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  • Stedman Graham- Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

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  • Audrey Mascarenhas- President and CEO

    Audrey Mascarenhas has worked in energy for over 35 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. and Questor Technology Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University...

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    Audrey Mascarenhas- President and CEO

    Audrey Mascarenhas has worked in energy for over 35 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. and Questor Technology Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2010/2011. She is a member of the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council and currently chairs the Canadian federal government clean technology strategy table. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and received a national citation for Values-Based Innovation. She was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow, is a 2014 Board Diversity 50 cohort and one of Canada’s 2017 Clean50. Audrey is a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab, co-chairs the Governor General’s Innovation Awards assessment committee and Questor was recently recognized by the Cleantech Innovation exchange (CIX) as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Canadian Companies.

    Audrey Mascarenhas
    President and CEO

    Questor Technology Inc.
    2240, 140 – 4 Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 3N3
    Canada

    www.QuestorTech.com
    www.linkedin.com/in/audreymascarenhas
    https://ca.linkedin.com/company/questor

  • Ngahiwi Tomoana- Chairman, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

    Chairman of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated since 1996, Ngahiwi is passionate about the rights of Māori and other indigenous peoples’ to their estates and fisheries, and represents...

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    Ngahiwi Tomoana- Chairman, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

    Chairman of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated since 1996, Ngahiwi is passionate about the rights of Māori and other indigenous peoples’ to their estates and fisheries, and represents indigenous peoples’ views on the global stage.  Ngahiwi has been and continues to be involved in whānau, hapū and iwi development across all spectrums and sectors of the community. 

    Alongside his role with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, Ngahiwi holds a number of key strategic positions that include:  Deputy Chair of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board; Chair of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Boards Māori Relationship Board (MRB); Executive Board Member for the New Zealand China Council and Forum Member of the NZ Police Commissioner’s Māori Focus Forum; Waipatu Marae Representative – He Toa Takitini; Member and Co-Chair of the Pou Tahua Working Group for the Iwi Chairs Forum.

    Previous positions held include the role of Chair of the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board and Board Member for the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana.

    More importantly, Ngahiwi is a loving husband to Mere Tomoana, a father of six tamariki, grandfather to fifteen moko, and it is with his whānau in mind, that through all of these positions, responsibilities and vast experiences, he demonstrates his local, regional, national and international knowledge, pride and commitment to all things Māori, for the betterment of Māori katoa.

  • Keith Henry- President and CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

    Mr. Keith Henry is a Métis person that was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Mr. Henry began his career in 1995 with teaching positions...

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    Keith Henry- President and CEO, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

    Mr. Keith Henry is a Métis person that was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

    Mr. Henry began his career in 1995 with teaching positions and has become well known for his strategic administrative and negotiations skills. Since 1998 Mr. Henry has led numerous provincial, federal and industry negotiations on a variety of issues. He has been directly responsible for financial administration of a number of Aboriginal non-profits and has a proven track record of success.

    Mr. Henry has become an international Indigenous cultural tourism leader receiving Aboriginal/Indigenous recognition as the former CEO for Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC). In April 2014, the inaugural World Indigenous Tourism Alliance award recognized the work of AtBC and Mr. Henry’s leadership. Mr. Henry has been spearheading the growth of authentic Indigenous tourism in Canada as he worked to redevelop the national Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada as elected chair when this organization incorporated in April 2015. In October 2015 Mr. Henry took the full-time role as the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada’s CEO.

    In Canada Mr. Henry continues to be recognized across the country as one of the leaders in Indigenous tourism and has led many new initiatives including the national strategy entitled “The Path Forward 2016-2021”, contributions to the development of national standards on market readiness and authenticity, cruise industry opportunities and the national Aboriginal tourism research project on the economic value of Indigenous cultural tourism. Mr. Henry was instrumental in the development of the national Indigenous tourism strategy The Path Forward 2016-2021 which will focus on increasing Aboriginal market readiness, increasing jobs, and increasing revenues.

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