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President & Chief Executive Officer – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada


The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (“PSAC”) is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry.   PSAC is Working Energy and as the voice of this sector, advocates for its members to enable the continued innovation, technological advancement and in-the-field experience they supply to energy explorers and producers in Canada and internationally; helping to increase efficiency, ensure safety and protect the environment. ​

This sector employs approximately 450,000 of the 600,000 workers in the Canadian petroleum industry.


The most powerful voice for Canadian energy and the 500,000 workers they employ.


Create and empower a vibrant Canadian energy services sector.

We value:

  • Safety
  • Responsiveness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability

For more information on PSAC please visit:



Job Title:President & CEO
Reports to:PSAC Board of Directors
Location:Calgary, AB



PSAC is searching for an impact player who is a natural leader, action oriented, innovative, and can effectively engage with industry and governmental institutions to drive initiatives and the strategic outcomes critical to the energy industry. The President & CEO will interact, communicate and develop joint positions with industry trade associations to achieve strategic outcomes and build the PSAC organization to deliver member value and revenue growth objectives. The President & CEO will lead and inspire the organization and possess the personal drive and ambition to succeed.

Reporting Relationship & Scope

The President and CEO reports to a Board of Directors and works within a strong corporate governance model but is responsible for developing and then executing a Board endorsed strategic plan.  PSAC has an annual operating budget of approx. $1-2M/year and a membership of 200 which includes regular and associate members. The position is responsible for approximately 3 full-time staff which is scalable with additional revenue growth.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing and then executing on a Board endorsed strategic plan that provides direction to PSAC, Board and core members
  • Develops and executes major policies, programs, and business plans to promote PSAC and the energy services industry as well as achievement of PSAC’s goals on an annual and long-term basis
  • Innovative leadership and overall direction in the planning, development and implementation of processes, programs, and activities to support the mission and strategic directives of PSAC
  • Ensures appropriate financial and risk safeguards for the association in accordance with current laws and regulations and Board direction
  • Works to align the needs of members with the association’s services and products to build and maintain an effective, long-term relationship that meets the members expectations
  • Effective relationships and strategic alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Sustain a culture, amongst internal and external stakeholders, of trust, teamwork and integrity focused on PSAC’s commitment to memberships, employees, and the Canadian energy sector; while showing visible leadership with gender and inclusion balance within PSAC’s activities, memberships and board
  • Act as a “innovative change agent” through serving an industry which continuously undergoes change as a result of today’s industry, governmental and demographic shifts
  • Professional representation of PSAC with media including audio, visual and written releases and most importantly all social media
  • Provides leadership and direct management to the PSAC staff, ensuring accountability, performance and fiscal responsibility and that maxim performance and results are achieved



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Position PSAC as the leading voice for Canada’s energy sector and the workers they represent
  • Build the Association membership and associated revenues to achieve a position as the leading voice for the energy sector
  • Re-aligning PSAC’s strategic plan with all those impacted including members, government, the energy sector and other industry advocates
  • Effective leadership within PSAC’s Board of Directors and direct reports
  • Build member value through innovative advocacy, programs and services that contribute to the financial sustainability of members
  • Identified opportunities on adding value through the delivery of service excellence and a strong understanding of their business



PSAC is a leader in welcoming diversity and embracing inclusion.  We are committed to cultivating a culture where every member of our community shares a feeling of belonging and where diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences is essential to our success.  The essence of this commitment is threaded throughout our key accountabilities.

As an essential element of our DNA, PSAC welcomes the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we encourage applications that represent the diversity of our community.


The successful candidate will have the following:

Education & Experience:

  • A university degree or a combination of education and experience
  • An understanding of the Canadian Energy sector, and how internal and external changes in the environment can impact PSAC’s mandate
  • Experienced in the development of advocacy strategies within the public and/or private sectors
  • Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate a track record of evidenced -base success leading a not-for-profit trade association

Competencies and Attributes

  • A clean, clear thinker who is accountable, results-driven and with a relentless focus on advocacy initiatives
  • A dynamic personality with a commanding presence who can communicate effectively and engage with others on all levels and to a wide variety of audiences
  • Motivated by achieving success, one who understands the power of social media and fully embraces and actively applies all forms of social media to articulate core PSAC messages
  • As an organization with an ambitious mission and scares resources, the successful candidate will need to understand how to harness the power of cutting-edge tools to get the most out of current resources.
  • A confident & composed leader comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, ambitious, high energy work environment
  • An inquisitive, agile mind with a strong capacity to learn and the ability to effectively lead in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a rapidly evolving business strategy
  • Decisive and insightful, one who accurately calculates risk, and one who instils confidence in members, staff, and governments
  • Strong ability to organize effectively, solve problems quickly, and communicate clearly
  • Highly driven performer who gains trust and wins respect by exemplifying a commitment to quality and delivery
  • Ability to network with both internal and external stakeholders and identify innovative solutions to issues
  • Possesses strong analytical and conceptual skills and excel at developing and implementing new strategies

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AENI-373852 President & Chief Executive Officer – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.