David Collyer completes second term as Board Chair

David Collyer completed his second term as Chair of the ERA Board of Directors effective September 30, 2023. Mr. Collyer was Chair of the ERA Board of Directors since October 2018. Over the past 5 years, he has helped shape the strong and strategic organization ERA is today.

Since he began with ERA, Mr. Collyer helped guide:

  • Over $670 million in ERA investments
  • Refinement of ERA’s unique value proposition, including greater emphasis on communicating the successes and lessons learned from projects.
  • Updated investment focus areas in its Technology Roadmap
  • Navigating COVID-19 economic recovery efforts with both provincial and federal funds
  • Enhancing the Board’s engagement on performance management and enterprise risk management.

“David Collyer is a strategic thinker with a keen understanding of how innovation and economic diversification are connected. His industry knowledge, forward-focused approach, and extensive leadership experience were great assets over his two terms as Board Chair and I’d like to thank him for his contributions.”

Justin Riemer, CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta 

“It has been a privilege to serve as chair of the ERA board for two terms. I am incredibly grateful to the extraordinary Board, team, and our stakeholders who have consistently demonstrated their commitment, creativity, and collaboration to achieving ERA’s vision and mandate. The quality of its people has a tremendous impact on the performance of any organization, and in that regard, ERA is fortunate to have a very talented team. I look forward to what ERA will do next.”

David Collyer, former Board Chair, Emissions Reduction Alberta 

David Moss has been appointed interim Board Chair for ERA by the Government of Alberta while they work to identify and appoint a permanent Chair. Mr. Moss has been a member of ERA’s Board of Directors since July of 2019 and will provide a strong continuum of support until a successor is named. In this role, Mr. Moss will facilitate future Board and committee meetings, maintain governance, and support the ERA executive team.

“During David’s time as ERA’s Board Chair, he exemplified what needs to be done in the technology and innovation space to accelerate progress in the areas of energy transition, emissions reduction, and economic growth and diversification. I look forward to supporting the Board and executive team during this time of transition.”

David Moss, Interim Board Chair, Emissions Reduction Alberta 

ERA’s Board provides thoughtful and strategic direction while helping to shape our business plans, offering feedback and insight on funding opportunities, and ensuring the organization remains accountable to its mandate and vision.

For more information contact

Kevin Duncan 
Media Relations, Emissions Reduction Alberta 
Cell: 403-431-2859


For 14 years, ERA has been investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since we were established in 2009, we have committed $887 million toward 254 projects worth $7.7 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative GHG reductions of 40 million tonnes by 2030 and 110 million tonnes by 2050.