Before joining the Public Service, Patricia practised law in the corporate group of a major Canadian law firm where she focussed on federal regulatory matters. Patricia has a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar in Ontario.
Acting Vice-President, Operations Sector
Éric Landry is currently the Acting Vice-President, Operations. He joined the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in March 2021 as the Director General of Regional Operations in the Operations Sector. He is responsible for overseeing impact assessments of designated projects.
Before joining the Agency, Éric was the Director General, Programs in the Emergency Management and Programs Branch at Public Safety Canada (PSC) where he was responsible for a suite of programs that supported the Department's public safety and security mandate, covering National Emergency Management, Crime Prevention, and First Nations Policing. Prior to that, he worked as the Director General, Modernization of the Government Operations Centre (GOC) at PSC.
From May 2014 to September 2018, Éric held two different Director General positions in the Program Operations Branch at Infrastructure Canada where he was responsible for the delivery of a range of public infrastructure funding programs.
Before joining Infrastructure Canada, he was the Director General, Strategic Projects Secretariat, with the Major Projects Management Office at Natural Resources Canada where he was responsible for driving the whole-of-government coordination of the review of major pipeline projects, including Aboriginal consultations, overseeing federal input to review panel processes, and managing related federal activities.
Éric spent his earlier career at Natural Resources Canada working on energy policy, offshore oil and gas, and climate change issues, and at the Privy Council Office working on federal-provincial and Aboriginal issues.
Éric has a B.Sc., M.B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick.
Vice-President, Indigenous Relations Sector
Ian Ketcheson was appointed Vice-President of Indigenous Relations in November 2022.
Prior to this appointment, Ian served as Director General of Crown Consultations at IAAC, where he oversaw the Agency's consultation activities with Indigenous groups, ensuring that the Crown met its obligations while also advancing partnership and reconciliation with Indigenous partners.
Ian has worked in the world of Crown-Indigenous relations for close to fifteen years. Before joining IAAC he was part of the team at Natural Resources Canada that undertook consultations on the Transmountain Expansion Project. From 2015 to 2018, he was a Director in the Reconciliation Secretariat at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNA), and was responsible for advancing Canada's relationships with national and regional First Nations and Metis organizations. He led the successful negotiations of the Canada-Metis Nation Accord in 2017 as well as the Memorandum of Understanding between the Assembly of First Nations and Canada in 2018. Prior to that, he served for more than a decade in a number of roles in federal departments responsible for Indigenous Affairs.
Ian has a degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, and is a graduate of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa with his family.
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