Brian Chambers

National Energy Board

Brian Chambers grew up in Ottawa but most of his working life has been in the Canadian North and British Columbia. While Brian has a PhD in Polar Studies from Cambridge University, he has learned just as much—if not more about the North by living and working with the Indigenous Peoples of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Through his 40 years of working with Indigenous communities he has gained a better appreciation for the importance of protecting the land and water for future generations. Working with co-management boards across the North has given him the opportunity to witness first hand the value of including Indigenous perspectives in the management of our natural resources for the benefit of all Canadians.

Brian and his family reside in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, within the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, where they enjoy exploring the vastness of Tinde’e (Great Slave Lake).

Key Positions

  • Professional Leader - Northern Engagement, National Energy Board
  • Executive Director - Northern Gas Project Secretariat
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Sunshine Coast Regional District
  • Executive Member - Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee


“I believe the IAMC provides a wonderful opportunity for the National Energy Board and Indigenous Peoples to work hand-in-hand to achieve our mutual objective of protecting the environment and promoting safety.”