Alex has two decades of experience in climate and energy policy, planning and engagement. He has served senior and local governments, utilities, university think tanks, municipal and professional associations, housing non-profits, developers and offsite building manufacturers.

He has served as climate and energy director for engineering and planning consultancies and chief executive of a university research and engagement institute.

Alex has charted multiple award-winning community energy plans recognized for innovative carbon modeling and mapping, powerful triple bottom line analysis and successful implementation.

Alex takes a systemic problem-solving approach, integrating climate action with other resonant priorities: affordability, economic development, congestion, farmland protection, public health, and civic infrastructure deficit management.

Alex supported BC Ministry of Environment on its precedent-setting program to generate community energy and emission inventories for all BC municipalities. He developed Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ best practice guide for GHG target setting. He advised Prime Minister Martin’s Task Force on Cities on the federal role in urban climate action. He has designed educational tools for Natural Resources Canada on community carbon and energy mapping. He advised Metro Vancouver on its EV charging infrastructure network strategy.

He managed the sea level rise flood management plan for the largest new neighbourhood on the North Shore of Vancouver Harbour, and contributed to BC’s sea level rise land use guidelines.

While serving David Suzuki Foundation, Alex oversaw projects on renewable power and conservation in Ontario, a Canadian deep GHG reduction agenda, high integrity carbon offsets, and Union of Concerned Scientists collaboration on Great Lakes climate impacts.

Alex earned his MSc at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.