Jim is a retired professional engineer, formerly a Senior Research Advisor in Imperial’s Oil Sands Development & Research organization. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc in Civil Engineering and has spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry. Over the past 36 years he’s had the pleasure of working in both technical & managerial roles in rural Alberta and Saskatchewan, in Nova Scotia on the Sable Offshore Gas Project and, for the last 10 years, on the Kearl Oil Sands Project based in Calgary.

Jim is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family at their condo in Windermere, B.C. experiencing the many golfing, boating, biking, hiking and skiing opportunities. He still plays recreational hockey and stays active with projects around the house. Despite originating from Winnipeg, he considers Calgary to be his home and joined the Leaders Cabinet in 2015 to make a difference in this community.