CGA’s Board of Directors Appoint New Chair and Vice Chairs

The Canadian Gas Association is pleased to announce the appointment of D. Jason Sharpe, President, Natural Gas of ATCO Gas, as the Association’s new Chair of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Sharpe was elected to the position during CGA’s recent Board meeting held in Vancouver, BC during the inaugural Energy Nexus conference.

Mr. Sharpe joined ATCO in 2002, bringing his Civil Engineering expertise to lead key pipeline projects and engineering groups. In 2014, he was appointed Vice President of Engineering & Construction, then Senior Vice President & General Manager in 2015 of ATCO’s natural gas pipelines division. Following the 2018 incorporation of the Gas Distribution & Transmission businesses into a single management team, Mr. Sharpe was appointed as the Senior Vice President & General Manager, responsible for leading the new integrated structure. He was promoted to his current role in 2021.

The Board of Directors also elected Roger Dall’Antonia, President and CEO of FortisBC, to serve as 1st Vice Chair and Michele Harradence, Senior Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage of Enbridge Inc. as 2nd Vice Chair.

“CGA is pleased to have a dynamic and committed group of board members who are dedicated to advancing the gaseous energy delivery industry,” said Timothy M. Egan, President and CEO of CGA. “Jason, Roger and Michele are energy industry leaders who have a deep appreciation of the value proposition of natural gas and can provide valuable guidance to help the industry maintain its important role in delivering affordable, reliable and clean energy to customers across the country.”

About CGA
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is the voice of Canada’s gaseous energy delivery industry, including natural gas, renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen. CGA membership includes energy distribution and transmission companies, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers of goods and services to the industry. CGA’s utility members are Canadian-owned and active in eight provinces and one territory. CGA members meet 38 per cent of Canada’s energy needs through a network of over 573,000 kilometres of underground infrastructure. The versatility and resiliency of this infrastructure allows it to deliver an ever-changing gas supply mix to over 7.3 million customer locations representing approximately two-thirds of Canadians. CGA members ensure Canadians get the affordable, reliable, clean gaseous energy they want and need. CGA is also working to constantly improve that gaseous energy offering, by driving forward innovation through the Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF).

For more information contact:
Aysha Raad
Director, Communications
Canadian Gas Association

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