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Atlantic Real Estate Forum
Tuesday, November 4, 2025
Halifax Convention Centre

Derek Estabrook
Vice President, Business Development at Eastward Energy


Derek Estabrook is the Vice President of Business Development for Eastward Energy, the natural gas distribution utility in Nova Scotia, where he leads the company’s marketing and energy transition teams. Derek’s team is developing sustainable energy solutions including low-carbon hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and gas heat pumps to support Nova Scotia’s energy transition to net-zero emissions. In 2021, Derek and his Eastward Energy colleagues played a leading role in the launch of the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance to promote the development of a prosperous clean hydrogen ecosystem in Atlantic Canada.

Prior to joining Eastward Energy, Derek worked for 20 years in sales, marketing, product innovation, and business development roles at PepsiCo, Agropur, Gatorade Canada, and Maple Leaf Foods. Derek holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University. He lives in Halifax where he is an avid runner, cyclist, cross country skier and outdoor enthusiast. He also serves as a Director on the boards of the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance, Nordiq Canada, and the Healthy Tomorrow Foundation.

Agenda Sessions

  • Case studies on renewable energy projects in Atlantic Canada