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


Top Alberta companies in every sector


Over 200,000 working Albertans


Tens of billions annually in our economy

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ACESO Medical
James Puckrin, President & Chief Executive Officer

Akash Group of Companies
Dhruv Gupta, President

Alberta Central
Benjamin Chappell, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Vern Yu, President & Chief Executive Officer

Gary Hart, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Annapolis Capital
Peter Williams, Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

ARC Financial Corp.
Brian Boulanger, Chief Executive Officer

ARC Resources
Terry Anderson, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Aspen Properties
Scott Hutcheson, Executive Chair

Curtis Stange, President & Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer 

Henry Edgar, President 


Kelly Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer

BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Roberta MacGillivray, Chief Executive Officer

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Chris Carlsen, 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, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner

Builders VC
Mark Blackwell, General Partner

Business Council of Alberta
Hal Kvisle, Past Board Chair


Calgary Airport Authority
Chris Dinsdale, Chief Executive Officer

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

Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation
Dean Koeller, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Development Corporation
Cameron Naqvi, President 

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Scott Stauth, President

Canadian Western Bank
Chris Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cancarb Limited
Peter Donnelly, President

Capital Power Corporation
Avik Dey, President & Chief Executive Officer

CDN Controls
Dean Fraser, President & Founder

Cenovus Energy Inc.
Jon McKenzie, President & Chief Executive Officer

Coril Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus 


E3 Lithium
Chris Doornbos, Chief Executive Officer

Enbridge Inc.
Colin Gruending, Executive Vice President & President, Liquid Pipelines 

Enerplus Corporation
Ian Dundas, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Manuj Nikhanj, President

Evolve Power
Peter Doyle, President & Chief Executive Officer


Finning Canada
Kevin Parkes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Finning International

Fluid Energy Ltd.
Chad Leier, Chief Executive Officer

Fort McKay Group of Companies
Sami Saad, Chief Executive Officer

Fortis Alberta
Janine Sullivan, President & Chief Executive Officer

Fountain Tire
Jason Herle, Chief Executive Officer 


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

Graham Construction
Andy Trewick, President & Chief Executive Officer

GrainsConnect Canada
Warren Stow, President

Grayhawk Investment Strategies Inc.
Michael Kaumeyer, Founder & Managing Partner

Green Impact Partners Inc.
Jesse Douglas, Chief Executive Officer

Guardian Chemicals Inc.
Geoffrey Roth, Managing Director


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

Knower Tech 
Stephanie McCabe, President 

Muni Boga, President & Chief Executive Officer


Ledcor Group
Jeffery Watt, President, Ledcor Industries Inc.

Long View Systems
Brent Allison, Chief Executive Officer


MATCO Investments
Ron Mathison, Chairman 

Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Craig Senyk, Chairman

MBC Group
Ross Huartt, President & Chief Executive Officer

MEG Energy
Derek Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer

Melcor Developments
Tim Melton, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman 

MGB Investments
Michael Broadfoot, Managing Partner

Michels Canada
Dean Cowling, President

Mikisew Group
Dan Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer

Irfhan Rawji, Founder & Executive Chair

Morgan Construction
Peter Kiss, President & Chief Executive Officer

Morgan Stanley at Work Canada


NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul
Heather MacCallum, President & Chief Executive Officer

Northwest Equipment
Ryan Yamniuk, President & Chief Executive Officer

NOVA Chemicals
Roger Kearns, President & Chief Executive Officer


OEG Inc.
Brad Gilewich, President

Brendan McCracken, President & Chief Executive Officer 


P3 Capital Partners
Doug Horner, Chairperson 

Parkland Corporation
Bob Espey, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Pathways Alliance
Kendall Dilling, President

PCL Constructors Inc
Dave Filipchuk, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Peavey Industries LP
Doug Anderson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Scott Burrows, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Izwan Ismail, 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 


Quanta Services Ltd.
Robert Jones, Regional President, Canada

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 Group of Companies
Amir Shami, President & General Manager


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

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

Servus Credit Union
Ian Burns, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Shell Canada Limited
Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair, GM Renewables and Energy Solutions

Spartan Controls
Grant Wilde, President & Chief Executive Officer

Stantec Inc.
Gord Johnston, President & Chief Executive Officer

Startec Group of Companies
Kristi Cawthorn, Chief Executive Officer

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

Suncor Energy Inc.
Richard Kruger, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

Synergy Group of Companies
Tim Varughese, President


TC Energy
François Poirier, President & Chief Executive Officer

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

The51 Ventures Inc.
Judy Fairburn, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Fund Managing Partner 

Thermo Design Engineering
Sean Montgomery, President

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

TransAlta Corporation
John Kousinioris, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Trico Homes Inc.
Michael Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tricycle Lane Ranches Ltd.
Scott Burns, Executive Chairman

Trimac Transportation Services
Jeff McCaig, Chairman


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

Karen Brookman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Executive Officer

Wood Automotive Group
Gerry Wood, President & Dealer Principal


Zinc Ventures
Brad Zumwalt, President

Corporate Directors

Aroon Sequeira, Corporate Director

Barry James, Corporate Director 

Colette Miller, Corporate Director

Jim Davidson, Corporate Director 

Joan Hertz, 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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