Gordon Lambert


Gordon Lambert has been engaged in business and sustainability in the energy sector for 44 years. For 18 years he lead Suncor Energy’s sustainability strategy, innovation and embedding efforts retiring in January 2015. He played a key role in the design and creation of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), involving a globally unique collaboration model, that has resulted in the sharing of over 1.5B$ of intellectual property and creation of many projects to accelerate environmental performance improvement.

From November 2018 to April 2020 he served as the interim CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). In 2015 he was appointed by the Premier and cabinet to the 5 person Panel that designed the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. In 2016 he Chaired the Alberta Climate Leadership Technology and Innovation Task Force, with 1.4B$ in carbon levy revenue being committed to innovation as an outcome.

He previously served on the Export Development Canada CSR advisory council and as the Suncor Energy and Sustainability Executive in Residence at the Ivey Business School. He is currently on the Board of the Canadian Climate Institute that provides research informed decision support to the federal and provincial governments, businesses and the public.

He has an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph 1980 and completed the Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business in 1997.