Board of Directors Spotlight Series: Corrina Bryson, P.Eng, ICD.D


The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) is governed by an independent Board of Directors, which is comprised of provincial and federal appointees and a Board Chair. The Board sets the CNSOPB’s policies and programs through strategic, ethical and transparent lenses in the stewardship and regulation of offshore petroleum resources.

In addition to their valued contributions to our Board, our Board of Directors are active members in their communities and dedicate their time, resources and expertise to numerous organizations.

Born in Scotland, Corrina graduated from the University of Bradford with Bachelor and Master’s of Engineering degrees. She began her career with Shell, where she focused on engineering, project management and business roles across the Netherlands, Scotland and Canada.

In 2002, Corrina moved to Alberta to work on the MacKenzie Gas Project and later joined APA Petroleum Engineering/RPS Energy as a consultant and project manager. In 2011, she moved to Nexen/CNOOC, where she held a variety of development, strategy and economics roles. Corrina led her own consulting company between 2015 and 2019. She now devotes the majority of her time to service on Crown Corporation-type Boards In addition to serving on the CNSOPB Board, she serves on the Board of Emissions Reductions Alberta, the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission and the Alberta Energy Regulator. She joined the CNSOPB Board of Directors in 2017 as a federal appointee.

A lifelong learner, Corrina completed a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Lethbridge in 2006 and completed the Institute of Corporate Directors program in 2019.

“Working at the CNSOPB is both interesting and challenging as our energy systems transform at an accelerating pace. I am continually impressed with the professionalism of the CNSOPB staff and the high quality of work they do, along with their dedication to the best interests of Nova Scotians. It is a privilege to serve alongside them.”

Corrina resides in Canmore, Alberta, where she enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking.

We thank Corrina for her contribution to our Board. For more information on Corrina, read her Board biography.