Banff Centre Board of Governors

Baay, Paul

Paul Raymond Baay is a businessperson who founded Touchstone Exploration, Inc. and who has been at the helm of 9 different companies. Mr. Baay is President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Touchstone Exploration and President & Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Energy, Inc. (a subsidiary of Touchstone Exploration, Inc.). Mr. Baay has held and continues to have a variety of board roles within the not for profit sector. He currently serves as a board member of Southern Energy Corp. and is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Mr. Baay was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Art Gallery of Canada, a director of the Council for Canadian American Relations, director of the Rundle Mountain Charitable Foundation and has served as a chair or member on several other boards, including The Board of Governors of Alberta University of the Arts (formerly Alberta College of Art and Design), the Calgary Humane Society, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Canadian Oil and Gas Symposium, the Calgary Zoological Society, Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta and the University of Western Ontario Alumni. In 1998, he was chosen by the Financial Post Foundation as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40.

Paul Baay is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in administrative and commercial studies. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and completed their Directors Education Program in 2013. October 2023