Who We Are

President and CEO

David Keane, President

Mr. Keane brings considerable energy and LNG experience to the BC LNG Alliance, having worked globally in the energy sector for more than 35 years in over 15 countries.

He has a strong track record of leadership and success, and has worked collaboratively with communities, stakeholders and governments throughout his career.

Most recently, David was Vice President, Policy and Corporate Affairs for BG Canada in Vancouver. Prior to his time with BG Canada, he held senior roles with Dynegy, Apache Corp. and Conoco, Inc.

David lives in Vancouver, is married and has two grown children and two grandchildren.

BC LNG Alliance Board

Kitimat LNG

Rod Maier - Chair, BC LNG Alliance
Vice President, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Canada
Vice President Pacific Trail Pipeline, Chevron Canada Limited

Rod Maier is the Manager, Kitimat LNG External Relations and Communications for Chevron Canada Limited, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for external relations, policy, communications and social performance associated with the Kitimat LNG and Pacific Trail Pipeline projects.
Prior to his current role, he was Frontier Development Manager, responsible for development of Chevron’s unconventional resource and Arctic assets in Canada, as well as Chevron’s Global Arctic Center.

Mr. Maier joined Chevron in 1982 after graduating with distinction with a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta. He has held leadership positions in asset development, engineering, operations, exploration, and planning during his career, including assignments in Canada, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a member of APEGA, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

LNG Canada

Susannah Pierce,
External Affairs Director - LNG Canada

Susannah Pierce is the External Affairs Director for LNG Canada – a joint venture between Shell Canada, PetroChina, KOGAS and Mitsubishi Corporation – where she is responsible for external affairs and integrating risk management for the LNG Canada project. Prior to her role with LNG Canada, Susannah served as Vice President, Value Chain Integration at Shell Canada.

Susannah has held a number of senior executive positions globally including as the Head of a Shell’s International Communications department comprising a team of approximately 200 professionals in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS and Europe. Prior to this role she was also Head of Government Relations for Shell Canada and before joining Shell in 2009, was head of US Public Sector Affairs for TransCanada Pipelines based in Washington, DC and New York City.  Susannah is also a Director on the boards of Gemini Corporation and the Board of GeoSciences B.C.

Woodfibre LNG Limited

Byng Giraud
Country Manager & Vice President Corporate Affairs, Woodfibre LNG Limited

Byng joined Woodfibre LNG Limited in April 2013 as the company’s first North American employee.  As Country Manager, Byng is the senior representative of the company and responsible for the day to day operations of Woodfibre LNG Limited. He is also currently Chairman of Ridley Terminals Inc. a Canadian government owned bulk export terminal in Prince Rupert, BC, a member of the board of the Vimy Ridge Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the BC Business Council. Most recently he was asked to sit on the BC Assembly of First Nations-BC Business Council “Champion’s Table”, a body dedicated to breaking new ground in economic reconciliation.

Byng has been involved in innovative efforts at First Nations economic reconciliation including the first agreements between operating mines and First Nations in BC and the innovative Squamish Nation Environmental Assessment process.

Prior to joining Woodfibre LNG Limited, Byng was in an executive role in Corporate Affairs for a Canadian copper/gold mining company. In the past, Byng has served as a Vice-President with both the Association for Mineral Exploration BC and the Mining Association of BC. Before that, Byng worked with some of Canada’s top public affairs agencies. He has also served on the board of directors of Geoscience BC, Canada Place Corporation, Initiatives Prince George and a number of other organizations.

In 2012 Byng received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for volunteerism.

Byng holds a MSc. Econ. from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth and a MBA from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College).

Away from the office, Byng volunteers as a Scouts Canada leader. On the weekends, he collects bruises playing old boys rugby.

Triton LNG

Wendy Thomas, Senior Director Energy Exports,
Commercial, AltaGas Ltd.

Ms. Thomas is responsible for the commercial development of AltaGas’ interest in LNG export projects, through a Joint Venture arrangement with Idemitsu Kosan of Japan.

Ms. Thomas has worked in the North American energy sector for her entire career and has extensive experience in the marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. 

WCC LNG

Karsten Mundt,
Manager LNG Market Development
Vice President of WCC LNG

Karsten graduated from the University of Braunschweig in 1991 with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. After joining Exxon Corporation in 1992, he held a variety of downstream and upstream positions in Germany, the U.K., Qatar, the U.S.A and Canada.

In 2004 Karsten became Manager LNG Marketing of ExxonMobil Qatar responsible for LNG marketing and infrastructure development in the U.S.A. and the U.K.

In 2008 Karsten returned to Houston and became Manager of LNG Market Development responsible for the development of LNG opportunities in the U.S.A. and Asia.

In 2011 Karsten joined ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures in Houston responsible for special projects.

In 2014 Karsten assumed his current position.

