John Peter Andrews attended Memorial University receiving a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 1976 and attended Dalhousie University receiving an MBA in 1977. During his legal education at Dalhousie University, he received the Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation Prize and Graduated in 1980. Following his call to the bar in 1981, he commenced private practice for three years before joining Mobile Oil Canada Ltd., responsible for legal advice to the offshore exploration projects and Hibernia Development Project. In 1990he joined Civil Division, Department of Justice, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador advising the Department of Mines and Energy and other natural resource departments. In 2001 he joined the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board as a Manager, Legal and Land was appointed Corporate Secretary in 2006. In 2009-10, he was a witness at the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry and Counsel For the C-NLOPB at the Inquiry. In 2014, he was appointed Director, Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs, a position from which he retired in April 2015. He has served in executive roles with The Arthritis Society (President 1985-87), Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club (President 2004-05), Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation (Seminar Co-chair 2007, President 2008-09), and was a director of the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest.