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Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre

Faculty & Staff

Guy HolburnGuy Holburn, Director

Guy Holburn is Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School. His areas of expertise are regulation, governance, and business strategy, with a focus on the energy and utilities sectors. Holburn is the founder and Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, which conducts applied research on energy sector policy in Canada. He is also a director of London Hydro, an advisory board member of the Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis, and a member of the Council for Clean & Reliable Energy. Holburn has served as consultant to corporations and governments in Canada and the U.S., and has testified as an expert witness on regulation and corporate governance at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry and on business strategy in commercial litigation. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA Hons. (First Class) from Cambridge University. Previously he worked for several years as a management consultant for Bain and Company in the U.K. and in South Africa.

Adam FremethAdam Fremeth, Associate Director &
E.J. Kernaghan Professor in Energy Policy

Adam Fremeth is Associate Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, the E.J. Kernaghan Professor in Energy Policy, Associate Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy, and MBA Program Faculty Director at the Ivey Business School. His research focus is on how firms engage and respond to public policy, with particular attention to regulated utilities and the upstream oil and gas sector. Ongoing research projects include how firms engage with First Nations communities through the application of Impact and Benefit Agreements, the role of activist groups on regulatory rulings in the electric utility sector, and the patterns of personal campaign contributions by Chief Executive Officers. His work has been published in top tier economics and management journals. This research agenda has been awarded numerous national grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and he was named a Fulbright Scholar for 2018/19. He received his HBA from the Ivey Business School, his MA from Carleton University and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.


Brian RivardBrian Rivard, Adjunct Research Professor

Brian Rivard is an Adjunct Research Professor for the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre and a member of Ontario’s Electricity Market Surveillence PanelHis area of expertise and study is electricity market design and regulation. He has experience as an energy consultant, most recently as a Principal at Charles River Associates. He also worked for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as Director of Markets. While working at the IESO, he was responsible for providing analysis of the impacts of changes to the IESO Market Rules, Market Design, government policies, and other industry initiatives. For almost 15 years at the IESO, he helped support the development of market-based approaches to managing Ontario’s electricity system needs. In addition, he spent six years as a senior economist with the Canadian Competition Bureau. He has also provided expert testimony before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Ontario Energy Board. He received his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Brandon SchaufeleBrandon Schaufele, Ivey Energy Consortium Fellow

Brandon Schaufele is an Associate Professor of Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School. His areas of expertise are regulation, policy and markets, with a focus on the energy sector. Brandon is a Consortium Fellow of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre, which conducts applied research on energy sector policy in Canada. He is also the Treasurer of the Canadian Economics Association and a past Chair of the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association. Brandon has consulted with companies and governments in Canada and the U.S., and has testified as an expert witness on energy economics at the Muskrat Falls Inquiry and in commercial litigation. Previously he was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa and served at the Research Director of the Insitute of the Environment and for Sustainable Prosperity. 

 

Laura McLeodLaura McLeod, Centre Coordinator

Laura McLeod coordinates all operations and outreach for the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre. She first joined the Ivey Business School in 2010 and was previously Coordinator for the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship. Prior to her career at Ivey, she worked in publishing. She holds a BA from Queen's University and an Ontario Graduate Certificate from Humber College.