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
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.
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.
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.
Top Alberta companies in every sector
Over 200,000 working Albertans
Tens of billions annually in our economy
Akash Group of Companies
Dhruv Gupta, President
Benjamin Chappell, Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Evan Siddall, Chief Executive Officer
Gary Hart, President & Chief Executive Officer
Cory Janssen, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Stuart O'Connor, Chair & Founding Partner
ARC Financial Corp.
Brian Boulanger, Chief Executive Officer
Terry Anderson, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Hutcheson, Executive Chair
Curtis Stange, President & Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer
BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Roberta MacGillivray, 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
Derrick Hunter, President & Chief Executive Officer
Sam Kolias, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Alan Norris, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Peter Donnelly, President
Capital Power Corporation
Brian Vaasjo, President & Chief Executive Officer
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Alex Pourbaix, President & Chief Executive Officer
Coril Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman Emeritus
DynaLIFE Medical Labs
Jason Pincock, Chief Executive Officer
Henry Edgar, Partner
Colin Gruending, President, Liquid Pipelines & Executive Vice President
Ian Dundas, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Bob Geddes, President & Chief Operating Officer
Manuj Nikhanj, President
Kevin Parkes, President
First Industries Corporation
Rod Graham, Chief Executive Officer
Fluid Energy Ltd.
Chad Leier, Chief Executive Officer
Fort McKay Group of Companies
Sami Saad, Chief Executive Officer
Jason Herle, Chief Operating Officer
David Will, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave Bulloch, Chief Executive Officer
G.K. Jim Farms
Dr. Kee Jim, Managing Director
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
Brad Corson, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Jay Westman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dean Setoguchi, President & Chief Executive Officer
Tom Short, Founder & Chief Customer Officer
Jeff Watt, President, Ledcor Industries Inc.
Tyler Hanson, President & Chief Operating Officer
Long View Systems
Brent Allison, Chief Executive Officer
Ron Mathison, Chairman
Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Craig Senyk, President & Vice Chairman
Russ McMeekin, Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Derek Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer
Tim Melton, Chairman
Michael Broadfoot, Managing Partner
Dean Cowling, President
Dan Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer
Irfhan Rawji, Founder & Executive Chair
Peter Doyle, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Peter Kiss, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Vermani, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Innovation
Ken Seitz, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brad Gilewich, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
Oilsands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance
Kendall Dilling, President
Brendan McCracken, Chief Executive Officer
P3 Capital Partners
Doug Horner, Chairperson
Pacific Western Group of Companies
Tom Jezersek, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Scott Burrows, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Chen Fong, Co-Founder
Questerre Energy Corporation
Michael Binnion, President & Chief Executive Officer
RAM Elevators & Lifts Inc.
Corey Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
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
Aroon Sequeira, Chairman
Servus Credit Union
Ian Burns, President & Chief Executive Officer
Shareworks by Morgan Stanley
Patricia Landry, Executive Director
Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer
Shell Canada Limited
Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair, VP Emerging Energy Solutions
Grant Wilde, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Art Price, Chairman
Superior Lodging Corp.
Marc Staniloff, President & Chief Executive Officer
Synergy Group of Companies
Tim Varughese, President
François Poirier, President & Chief Executive Officer
Navin Arora, President, TELUS Business Solutions and Executive Vice President, TELUS
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
John Kousinioris, President & Chief Executive Officer
Trico Homes Inc.
Michael Brown, President & CEO
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
Brad Zumwalt, President
Chris Slubicki, Corporate Director
Jim Davidson, Corporate Director
Larry Kaumeyer, Corporate Director
Rick Doman, Corporate Director
Terry Freeman, Corporate Director
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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