Peter Tertzakian

Deputy Director

A respected public speaker, podcaster, blogger and author, Peter has devoted his career to energy, first as a geophysicist, then as an economist and investment strategist. Peter has written two bestsellers — A Thousand Barrels a Second  and The End of Energy Obesity — and in 2020 launched his new project,, and book, The Investor Visit and Other Stories: Disruption, Denial and Transition in the Energy Business. Passionate about studying how society evolves […]

Jackie Forrest

Executive Director

Jackie actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought after public speaker with 25 years of experience in the energy industry. She is the host of the ARC Energy Ideas podcast, a weekly show that explains the latest trends and news in Canadian energy and beyond. She represents ARC […]

Kara Jakeman

Manager, Financial and Economic Modeling

With over 20 years experience, Kara is responsible for leading the Institute’s economic and financial modeling. She has developed tools for analyzing all facets of the energy industry, including ARC’s Canadian Oil and Gas Fiscal Pulse model. Kara contributes to ARC’s energy systems analysis, including tracking key financial and ESG metrics and trends across a […]

Marcus Rocque

Senior Research Analyst

Marcus is focused on analyzing trends and market fundamentals for the energy industry, providing data management and analysis, evaluation of current and future policies, as well as contributing to the weekly ARC publications. Marcus’s research covers a wide range of energy systems, from oil and gas to transitional energy; including biofuels, carbon capture, renewable power, […]

Pamela Keefe

Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator

Pamela manages the Institute’s events and provides executive assistance to Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest.  She holds a degree in communications from the University of Calgary, and certificates in office administration,  and community investment from Mount Royal University.   Pamela has over 20 years of experience in managing events, speaking engagements and supporting executive leaders.