Alberta Innovates — Energy and Environment Solutions

Kathleen Sendall (Vice Chair)

Ms. Sendall is a corporate director, serving on the Board of CGG, based in Paris, and Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions. In 2013, she was appointed to two federal advisory councils– the Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) and the Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards. She has advised federal and provincial governments in the areas of climate change, carbon capture and storage, environmental legislation, and Arctic foreign policy, and recently chaired the Canadian Council of Academies Assessment Panel on the State of Industrial R&D in Canada. Previously, Ms. Sendall led Petro-Canada's North American Natural Gas Business Unit and was responsible for the company’s North American conventional oil and gas production and exploration. 

Ms. Sendall contributes her time to a number of not-for-profit Boards, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the executive of the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Director of the Manning Foundation for Innovation.. She is past president and former director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, as well as a former Governor and Board Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Ms Sendall has been honoured with many awards including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, an honorary Bachelor of Applied Industrial Ecology degree, and twice named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture. She was named four times as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Corporate Executive category and inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She was awarded the 50 Key Women in Energy Global Award and the Women Who Make a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum, named as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011 and awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Ms. Sendall graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering, and attended the Ivey Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business.