Scott Tessier

Scott Tessier

Chief Executive Officer, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB)

Scott Tessier has served as CEO of the C-NLOPB since 2013.  He also served as board chair until February 2019.

Scott was born and raised in St. John’s and holds an engineering degree from Memorial University. Before joining the C-NLOPB, he was an advisor in the petroleum industry on legislative and regulatory matters in Alberta. Prior to that, he served in senior positions with several government departments with regulatory mandates during a federal public service career that spanned twelve years at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and three years in the health portfolio. Earlier in his career, Scott worked with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and he started his career with the St. John’s Harbour Atlantic Coastal Action Program.

Since 2014, Scott has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network, also known as MEOPAR. In his capacity as CEO of the C-NLOPB, he is an observer on the board of One Ocean.


Scott Tessier will speak during conference Session Four on June 19.