by Tina Olivero

    Energy Safety Canada Appoints Former Ovintiv Executive as New President and CEO

    Energy Safety Canada, the national safety association for Canada’s energy industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vineeta Maguire as the new President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 11, 2024. Vineeta will succeed Murray Elliott, who announced his retirement in January after serving in the role for seven years.

    A Legacy of Leadership: Murray Elliott Retires

    Murray Elliott, the outgoing President and CEO of Energy Safety Canada, has left an indelible mark on the organization and the broader energy sector. With over three decades of experience, including significant roles at Shell Canada, Elliott’s visionary leadership has guided Energy Safety Canada’s strategy, earning global recognition for the organization.

    “Murray’s contributions to Energy Safety Canada and the broader energy industry have been substantial. His leadership and vision for health and safety have established a strong foundation for our continued growth and impact on the industry,” said Steve Reynish, Board Chair at Energy Safety Canada.

    A New Chapter: Vineeta Maguire Assumes Leadership

    Vineeta Maguire, the incoming President and CEO, brings with her more than 30 years of deep operational experience in the energy industry. With a diverse background spanning from field operations to supply chain transformation, Vineeta is poised to lead Energy Safety Canada into a new era of innovation and excellence in health and safety.

    Vineeta’s executive roles, including Vice President of Ovintiv’s Canadian Operations and Vice President of Supply Management – North America, have equipped her with the strategic vision and operational expertise necessary to drive positive change within the energy sector.

    A Vision for the Future: Advancing Safety in the Energy Industry

    “I am honored to join Energy Safety Canada and continue the important work of advancing safety in the energy industry,” said Vineeta Maguire. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation established by Murray Elliott and driving further innovation and excellence in health and safety in Canada’s energy industry.”

    Under Vineeta’s leadership, Energy Safety Canada is committed to ensuring the energy industry has the skilled workforce required for a thriving industry. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, Energy Safety Canada is poised to strengthen its reputation as a globally respected authority on health and safety in the workplace.

    Building a Skilled Workforce: The Future of Energy Safety

    Energy Safety Canada is dedicated to ensuring that the energy industry has access to a skilled and competent workforce. Through strategic initiatives and partnerships, the organization aims to provide training and resources that empower workers to prioritize safety in all aspects of their work.

    As the energy landscape continues to evolve, Energy Safety Canada remains at the forefront of safety innovation, leveraging its deep expertise to address emerging challenges and opportunities within the industry.

    Recognizing Excellence: Vineeta Maguire’s Leadership Journey

    Vineeta Maguire’s leadership and contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for volunteer service, a STEP Award from the North American Manufacturing Institute, and being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain. Her dedication to excellence and commitment to safety make her the ideal candidate to lead Energy Safety Canada into the future.

    With the appointment of Vineeta Maguire as President and CEO, Energy Safety Canada is poised to embark on a new chapter of innovation and excellence in health and safety. Building on the foundation laid by outgoing President Murray Elliott, Vineeta brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to leadership. Under her guidance, Energy Safety Canada is committed to advancing safety in the energy industry and ensuring a bright and prosperous future for all stakeholders.

    Source: www.energysafetycanada.com

    Tina Olivero

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