New Board Chair to lead Canadian Gas Association

The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Dall’Antonia, President and Chief Executive Officer of FortisBC Inc. & Fortis BC Energy Inc. (collectively FortisBC), as the association’s new Chair of the Board of Directors.

Roger Dall’Antonia takes over as Chair of the Board from D. Jason Sharpe, President, ATCO Gas & Pipelines. Jason led the board through a particularly busy time in the natural gas delivery industry, with CGA and its subsidiary CGA Enterprises hosting two significant global conferences, launching several major campaigns, and witnessing significant sector growth. Jason also helped shape the strategic planning for the association to guide it through the next five years.

FortisBC is British Columbia’s largest energy provider, serving over 1.2 million customers with safe, reliable, and affordable energy, including natural gas, renewable and low-carbon gases and electricity. Since joining FortisBC in 2004, Roger has held several leadership roles throughout the organization, including executive oversight of customer service and technology, regulatory affairs, strategic planning and corporate development, finance and treasury. Mr. Dall’Antonia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Roger’s extensive experience in the sector and his leadership will help the association effectively deliver on its five-year strategic plan.

“I’m looking forward to taking on the Board Chair role at CGA. The need for the association’s work has never been greater,” says Roger. “Gas energy—natural gas, Renewable Natural Gas, the potential of hydrogen—and its infrastructure are relied upon by Canadian families and businesses and the industry is rising to the challenge of emission reductions by providing innovative energy solutions that meet their needs.”

The Board of Directors also elected Michele Harradence, Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage of Enbridge Gas as 1st Vice Chair and Mark Guillet, President and CEO of SaskEnergy as 2nd Vice Chair.

CGA’s President and CEO, Timothy M. Egan, welcomes the opportunity to work with the new Chair and Board to continue the association’s work on behalf of its members.

“Roger’s enthusiasm for and commitment to the industry is evident, and I look forward to continuing the work of the association under his leadership and that of his new colleagues Michele and Mark, and the entire Board of Directors. We believe strongly in the power of working together through the association to advance the well-being of our customers,” says Timothy. “Our collective efforts will ensure all Canadians have access to the affordable, reliable and acceptable gas energy that is so necessary to maintain our domestic energy security.”

About CGA
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is the voice of Canada’s gas 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 almost 584,000 kilometers of underground infrastructure. The versatility and resiliency of this infrastructure allows it to deliver an ever-changing gas supply mix to over 7.6 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:
Cate Brown
Public Relations Coordinator
Canadian Gas Association

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