Darrel Reid

Darrel has a deep mix of training and experience that allows PCA to expand our policy, advocacy, and government relations – with a special focus upon strengthening our presence and service in the western provinces.

Most recently, Darrel served as GM, Sustainable Development for Upstream Americas at Shell.  (Non-technical risk and Aboriginal relations for North, Central and South America, Gulf of Mexico and Deep Water.)

From 2010 – 2012 he was VP of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a conservative and free market-oriented think tank in Calgary.

Darrel brings a wealth of experience in government and public policy.  He has served Canada’s federal government as Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of Staff to Ministers Rona Ambrose and Jason Kenney. During the Reform years he was Chief of Staff for Preston Manning, Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition.

He holds the degrees of M.A. (Toronto), M.L.S. (Library Science, Toronto) and Ph.D. (Queen’s) and is an Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

Darrel Reid