People: TransAlta Corp (TA_pd.TO)
24 Dec 2014
Mrs. Dawn L. Farrell serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of TransAlta Corporation. She became President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation on January 2, 2012. Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2011 and as Executive Vice-President, Commercial Operations and Development from 2008 to 2009. Mrs. Farrell has over 29 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. From 2003 to 2006, Mrs. Farrell served as Executive Vice-President, Generation at BC Hydro. In 2006, she was appointed Executive Vice-President Engineering, Aboriginal Relations and Generation. Mrs. Farrell sits on the board of directors of The Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and 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 and Vision Quest Windelectric. She holds a bachelor of commerce degree with a major in finance and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Calgary (Calgary, AB). Mrs. Farrell has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
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