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Province announces CNLOPB appointment

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St. John’s, N.L. — Engineer Wesley Foote has been appointed to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).


Minister of Natural Resources, Siobhan Coady, announced the appointment, effective Thursday. Foote will serve for a six-year term. The appointment was made through the merit-based process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act.

Foote will join the seven-member board, comprised of three federally appointed members, three appointed by the provincial government, and a chair and CEO who is appointed jointly by the two governments.

He has worked for the Department of Natural Resources via the Frontier and Offshore Regulatory Renewal Initiative and assisted in the development of legislation and regulations in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, Operations and Land Tenure. He has previous experience as a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Marine Compressed Natural Gas and Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador.

Foote is a graduate of Memorial University and a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador.

He lives in St. John’s with his wife Diana.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Foote who has over 35 years of diverse oil and gas experience in both the public and private sectors,” Coady said in a news release.

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