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Working through a well-developed strategic plan and making the right changes is critical for organizations to achieve their short-term goals while setting themselves up for success in the future.

Dr. Lance Mortlock

Managing Partner, Energy & Resources Canada

Forward-thinker. Strategist.

As the managing partner for the energy market segment, Lance leads EY Canada’s oil and gas, power and utilities and mining sectors across Canada. Lance supports the team to drive growth in key client accounts by integrating EY offerings and go-to-market approaches, while shaping and developing innovative solutions and assets to serve our clients in new value-add ways. Lance also coordinates future thinking regarding energy business trends, uncertainties, risks and opportunities.

As a strategy practitioner working with the C-suite, Lance has provided consulting services on more than 150 projects to over 60 clients in 11 countries. He brings a broad set of strategic skills and experiences, helping clients solve some of their most complex strategic problems.

Lance has authored numerous points of view on essential business topics. As a forward-thinking leader in Canada's energy trends and market dynamics, Lance has been featured in multiple industry publications, national and international newspapers, radio and broadcast. Lance writes opinion columns and serves as an external advisory board member for CEOWORLD magazine. Lance authored Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for Post Pandemic Future, exploring how scenario planning can help organizations be more resilient, building shock absorbers at a time of great uncertainty and drastic change.

Lance holds a Doctorate in Business Strategy from Haskayne School of Business in Calgary, an undergraduate degree from Exeter University and an MBA from Cardiff Business School. Lance is a Certified Management Consultant, a Certified Change Management Professional, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Project Management Professional. Lance completed a LEAD certificate in Corporate Innovation at Stanford GSB, advanced strategy at INSEAD and an AI certificate from MIT.

Lance engages with the community as  a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business and also serves on the Board of the Canadian Energy and Climate Nexus, a non-governmental, non-profit organization that helps Canadians develop energy systems in balance with climate change constraints through collaborative problem-solving, collective commitment and action.

How Lance is building a better working world

"As the energy sector goes through an era of immense disruption, I’m focused on helping our teams deliver long-term value to our clients through new strategies, business models and innovations. As the energy leader, I help our account teams ensure we’re bringing the best thinking, knowledge, ideas and solutions to the client – leveraging the vast expertise at EY. Being able to navigate through the changing regulatory environment, manage risks and optimize performance will lead to a better working world for our clients."

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