Transparency and Strategic Engagement area

Executive Vice President, Transparency and Strategic Engagement – Tracy Sletto

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Tracy Sletto (she/her) is the Executive Vice-President, Transparency and Strategic Engagement at the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). She is responsible for leading the CER’s work to: advance Reconciliation; provide timely, relevant and accessible energy information to Canadians and decision-makers; engage with Indigenous partners and stakeholders; and communicate effectively and strategically.  She is also the CER’s representative on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) Indigenous Advisory Monitoring Committee (IAMC).
  • Ms. Sletto has been with the CER since 2011. She has served in a variety of roles at the CER, including Vice-President, People and Communications Services and Chief Human Resources Officer; Vice-President of Energy Adjudication; and Vice-President, Performance & Results and Chief Financial Officer. She assumed the position of Executive Vice-President in 2018.
  • Before joining the CER, she worked with the federal department of Western Economic Diversification Canada. She began her public service career with the Government of Saskatchewan and had a variety of leadership roles with the Departments of Finance, Post-Secondary Education & Skills Training, and Executive Council. She has a Master of Public Administration, Queen's University and a Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan. She and her family live in Calgary, Alberta, which is on Treaty 7 territory, home of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda Nations. The City of Calgary is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Master of Public Administration, Queen's University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan

Communications and Engagement Business Unit

Vice President, Communications and Engagement – Amy Jarek

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Jarek joined the regulator in September 2016.
  • She is a builder, innovator, partner, communicator and change leader with deep experience working internationally and across cultures.
  • She is responsible for transforming the way the organization involves Indigenous peoples and stakeholders in its regulatory processes and increasing awareness of its work amongst the Canadian public.
  • Ms. Jarek previously worked as Global Group Sustainability and Environment Manager with Tullow Oil UK, Vice President, Corporate Affairs with Talisman Energy Inc. and President of Wayword Consulting
  • Using her 20 plus years of energy experience, she established pioneering approaches to community relations and corporate responsibility.
  • She has also built diverse relationships to manage environmental, social and political risks associated with doing business across the globe.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Masters of Communications Studies, University of Calgary
  • Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation, ICD.D
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • International Women’s Forum Executive Leadership Fellow
  • Member of the Board of Directors at CARE Canada

Energy Information

Vice President, Energy Information – Anastassia Manuilova

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Dr. Manuilova became Vice President (VP) of Energy Information in June 2021.
  • She joined the regulator in 2018 with 19 years of experience in the energy and environment sector.
  • Before her current role, she served as the Director of Research and Innovation in the CER's System Operations Business Unit.
  • Prior to joining the CER, she worked as an Energy and Environment VP in the private sector and an engineer in the private and public sectors.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Regina
  • Master of Science, Environmentally Sustainable Process Technology, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Master of Science, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology

Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Business Unit

Vice President, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation – Jonathan Timlin

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Timlin became Vice President of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation in October 2020.
  • He joined the regulator in 2012 and has served as Vice President of Energy Adjudication, Vice President responsible for modernization, and provided executive leadership for the CER’s pandemic response. He also served as the Director of Regulatory Policy.
  • In 2015, he established the organization’s Vancouver regional office and served as its first Director.
  • Before joining the organization, he was a senior policy advisor at Natural Resources Canada and Transport Canada.
  • He has also worked in the private sector in the electricity industry, and for a Cabinet Minister on Parliament Hill.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Mount Allison University.
  • Graduate of the Canada School of Public Service Executive Leadership Development Program
  • A recipient of the Public Service Award of Excellence in Policy.

Technical Excellence Team

Michelle Wilsdon, Professional Leader, Reconciliation

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Wilsdon joined the regulator on September , 2022.
  • She previously worked with the CER as the Indigenous Co-Chair and Alberta representative for the TMX-Indigenous Advisory Monitoring Committee (IAMC) since 2017.
  • She served three terms of office as an elected member of Council for Enoch Cree Nation with leadership responsibilities for economic development, land management, environment, consultation and community planning.
  • She worked with Alberta’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations as Director of Economic Development, Manager of Economic Partnerships and a Community and Policy Liaison.  

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Master of Executive Leadership Candidate, Royal Roads University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Victoria
  • Certificate of Indigenous Peoples Resources Management Program, University of Saskatchewan
  • Professional Designation Certified Aboriginal Lands Manager
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