Alberta Innovates — Energy and Environment Solutions

Kathleen Sendall (Vice Chair)

Ms. Kathleen Sendall is a corporate director, serving on the Boards of CGG, based in Paris, Enmax Energy Corporation, Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) and the Climate Change Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC). She is Chair of the CCEMC Board and Vice-Chair of AI-EES. She also participates on two federal advisory councils– the Sustainable Development Technology Member Council and the Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards. She has advised federal and provincial governments on climate change, carbon capture and storage, environmental legislation, and Arctic foreign policy. Kathy also 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 and natural gas marketing.
Ms. Sendall has contributed her time to a number of not-for-profit Boards, and is currently a Director of the Manning Foundation for Innovation. She is past president and former director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a former Governor and Board Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Ms Sendall has received many awards including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, and two honorary  degrees, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws  from the University of Calgary in 2013. She has been 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. In  2014/15 Ms Sendall was the Jarislowsky Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business.
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.