Board of Directors

Mike Brigham, President

Mike Brigham is a Toronto-based small business owner with a passion for renewable energy. In 1985, Mike designed and installed his first off-grid solar electric system at his island cottage north of Toronto. Since then he has designed, installed and helped maintain other off-grid systems for friends and neighbours. Mike is a Director and past chair of the TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative and is both co-founder and president of the SolarShare Co-operative. He was previously a consultant to the Green Energy Act Alliance on the topic of Feed-In Tariffs and sits on board of the Community Power Capital Fund. Mike has been on the TREC Board of Directors since 2007, and the Community Power Capital Fund and SolarShare boards since their inception in 2010.

Brian Iler, Secretary

Brian Iler is a founding Partner in the law firm Iler Campbell LLP in Toronto. With its primary focus on providing legal services and advice to Ontario’s charities, co-operatives, and non-profits, the firm has a unique niche in the legal community. Brian has been on the Board of Directors of TREC and SolarShare since their inceptions and he is a founding director of Toronto’s innovative wind energy co-op, Windshare, which co-owns the wind turbine on Toronto’s waterfront. He’s also a past chair of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and a founding director of the Community Power Fund. 

David Robertson, Treasurer

David Robertson is a Chartered Professional Accountant.  David was a partner in the CA firm Prentice Yates & Clark for 22 years, 12 as managing partner.  David is now semi-retired dividing his time between SolarShare and a smaller group of clients. David specializes in accounting and financial reporting for non-profit organizations. David graduated with an undergraduate degree from Ryerson in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 1979 and received his designation as a chartered accountant in 1982. David has served on several non-profit boards over the years including FoodShare Toronto,  Windshare Energy Co-operative, Lakewind Power Co-operative, TREC Co-operative  and SolarShare. David's natural focus is accounting and accountability.  His focus is the accountability of boards to their members and/or shareholders and stakeholders. David has been on SolarShare’s Board of Directors since inception in 2010.

Alison Goudy, Director

Alison has over 15 years of experience in finance, real estate, and power. Until recently, she was the Vice President of Finance and Development at Endura Energy and was responsible for the origination, execution and financing of development projects.  Previous to that, Alison was Vice President at Brookfield Financial for 9 years where she advised on public and private M&A, debt and equity financing to clients in real estate, power and infrastructure sectors. She also worked for 4 years at Ernst & Young in the Corporate Finance Practice. Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in 2000 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Shama Ahmed, Director

Shama Ahmed is part of the Community Relations team at TD, where she manages the Bank's community investments and corporate philanthropy, with a focus on Financial Education, Social Finance and Indigenous Peoples. She is also the enterprise subject matter on impact investing and social finance and an external spokesperson at industry events. Prior to this, Shama spent 5 years at TD Securities in numerous roles within Global Risk Management. She also has extensive experience with the Federal Government, having spent time with the Departments of Finance as well as Indian & Northern Affairs.  Shama holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. 

Pieter De Koning, Director

Pieter de Koning is the Director of Production at Temporal Power and has 23 years of experience in technology development, feasibility studies, competitive research, marketing and business development. Prior to Temporal Power, he ran projects in Energy Storage, Renewable Power and Microgrid for at firms including Hatch, Canadian Solar, NRCan, WindSmart, and Amp Solar. Prior to joining the cleantech space Pieter worked for Xerox and Spin Master Toys and holds several patents for his work. Pieter is a Licensed Engineer with a Civil Structural degree from University of Waterloo and MBA from Rotman at U of T with a double major in Marketing and Technology Innovation. He enjoys mentoring young engineers and volunteers his time with the U of T Entrepreneurship Hatchery.

Glen Campbell, Director

Glen Campbell is an investor and independent consultant, with a 35-year career as a consultant (with Andersen Consulting and Bain and Company), equity research analyst (Head of Canadian Equity Research and Global Coordinator for Telecom Services Research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and corporate management (as Chief Commercial Officer at Wind Mobile and SVP Wireless Planning at Shaw Communications).  He has an MBA from UBC and a BA (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario.  He owns two MicroFIT solar projects and is the past chair of the Ontario regional board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.   Glen lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters.   

Patrick Collie, Director

Patrick Collie is an Electrical Engineer-in-Training at GP Joule with 4 years’ experience in the solar industry. GP Joule develops, engineers, and constructs commercial and utility scale solar projects in Canada, the US, and Europe. Patrick splits his time between designing new solar facilities and commissioning and troubleshooting existing installations. Prior to GP Joule, he managed the operations and maintenance of 10 megawatts of FiT solar projects across Ontario with Solar Provider Group, and worked as a solar technician with RESCo Energy. Before being bitten by the solar bug, he worked as a reliability consultant for some of Canada’s largest traditional energy companies. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional.

Khalid Grant, Director

Khalid Grant is the Program Manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada, where he manages the design and buildout of the residential and small commercial solar plus energy storage projects. He works closely with the marketing and business development teams to provide technical expertise. Khalid entered the solar industry in 2009 with Solsmart Energy Solutions and has gained considerable experience in solar design and project management since then in both FIT and microFIT projects. Outside of the office, Khalid has informed the public about solar energy through volunteering with CanSIA as a Solar Ambassador for Ward 22 St. Paul’s, with the City of Toronto’s Solar Neighbourhoods Initiative, and with SolarShare at consumer shows. In addition to investing with SolarShare, he also invests in high impact solar projects in Africa. Khalid has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.


Committees

Audit 

David Robertson (Chair)
Thomas Haubenreisser

Finance

David Robertson (Chair)
Thomas Haubenreisser
Mike Brigham
Patrick Tomlinson
Glen Campbell

Governance

Shama Ahmed (Chair)
Graysanne Bedell
Thomas Haubenreisser
Mike Brigham  

Marketing

Joel Longland (Chair)
Julie Leach
Thomas Haubenreisser
Pieter de Koning
Doug Finley
Jonathan Silver
Rob Grand

New Business and Acquisitions 

Mike Brigham (Chair)
Alison Goudy
Richard Sung
Graysanne Bedell
Patrick Tomlinson
Khalid Grant
Meghan MacLennan
Rob Grand

Operations and Maintenance

Bob Ross (Chair)
Mike Brigham 
Rob Grand
Pieter De Koning
Ambrose Raftis
Patrick Collie