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Management Board

The ESRF are directed by a 12-member Management Board which has representation from the federal government, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, the oil and gas industry, and the general public. The ESRF is administered by a secretariat within Natural Resources Canada.


Jennifer Matthews - Chair
Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Advisor, Atlantic Canada
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
1701 Hollis Street, Suite 800
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8

Marielle Thillet - Member
Senior Environmental Specialist
Encana Corporation
1701 Hollis Street, Suite 700
Halifax, NS B3J 3M8

Sherry Becker - Member 
Beaufort/East Coast Operations Manage
237 4th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T3A 0H6

Steve Bettles - Member
Corporate Responsibility Lead
Husky Energy
351 Water Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 1C2


Robert Steedman - Vice Chair
Professional Leader / Chief Environment Officer
National Energy Board
517 Tenth Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2R 0A8

Patrice Simon - Member
Director, Environment and Biodiversity Science
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6

Mark Hopkins – Member
Director General
Natural Resources and Environment Branch
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
15 Eddy St, 10th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4

Janine Murray – Member
Director, Wildlife Research Division Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa On, K1A 0H3

Offshore Boards

Dena Murphy - Member
Director, Operations / Health, Safety & Environment
Canada-Nova Scotia
Offshore Petroleum Board
1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3K9

Elizabeth Young - Member
Director, Environmental Affairs
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador
Offshore Petroleum Board
5th Floor, TD Place 140 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6H6


Philip Walsh – Member
St. John’s, NL

Vicki Sahanatien - Member
Iqaluit, NU

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