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Bruce Wilson, Board Chair

Bruce.pngWith over thirty years in the oil & gas industry, most recently as GM Asia-Pacific for Subsea & Pipelines Engineering with Shell International, Bruce has broad perspectives on the hydrocarbon and energy business. He has designed bridges, built an earth dam in Africa, installed production platforms in the North Sea and many deepwater systems and pipelines worldwide. He has acted as a company site representative in numerous locations including Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, Norway and offshore Brazil. His project experience has taken him from conceptual engineering and project economics to construction and operational handover. He understands value chains, business performance and how to achieve quality in design, decision-making and manufacture.

He has lived and worked in numerous countries, appreciating the nuances of each culture and the value of diversity in all its forms. A supporter for many years of environmental causes, he left Shell in late 2018 to more directly focus on personal action to address the urgent challenges of climate change. He understands the complexities, the magnitude and the demanding timeline of the energy transition and, as he lives through his personal transition, has a true understanding of the aspirations and concerns that many workers in our legacy industries face. He is determined to support a just and equitable transition for all and to align himself with like-minded, action-oriented individuals.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.