VP, Community Engagement and Social Sciences, Hemmera
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George’s primary focus is representing key clients in the development of project related regulatory strategies and the delivery of negotiation processes within the context of large scale energy, mining and infrastructure projects across BC and the North. George also provides strategic advisory support in the areas of environmental planning and assessment, particularly in relation to complex consultation and engagement programs with indigenous peoples.
Before joining Hemmera, George worked for many years within the Provincial and Federal Governments in various capacities and departments, with leadership positions within Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the BC Environmental Assessment Office. He has specialized in land and resource-related areas and has also worked on a variety of large scale mining, marine, infrastructure and energy development projects.
George is currently involved in a number of First Nation negotiation, consultation and dispute resolution initiatives on behalf of a broad range of public and private sector clients. The majority of these initiatives are being delivered within the context of project planning and regulatory approval processes in BC and the Yukon.