Christine Bonnell-Eisnor

Chief Executive Officer


  • Leading the day-to-day operations of the CNSOPB to ensure that the organization fulfills its regulatory mandate in a fair, efficient, legally compliant and consistent manner
  • Board designated Registrar

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Over 23 years of experience in regulatory oversight of oil and gas activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area
  • Prior to her current role, Christine was the Director, Regulatory Affairs and Finance and Secretary of the Board and was responsible for licensing and rights management, industrial benefits, financial management and accounting, operator’s financial requirements, and coordinating organizational wide regulatory policy matters. Christine has also held the positions of Resources and Rights Analyst and Advisor, Reservoir Engineering and Rights Management with the CNSOPB 
  • Christine has taken technical courses in petroleum engineering, applied reservoir engineering, national gas reservoir engineering, reservoir geology, financial management and risk management
  • Christine is committed to the ongoing modernization of the regulatory framework governing offshore oil and gas activities (moving from a prescriptive to a more performance-based regulatory approach) in an effort to drive the continuous improvement of health, safety, and environmental performance with respect to offshore activity
  • She is the youngest female Secretary to sit on our Board of Directors

Education, Affiliations, and Accolades:

  • Masters of Business Administration, Saint Mary’s University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • Diploma in Engineering, University College of Cape Breton
  • ICD.D Rotman School of Management
  • Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies, Harvard University
  • Canadian Risk Management Designation
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (Engineers Nova Scotia)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 2021 Engineers Nova Scotia Citizenship Award
  • 2017 Winner of the Progress Woman of Excellence in Management and the Professions
  • 2007 Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia J.D. Fraser Service Award
  • 2005 Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia Young Engineer of the Year
  • Fellow of Engineers Canada
  • Volunteers with Engineers Nova Scotia and Brigadoon Village.

More About Me:

  • Proud hockey and soccer mom
  • Amateur photographer
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends at her family cottage