Seeking Candidates – Board of Directors

Posted on October 16th, in Uncategorized.

Independent Director Sought – October 16, 2014

Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) is an independent, contract research not-for-profit corporation dedicated to leading energy research initiatives, enabling the sustainable development of Nova Scotia energy resources through strategic partnerships with academia, government and industry. OERA’s members are Acadia University, St. Francis Xavier University, Cape Breton University, Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy.

Nova Scotia’s offshore energy potential is world-class.  OERA’s role is vital in ensuring that Nova Scotia’s emerging marine energy sectors are developed responsibly and sustainably.  OERA leads research to address critical gaps in environmental, marine renewable and offshore geoscience research and invests in high-impact research that moves Nova Scotia’s offshore and marine renewable energy sectors forward.  OERA’s purpose is to reduce the risks related to energy sector investments in Nova Scotia’s offshore energy resources through the provision of scientific research initiatives.

Funded by the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Energy, OERA operates under the guidance of an experienced Board of Directors. They now wish to add more depth to this Board and are seeking individual(s) to serve as independent directors on the Board. For this role, OERA is seeking individuals who possess solid governance experience with relevant background in private sector business in offshore marine energy industries. Ideally, you should have previous Board experience, a wide ranging network, and understand the intricacies of innovation and technology transfer. You must be available to attend quarterly Board meetings in Halifax.

All OERA Board members serve as individuals committed to the purposes and mission of the OERA.  To that end, in recruiting candidates for nomination to the Board, OERA will apply the following considerations:

  • Relevant industry experience, preferably in the energy sector
  • Familiarity with Nova Scotia’s energy sector
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of Board business
  • Respect for group decision-making processes
  • Effective problem solving and an ability to work well with others

If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to Nova Scotia’s offshore and marine renewable energy sectors, please forward a letter expressing your interest in this role along with a summary of your background to Lisa LeRoux, Operations Coordinator at by Friday, October 31, 2014.