Mr. Watson was designated as the Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board of Canada on June 13, 2014. His term is for a period of seven years, on a full-time basis.
Mr. Watson has extensive senior executive leadership experience in energy, natural resources and environmental issues. In his most recent position as Deputy Minister of the Alberta Executive Council, he was responsible for the administration of the Executive Council Office, Cabinet and committees, and was also Head of the Alberta Public Service. Mr. Watson served as Deputy Minister, Alberta Department of Energy (2008–2011), Deputy Minister, Alberta Department of Environment (2005–2008), and Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Assurance Division, Alberta Environment (2002–2005). Previous to these senior positions with the Alberta government, Mr. Watson served as Regional Director, Southern Region, Alberta, and held various engineering and management positions at Alberta Environment. He was named Alberta’s Resource Person of the Year in 2011 by the Alberta Chamber of Resources. Mr. Watson holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the National Energy Board
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North American natural gas market oversupply to continue, says NEB- News release
Lower prices, ample supply, and increased competition in key markets will challenge the competitiveness of Canadian natural gas and gas exports, says the National Energy Board’s latest natural gas deliverability market assessment, released today.
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