People: TransAlta Corp (TA.TO)
Mrs. Dawn L. Farrell serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of TransAlta Corporation. She became President and CEO of TransAlta on January 2, 2012. Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2011. She has over 25 years of experience in the electric energy industry, holding roles at TransAlta and BC Hydro. She has served as Executive Vice-President, Commercial Operations and Development; Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development; Executive Vice-President, Independent Power Projects; and Vice-President, Energy Marketing and IPP Development at TransAlta Corporation. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice-President Engineering, Aboriginal Relations and Generation and from 2003 to 2006, Mrs. Farrell served as Executive Vice-President, Generation at BC Hydro. She sits on the board of directors of the Calgary Stampede. Her past boards include the Mount Royal College Board of Governors, Fording Coal Income Fund, New Relationship Trust Fund, Mount Royal College Foundation, Vision Quest Windelectric and TransAlta Cogeneration. She holds a bachelor of commerce degree with a major in finance and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Calgary. Mrs. Farrell has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
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