John Keating has more than 30 years of financial experience. He is a founding shareholder, director and Chairman of the Board at BluEarth. Prior to co-founding BluEarth, John was Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1989 with his brother Ross. John and Ross jointly oversaw all aspects of its growth from its first 3 MW hydro project to a company owning and operating 21 power plants with 694 MW of installed capacity.
John was also a founding director of the Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA), and has been an active participant in the Clean Air Renewable Energy Coalition and other organizations that lobby governments on renewable energy initiatives. John is widely recognized as a pioneer of the industry and has helped shape federal and provincial government policy that supports renewable energy development. He was a Chartered Accountant for over 32 years.