Ian Potter, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Potter, PhD

Chief Executive Officer
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Ian Potter joined Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. He is an experienced executive who was recently Vice President, Engineering and Vice President, Business Management with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Ian was also Chief Operating Officer at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF). During his 10 years at AITF and its predecessor, the Alberta Research Council (ARC). He held several leadership and management positions in energy, environment, greenhouse gas technology and human resources.

Ian has a successful track record working with many business models for research funding and commercialization and strong experience developing and collaborating with a broad network of stakeholders.

He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.