Following an extensive Canada-wide search, we are delighted to announce that we have appointed Elizabeth Shirt as GLOBE’s new Managing Director effective May 1st.
Elizabeth has nearly 20 years of experience in sustainability, innovation, energy and clean technology. She has spent her career working with industry, innovators, investors, governments and environmental organizations in pursuit of the policy, technical, financial and cultural solutions that will help accelerate a cleaner, more sustainable future. In her previous role as Emission Reductions Alberta’s Executive Director of Policy and Strategy, Elizabeth was responsible for leading on strategic initiatives and events. These ranged from developing ERA’s Technology Roadmap to delivering its biennial, three-day SPARK conference.
Prior to joining ERA, Elizabeth served in various roles with the Government of Alberta, including Director of the Climate Change Secretariat and Director of Innovation Policy and Programs within Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education. Elizabeth’s previous experience also includes providing government relations support to Capital Power and providing policy advice to the Canadian Electricity Association in Ottawa and the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington, DC. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and geography from the University of Mary Washington.
We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to the GLOBE team, and look forward to working with her to make GLOBE’s events and initiatives even more impactful and effective.