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Sarah Goodman named CEO of B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy

April 1, 2024
By Todd Humber

Sarah Goodman has been named the president and CEO of the B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). Her appointment took effect on March 11, 2024.

Her extensive background in advancing Canada’s climate change policies, coupled with over a decade of executive experience in the resource sector, uniquely positions her to lead CICE’s mission and play a pivotal role in fast-tracking the commercialization of British Columbia’s clean energy and climate solutions, the board of directors said in a press release announcing her appointment.

“We are excited to welcome Sarah Goodman to CICE. Sarah understands the importance of advancing B.C.’s world-class cleantech sector and the unique role CICE plays in helping to attract investment, develop IP, create good jobs and cut pollution while building a clean and prosperous economy,” said Dan Woynillowicz, board chair at CICE. “Her deep knowledge of both the private and public sectors makes her the ideal person to lead our next phase of supporting industry decarbonization, building our membership, and growing our investment portfolio impact.”

Goodman is recognized as one of Canada’s top climate policy experts, it said. She joins CICE from the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a Partner working with leading companies and governments around the world to advance climate solutions and green industrial policy. Sarah previously served as the Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor on Climate Action and Sustainable Economy, shaping Canada’s national climate change plans and mobilizing over $100 billion in federal investments to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.


Prior to government, she worked at the nexus of environment, economy, and society for 20 years. Her experience includes founding a climate and sustainability advisory firm, serving as Senior Vice President at a leading environmental and social change organization, and working in the resource sector for over a decade, including executive positions at Teck Resources and Weyerhaeuser.

“Canada punches above its weight, boasting 13 companies on the 2024 Global Cleantech 100. For our economy and climate, building on this momentum is critical. That’s exactly what CICE does by investing in promising new climate technologies and why I’m so excited to join the team,” said Goodman. “By collaborating with both the private and public sectors, CICE aims to speed up market adoption of innovative climate solutions, which will create jobs and competitive advantage at home, while making a meaningful contribution to reducing global climate pollution.”

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