Cameron came to Enform after an oil and gas career spanning over 30 years. “I was looking for a new challenge when Enform was looking for a leader with oil and gas experience, and I was delighted to come on board.”
We asked Cameron why the prospect of working at Enform excited him. He said there were three distinct reasons:
- “Firstly, the safety of our workers and the communities in which we operate is critical to the industry’s success. If you don’t believe in safety you shouldn’t be in the industry. It’s a value thing,” he said. “At one time I was responsible for four field offices – and when you hear of someone being injured, you take it very much to heart. You never forget that.”
- “Secondly,” he explained, “there is a lot to be learned about oil and gas safety. It’s a huge field and I find that fascinating.”
- Finally, Cameron was attracted to Enform because “the oil business, either directly or indirectly, has raised the lifestyles of millions of Canadians and I see this as a way of ensuring that continues.
One of Cameron’s main priorities at Enform has been to raise the awareness of safety among all stakeholders and the general public. In this effort Enform is taking on a more integral role in supporting safety in the industry.
“I like to focus on results,” said Cameron. “Even though Enform is a non-profit organization, we are running it like a business and that means defining clear objectives and priorities, having the right yardsticks to measure our performance, and continually improving.”
Cameron earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering from Dalhousie University and a master of business administration from the University of Calgary. He spent more than 20 years with EnCana, culminating as senior vice-president, and from there he moved on to be the president and CEO of Endev Energy Inc.
That was a brief introduction to Cameron. Stay tuned – in upcoming posts we’re going to hear what he has to say about safety culture, and about the difference between personal safety and process safety.