Corporate Governance

Jeffrey Arsenych

Chairman, Director

Mr. Arsenych has extensive Board of Directors experience.  He is well qualified to lead CORE's Board through the corporate development which will take place over the next years. 

His experience includes:

Chairman or Lead Director
Context Energy Corp. (TSX-V) capital pool corporation
EnerGreen Foundation (NGO) renewable energy for developing world
Kyoto Fuels Corp. (private) biodiesel
Light Up the World (NGO) solar-powered lighting for developing world
O.C.M., S.A. hydrocarbon and mineral extraction and trading
Prairie Biogas Ltd. (private) waste-to-energy
Ravenwood Energy Corp. (private) oil & gas
Ravenwood Resources Inc. (TSX-V) oil & gas
TKE Energy Trust (TSX) oil & gas royalty trust
Verde Energy Ltd. (private) energy and technology investments
Board Member
Bridgetown Energy Corp. (ASE) junior capital pool
Calgary Philharmonic Society (NGO) community symphony orchestra
CTI Resources Corp. (private) waste management & energy technology
FVB District Energy (private) cogeneration / district energy engineering
Neutrino Resources Inc. (TSE) oil & gas
Petro Verde Energy Inc. (private) stranded oil & gas
Southern Minerals Corp. (NASDAQ) oil & gas

Mr. Jacques L. Huot

Lead Director

Jacques Huot is a project and infrastructure finance professional with over 35 years of domestic and international finance experience. He was Vice President Public-Private Partnerships at Ontario SuperBuild, an agency of the government of Ontario. He co-chaired the committee for development and implementation of policies regarding the restructuring of Ontario's electricity sector and the sale of the Bruce Nuclear Station. He also served as special advisor to the Auditor General of British Columbia on the $500 million Abbotsford Hospital Project and the $600 million Sea-to-Sky Highway Project.

Mr. Huot is Huron-Wendat and has devoted his expertise to the economic development of First Nations. As an Aboriginal, Jacques is focusing his efforts on bringing his project and infrastructure finance experience to the many problems and opportunities facing the Aboriginal communities of Canada. He served pm the National Chiefs Committee on Housing, he chaired the New Building Committee for Anishnawbe Health Toronto where he wasPresident of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Huot is currently a Vice-President with Corpfinance International Limited, located in Toronto, Ontario, tasked with enhancing the company's efforts in the Canadian infrastructure market. Mr. Huot was educated in Quebec, and is fluently bilingual.

Dr. Ian Ireland

Dr. Ireland is a Ph.D. chemist with ten years industrial experience in analytical instrument and methods development, environmental consulting, and green technology development. He has been Involved in the design and scale up of high and low temperature pyrolysis systems, petroleum refinery laboratory operations, large-scale organic synthesis and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) pharmaceutical manufacturing and scale-up.

Dr. Ireland has specialized knowledge in analytical instrument development, commercial process development, separation science, green wastewater treatment systems, pyrolysis, waste to energy systems and waste management. He also has experience in waste characterization and waste audits.

Dr. Ireland was involved in the development of a commercial scale CarboniserTM, a vacuum pyrolysis system, plant design and equipment development. He was also involved in the development of a pilot scale vacuum pyrolysis unit that was used to evaluate potential feedstocks and optimize product yield and quality.

Dr. Ireland has worked for Erin Consulting Ltd. (a private environmental consulting firm) University of Regina (research), Biomira Inc. (a biotechnology company), Consumer’s Cooperative Refineries Limited (petroleum refinery) and the University of Alberta (department of chemistry). He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina, and sits on the Advisory Committee, International Biochar Initiative.

Donald H. Sigler


Mr. Sigler is a member of the Board of Directors and has been Chief Financial Officer and consultant to CORE since May, 2010.

Please read more about Mr. Sigler on the "Executive Team" page of this site.

Kelsey Prenevost

Mr. Prenevost is a dynamic executive with more than twelve years experience in the Biotechnology sector. His career has been devoted to producing economically viable and environmentally sustainable business initiatives. His collective experience in the biofuels industry of over ten years includes $75M in grant and incentive writing and over $40M in equity and debt financing.

Mr. Prenevost was President and Founder of Kyoto Fuels Corporation, which owned and operated one of the largest biodiesel facilities in Canada. He is also Vice President of the Western Canada Biodiesel Association that promotes the use and production of biodiesel in Western Canada. He helped develop the Alberta Renewable Fuels Standard in conjunction with the Alberta Department of Energy and stakeholders of the petroleum industry, which requires the use of 120 million litres of biodiesel annually in the province.

Mr. Prenevost was a Director for Prairie BioGas and Power Ltd., a company using a proprietary technology to produce syngas from waste materials for both heat and electrical production. He served on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance Renewable and Alternatives Team and was the President of the Southern Alberta Group for the Environment (“SAGE”) from 2003-2007. He sat on the Technical Advisory Committee of Light Up the World Foundation (“LUTW”), a non-profit organization based in Calgary that promotes renewable energy projects in developing communities around the globe.

Mr. Prenevost has also given numerous public speaking engagements on environmental topics including biofuels and bioenergy, including an appearance on TEDx regarding creative leadership.

Mr. Prenevost has a BSc. in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Victoria, B.C. Mr. Prenevost taught Environmental Issues and Microbiology at the Lethbridge College for three years. He also worked with University of Victoria, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the University of Alberta on projects varying from the development of genetically modified crops, cattle genotyping, plant and animal pathology and the investigation into the nature of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. In April, 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Degree from the Lethbridge College for his efforts on sustainability.

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Arsenych
Chairman and

Jacques Huot
Lead Director

Dr. Ian Ireland

Donald H. Sigler

Kelsey Prenevost