Paul Baay is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in administrative and commercial studies. In 2013, Mr. Baay completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors. Now, with more than 25 years of experience leading oil and gas exploration and production companies, Mr. Baay is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Exploration Inc.
Prior to Touchstone, Mr. Baay held the position of Managing Director of Abacus Energy, a division of Abacus Private Equity. Until September 2007 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of True Energy Inc. a position he held since founding True Energy Inc. in 2000. From 2005 to 2012 he was the Chairman of the Board of Vero Energy Inc. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Request Seismic Surveys Ltd. and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Remington Energy Ltd. from 1991 to 1999.
Mr. Baay has held and continues to have a variety of positions within the not for profit sector. He is a Trustee Member of the National Gallery of Canada since 2006 and a director of the Rundle Mountain Charitable Foundation. Mr. Baay has held past positions with the Council for Canadian American Relations, Alberta College of Art and Design (Director), the Calgary Humane Society (Director), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (Governor), the Canadian Oil and Gas Symposium (Chairman), the Calgary Zoological Society (Director), Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (Chairman) and the University of Western Ontario Alumni (Calgary Rep.). In 1998, he was chosen by the Financial Post Foundation as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40.