With more than 200 years of collective experience in operating and maintaining district energy systems, our team works closely with customers to ensure efficiency and reliability. Creative Energy assembles exceptional teams to deliver world class systems, engaging in innovative partnerships to manage risks and benefits, provide cost certainty and enhance growth opportunities.
President and CEO
Wayne comes to Creative Energy with over 30 years of industry expertise and leadership spanning multiple Canadian and North American electricity and energy markets. He brings a depth of market, operational and infrastructure knowledge, and an inclusive approach to leading and building high-performance teams. Most recently, Wayne has served as President and Chief Executive Officer ENMAX Corp, leading a team of approximately 2,100 employees operating in Alberta and Maine. Prior to that, Wayne was the CEO of Nova Scotia Power leading a team of 1,700 employees and overseeing a portfolio of generation, transmission and distribution assets valued at over $4 billion. Prior to this role, Wayne held a series of executive leadership positions across Emera Inc. companies, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy, Executive Vice President, Operations for Nova Scotia Power, and Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Emera Inc.
Nathan Reeve is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in diverse industries ranging from energy and mining to manufacturing and agriculture. Prior to joining Creative Energy in January 2022, he held senior finance positions with Ontario Power Generation, Enerflex and, most recently, at Sherritt where he served as interim CFO. Nathan holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University.
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Innovation
Kieran McConnell is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in district energy, powers generation, industrial water, and energy management. Acting as an advisor to utility developers across North America, Kieran played a key role in the development of the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility, including the feasibility, design, construction, operations and expansion of the system. Kieran holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University.
Vice President, Development
Diego Mandelbaum is an experienced Mechanical Engineer specializing in district energy, electrification, and low-carbon energy systems. At Creative Energy, he leads the company’s growth and network expansion with a focus on technical excellence, strategic partnerships, and collaborative delivery. He previously served as a managing principal for Stantec, an international engineering and architecture firm. Diego holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Lori is a Power Engineer who joined Creative Energy (Central Heat) in 2010, initially overseeing the distribution and service team while developing and building customer relationships. Now as the Director of Operations, Lori utilizes 35 years of experience striving for operational excellence. A combined resume of experience in operations, middle and senior management, lend themselves to a unique level of oversight, vision and efficiency in overseeing Creative Energy’s operations and the overall delivery of energy to our customers.
Director, Regulatory Affairs and Customer Relations
At Creative Energy, Rob manages our customer relations, new contracts and directs the strategy and regulatory approval of our cost of service, rate design and development projects. He previously served as a senior manager at BC Hydro in Regulatory Affairs and Market Operations. Prior to his work with BC Hydro, Rob was a Senior Economist at the BC Utilities Commission and a consultant in applied resource and environmental economics.
Samson Tam is a Professional Engineer with an established track record of successful low-carbon energy systems. Previously a consultant, certified passive house designer, and LEED accredited, he now works in partnership with developers and institutional partners to build sustainable, low-carbon district energy systems at Creative Energy. Samson holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.