The CAPP Business Roundtable has been resheduled from April 22 to May 6.
In a post-pandemic world, Canadians are looking for ways to reboot the economy and get people back to work. The oil and natural gas industry is poised to help lead that recovery. In British Columbia, growth in upstream investment for 2021 is forecast at about 29 per cent. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers will be presenting on BC’s opportunity for a strong recovery within the Canadian and Global context. This will include competiveness and market access challenges, and how the industry and province can position themselves for success.
Jurisdictional Manager for BC
Geoff Morrison is the jurisdictional manager for British Columbia for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Based in British Columbia’s capital Geoff works with government, regulators and stakeholders. His role is to advocate for the responsible development of oil and natural gas resources in a continually changing public policy environment. This work is focused on expanding market access for Canadian resources, improving the competitiveness of the upstream industry and to enhance public confidence in industry operations.
Geoff has been with CAPP for 14 years and brings with him a decade of experience working in leadership roles with prominent public affairs and communications firms. Geoff holds a master’s degree and undergraduate degree in economics from McGill University, where he studied environmental economics and industrial organization.
Geoff represents CAPP on the board of the BC LNG Alliance. He is the Chair of the BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (OGRIS), which is an organization that promotes research aimed at improving the environmental performance and regulation of oil and natural gas activities.
He lives in Victoria with his family where he is a longtime volunteer and adventurer with the local Scout troop.
Community Engagement Advisor
Kelly McTaggart currently serves as the Community Engagement Advisor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. In this role, Kelly executes CAPP’s stakeholder engagement efforts in municipalities and business communities throughout Western Canada. Prior to joining CAPP in May 2018, Kelly worked for Spectra Energy and Enbridge in Indigenous and Community Relations for Major Projects in Fort St. John and Calgary.
Kelly’s priorities focus on providing industry updates for various communities and organizations, while advocating for socially and environmentally responsible performance. Kelly lives in Calgary and represents CAPP on Synergy Alberta Board of Directors. She also holds a seat on the board of the Public Affairs Association of Canada, and is an Events Chair for their Alberta Chapter.
On weekends you can find Kelly in the mountains, hiking and trail running.