New Board Member Announcement
June 26, 2019
Energy Safety Canada is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors are Tracy Edwards and Céline Gerson.
Dr. Edwards, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Keyano College, and Ms. Gerson, President of Schlumberger Canada Ltd., follow the recent appointment of Gary Mar, President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Associations of Canada (PSAC).
“We are excited about the addition of all of these talented people to our Board,” said John Rhind, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Their extensive backgrounds and unique experiences complement our Board’s vast skillsets. With these additions we are confident that Energy Safety Canada is in an even stronger position to continue to drive improved safety performance across the industry. Their leadership and guidance will be invaluable as we continue to execute on our goal of zero incidents.”
Dr. Edwards brings more than 30 years of experience in post secondary education in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Keyano College in Fort McMurray, she served as President of both Western Canada’s Lethbridge College and Lakeland College and as Academic Vice-President and Chief Learning Officer at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.
Ms. Gerson has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 500 organizations. Ms. Gerson joined Schlumberger Canada with the acquisition of Cameron International where her responsibilities included Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Gerson is recognized for a unique blend of skills that include international business, trade, legal and corporate management.
Mr. Mar brings significant experience to Energy Safety Canada’s Board as a former Government of Alberta cabinet minister, holding positions in six different portfolios, including Health and Wellness, Environment and Education. Prior to joining PSAC, Mar also represented the interests of Alberta as envoy in Washington, D.C. and as Alberta’s representative in Asia.