Navigant strengthens leadership team in Canadian energy practice

16 September 2019 2 min. read
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Consulting firm Navigant has strengthened its leadership team within its Canadian energy practice, with directors Craig Sabine and Andrea Roszell being joined by new directors Judy Simon and Chris Snyder. The four veteran consultants are based in Toronto.

Chris Sabine, who has been with Navigant since 2015, has more than 15 years of experience in the Canadian electricity and natural gas sectors. He has deep expertise across energy markets strategy, regulation, operational improvement, transformation, and M&A. Before joining Navigant, he was a senior manager in the energy and utilities consulting practice at MNP.

Andrea Roszell, who was been with Navigant since 2010, has advised numerous utilities, governments, and large energy users in the areas of business transformation, grid modernization, distributed energy resources, and renewable energy. Prior to joining Navigant, Roszell was a pyrometallurgy engineer at management and engineering consultancy Hatch.

Navigant strengthens leadership team in Canadian energy practice

Judy Simon brings more than 35 years of experience to Navigant, with expertise in energy efficiency policy, program design, and program implementation. Throughout her career, Simon has worked with utilities companies and all level of Canadian government, designing and delivering energy efficiency programs and evaluating efficiency programs and frameworks. She joins Navigant from consulting firm ICF International, where she led the Canadian strategic energy practice.

Chris Snyder brings 25+ years of experience in consulting and financial services, with a specialization in environmental management and markets. Snyder’s expertise lies in helping financial institutions and large corporations implement sustainability strategies, including climate advisory. He joins Navigant from CIBC, where he led the bank’s corporate environment team.

“Craig, Andrea, Judy, and Chris are each acutely aware of the issues our Canadian clients face as the energy transition gathers momentum,” Jan Vrins, leader of Navigant’s global energy practice, said. “Combined with their track records of building strong teams and delivering value, I am confident they will enhance our client’s journeys to meeting their strategic objectives.”

Navigant’s global energy practice is comprised of more than 600 consultants, making it the largest energy and sustainability consulting team in the industry. The practice’s clients have included the world’s 60 largest electric, water, and gas utilities; the 20 largest independent power generators; and the 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies.

Navigant recently entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector).