Michelle Carr was appointed Commissioner and CEO of the British Columbia Energy Regulator on November 15, 2021. In these roles, Michelle is the strategic and operational leader of the Regulator.
Michelle has over 26 years of expertise in regulatory oversight, operations, organizational development, engagement, and industry relations, and has held three diverse executive portfolios in the BC Public Service.
Michelle comes to the Regulator from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation where she was Assistant Deputy Minister accountable for the $40 billion LNG Canada facility and associated Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, the largest private sector investment in Canadian history.
From January 2017 to October 2018, Michelle was the Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager of the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, accountable for public safety and public interest for over 10,000 small to industrial-sized businesses and overseeing the development of the first-ever non-medical cannabis retail regime in BC.
Michelle spent almost four years as Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Lead with BC’s Environmental Assessment Office where her team conducted environmental assessments for projects worth an estimated $121 billion in potential capital investment.
Michelle holds Master's and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography from the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership from the UBC Sauder School of Business Executive Program.