Shannon Young is the Director of External Affairs at Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. In this role, Shannon works with all levels of government, Indigenous communities, stakeholders and the public. She focuses on the development and implementation of government policies and regulations, and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
Prior to joining Petronas, Shannon led teams as the Managing Director of External Affairs at a power generation company and as the Director, Regulatory, Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations for a large energy firm. Shannon practiced regulatory, environmental and Indigenous law for nearly two decades in both private and corporate practice. Her expertise is in leading the development and implementation of strategies integrating risk management in projects, developing and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and managing complex regulatory and Indigenous issues.
Shannon was the President of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation in 2014 and 2015 and an active board member of that organization from 2008 to 2016. She was named by Alberta Venture as one of ten Albertans to watch in 2014 and in 2013 was named by Lexpert as one of the Canadian legal community’s Leading Lawyers under 40.
Shannon is actively involved in her local community as a board member and vice-president of her community association.