Peter Williams Managing Partner, CEO

Peter co-founded Annapolis in 2006 and provides the overall strategic leadership of the firm and its investment funds. In addition, Peter leads investor relations and reporting as well as fundraising. Peter currently represents Annapolis on the board of directors of Artis Exploration Ltd. Prior to joining Annapolis, Peter was the CEO and Chairman of several private equity backed start up private oil and gas companies, the COO of a large 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 March 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, a leading economic reconciliation vehicle in Canada, enabling investment opportunities for Indigenous groups as economic partners 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 charities, focused on ensuring youth of all genders receive best-in-class mental health supports needed for anxiety based mental health challenges.