Mr. Johnson is a seasoned lawyer, board director and senior executive. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor (law) degrees from the University of Calgary. He retired from law practice on Dec. 31, 2020.
He was a past member of the Law Societies of Alberta and England and Wales. He was awarded the Queen’s Counsel designation on Jan. 1, 2002, and achieved the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors on Feb. 26, 2008.
He has authored more than 70 research papers and articles many of which he presented at professional seminars. Two were published in the Alberta Law Review and have been referenced in court decisions. Mr. Johnson worked at a major oil company in business management and legal positions before moving to private practice.
He spent 20 years at a major national law firm holding leadership positions including Practise Group Leader, National Management Committee member and Managing Partner, Calgary office.
He moved to business for six years before returning to private practice in 2012. He has extensive board and management experience with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Positions held have included Director, Chairman, CEO, President, Executive Vice-President and Vice-President.