Peter Williams Managing Partner, CEO

Peter co-founded Annapolis in 2006 and provides the overall strategic leadership of the firm and its investment funds. Peter leads investor relations and reporting as well as fundraising. Peter currently represents Annapolis on the board of directors of Artis Exploration Ltd. and Caltex Energy Inc. Prior to joining Annapolis, Peter was the CEO and Chairman of several private equity backed start-up oil and gas companies, the COO of a NYSE listed oil and gas company and a governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Prior to entering the oil and gas industry in 1993, Peter practiced law at Bennett Jones LLP for 11 years.

Peter earned a B.A. (economics) and an LL.B., both from Dalhousie University. Until April 2023 Peter was a founding director and chair of the Investment Committee of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, a crown corporation of the Alberta Government, established to catalyze opportunities for indigenous groups to partner in natural resource, agriculture, forestry, and other industry projects. Peter is also a founder of, and actively engaged member with, Youth Power Hour and Lionheart Foundation, both charities focused on ensuring youth of all genders receive best-in-class mental health supports for anxiety based mental health challenges. In February 2024 became a member of the Business Council of Alberta, a non-partisan think tank of CEO’s and entrepreneurs in Alberta formed to develop provincial and national policy solutions, shape government decisions and build social and economic prosperity.