Joseph Duperreault is leading the company’s strategy. He is passionate about First Renewable’s higher purpose of filling a capacity gap for its Indigenous partners so that they can play a central role in renewable energy development. “First Renewable’s focus is to create a future where Indigenous communities participate as influential partners with energy development companies. We do this by forming authentic partnerships and relationships based on trust, building commercial capacity and navigating pathways to capital for our Indigenous partners – this is what sets First Renewable apart.”
Joe is an active member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. He serves the Nation as director on the board of Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc. and developed the strategic plan and governance structure for Métis Capital Housing. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. He is actively pursuing certification in Indigenous Community – Industry Relations from the University of Alberta and his consulting practice is registered as a Certified Aboriginal Business with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.