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Member of the Board of Directors
Mr. Jacob Irving
President, Canadian Hydropower Association

Mr. Jacob Irving has over 10 years of experience as an association manager and government relations specialist. He holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. Most recently, Mr. Irving was Executive Director of the Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG), where he acted as spokesperson for that association with a wide range of stakeholders in the energy industry, including municipal, provincial and federal governments, and aboriginal groups. Before his time at OSDG, Mr. Irving worked in government and in the petroleum energy sector in Canada and overseas. From 1995 until 1998 he was an Information Officer in the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, and from 1998-1999 he served as a Project Manager for the Western Cape Provincial Government in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1999-2000 he was Project Manager for the World Petroleum Congress for Foreign Affairs and International Trade/Industry Canada. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Irving worked as Government and Public Affairs Advisor, for BP Canada and Devon Canada Corporation.

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