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Executive Announcement

September 11, 2018

Energy Safety Canada’s Board of Directors announced today that John Rhind will step down from the role of Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and in accordance with the succession plan, Murray Elliott has shifted into the combined role of President & CEO.

As part of this transition, the Board is also pleased to announce that John Rhind will become a member of Energy Safety Canada’s Board of Directors.

John assumed the role of CEO on September 1, 2017 and under his leadership industry saw the successful merger of Enform Canada and Oil Sands Safety Association to Energy Safety Canada. John was instrumental in developing the strategy and architecture for the new organization and was key in overseeing the change process.

“From the onset of the merged organization, the succession plan was transparent and thoughtful,” said Greg Stringham, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Now, with Energy Safety Canada on solid footing to deliver improved safety outcomes, it is time for Murray Elliott to assume the role of President & CEO.”

Murray Elliott was appointed President, Energy Safety Canada on September 1, 2017. Prior to his current role, he had an extensive career with Shell Canada where he served as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development with Shell’s Heavy Oil division. While at Shell, Murray also served as President of the industry’s Oil Sands Developers Group as it transitioned into the Oil Sands Community Alliance.

“Murray is well-positioned to establish Energy Safety Canada as a leader in collaboration amongst industry players, and continue to lead the organization to future success,” said Stringham.

Background:
Energy Safety Canada is the national safety association for the oil and gas industry. We develop and support common industry safety standards, deliver effective learning systems, share data analysis and safety expertise with workers and employers, and advocate for worker health and safety. Our goal is the same as industry’s — zero injuries, zero incidents. 

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