Advisory Board



Llewie Armstrong is a retired Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the Hydro Electric Generation Industry in Ontario, Canada.  He retired as the Senior Plant Engineer for Ontario Power Generation, the major hydro-electric power supplier in Ontario.

Llewie was involved in designing efficiency upgrades for the hydro turbines at The Sir Adam Beck Generating Stations in Niagara Falls. This included trips to Switzerland and USA to witness and verify efficiency testing of different turbine modules, and to verify that manufacturers were following design specifications.

As the Supervising Engineer, Llewie oversaw the refurbishment and power output improvements to Little Long Generating Station in Kapuskasing, Ontario.

He was also the Senior Engineer responsible for the operation and maintenance of the hydro- electric generating stations, in Northeastern Ontario, owned and operated by Ontario Power Generation.

Llewie is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).



Winston Cameron is a retired Civil Engineer with 32 years of experience. He began his career as a Field Engineer with A.G. McKee where he supervised the construction of major infrastructure works in one of the process units for a new refinery at Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada.

Winston returned to Guyana in July 1976 and worked as a Project Engineer for GuyConstruct, the construction arm of the Guyana Bauxite Company in Linden. During that time, he designed and was responsible for the construction of the new Washer Pond Road.

He then came back to Canada in August 1977 and resumed his career with A.G. McKee.

Since then Winston has covered a lot of ground, accumulating extensive experience working as a Senior Project Engineer with Imperial Oil at the Product and Chemicals Division in Sarnia, Ontario.

He managed the design and engineering work by local and global contractors for the company’s refinery facilities such as new electrical substations, Control Centers, heat exchangers, rotating equipment, product storage tanks and spheres, structural towers and flare stacks. He was also responsible for modifications to existing refinery facilities.

Winston also invited bids, awarded and managed construction contracts for the new and/or modified facilities with overall responsibility for construction Safety, Cost, Quality and Schedule.

Winston is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).



Michael Francisco is a professional Chemical Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry.

He has worked in various roles including Design Engineer and Pressure Transient Behaviour Analyst at Atomic Energy of Canada. He worked as a Project Design Engineer at Darlington Nuclear Facility in Ontario and served as the Lead Leakage Rate Test Engineer for containment structures at Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power Nuclear Power Plants.

As the Project Manager and Technical Lead, Michael was responsible for co-ordinating the preparation of the Life Cycle Management Plan for Civil Structures, the preparation of the Condition Assessment for the containment structures at Bruce Power and the preparation and execution of numerous leakage rate tests during multi-million-dollar outages at Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation.

Michael is a subject matter expert in leakage rate testing of containment structures at Amec Foster Wheeler.

He is also a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).



Mervyn Gordon is a practicing Geologist with combined experience of 40 years in the Bauxite Mining Industry in Guyana and the Oil and Gas sector in Barbados.

Mervyn worked at the Guyana Mining Enterprise Limited for three years as a geologist, exploring for and developing bauxite deposits.

He has extensive experience in the oil and gas sector in Barbados having worked in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources with responsibility for monitoring the onshore oil and gas production activities for 16 years. He then joined the Barbados National Oil Company and is currently the Technical Manager responsible for the Technical and Operations Departments managing the upstream oil and gas operations.

Mervyn, an avid badminton enthusiast, is the President of the Pioneers Badminton Club, was a founding member of the Barbados Badminton Association, Secretary of the Barbados Badminton Association and Assistant Secretary General of the Barbados Olympic Association.


LUGARD LAYNE, Senior Lecturer

Lugard Layne is a practicing Petroleum Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas sector in Trinidad and Tobago.

As a Reservoir Engineer at Petrotrin, Lugard was involved in several on-shore field developments and enhanced oil recovery projects. He also worked at EOG Resources Trinidad Limited, the third largest gas producer in Trinidad, and there was involved in the development of several off-shore gas fields.

Lugard is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Petroleum Engineering Department of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.



Kempford Robertson is a professional Mechanical Engineer, with 40 years of experience, who provides expert consulting and evaluative services in the Field of Technical Valuation.

He has provided Valuations and Technical Reviews for large complex industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Greece, Suriname and Peru. These industrial facilities include sectors such as Gold Mining and Processing, Electric Power Generation from Hydro, Coal and Nuclear, Coal and other Mineral Mining and Smelting.

As an expert consultant Kempford has done extensive work for Goldcorp, Eldorado Gold, Teck Resources, Manitoba Hydro, Newfoundland Hydro, Golden Band, Iamgold, Kirkland Lake Gold and Primero.

Kempford is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).