Providing stability to the Alberta electricity grid

Evolve is accelerating the energy transition and providing stability to the Alberta electricity grid by delivering innovative energy storage solutions

Powering Alberta

Electricity plays a fundamental role in everyday life – powering our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. Reliable energy connects us and is fundamental to our quality of life.

As the grid transitions to an increased reliance on intermittent renewables, such as wind and solar power, Albertans are faced with increasing electricity prices. Innovative solutions are required to ensure that electricity remains reliable and affordable. Alberta needs energy storage solutions to support the energy transition and provide grid stability.

By storing intermittent renewable electricity, we can access power when we need it most, whether or not the wind is blowing, or the sun is shining.

Our focus is on the future, creating jobs, investing locally, protecting our community and the environment, and providing energy storage solutions for Albertans.

Board of Directors

The Evolve Board of Directors is made up of individuals with extensive leadership, development, and execution experience across a range of global industries including power, infrastructure/logistics, energy, and mining/resources.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle B.Sc., MBA

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Doyle has over 25 years of international energy business experience, focused on mine development and operations.

He is based in Calgary and has worked in the mining and energy industries in Australia, USA, UK, China, and Russia. He joined Evolve (previously Montem Resources) in 2017 and became Managing Director of the Company in January 2018.

Previous positions include VP Marketing and Business Development at Atrum Coal Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Cockatoo Coal Ltd, and VP Coal at Wood Mackenzie.

Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Will Souter

Will Souter B.Com., LLB (Adel), IPAA, Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, GAICD

Non-Executive Director & Independent Chairman

Mr. Souter is an experienced senior finance executive, a lawyer, and an investment banker, with extensive global transaction and fundraising experience across a variety of industries. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Atomo Diagnostics Limited.

Some of his key roles include – CFO of Verton Technologies, Executive Director at RFC Ambrian, and Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Sydney.

Rob Tindall

Rob Tindall B.A., M.Tax

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Tindall is the Founder of Montem Resources (now Evolve Power) and a Non-Executive Director. He is the Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Silica Resources Australia (SRA). SRA are developing the critical mineral high grade silica flour project at Mourilyan in North Queensland.

Rob is a Non-Executive Director of Hydrogenus Energy who have developed a hydrogen fueled generator and 100% carbon free electrical system for remote mining and industrial energy applications.

Will Bridge

Will Bridge B.Eng., ICD.D

Executive Director & Chief Development Officer

Mr. Bridge is a 30-year power industry executive and corporate director with a track record of strategic leadership and growth in domestic and international power markets.

He is the past Chair of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and held board positions with the Canadian Electricity Association, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.

Mr. Bridge has lived in Calgary since 1996 where he held leadership positions with TransAlta Corporation and ATCO Power, including Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, Generation Technology & Procurement, and Executive Vice President, Business Development.

He is a holder of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation and currently serves as Board Chair for Calgary Housing Company, and Board Director for the Fusion Energy Council of Canada. He is also a mentor in the Start-Up incubator Creative Destruction Lab located at the University of Calgary.

Susie Henderson

Susie Henderson B.Bus., CPA, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Henderson has over 20 years of global experience across North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, England, and Australia. Her areas of focus include government, mining/resources, infrastructure/logistics, and energy.

Some of her key roles include GM – Strategic Infrastructure and Government Relations at Macarthur Coal Ltd and Key Coal Accounts Executive with Aurizon. She serves as President and Finance Committee Board member for GHD, a global consulting firm.

Senior Management Team

Evolve is led by an industry-leading and highly experienced leadership team with a proven track record. The Senior Management team is made up of Albertans who thrive on connecting locally and respecting stakeholders.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle B.Sc., MBA

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Doyle has over 25 years of international energy business experience, focused on mine development and operations.

He is based in Calgary and has worked in the mining and energy industries in Australia, USA, UK, China, and Russia. He joined Evolve (previously Montem Resources) in 2017 and became Managing Director of the Company in January 2018.

Previous positions include VP Marketing and Business Development at Atrum Coal Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Cockatoo Coal Ltd, and VP Coal at Wood Mackenzie.

Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Will Bridge

Will Bridge B.Eng., ICD.D

Executive Director & Chief Development Officer

Mr. Bridge is a 30-year power industry executive and corporate director with a track record of strategic leadership and growth in domestic and international power markets.

He is the past Chair of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and held board positions with the Canadian Electricity Association, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.

Mr. Bridge has lived in Calgary since 1996 where he held leadership positions with TransAlta Corporation and ATCO Power, including Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President, Generation Technology & Procurement, and Executive Vice President, Business Development.

He is a holder of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation and currently serves as Board Chair for Calgary Housing Company, and Board Director for the Fusion Energy Council of Canada. He is also a mentor in the Start-Up incubator Creative Destruction Lab located at the University of Calgary.

Andrew Keeping

Andrew Keeping Ph.D.

Evolve Battery Storage Lead Developer

Dr. Keeping has 19 years of combined experience in academic research with the Boston Consulting Group, ATCO Power, and as the Managing Director of an electricity industry advisory firm, Boost.

He brings substantial analytical, commercial, and capital asset development experience to the project. His electricity industry experience is drawn from work on hundreds of asset development projects across the Americas and the UK, in technologies including all forms of gas-fired generation, intermittent renewables, energy storage, hydrogen, and integrated multi-asset facilities.

Dr. Keeping holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.

Melanie Leydin

Melanie Leydin B.Bus., CA, FGIA

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Melanie Leydin holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Registered Company Auditor.

She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and from February 2000 to October 2021 was the principal of Leydin Freyer. In November 2021 Vistra acquired Leydin Freyer, and Melanie is now Vistra Australia’s Managing Director. Vistra is a prominent provider of specialised consulting and administrative services to clients in the fund, corporate, capital markets, and private wealth sectors.

Melanie has over 25 years of experience in the accounting profession and over 15 years of experience holding Board positions including Company Secretary of ASX listed entities. She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of companies, initial public offerings, secondary raisings, and shareholder relations.

Our Values

Evolve is an energy storage solutions development company based in Alberta, Canada. Our corporate values guide all that we do across our operations and projects.

Integrity

We believe in doing business the honest way. We view each of our partnerships as mutually beneficial and long-term business relationships, and thus are transparent in our dealings.

Teamwork

We understand the critical importance of working together to achieve a common goal. We view teamwork as the foundation upon which success is built.

Respect

We treat others with both dignity and respect, regardless of their circumstances, situation, or background. We strongly believe that everyone has the ability to bring something to the table and make a positive contribution.

Sustainability

We understand the importance of being able to meet the needs of today’s society, whilst securing the needs of future generations. Thus, in all our actions and decisions we are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and optimizing community engagement.

Results

Without a focus on results, the purpose and mission that brings meaning to our work are at risk. Setting measurable goals and focusing on results provides the feedback required to achieve and measure success. Evolve remains focused on results that drive profits.