Paul Jeakins is the Commissioner and CEO with the BC Oil and Gas Commission.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Paul graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and holds a Master of Science Degree from Royal Roads University. Prior to joining the Commission in 2006, Paul was a partner in a resource consulting firm.
Paul's roles at the Commission have included Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Regulatory Affairs and Stewardship and Manager of Audits. In October 2011, he accepted his current position as Commissioner and CEO, where he is the strategic and operational leader of the Commission. Paul brings 30 years of expertise to the role in organizational leadership, regulatory and strategic planning, decision making and financial management. He is Chair of the Western Regulators' Forum Executive Board and a Board member of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC).
Based out of Victoria, Paul divides his work time between the Commission’s offices located around the province as well as regularly presenting to local and international audiences on the topics of regulating shale gas and LNG.