Peter Watson

Peter Watson Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the National Energy Board

Peter Watson served as Deputy Minister of Alberta Executive Council; Deputy Minister of Energy and Deputy Minister of Environment; and held several senior management positions in the Environment Department.

During his tenure, Mr. Watson led the development of Alberta's Provincial Energy Strategy, Alberta's Water for Life Strategy, and Alberta's initial approach to Climate Change and cumulative effects environmental management. More recently, Mr. Watson has advanced Alberta's Carbon Capture and Storage initiatives and the use of Crown bitumen for strategic value-added purposes, and has focused on improving Alberta's competitive position for oil and gas investment and development.

Mr. Watson is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta. He is also an active community volunteer, and has led many United Way campaigns for provincial government employees. Mr. Watson and his wife, Evelyn, have two sons.