Guy has 30 years’ experience in ecotoxicology and ecological and human health risk assessment, relating specifically to anthropogenic effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. He has expertise in the development, evaluation and application of water quality guidelines and criteria in numerous jurisdictions in North America and beyond. Guy joined the mining industry in October of 2006, after a 19-year career in environmental consulting. Prior to his work as Principal of Borealis Environmental, he was Vice President, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Cardero Coal Ltd., and Director, Environmental Science for Teck Resources, both based in Vancouver, BC Canada. In the latter position, Guy contributed scientific advice to the Elk Valley Selenium Task Force (EVSTF), a government/industry forum that addressed water quality issues and research in the Elk Valley; this included parameters such as selenium, nitrate, sulphate and cadmium.
Guy is a Verification Service Provider (VSP) with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) for the Sustainability Assurance Program, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM). He is also qualified to conduct sustainability assurance under the Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMP), administered by the World Gold Council (WGC). Guy is also a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) (QMI), and ISO 17025 (Environmental Laboratory Accreditation) (RABSQA).
In addition to contributing to various research initiatives and several publications related to risk assessment of coal mining effluent (including the 2010 SETAC Pellston book: “Ecological Assessment of Selenium in the Aquatic Environment”), Guy has played a key role in a number of multi-stakeholder working groups related to regulation, assessment, management, and treatment of selenium, specifically:
- The Elk Valley Selenium Task Force (EVSTF);
- The Canadian and Alberta Industry Selenium Working Groups (CISWG, ABSWG);
- The Metal Mining Effluent Regulations 10-year Review, Selenium Sub-Group (as co-chair); and, most recently,
- The North American Metal Council - Selenium Working Group (NAMC-SWG) (as Executive Secretariat).