Board Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer


Halifax, NS – The Board of the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Bonnell-Eisnor as Chief Executive Officer.

Pursuant to subsection 25(2) of the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, and 25(2) of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, the Provincial and Federal Governments have approved this decision of the Board.

Ms. Bonnell-Eisnor has been the Acting CEO since November 1st, 2019. She has over 23 years experience with the CNSOPB working in a variety of roles including Director, Regulatory Affairs & Finance and Secretary of the Board. Ms. Bonnell-Eisnor has a Chemical Engineering degree from Dalhousie University, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia, has a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, and earned an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Business.

In addition to her role as CEO of the CNSOPB, Ms. Bonnell-Eisnor is an active community volunteer. She is a Fellow of Engineers Canada, the Chair of Engineers Nova Scotia’s (ENS) Student Affairs Committee and a member of ENS’ Finance and Audit Committee. She also sits on the Board of Brigadoon Village and is on its Governance and Human Resources Committee.

“After a thorough review, the Board is confident Christine is the person to lead the CNSOPB as it transitions to its new expanded mandate as the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Energy Regulator,” said Chair of the Board, Barbara Pike. “Christine brings a depth and breadth of knowledge, expertise and experience to her new role as the CEO of an independent regulator in the expanding offshore energy sector.”