Board of Directors

The CNGVA Board of Directors provides strategic leadership and direction to Canada’s natural gas vehicle industry. Board composition reflects a cross-section of the industry ranging from natural gas producers to local distribution companies and manufacturers of vehicle, station and biogas upgrading-related equipment. Effective January 2018 and after, the following executives serve on the Board to represent and advance the members’ interests:


David Conn
Manager, Energy Management Services
ATCO Pipelines and Liquids

Vice Chair

Charlie Ker
Director, Industry Relations
Cummins Westport

Immediate Past Chair

Sarah Van Der Paelt
Vice President, Infranchise Sales
Marketing and Customer Care

Members of Board

Iain Johnstone
Region Manager
Clean Energy

Paulina Leung
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
and Business Development
Emterra Group

Ian Macpherson
Director Business Development,
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

Thierry Salem
Directeur des ventes – Marché du carburant

Ry Smith
Business Development
Change Energy

Sarah Smith
Director, Natural Gas Transportation
FortisBC Energy Inc.

CNGVA Staff Member

Bruce Winchester 
Executive Director
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance