Meet the ADDF board

Matt Dickson

Renewable Agri-energy Initiative Program Manager, ARDCorp

Matt has worked as a renewable energy project manager for the past six years. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Geography, and a Masters in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. Matt currently works for the B.C. Agricultural Research and Development Corporation helping to facilitate renewable agri-energy production through project management and support. Matt has extensive experience with anaerobic digestion systems and has travelled around North America and Europe learning about the technology. A long-time environmentalist, Matt has a keen interest in promoting environmental sustainability and triple bottom-line thinking in the agricultural sector.

Sandy Ferguson

Director of Marketing, B.C. Bioenergy Network

Sandy has worked for the B.C. Bioenergy Network (BCBN) since 2009. Based in Vancouver, the BCBN is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to accelerate bioenergy development in B.C. through investing in pilot and commercial scale projects, supporting mission critical research, and providing education and outreach services. Sandy has held senior business development, marketing, and strategic partnership positions in corporate, not-for-profit, and government organizations in Canada and the UK, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, MacDonald Dettwiler, and Manufacturers and Exporters Canada. Sandy holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Maureen Cureton

Green Business Manager, Vancity Credit Union

Maureen’s past environmental experiences include managing R&D for an organic recycling technology and as Project Manager at Rocky Mountain Institute – a world-renowned 'think tank' on market-based solutions for sustainable development. Today, Maureen works for Vancity to advance environmentally progressive business development through innovative financing solutions and other support for energy-efficiency, renewables and green businesses. She serves on several working groups and committees, including with Natural Resources Canada, the Canadian Cooperative Association and local Boards of Trade. Maureen teaches sustainability courses for UBC and Royal Roads University, and has co-authored 3 books. She holds an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management, and an MBA.

 

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