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Anthony Speca
Managing Principal
Polar Aspect Consulting
+44 7789 645685
  • Human and Social
Public Policy / Political Economy
economy, finance, governance, politics, public administration, public policy
  • Arctic

Anthony Speca has lived and worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and his career has ranged over public policy, the financial markets, business strategy and academia. He was head of the Fiscal and Economic Policy section of the Nunavut Department of Finance, where he helped manage Nunavut's fiscal relationship with Ottawa and served on the core team preparing Nunavut for devolution negotiations. He is especially interested in the North as an economic place, and how it is situated within the wider Canadian and global economies. Currently, Anthony is based in the United Kingdom, where he writes and consults on Arctic issues. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • Northern Research Forum Assemblies
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Assn
  • Arctic Frontiers
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