LNG Canada today announced the planned transition of the role of CEO, LNG Canada from current CEO Andy Calitz to incoming CEO Peter Zebedee, effective July 1st, 2019. It is not unusual on large-scale energy projects for the CEO role to transition following a final investment decision.
In the past six years, since joining LNG Canada following a 23-year career working directly for Shell, Calitz brought innovation to the delivery of the largest private sector investment in Canadian history, according to a company news release. Calitz will be returning to Shell.
Calitz ‘s successor in the role of CEO will be Peter Zebedee. A Canadian, Zebedee is currently Vice President Canada Manufacturing and GM Scotford at Shell. Zebedee brings more than 22 years of industry experience to his new role. A geological engineer and graduate of the University of British Columbia, Zebedee is responsible for all elements of Shell’s downstream manufacturing portfolio in Canada, including all operations at the Shell Scotford complex and the operation of Quest carbon capture and storage facility (CCS), one of the most effective GHG-reduction technologies.
Zebedee will relocate from his current home in Edmonton to Vancouver for this role.
The date of July 1, 2019 for the transition of roles provides ample time to ensure a smooth handover, and for Calitz to introduce Zebedee to the LNG Canada team, the Joint Venture participants, the company’s key contractors, government officials, First Nations leadership and community stakeholders.