Canadian oil & gas lobby group names new CEO
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), which represents about 80% of Canada’s oil and natural gas production, said April 27 it had named investment professional Lisa Baiton as its new president and CEO, effective May 2. Baiton replaces Tim McMillan, who stepped down earlier this year.
“Lisa has a deep understanding of the major issues that define the global economy,” said Craig Bryksa, chair of CAPP’s board of governors and CEO of Crescent Point Energy. “She will bring immense value to the organisation as CAPP faces a new era of opportunities and challenges, while striving to enhance the contribution of Canada’s oil and natural gas industry in addressing energy security, energy affordability and global emissions reductions.”
Most recently, Baiton was a member of the global leadership team at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), one of the 10 largest retirement funds in the world. An expert in geopolitical, political and regulatory risks and market access, Baiton led CPP Investments’ global public affairs activities across more than 50 countries. Previously, she was a vice president at Environics Communications and a policy maker in three Canadian governments.
“As a proud Canadian, I’m invested in the success and progress of our oil and natural gas industry,” Baiton said. “We are at a time when the world is grappling with the unprecedented challenges of ensuring energy security and achieving GHG emission targets in the face of consumer demand for affordable and reliable energy and CAPP will be a constructive and solution-oriented partner to address these collective, global challenges.”
Baiton holds a BA in political science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and York University’s Schulich School of Business.