Advisory Board

Michael Andretti
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Second-generation auto racing legend Michael Andretti, the namesake of international racing enterprise Andretti Autosport, hung up his helmet in 2003 making the full-time transition from driver to business leader. Andretti leads his businesses with the same focus and determination he showed behind the wheel of a race car and has grown the Andretti Autosport brand to global recognition, boasting a championship pedigree.

Andretti is also a founding partner of Andretti Group dating back to 1997. The Andretti Group has grown rapidly to include chain of over 100 Retail Fuel/Convenience Store/Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) operations; Branded and Unbranded Wholesale Fuel operations; Trucking/Logistics operations; Card Lock/Fleet Fueling operations; and Full-Service Factory Authorized Maintenance operations. The enterprise operates and/or supplies facilities under several brands in a geography spanning California, Oregon, and Washington.

Expectations are high when you enter the world of racing with a name like Andretti, and Michael Andretti has been raising the bar as a driver, team owner and businessman throughout his illustrious career. Andretti knows the importance of striving for excellence and pushes to move from good to great. He raises the bar and sets new standards. He knows what it takes to be a Champion.

The 1991 CART series champion retired from profession racing as the winningest driver in CART history with 42 victories. He is also second on the list of INDYCAR laps led, right behind his father, Mario Andretti, with 6,702. Additionally, Andretti has been inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame (2008), the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame (2012) and was voted as one of CART’s most popular drivers.

George Steinbrenner IV
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George Steinbrenner IV is the youngest team owner within the NTT INDYCAR Series. His own embrace of practicing sustainability, reinforced by leadership and examples within his family and related businesses, adds to a commitment of following the lead of INDYCAR in having announced a planned move to implement single-source hybrid systems beginning in 2023.

George brings his own long-term view to the ambitious aim of supporting the message of sustainability within motorsport by actively pursuing unique initiatives including running an alternative fuel transporter and companion generator to achieve a carbon neutral footprint, helping to implement comprehensive recycling programs across the INDYCAR landscape, and leading an effort to implement green power at campsites across the INDYCAR schedule.

In 2016, George, in collaboration with Michael Andretti and Andretti Autosport, founded Steinbrenner Racing, an American-based motorsports team competing within the NTT INDYCAR Series and a related and developmental series designed to groom future INDYCAR Series stars. Steinbrenner Racing enters a fifth overall year of competition in 2021 having earned eleven race wins, fifteen poles and twenty-nine total podiums in total.

A member of a family known for winning and success with the New York Yankees, George has shown a passion for racing from an early age along with a commitment toward eventual team ownership by beginning his leadership path as an intern.

Dave Rogers
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Dave Rogers is the Founder & CEO of Amp Energy, an energy transition platform company. Founded in 2009, Amp has become one of the leading global renewables companies having successfully developed and built over 1.8 gigawatts renewable generation projects, hybrid generation plus battery storage projects, and stand-alone battery storage projects around the world, alongside a further 2.0 GW of generation and 2.2 GWh of battery storage assets in construction or entering construction in 2021.

With the addition of Amp X, its fully integrated proprietary digital energy platform, Amp has emerged as a differentiated and unique global energy transition platform.

Based in Toronto, Canada, with operations throughout North America, Japan, Australia, India, the UK, Iberia and the Czech Republic, Amp’s international team brings deep expertise and thought leadership to every aspect of the energy industry.

Amp has successfully raised over $2.5Bn of ESG-focused capital from global pension funds, two of the Walton family offices, Apollo Group, Power Corp and others.

Prior to Mr. Rogers founding Amp in 2009, he was the head of carbon markets and Front Street Capital, a $3.5Bn investment manager, where he was responsible for the origination, sale and trading of carbon credits both privately and through public exchanges globally.

Greg Nuttall
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Greg Nuttall is one of the founding CEOs of the world’s first waste-to-fuel company, Toronto-based Woodland Biofuels (www.woodlandbiofuels.com).

As Woodland’s CEO, Greg has taken Woodland’s groundbreaking automotive fuel technology from drawing board to proven production. Along the way, he has forged relationships around the globe with governments, key financial players, oil and gas companies, engineering & construction firms, and feedstock providers. Woodland has raised significant institutional capital from USA and Canadian cleantech funds, strategic investors, and Canadian governments.

Prior to becoming CEO of Woodland, Greg was a partner at Rubicon Investment Group, a merchant bank focused on accelerating the growth of the companies it acquires and invests in. Before this, Greg was co-founder and CEO of a leading management consulting firm that helps large and mid-sized organizations in Canada and the United States. At the outset of his career.

Greg was an M&A and corporate finance lawyer. As a lawyer he practiced at Clifford Chance, one of the world's largest law firms, where he was based in London, and at Torys, a leading corporate law firm based in Toronto.

Greg earned his Master of International Laws degree at Cambridge University and is a Pegasus Scholar.

David Bray
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David Bray has over 30 years of diverse experience leading global teams for wholesale/retail products within the Downstream Oil and Gas Sector.

At Shell Oil Products Company US, he served as General Manager of Strategy/Business Development, US Fuels and Marketing, and Americas Aviation. Additionally, David was responsible for the first significant implementation of SAP’s S/4 Hana system within Shell, which was one of the largest implementations within the Oil and Gas Sector to date.

Given his senior roles, David has had oversight on the future of Oil and Gas, the Environment, and Safety. He is passionate about safety and ensuring no harm is done to people or the environment. Equally so, he recognizes the energy challenge of emitting less CO2 through cleaner fuels. David’s focus in starting Bray Retail Consulting was to assist companies in moving through significant change management to help meet the growing energy needs of the future.

David has a BS in Business Administration from Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and an MBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

Yves Gionet
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Mr. Gionet, a former Toyota executive, was part of the team that launched Lexus Canada in 1990 and finished his Toyota career leading the division. During his 40-year illustrious career, Mr. Gionet demonstrated a strong focus on brand and dealer network development which served him and Toyota well in transforming the Toyota and Lexus network for growth in the year 2000 and beyond. With the arrival of the new Lexus IS in 2005, Mr. Gionet was a key team member in the launch of Lexus Canada’s “Moments” campaign as a way to link the values of L-finesse, the basis of the IS design philosophy and the Lexus brand philosophy to the promise of seeking out something personal, of real value. This lead to Mr. Gionet’s leadership of Lexus Canada from 2006 to 2008.