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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 9 - 11, 2020
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

Deborah Archibald

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Deborah Archibald

Director, Executive Fellow, Extractive Resource Governance Program
The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Ms. Archibald (HBSc (Geology), Lakehead University; Masters of Management Science, University of Waterloo), is the Director of the Extractive Resource Government Program (ERGP) at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. After graduation from Lakehead, she spent 10 years in the private sector working as an exploration geologist and mine geologist in the Yukon, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. In 1997, Ms. Archibald began her public sector career as a geologist with the Government of the Northwest Territories. She spent the next 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility - Senior Mining Advisor, Director - Minerals, Oil and Gas Division, Director - Policy, Legislation and Communications. In 2013, Ms. Archibald accepted the position of Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) - Devolution Implementation to facilitate the transfer of legislative responsibility for minerals and petroleum from the Government of Canada to the GNWT. After one year in this position, she was appointed to the position of ADM - Mineral and Petroleum Resources to manage that portfolio once the responsibilities were devolved to the GNWT. In April 2017, Ms. Archibald left the GNWT to establish her own consulting firm to provide strategic advice to all levels of government on the development of their mineral and petroleum resources. She joined The School of Public Policy as the Director of the ERGP in November of 2017.