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Our executive leadership team is accountable for day-to-day operations and oversees the AER’s divisions and branches.   

Laurie Pushor

Laurie Pushor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining the AER, Laurie Pushor served as Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources for two years, from 2018 until 2020. He served as the Deputy Minister for the former Ministry of the Economy from 2014 to 2018, and served four years as Chief of Staff for several government departments in Saskatchewan, including Social Services, Energy, and Health.

Mr. Pushor’s previous roles include Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the University of Saskatchewan, where he was responsible for Canadian and international recruitment and activities. Prior to this, Mr. Pushor and his family spent three years in Nova Scotia where he played a similar role for St. Francis Xavier University.

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Martin Foy

Martin Foy

Chief Operations Officer

In June 2020, Martin Foy became the AER’s Chief Operations Officer, having previously served in this role on an interim basis since October 2019.  He has 30 years’ experience leading people and managing natural resources. The division is responsible for regulating the full life cycle of energy resource development, from issuing approvals to managing closure and liability.

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Charlene Graham

Sean Sexton

Executive Vice President, Law Branch, and AER Counsel General

In May 2022, Sean Sexton became the executive vice president of the Law Branch and general counsel of the AER. He was previously the vice president of the Law Branch, starting in 2018. He has extensive knowledge of the AER’s legal and regulatory environment.

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Mike Dalton

Mike Dalton

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined the AER in 2020, and is responsible for financial management, supply chain and real estate. Mike’s former employers include ATCO, Raytheon Canada, Canadian Natural Resources and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mike served 24 years with the Canadian Armed Forces.

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