Paul Jeakins is the Commissioner and CEO of the BC Oil and Gas Commission. Paul's roles at the Commission have included Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Regulatory Affairs and Stewardship and Manager of Audits. In October 2011, he accepted his current position as Commissioner and CEO, where he is the strategic and operational leader of the Commission. Paul brings over 30 years of expertise to the role in organizational leadership, regulatory and strategic planning, decision making and financial management. He is Chair of the Western Regulators' Forum Executive Board and Vice Chair of the Commission Board. Based out of Victoria, Paul divides his work time between the Commission's offices located around the province as well as regularly presenting to local and international audiences on the topics of regulating shale gas and LNG.