Leigh Ann Shoji-Lee, president of Pacific Northern Gas Limited, has been named the new chair of the Canadian Gas Association.
Headquartered in Vancouver, PNG is a subsidiary of AltaGas Canada that owns and operates natural gas transmission and distribution systems in west-central and northeast B.C.
Shoji-Lee has been the president of PNG since 2016. She has experience in both the natural gas and electric utility sectors in British Columbia and Ontario, and in the energy service sector.
She will replace CGA’s current chair, Steve Baker, president of Union Gas.
For more than 100 years CGA has represented natural gas distribution and transmission companies.
“Our industry serves over 7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Canada - approximately two-thirds of the Canadian public - with clean and reliable energy,” Shoji-Lee said in a statement.
“Perhaps most important at a time of increasing cost pressures for Canadian businesses and families – pressures I see clearly from my vantage point in British Columbia - we offer the most affordable energy option. I look forward to working in my new capacity to find ways to extend this affordability advantage to more Canadians.”