FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canadian Global Affairs Institute adds Susannah Pierce to Board of Directors
CALGARY – May 3, 2019 – The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susannah Pierce to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Susannah Pierce is Director of Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada – A joint venture of Shell, Petronas, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Kogas. Susannah joined LNG Canada in 2013 and for over 6 years has been responsible for the project’s federal and provincial regulatory approvals, indigenous relations and negotiations, government relations, media relations, community consultation and communications. Her leadership underpinned LNG Canada’s Final Investment Decision in October 2018, the largest private sector investment in Canadian history.
Prior to her role in LNG Canada, Susannah held several high-level senior management positions within Shell as well as Director, Government Affairs for TransCanada Pipelines based in Washington, DC and New York City.
“We are thrilled to welcome Susannah to our board.” said Kelly Ogle, President of the CGAI. “Her experience brings added dynamism to the Institute’s governance and provides a regional presence on the West Coast.” Kelly added “Considering Canada’s emerging trade opportunities and mounting security challenges in the Asia-Pacific, it is crucial CGAI sheds light on the importance of the region to Canada’s national interests. And that connection begins on our Pacific coast.”
Ms. Pierce will join six others on CGAI’s Board of Directors including Chairman Ian Wild, George Brookman, Don Douglas, Sheila McIntosh, Craig Stewart and CGAI President, Kelly Ogle. The CGAI utilizes the full array of its expertise to produce objective, non-aligned analysis about Canadian national interests, both at home and abroad. Its non-partisan, unbiased and independent analysis helps Canadians to understand complex, multifaceted global challenges.
The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a charitable, non-partisan, non-advocacy organization that provides a window into all aspects of Canadian foreign policy. We seek to promote understanding amongst Canadians by creating publications and hosting events regarding defence, diplomacy, development, resources and trade policies. The Institute is Canada’s most credible source of expertise on global affairs. The work of its researchers, fellows and advisors sparks impassioned nation-wide discussions and debates that are designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in August 2001, and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity, which comments repeatedly in the media and publishes extensively on defence, diplomacy, trade and development.