Building a thriving ecosystem for cleantech CEOs

About Us

Leaders in world class cleantech innovation, investment, and talent.

The BC cleantech sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the BC economy as it drives innovation, employment, and investment that contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable world.

Our mission is to enable the creation of a vibrant, influential and connected community of cleantech CEOs, thriving within an ecosystem equipped to scale-up globally successful companies that attract world class talent, and facilitate a complete and robust capital market.

* Working with KPMG, the Alliance's 2016 Status Report evaluated BC cleantech companies in 2016 relative to 2011 results, providing insight to the BC cleantech sector's size, health and impact.

  • % Industry Growth

    The number of cleantech companies is up 35% to 273.*

  • % Employment Growth

    The number of BC-based employees in cleantech is up 20% to 8,560.*

  • % Wage Increase

    The average annual industry wage has increased by 24% to $84,000.*

  • % Equity Raised

    The amount of equity raised increased by 25% to $6 billion.*

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jonathan Rhone
Jonathan Rhone
Chair
CEO of Axine Water Technologies, as well as co-founder and director of Evok Innovations, a $100 million cleantech venture fund with a mission to fuel industrial innovations. Previously, Jon was the founder and CEO of Nexterra Systems, a global supplier of waste-to-energy systems.
ANDREW MORDEN
ANDREW MORDEN
Treasurer
A seasoned executive and leader, Andrew was formerly CEO of Corvus Energy, and brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, operations, corporate finance and raising venture, private equity and public market financing.
Marty Reed
Marty Reed
Secretary
A long-time Silicon Valley executive and investor. Marty moved to Vancouver in 2015 to help launch Evok Innovations, a cleantech focused fund. Prior to Evok, Marty was a Partner with The Roda Group, a San Francisco Bay Area based, early-stage venture capital firm focused on clean technology.
JANICE CHEAM
JANICE CHEAM
Board Member
Founder, and former CEO of Neurio, her vision, commitment, and passion have been the driving force behind the company since its inception. Janice holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Marketing from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
JEFF MORE
JEFF MORE
Board Member
Currently President & CEO of MineSense, Jeff is a seasoned CEO with a particular focus on intensive growth mandates, with experience spanning a diverse set of industries, including environmental services, electronics recycling, telecommunications, robotics and engineered materials.
BEN SPARROW
BEN SPARROW
Board Member
CEO and co-founder of Saltworks Technologies, and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to Canada’s cleantech sector. Ben was also identified as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40, and previously managed a $500M projects portfolio in the power generation industry.
WAL VAN LIEROP
WAL VAN LIEROP
Board Member
Co-founder of Chrysalix, Wal is an energy technology veteran with unique industry insight gained through deep operational experience as a venture capitalist, corporate executive, top international consultant and university professor.
MOSSADIQ UMEDALY
MOSSADIQ UMEDALY
Founder and Chair Emeritus
With over 30 years of experience in growing institutions and cleantech businesses, Mossadiq is an advisor to governments, universities and NGOs on matters related to energy, the environment and education. Mossadiq’s previous roles included Chairman and CEO of Xantrex Technology Inc., VP and CFO of Ballard Power Systems.

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