Executive Leadership

The NEB's Executive Leadership is responsible for the Board's overall capability and readiness to meet strategic and operational requirements including legal advice for both regulatory and management purposes, maintaining and enhancing technical expertise within the Board in the economic, environmental and engineering fields, hearing administration and regulatory support, and internal and external communications.

Executive Vice President, Law and General Counsel – Alex Ross

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Ross became Executive Vice-President, Law and General Counsel in July 2018.
  • He joined the NEB in August of 2001 where he has served as Associate General Counsel for seven years and counsel for ten years.
  • Between being called to the Bar in 1997 and starting at the NEB, he worked as a lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP (formerly, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP).
  • His career has focused on energy regulation (including aboriginal, environment, energy and natural resources management issues), and associated public and administrative law.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • LL. B., University of Toronto
  • Called to the Bar in Alberta in 1997 and a member of the Law Society of Alberta

Executive Vice President, Regulatory – Sandy Lapointe

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Lapointe became Executive Vice President, Regulatory in May 2011.
  • Prior to this, she was Vice President, Operations from August 2007 and Vice President, Applications from July 2002.
  • She joined the NEB’s former Environment Branch in 1992 as an Environmental Specialist and has held various positions.
  • Prior to joining the NEB, she worked for an environmental consulting firm in Edmonton.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Alberta.

Executive Vice President, Transparency and Strategic Engagement – Tracy Sletto

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Sletto joined the NEB in 2011 with extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development, strategic communications, and public administration.
  • She served as Vice-President, People and Communications Services at the NEB before joining the Energy Adjudication Business Unit.
  • Before joining the NEB, she worked with the federal department of Western Economic Diversification Canada in Calgary.
  • Previously, she worked with the Government of Saskatchewan in a variety of leadership roles.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan
  • Master of Public Administration, Queen's University

Vice President, People and Knowledge – Alexis Williamson

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Williamson started her career with the NEB in October 2016, after working with the British Columbia provincial oil and gas regulator.
  • She has over 20 years’ experience in gained while working in senior leadership positions both in the private and public sector.
  • Her primary focus of work has been dedicated to strategy and employee engagement, program design, change management, recruitment and hiring, compensation, learning and leadership development, workforce planning and executive coaching

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Royal Roads University
  • Master of Arts, Organizational Management & Development, Fielding Graduate University
  • Human Resource Committee Compensation Certified, McMaster University Directors College

Vice President, Performance and Results and Chief Financial Officer – Mark Power

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Power started his career with the NEB in December 2017.  He was most recently with the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force, a municipal organization created to respond to the aftermath of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.
  • Mr. Power has had a long and distinguished career in public service including several roles in the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador, including oil and gas royalty administration.
  • Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, he has lived in Alberta for the last 20 years working in senior leadership positions in the oil sands and with oil and gas service companies.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Alberta
  • Certified General Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
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