Gerard J. Protti, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), announced that David Collyer, currently President and Country Chair of Shell Canada, has been appointed the new President of CAPP, effective September 15, 2008.
"We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Collyer join us," Mr. Protti said. "He brings more than thirty years' experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry to his role at CAPP and is well respected by CAPP members for both his broad knowledge of energy issues and his deep commitment to the industry."
"The selection committee met several excellent candidates as it conducted this search, an obvious reflection of the scope and importance of this position. The CAPP Board of Governors is confident that Mr. Collyer will be able to build on a substantial legacy of strong leadership and further develop the key relationships our industry needs to succeed in the future."
"This is an important time for this crucial sector and I look forward to working with the industry, government and the public on the challenges we face," said Collyer. "CAPP is widely recognized as one of the most effective industry organizations in the country. The staff here are nationally respected and highly accomplished. It's a privilege to take on this new role and continue a tradition of strong and effective industry representation."
Mr. Collyer holds both a BSc (Engineering) and an MBA. He replaces Pierre Alvarez, who will continue to serve in a transition role until the end of September.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents 130 companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, oil sands, and elemental sulphur throughout Canada. CAPP member companies produce more than 95 per cent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil. CAPP also has 150 associate members that provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together, these members and associate members are an important part of a $120-billion-a-year national industry that affects the livelihoods of more than half a million Canadians.