Meet our Management Team
Paul Chernik P.Eng
Paul launched ERC Evolution in 2021. He did so in the belief that to achieve climate mitigation ambitions, technical and commercial specialists from all industries must be brought together to collaborate and share knowledge.
Before starting ERC Evolution, Paul gained international standing as a European Securities and Market Authority “Competent Person”. An expert capable of certifying independent technical and commercial evaluations of oil and gas companies. These evaluations were then used to communicate risk, uncertainty and potential value to the public and private shareholders, debt providers, pension funds, governments, and other stakeholders. Paul reported to the TSX, LSE, AIM, and Nordic NASDAQ markets.
Paul has also enjoyed many years of working with the UK academic community. He has been a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, and sat on the advisory board for the EU ShaleXEnvironment research consortium.
Besides his work with ERC Evolution, Paul sits on the Board of Directors of ERCE, providing oversight of Group activities. He is a Canadian Professional Engineer, registered with APEGA in Canada and a CSA certified GHG emissions verifier and validator. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Rouha Hussaina CEng, MIMechE
Head of Energy Transition Services
Rouha joins ERC Evolution with over a decade of experience in the steel industry which includes industrial decarbonisation, circular economy, project engineering/management, industrial construction, M&A due diligence and manufacturing.
Most recently she represented Tata Steel UK, the largest steelworks and the 2nd largest GHG emitter in the country, at the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) for decarbonisation. Previously, she worked in the Netherlands and played a key role is devising the decarbonisation roadmap for Tata Steel Netherlands. Rouha has also managed industrial construction projects. In 2018/19, she led the design and engineering for the multimillion pound Blast Furnace project, which was a critical part of Tata Steel’s long-term strategy to strengthen its operations in the UK.
A chartered mechanical engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a certified project management associate, Rouha received her MSc from the University of Bath. In 2020, she completed her Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, she researched climate change policies in major European economies to propose ways through which greenhouse gas emissions intensive industries can collaborate to expedite decarbonisation.
Ellen Mitchell FGS
Ellen joined ERC Evolution as she is passionate about the energy transition and working towards a low carbon future.
She has six years’ experience working as a geoscientist in which she integrated subsurface data including seismic, structural interpretation, well logs, and literature to construct and interrogate reservoir models from around the world. As a Project Manager within the ERCE audit group, she guided multi-disciplinary teams to deliver outcomes which take into consideration subsurface, facilities, and economic elements.
Ellen holds an MEarthSci from the University of Oxford and is a CSA certified GHG emissions verifier and validator. She is an active participant in the wider geoscience community as a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and has been a visiting lecturer at Imperial College London.