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David Collyer

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Director since May 8, 2014
Board Chair since October 7, 2016


  • Corporate Governance Committee
  • Responsible Care® and Public Policy Committee


David Collyer recently retired as President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), a position he held from September 2008 until December 2014.  He was responsible for leading CAPP’s activities in education, communications and policy / regulatory advocacy on behalf of its members representing over 90% of the upstream petroleum production in Canada.

Prior to being appointed President of CAPP, Mr. Collyer was President and Country Chair for Shell in Canada. During his 30 year career with Shell, Mr. Collyer held a broad range of technical, business, marketing and senior leadership roles in the oil and gas industry.  He also participated in a two year Executive Exchange assignment with the federal government in Ottawa.

Mr. Collyer recently joined the board of directors of AltaLink (100% owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy) and has held a number of not-for-profit Board positions. Mr. Collyer received a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering (specializing in Petroleum) from the University of Alberta in 1977 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta in 1978.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).