Three senior executives leave Alberta Energy Regulator

Three executive vice-presidents “are no longer with the AER,” the Alberta Energy Regulator said in a statement on Wednesday.

Carol Crowfoot, EVP of strategy and regulatory, Stacey Schorr, EVP of stakeholder and government engagement, and Mark Taylor, EVP of operations have left the organization, the AER said, but did not disclose the circumstances of their departures.

The announcement comes at a time of upheaval for the regulator, including a government investigation last month that found “gross mismanagement” of public funds under former CEO Jim Ellis, to the tune of about $2.3 million.

This September Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced a formal review of the AER itself and the instalment of an interim board of directors. The review will look at overall changes to the AER’s mandate, operations and governance, Savage said.

The AER is also looking for a new CEO; a process announced in December 2018 along with the departure of Ellis and the appointment as interim CEO of former Suncor executive Gordon Lambert.

Wednesday’s statement from the AER said its board “is committed to finding a permanent CEO as quickly as possible.”

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