Making life better

Making life better

Making life better

Making life better

The Business Council of Alberta, has a simple but radical idea: making life better.

This means business playing its part in solving our biggest challenges to create the right conditions where Albertans, the economy and the environment can thrive without leaving anyone behind.

What We’re Working On

Doing What's Right

Alberta business is focused on the right things, with a strong commitment to environment, society and good governance (ESG) innovation and leadership, as a means to achieving shared prosperity

A Model Business Climate

Alberta is the place that enables opportunity and innovation, creates jobs, and attracts people and investment

The Future, On Purpose

An Alberta economy that is adaptive, resilient and thriving, enabling better lives for current and future generations

Who We Are

We’re made up of leaders who care about this province and its people. Like you, we care about the world we’re leaving to our children and we feel the urgency to act now.

Our Founders

A group of over 40 respected leaders from across Alberta have come together to form the initial Council, inspired by five founders:

Hal Kvisle, Chairman, Finning International; Chairman, ARC Resources; Corporate Director, Cenovus Energy.

Mac Van Wielingen, President and Founder, Viewpoint Group

Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus, Coril Holdings Ltd.

Nancy Southern, Chair and CEO ATCO Group

Dawn Farrell, President and CEO, TransAlta Corporation

Adam Legge is the founding President of the Business Council of Alberta.

Our Approach

Adaptation. Collaboration. Preservation.

We don’t have all the answers and we know if we are to be successful, we need many others to help find the best course of action, and to bring a true representation of Alberta’s industry, geography, people and interests. Above all, we know we need to lead by example and be part of the solutions.

Our Members

Build

Top Alberta companies in every sector

Employ

Over 200,000 working Albertans

Invest

Tens of billions annually in our economy

Akash Group of Companies
Dhruv Gupta, President

Alberta Central
Benjamin Chappell, Chief Executive Officer

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Evan Siddall, Chief Executive Officer

AltaLink
Gary Hart, President & Chief Executive Officer

AltaML
Cory Janssen, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Arcurve Inc.
Stuart O'Connor, Chair & Founding Partner

ARC Financial Corp.
Brian Boulanger, Chief Executive Officer

ARC Resources
Terry Anderson, Chief Executive Officer

Aspen Properties
Scott Hutcheson, Executive Chair

ATB 
Curtis Stange, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

ATCO Ltd.
Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer 

Benevity
Kelly Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer

Big Rock Brewery
Wayne Arsenault, President & Chief Executive Officer

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Jeffery Tonken, President & Chief Executive Officer

Black Diamond Group
Trevor Haynes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
 

Bluesky Equities
Derrick Hunter, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Boardwalk REIT
Sam Kolias, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
 

Brookfield Residential
Alan Norris, President & Chief Executive Officer

Builders VC
Mark Blackwell, Partner

BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.
Scott Burns, Executive Chairman

Business Council of Alberta
Hal Kvisle, Past Chair

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
John Bean, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Development Corporation
Cameron Naqvi, President 

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Tim McKay, President

Canadian Western Bank
Chris Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Capital Power Corporation
Brian Vaasjo, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Cenovus Energy Inc.
Alex Pourbaix, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

ConnectFirst Credit Union
Kendra Holland, Chief Risk & Administration Officer

Coril Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus 

DynaLIFE Medical Labs
Jason Pincock, Chief Executive Officer

EDGAR
Henry Edgar, Partner

Enbridge Inc.
Al Monaco, President & Chief Executive Officer

Enerplus Corporation
Ian Dundas, President & Chief Executive Officer

Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Bob Geddes, President & Chief Operating Officer

Enverus
Manuj Nikhanj, President
 

Finning Canada
Kevin Parkes, President
 

First Industries Corporation
Rod Graham, Chief Executive Officer
 

Fluid Energy Group Ltd.
Chad Leier, President
 

Fort McKay Group of Companies
Sami Saad, Chief Executive Officer
 

Fountain Tire
Jason G. Herle, Chief Operating Officer 

Gamehost Inc.
David Will, President & Chief Executive Officer

Gateway Mechanical
Dave Bulloch, Chief Executive Officer

G.K. Jim Farms
Dr. Kee Jim, Managing Director

GrainsConnect Canada
Warren Stow, President

Grayhawk Investment Strategies Inc.
Michael Kaumeyer, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Heavy Metal Equipment & Rentals
Jesse van der Werf, President 

Hokanson Capital Inc.
Jordan Hokanson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Imperial Oil
Brad Corson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Jayman Built
Jay Westman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Keyera Corp.
Dean Setoguchi, President & Chief Executive Officer

KUDOS Inc.
Tom Short, Founder & Chief Customer Officer

Ledcor Group
Jeff Watt, President, Ledcor Industries Inc.

Long View Systems
Brent Allison, Chief Executive Officer

MATCO Investments
Ron Mathison, Chairman 

Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Craig Senyk, President & Vice Chairman
 

mCloud
Russ McMeekin, Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

MEG Energy
Derek Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer

Melcor Developments
Tim Melton, Chairman 

MGB Investments
Michael Broadfoot, Managing Partner

Mikisew Group
Dan Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer
 

MobSquad
Irfhan Rawji, Founder & Executive Chair

Morgan Construction
Peter Kiss, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Nova Chemicals
Luis Sierra, President & Chief Executive Officer

Nutrien Inc.
Pedro Farah, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 

OEG SL
Brad Gilewich, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer 

Ovintiv
Brendan McCracken, Chief Executive Officer 

P3 Capital Partners
Doug Horner, Chairperson 

Pacific Western Group of Companies
Tom Jezersek, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Parkland Corporation
Bob Espey, President & Chief Executive Officer 

PCL Constructors Inc
Dave Filipchuk, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Peavey Industries LP
Doug Anderson, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Randall J. Findlay, Board Chair

Perpetual Energy Inc.
Sue Riddell-Rose, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Pitbull Energy Services
Sami Hayek, President

Precision Drilling Corporation 
Kevin Neveu, President & Chief Executive Officer

Properly Investment Company
Jim Peplinski, Chairman 

Pureweb Inc.
Chen Fong, Co-Founder 

Questerre Energy Corporation
Michael Binnion, President & Chief Executive Officer

RAM Elevators & Lifts Inc.
Corey Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

RGO Products
Cathy Orr, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Rocky Mountain Equipment
Garrett Ganden, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Rocor Holdings Ltd.
Harold Roozen, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Rohit Group of Companies
Rohit Gupta, President 

Rotaflow
Amir Shami, President & Chief Executive Officer

Saa Dene Group
Jauvonne Kitto, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Scott Builders Inc.
Murray Cunningham, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Sequeira Partners
Aroon Sequeira, Chairman 

Servus Credit Union
Ian Burns, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Shareworks
Marcos Lopez, Co-Head, Chief Product Officer of Morgan Stanley at Work

Shaw Communications
Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer 

Shell Canada Limited
Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair, VP Emerging Energy Solutions

Spartan Controls
Grant Wilde, President & Chief Executive Officer

Stantec Inc.
Gord Johnston, President & Chief Executive Officer

Startec Compression & Process
Kristi Cawthorn, Chief Executive Officer

Stone Creek Resorts
Guy Turcotte, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Suncor Energy Inc.
Kris Smith, Interim President & CEO

Sunterra Group
Art Price, Chairman 

Superior Lodging Corp.
Marc Staniloff, President & Chief Executive Officer 

TC Energy
François Poirier, President & Chief Executive Officer

TELUS 
Navin Arora, Executive Vice President, TELUS and President, TELUS Business Solutions

The51 Ventures Inc.
Judy Fairburn, Co-Founder, Co-CEO 

The Graham Group
Andy Trewick, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Michael Rose, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 

TransAlta Corporation
John Kousinioris, President & Chief Executive Officer 

TRAXX Holdings Inc.
Matthew Cox, President & Chief Executive Officer

Trico Homes Inc.
Michael Brown, President

Trimac Transportation Services
Jeff McCaig, Chairman
 

UFA Co-operative Ltd.
Scott Bolton, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

Vanta Group / Kamandor Holdings Inc.
Noah Jones, Partner / President

Viewpoint Group / ARC Financial
Mac Van Wielingen, Founder & Chair / Founder & Partner

Waterous Energy Fund
Adam Waterous, Chief Executive Officer

WCD
Karen Brookman, President & Chief Executive Officer
 

WestJet
Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Executive Officer

Wood Automotive Group
Gerry Wood, President & Dealer Principal
 

Zinc Ventures
Brad Zumwalt, President
 

Angela Lekatsas, Corporate Director

Chris Slubicki, Corporate Director

Jim Davidson, Corporate Director 

Larry Kaumeyer, Corporate Director 

Michael Culbert, Corporate Director 

Rick Doman, Corporate Director 

Terry Freeman, Corporate Director 

The Latest

02 July 2019

MacKinnon Report on Alberta Finances Sets Course For Long-Term Fiscal Balance and Innovation

CALGARY – The Provincial Government released its MacKinnon Panel Report on Alberta’s Finances today. The recommendations outlined in the report set out a long-term trajectory that will improve lives for Albertans and send a strong positive economic message that will improve business confidence in the province.

02 July 2019

Tax cut will mean thousands of new jobs says Business Council of Alberta

CALGARY – There’s a reason for additional optimism on Canada Day with the prospect that additional Albertans may soon be working. The Job Creation Tax Cut that comes into effect today, in combination with the predictable reductions coming over the next 3 years, has high potential to result in new projects and investments, and more Albertans working, according to 40 of Alberta’s largest investors and job creators who make up the Business Council of Alberta.

27 June 2019

New Business Council Aims to Build a More Prosperous Alberta

ALBERTA – Today Alberta’s top business leaders are launching a new non-partisan, non-profit organization – the Business Council of Alberta – to boldly meet the challenges facing our province and build a better Alberta within a more dynamic Canada.

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