Montem is a renewable energy and steelmaking coal development company with assets in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada. Our two main projects are the Tent Mountain Mine Renewable Energy Complex (TM-REX) and the Chinook Steelmaking Coal Project.

As part of the development plans to transition the Tent Mountain Mine to become a renewable energy complex, a steering committee has been assembled to execute the strategy to drive the development of the TM-REX. The steering committee is made up of experienced Canadian power industry executives and a small group of subject matter experts across a range of technical and commercial specialties focused on renewable energy development in Alberta.

Steering Committee

Will Bridge

Committee Chair
B.Eng., ICD.D

Mr. Will Bridge is an experienced power industry executive and corporate director with a track record of strategic leadership and growth in domestic and international markets including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, Chile, and the UK.

Mr. Bridge is originally from British Columbia where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria and began his career trading power in the Western U.S. for BC Hydro’s subsidiary Powerex. With the opening of the power market in Alberta in 1996, Mr. Bridge moved to Calgary and has worked on the leadership teams of both TransAlta Corporation and ATCO in a variety of positions including Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, Generation Technology & Procurement; and, Executive Vice-President, Business Development.

Mr. Bridge is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation and currently serves as Chair of the Board for Calgary Housing Company, an Alberta based affordable housing company; Director for the Fusion Energy Council of Canada; and Associate with the Haskayne School of Business’ Creative Destruction Lab.

In addition to his current governance roles, Mr. Bridge is past Chair of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and has held board positions with the Canadian Electricity Association, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, and PaceKids School for Children with Motor Disabilities.

Peter Doyle

Committee Member and Montem Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
B.Sc, MBA

Mr. Doyle is a geologist with over 25 years coal mining experience. Mr. Doyle has worked in roles in exploration, planning, development, production, and management in the coal industry.

Previous positions include VP Marketing and Business Development at Atrum Coal Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Cockatoo Coal Ltd, VP Coal at Wood Mackenzie and Project Manager at Glencore (Xstrata Coal).

Mr. Doyle was previously a Director at Wiggins Island Coal Terminal, and at ATEC Rail Group.

As well as having spent the first decade of his career working at coal mines in the Hunter Valley, Mr. Doyle has worked in project development, marketing and management in the coal industries of China, USA, Mongolia, Russia and Europe. Mr. Doyle has been involved in successful greenfield and brownfield coal mine developments, and managed coal mines selling to export metallurgical markets.

Mr. Doyle has been based in Canada since 2014.

Mr. Doyle joined Montem Canada in 2017 and became Managing Director of the Company in January 2018.

Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology), and Master of Business Administration.

Robert Bell

Executive Sponsor, Committee Member and Montem Chief Commercial Officer
B.Eng. (Mining), MBA, ICD.D

Mr. Bell is a mining engineer and business administration graduate with over 30 years’ experience in the Canadian coal industry and international coal markets. He brings executive management experience with a strong focus on coal marketing and rail, port and marine logistics. In addition, he brings experience in mine planning and operations, finance and treasury, technical marketing, business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Bell held executive roles with major coal producers including as Chief Commercial Officer, Coal with Teck Resources, the world’s second largest steelmaking coal exporter, and Vice President, Marketing with Luscar Ltd. He sat on the Board of Neptune Bulk Terminals, one of Canada’s coal export terminals, including two years as Chair, and held leadership roles with Canadian coal exploration and development companies. Mr. Bell has a well-established presence in the Canadian coal industry and currently serves on the boards of the Western Canadian Shippers Coalition and the Western Canadian Coal Society.

Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration.

Andrew Keeping

Committee Member

Ph.D.

Andrew has 17 years of combined experience in academic research, with the Boston Consulting Group, with ATCO Power and as the managing director of electricity industry advisory firm Boost Energy Ventures Inc. He brings analytical, commercial and capital asset development experience to the project. Andrew’s electricity industry experience is drawn from work on hundreds of asset development projects across the Americas and the UK, in technologies including all forms of gas-fired generation, intermittent renewables, energy storage, hydrogen and integrated multi-asset facilities.

Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.

Our Values

INTEGRITY

We believe in doing business the honest way. We view each of our partnerships as mutually beneficial and long-term business relationships, and thus are transparent in our dealings

TEAMWORK

We understand the critical importance of working together to achieve a common goal. We view teamwork as the foundation upon which success is built.

RESPECT

We treat others with both dignity and respect, regardless of their circumstances, situation or background. We strongly believe that everyone has the ability to bring something to the table and make a positive contribution.

SUSTAINABILITY

We understand the importance of being able to meet the needs of today’s society, whilst securing the needs of future generations. Thus, in all our actions and decisions we are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and optimizing community engagement.

RESULTS

Without a focus on results, the purpose and mission that brings meaning to our work are at risk. Setting measurable goals and focusing on results provides the feedback required to achieve and measure success. Montem remains focused on results that drive profits.