Paul graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and holds a Master of Science Degree from Royal Roads University. Prior to joining the Commission in 2006, Paul was a partner in a resource consulting firm. Paul’s roles at the Commission have included Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Regulatory Affairs and Stewardship and Manager of Audits. In October 2011, he accepted his current position as Commissioner and CEO, where he is the strategic and operational leader of the Commission. Paul brings over 30 years of expertise to the role in organizational leadership, regulatory and strategic planning, decision making and financial management. He is Chair of the Western Regulators’ Forum Board and Vice Chair of the Commission Board.