Executive Leadership

Our executive leadership is responsible for the CER’s overall capability and readiness to meet strategic and operational requirements. They deliver on the CER’s Performance Framework core responsibility of Energy Adjudication, Safety and Environment Oversight, Energy Information and Engagement. These core responsibilities deliver tangible and meaningful outcomes for Canadians.

Executive Vice President, Law and General Counsel – Alex Ross

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Ross became Executive Vice-President, Law and General Counsel in July 2018.
  • He joined the regulator in August of 2001 where he has served as Associate General Counsel for seven years and counsel for ten years.
  • Between being called to the Bar in 1997 and starting at the organization, he worked as a lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP (formerly, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP).
  • His career has focused on energy regulation (including aboriginal, environment, energy and natural resources management issues), and associated public and administrative law.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • LL. B., University of Toronto
  • Called to the Bar in Alberta in 1997 and a member of the Law Society of Alberta

Executive Vice President, Regulatory – Sandy Lapointe

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Lapointe became Executive Vice President, Regulatory in May 2011.
  • Prior to this, she was Vice President, Operations from August 2007 and Vice President, Applications from July 2002.
  • She joined the regulator in 1992 as an Environmental Specialist and has held various positions.
  • Prior to joining the regulator, she worked for an environmental consulting firm in Edmonton.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Alberta.

Executive Vice President, Transparency and Strategic Engagement – Tracy Sletto

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Sletto joined the regulator in 2011 with extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development, strategic communications, and public administration.
  • She served as Vice-President, People and Communications Services before joining the Energy Adjudication Business Unit.
  • Before joining the organization, she worked with the federal department of Western Economic Diversification Canada in Calgary.
  • Previously, she worked with the Government of Saskatchewan in a variety of leadership roles.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Master of Public Administration, Queen's University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan
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