Executive Leadership

Our executive leadership is responsible for the CER’s overall capability and readiness to meet strategic and operational requirements. They deliver on the CER’s Performance Framework core responsibility of Energy Adjudication, Safety and Environment Oversight, Energy Information and Engagement. These core responsibilities deliver tangible and meaningful outcomes for Canadians.

Executive Vice President, Law and General Counsel – Alex Ross

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Ross became Executive Vice-President, Law and General Counsel in July 2018.
  • He joined the regulator in August of 2001 where he has served as Associate General Counsel for seven years and counsel for ten years.
  • Between being called to the Bar in 1997 and starting at the organization, he worked as a lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP (formerly, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP).
  • His career has focused on energy regulation (including aboriginal, environment, energy and natural resources management issues), and associated public and administrative law.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • LL. B., University of Toronto
  • Called to the Bar in Alberta in 1997 and a member of the Law Society of Alberta

Executive Vice President, Regulatory – Sandy Lapointe

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Ms. Lapointe became Executive Vice President, Regulatory in May 2011.
  • Prior to this, she was Vice President, Operations from August 2007 and Vice President, Applications from July 2002.
  • She joined the regulator in 1992 as an Environmental Specialist and has held various positions.
  • Prior to joining the regulator, she worked for an environmental consulting firm in Edmonton.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Alberta.

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

Executive Vice President, People, Innovation, and Results   Peter Linkletter

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Mr. Linkletter joined the Canada Energy Regulator in 2021 with extensive experience in functional and operational roles across six federal departments and agencies.
  • He has served as an Assistant Deputy Minister since 2014 in roles at the Correctional Service of Canada (Deputy Commissioner, Prairie Region; ADM Lead, Comprehensive Review; Final-Level Inmate Grievance Decision-Maker; and Special Advisor to the Commissioner); at the Public Health Agency of Canada (Vice-President, Emergency Stockpile Branch); and, as a Member of the Federal Opioid Task Force at Health Canada.
  • He worked as Director General, Real Property, and Director General, Executive Coordination at the Department of National Defence, following over a decade in a variety of roles at the former Public Works and Government Services Canada and at the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat.
  • He began his career as a professional rock and roll musician and you would have little indication of this now.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Senior Executive Advanced Finance and Accounting Program candidate, CPA Canada
  • Canadian Security Studies Programme and Executive Leaders Programme, Canadian Forces College
  • Master of Business Administration, Queen’s University
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University
  • Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Political Science, Carleton University
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