David Thompson

President, Northern Cross Energy Limited

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: Energy

David Thompson is President of Northern Cross Energy Limited, an integrated natural gas and electric power company in Ontario, which he founded in 1984. He is also a founder and Chairman of Next Hydrogen Corporation, headquartered in Ontario, which has developed and markets grid scale electrolysers for the production of green hydrogen from surplus of peak power.

He is an engineer from Queen’s University with more than 35 years of experience in the broader energy industry in Canada and internationally. Mr Thompson received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2014.

In addition to his background in oil and gas exploration and production, David has broad experience in clean and renewable power projects, including gas fired generation, wind and solar power. Among other executive positions he was a founder and CEO of Port Albert Wind Farms and of Smart Pipeline Services.

Mr Thompson has participated in founding, financing, developing and profitably monetizing 5 companies primarily in new technologies and undeveloped resources. He has served on the board and committees of numerous community and business organizations. He has a passion for helping dreams become realities.