Tonja Leach became Executive Director of QUEST in October of 2018. Working with all three levels of government, utilities & energy providers, the development community, and solution providers to help Canada become a nation of Smart Energy Communities. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Tonja held a number of roles at QUEST, including as the founding Coordinator of the organization starting in 2007. Through collaboration, Tonja supports and advises Canada’s energy sector, governments and community builders in the transition to a sustainable energy future. Tonja is currently an active advisor on a number of committees including the Energy Futures Lab Partners Council and Steering Committee, National Coherence Working Group, Clean Resource Innovation Network Steering Committee, Positive Energy Advisory Council, and the Low Carbon Community Energy System project steering committee.