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.
With over 35 years of experience in the environmental field in Canada and abroad, Roger brings a wealth of experience to the Board. Roger’s career focused on environmental assessments, contingency and development plans, and emergency response. He led the environmental team’s raising the oil barge Irving Whale; and the recovery operations for Swiss Air 111. His work has taken him across Canada, the Persian Gulf, South Korea and the United States, where he participated in the International Observer program during the Macondo oil well Blowout.
For over 25 years, Roger managed Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergency Program in the Atlantic Region.
Roger was born in England and grew up in Ottawa and Nova Scotia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University and his Masters of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Guelph.
In addition to his contributions on our Board, he also volunteers with Clean Seas and until recently has been a member of the Regional Advisory Council for Oil Spill Response in the Maritimes. Happily retired, Roger loves spending time with family and enjoys gardening, working in stained glass, turning wood bowls and boating on Lake Echo where he lives.
“I enjoy serving on the CNSOPB Board immensely. I am energized by the enthusiasm and great care my fellow Directors and the CNSOPB staff bring to their work.”
Roger was appointed to the Board in 2016 as a provincial appointee. He is the Chair of the Health, Safety and Environment Advisory Committee.
We thank Roger for his contribution to our Board. For more information on Roger, read his Board biography.