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The Commission is governed by a Board of Directors that sets strategic direction and ensures the Commission’s operations are accountable, transparent and in line with its strategic priorities.

The Board of Directors receives a yearly list of the Provincial Government’s guiding principles and priorities in a Mandate Letter from the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. This letter outlines specific priorities to be incorporated in the Commission’s goals, objectives and performance measures of the Commission’s Service Plan.

Long-term plans are also regularly reviewed by the Board of Directors. Under section two of the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA), the Board has the power to enact regulations it considers necessary, appropriate and effective.

The Board’s Mandate and Charter sets out its governance practices and principles, information on committees, conduct and qualifications of directors, and operating procedures.

Board Documents

Name Date Published
2020/21 Minister's Mandate Letter
Aug. 27, 2020
Governance HR Committee Mandate Feb 2020
Aug. 26, 2020
Whistle Blower Policy
Sep. 3, 2019
Board of Directors Mandate and Charter
Sep. 3, 2019
Audit Committee Mandate and Charter
Sep. 3, 2019
Regulatory Committee Mandate and Charter
Sep. 3, 2019
Board Code of Conduct
Sep. 3, 2019
2019/20 Minister’s Mandate Letter
Jun. 10, 2019
2017/18 Board Appointee Remuneration Disclosure
Jun. 29, 2018
2018/19 Minister's Mandate Letter
Feb. 20, 2018
Board Appointee Remuneration 2016/17
Sep. 26, 2017
2017 Minister's Mandate Letter - Effective from Aug. 24, 2017
Sep. 11, 2017
2017/18 Minister's Mandate Letter - Effective until May 2017
Feb. 22, 2017
Appointments Remuneration and Expenses 2015/16
Jun. 30, 2016
2016/17 Minister's Mandate Letter
May 11, 2016
Appointments Remuneration and Expenses 2014
Jun. 9, 2015
2015/16 Minister's Mandate Letter
Feb. 18, 2015
Government's Letter of Expectations 2014/15 with TAP Addendum
Sep. 23, 2014
Human Resources Committee Mandate and Charter
Mar. 7, 2014
Government's Letter of Expectations 2014/15
Feb. 18, 2014
Appointments Remuneration and Expenses 2013
Jun. 17, 2013
201920strategic plan v10
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Standing Committees

The Board has three standing committees to better enable it to fulfill its oversight responsibilities as follows:


Audit Committee

The mandate of the audit committee includes the review of financial reporting and disclosure, financial management, risk and controls, internal and external auditor activities; compliance with applicable laws and other matters as assigned to it by the Board.

The audit committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Chris Hayman (Chair)
  • Al Hurd
  • Margie Parikh
  • Steve Kinsey

Governance and Human Resources Committee

The mandate of the Governance and Human Resources Committee (GHRC) includes the review of matters related to board governance, CEO and executive, human resource management, organizational health and safety, and other human resource related matters assigned to it by the Board.

The GHRC is comprised of the following members:

  • Margie Parikh (Chair)
  • Al Hurd
  • Al Ritchie
  • Cheryl Tobias
  • Chris Hayman
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Steven Kinsey

Regulatory Committee

The mandate of the Regulatory Committee is to review matters related to the Commission's regulatory framework implementation and effectiveness and other matters as may be assigned by the Board.

The Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Cheryl Tobias (Chair)
  • Al Ritchie
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Paul Jeakins
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