Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Mentor Database

Name (First, Last)
Anthony Speca
Job/ Position Title/ Classification
Managing Principal
Department/ Unit/ Branch
University/ Institution/ Organization/ Employer
Polar Aspect Consulting
Telephone Number (please include country code)
+44 7789 645685
Please check the major focus area that best fits your interests.
  • Human and Social
Primary Discipline
Public Policy / Political Economy
Please list a few keywords that describe your work and interests Separate the words with a comma ( , ).
economy, finance, governance, politics, public administration, public policy
Please indicate the main regions where you work or conduct your research.
  • Arctic
Please provide a short biosketch (1000 characters)

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.

Mentoring activities you are interested in participating in (check all that apply).
  • 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

Preferred method of mentoring (check all that apply)
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
Conferences you normally attend (check all that apply)
  • Northern Research Forum Assemblies
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Assn
  • Arctic Frontiers
We would very much like to include you in the online mentor database that is available to our members, but we also understand that you might only want us to use your information for our internal purposes. Please let us know if we can include your information on our website.
Sure, include me in your list online

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
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