The Board of Directors and staff of Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise are pleased to announce the appointment of James Jenkins as the new Executive Director of ICE. Effective March 20, 2023, James will work closely with founding Executive Director, Chris Henderson to ensure a smooth transition for the organization.
With over 10 years of senior governance and management experience, James brings unique skills, perspectives, and relationships to advance ICE’s impact for Indigenous communities. A proud member of Walpole Island First Nation, James has played a key role in the development of First Nation equity participation in two 100MW wind farms and continues to be a champion of Indigenous community and business partnerships in clean energy.
In addition to his work in community, James is a former Deputy City Clerk for Sarnia, Ontario, and he holds an MA from the University of Texas. James has also run a consulting business, Ajijaak Solutions, which provided governance and management support for First Nations businesses.
James is a proud father of three, a multi-instrumentalist, and an avid outdoorsman who loves camping, boating, hunting, and fishing.
James succeeds Chris Henderson, ICE’s founding Executive Director, who will continue to serve ICE long-term as a program and project mentor, as well as contributing to ICE’s strategic goals.
We look forward to beginning this new chapter for ICE under James’s leadership as he works in collaboration with the ICE Team, Board and Advisory Council, and Indigenous communities across Turtle Island
Cara Sanders, Curve Lake First Nation & Askii Environmental Inc.
Chair, ICE Board of Directors