The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management of the CER’s day-to-day business and affairs, including the supervision of its employees and their work.
Peter Watson has extensive senior executive leadership experience in energy, natural resources and environmental issues. As the Chairperson and CEO of the National Energy Board since August 2014, he has provided strategic leadership to the Board and participated in Board decision-making processes as one of nine permanent members of this quasi-judicial tribunal. Prior to this, Mr. Watson worked for the Government of Alberta as Deputy Minister of Environment, Deputy Minister of Energy and Deputy Minister of the Executive Council and Head of the Alberta Public Service. Mr. Watson holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
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