Lisa Baiton

CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Over the course of her 34-year career, Lisa Baiton has amassed a unique confluence of perspectives on issues top-of-mind for management teams, including the impact that effective enterprise management of geopolitical, regulatory, stakeholder, and reputation risks have on competitive positioning, access to capital, regulatory certainty, and shareholder and public support.
Lisa was appointed the sixth chief executive of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry, effective May 2, 2022, with a mandate to reposition the organization as proactive, collaborative, and solution-oriented partner.                                             
Lisa served an 11-year tenure as an executive on CPP Investments’ Global Leadership Team through three CEO tenures and three distinct investment strategies and growth cycles: (1) passive to active; (2) active/direct and global; (3) deepening into emerging markets. From 2010-12, Lisa served as Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations, and from 2013-2021 as Managing Director & Head of Global Public Affairs. 
Lisa was Vice President & Practice Lead, Government Relations, for Environics Communications (2004-10), where she provided executive-level counsel to highly regulated large multinational corporate clients. She also worked for one of Canada's largest industry associations, the Canadian Bankers Association. 
Lisa has a BA in Political Science (University of Saskatchewan), an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) and Schulich School of Business (York University), with global electives completed at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. 
She has served 20+ years on various boards of directors including Energy Safety Canada; Canada-India Business Council; Canada-China Business Council; and Casey House Hospice.