Susan Dowse

Susan has 20 years of experience assessing and managing socio-economic issues, community and stakeholder relations, Aboriginal relations, and public and government affairs pertaining to energy sector and infrastructure development projects. She has worked on projects in various sectors including: conventional and unconventional oil and gas E&P; pipelines; power generation and transmission; transportation; and water distribution.

Susan has in-country project experience in Canada, United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru, Ecuador, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is familiar with working on assessments in the context of international best practices, including the IFC Performance Standards.

Susan was the socio-economic lead of an integrated assessment and baseline study of a potential in-situ oil development in northern Alberta. She has been involved in regulatory socio-economic assessments of oil sands developments, as well as a strategic socio-economic review of regulatory applications related to a proposed heavy oil development for an Aboriginal community in northern Alberta. She is based in Canada.