Grassy Point LNG

Darren Flynn
Vice-President Canada & USA
Woodside Energy Limited

Darren Flynn is the Vice President Canada & USA for Woodside Energy Limited and has been with the Australian company since 2004.  Darren has extensive experience in the petroleum industry, specializing in LNG.  He has more than 25 years in management, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations of oil and gas facilities both in Western Australia and overseas.

Darren has been based in Canada for more than two years leading Woodside’s first Canadian project, Grassy Point and Woodside’s 50% interest (non-operator) in the Kitimat LNG Project. His previous roles have included overseeing enhancements of the North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG facilities and leading the development of Woodside’s LNG technology upgrades.

 

 

Darren is a graduate of Western Australia’s Curtin University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.

 

Tilbury LNG Expansion Project

Douglas Stout, Vice President
Market Development and External Relations
FortisBC

Doug Stout is involved in both natural gas and electricity businesses in BC. In his current role, Doug is responsible for the development of new business opportunities as well as negotiations with municipal, provincial and governments of Aboriginal Peoples. He also oversees the corporate communications group.

Since joining FortisBC in December 2001, Doug has held a variety of executive roles. These included responsibilities for energy procurement, pipeline and LNG plant operations, customer service, marketing, business development, communications and government, community and Aboriginal relations. He has led the development of the Tilbury and Mt. Hayes LNG projects for FortisBC, the repatriation of customer service activities to the business, and the development of natural gas for transportation activities in BC. Doug is also President of FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc., a company that invests in renewable energy systems.

Prior to joining FortisBC, Doug was Vice President with Belkorp Industries Inc. and before that he spent a number of years with Husky Energy Inc.

Doug has held several board positions with various industry organizations, including Chair of the Board of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance and a Board member of the Northwest Gas Association.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Alberta.

Our Members

ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil, as the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in the world, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. With our detailed knowledge of global energy markets combined with over 40 years of LNG experience ExxonMobil is an industry leader in the development and marketing of LNG. ExxonMobil Canada Limited and Imperial Oil Resources Limited are progressing plans for an LNG project on British Columbia’s west coast.

Kitimat LNG

Kitimat LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, B.C. It is a 50-50 joint venture between Chevron Canada Ltd. and Woodside Petroleum. Natural gas will be delivered to the facility by the proposed 480 kilometre Pacific Trail Pipeline from Summit Lake, B.C. Chevron will operate the LNG facility, Pacific Trail Pipeline and market LNG to customers and manage the development and production of natural gas in the Liard and Horn River Basins in northeast B.C.

LNG Canada

The proposed LNG Canada project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), including marine facilities in Kitimat, B.C. LNG Canada is comprised of Shell Canada Energy (50%), an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and affiliates of PetroChina (20%), Korea Gas Corporation (15%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (15%).

Triton LNG

AltaGas, in partnership with Idemitsu Kosan, is working on advancing several export opportunities. Preliminary work is currently ongoing for the design and construction of a floating LNG facility that would be located in the vicinity of Kitimat or Prince Rupert, B.C. The Triton LNG project, which is owned 50% each by AltaGas and Idemitsu has been granted an export licence by the NEB for the export of 2.3 million tonnes per year of LNG.

Woodfibre LNG

The Woodfibre LNG Project is a planned mid-scale natural gas liquefaction and export facility located at a former pulp mill site in Squamish, British Columbia, about 70 km northeast of Vancouver. The project has received approval from Canada’s National Energy Board to export approximately 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year over a period of 40 years. The project has received environmental approvals from the provincial and federal governments as well as the local First Nation, the Squamish Nation.

Woodfibre LNG Limited is a subsidiary of Pacific Oil & Gas Limited, which is part of the Singapore-based RGE group of companies. RGE, also known as Royal Golden Eagle, manages a group of resource-based manufacturing companies with global operations. The RGE group of companies’ work ranges from the upstream, comprising sustainable resource development and harvesting, to downstream, where the companies create diverse value-added products for the global market. Assets held by the RGE group of companies exceed US$18 billion with a combined workforce of more than 60,000 people worldwide.

FortisBC

FortisBC owns and operates the only two liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in British Columbia – the Tilbury Island facility in Delta since 1971 and the Mt. Hayes facility near Ladysmith on Vancouver Island since 2011. Historically, Tilbury has produced and stored LNG to ensure our customers have the natural gas they need during periods of peak demand. Today, LNG from FortisBC is also helping the domestic transportation industry and remote communities transition away from diesel and oil-based products. We are in the process of building a new storage tank and liquefaction equipment at our Tilbury LNG facility to meet the growing demand for LNG. FortisBC is also proposing to expand a portion of our existing Vancouver Island natural gas transmission pipeline to provide natural gas transportation service to the proposed Woodfibre LNG Ltd. Facility.

Woodside Energy Limited

Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company. In British Columbia, Woodside has a 50% interest in the proposed Kitimat LNG Project, located 640 km north of Vancouver. Chevron Canada Ltd is the upstream and downstream operator of the Project. Woodside is the sole proponent in the Grassy Point LNG project near Prince Rupert and continues to investigate the potential of developing and operating an LNG processing and export facility at Grassy Point.