Dave Collyer headshot, EDC
Dave Collyer Former President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Dave Collyer has been in the energy industry for nearly 40 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of upstream and downstream segments of the business. 

Mr. Collyer currently serves on a number of corporate and public sector boards, including ARC Resources Ltd., AltaLink and Emissions Reduction Alberta. He also provides consulting services to the energy sector and has extensive experience related to the energy and climate file, including participation on several private sector and government-sponsored studies, task forces and advisory groups. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Collyer held a broad range of technical, business, marketing, and senior leadership roles at Shell Canada, culminating in his role as President and Country Chair. Leadership in sustainability and initiation of a world-scale carbon capture and storage project were highlights of Mr. Collyer’s tenure as President and Country Chair. He also participated in a two-year Executive Exchange assignment as Director, Supply Branch at the National Energy Board. Following his retirement from Shell, Mr. Collyer served as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from 2008 – 2014. During his tenure at CAPP, he led a significant shift in the industry’s focus on environmental performance and public engagement.

In 2016, Mr. Collyer was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering and a Master of Business of Administration from the University of Alberta.