Scott Tessier has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) since 2013, and was also Board Chair from 2013-2019.
Scott was born and raised in St. John’s and holds an Engineering degree from Memorial University. Before joining the C-NLOPB, he was an advisor in the petroleum industry on legislative and regulatory matters in Alberta. Prior to that, Scott served in senior positions with regulatory mandates during a public service career that spanned twelve years at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and three years in the Health and Northern Economic Development portfolios. Earlier in his career, Scott worked with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and he started his career with the St. John’s Harbour Atlantic Coastal Action Program.
Scott is a member of the advisory board of the Offshore Energy Safety Institute, is an observer on the Board of One Ocean and he is the past Chair of the International Regulators Forum. From 2019 to 2023, Scott served on Eastern Health’s Board of Trustees and Quality Assurance, Improvement and Safety Committee. He also served two terms on the Board of the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network from 2014 to 2020.
Scott volunteers with the Avalon Minor Hockey Association and is an active supporter of minor basketball. He and his wife have three children and an usually large number of pets.