Energy Safety Canada Announces New General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
January 15, 2020
Jo-Anne brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years working in various legal roles, particularly in the energy sector.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jo-Anne to Energy Safety Canada and on to the executive team. Jo-Anne has a strong mix of legal, corporate governance and energy industry knowledge – all of which will prove invaluable to our organization,” says Murray Elliott, President and CEO of Energy Safety Canada.
Prior to joining Energy Safety Canada, Jo-Anne served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a junior upstream oil and gas company, where she was responsible for oversight of all legal matters, including operational and human resource matters, business transactions, commercial agreements and litigation.
Formerly, as Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal Services and Policy Development Branch of the Alberta Securities Commission, Jo-Anne worked with staff and other securities commissions across Canada on numerous rulemaking and policy development initiatives led by the securities regulators. Her role included drafting and finalizing disclosure rules for energy and mining companies.
Jo-Anne’s past experience also includes private practice as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Group of Gowling WLG.
Jo-Anne takes on the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Energy Safety Canada with the retirement of Hugh Hooker, who will remain with the organization through a brief transition period.
Hugh was hired by Energy Safety Canada’s predecessor Enform in August 2012, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise over the years. Hugh worked to ensure the successful merger of Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) and Enform to become Energy Safety Canada in September 2017.