Director Profile

Kathleen Sendall CM FCAE P.Eng.

Board Value Proposition: 

An experienced director with diverse board experience and a senior executive skill set. Particular expertise in energy and energy service sector and capital intensive industries. Financially literate, with experience in compensation, human resources, HSE, CSR, technology, and innovation.

Senior Executive Leadership, Business Unit Operations, and Profit and Loss

  • As Senior Vice President of Petro-Canada’s North American Natural Gas Business Unit, successfully led conventional oil and gas production and exploration in North America with an annual budget of $1.8 billion, production of 70,000 barrels per day, and over 900 employees in Calgary (10 plants and Denver field operations.
  • Successfully completed and integrated a US acquisition.

Industry Leader, Advisor, and Influencer

  • As the first woman chair of the board of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in 2006, was a key industry spokesperson and represented the industry during discussions and negotiations in important areas such as climate change, product pipeline capacity and tariffs, costs,and economics.
  • Served the industry and the community at large in various advisory capacities to both provincial and federal governments in the areas of climate change, carbon capture and storage, environmental legislation, and Arctic foreign policy.

Industry Experience: 

  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Utilities

International Experience: 

  • France
  • United States

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) 2014 to Present
Alberta Innovates, Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) 2010 to 2016
Vice Chair
Chair, Human Resources Committee
Governance Committee
CGG (France) 2009 to Present
Chair, Health, Safety and Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Appointments and Remuneration Committee
Technology Committee, 2009–2014
Enmax Corporation 2010 to Present
Human Resources and Governance Committee
Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee
Human Resources Committee, 2010–2013
Investment Review Committee, 2010–2013
Prism Sulphur Corporation
Sultran Ltd.
Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Additional Boards:

Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation 2013 to Present
Sustainable Development Advisory Council 2010 to Present
Federal Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards 2013 to 2015
Council of Canadian Academies—Expert Panel on State of Industrial Research and Development in Canada 2011 to 2013
Council of Canadian Academies 2004 to 2009
Chair, Audit Committee
Governance and Selection Committee
Investment Committee
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers 2000 to 2009
Board Chair, 2006
Canadian Academy of Engineering 1999 to 2008
President and Board Chair


Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary 2015
Jarislowsky Fellow, 2015
Canada West Foundation 2011 to 2012
Petro-Canada 1982 to 2009
Senior Vice President, North American Natural Gas Business Unit
Vice President, Western Canada Development and Operations
Vice President, Engineering and Technology
Director, Retail Transformation, Natural Gas Business Unit
Director, Business Development, ICG Propane, Natural Gas Liquids
Manager, Alberta, Wholesale Marketing, PC Products
Superintendent, Southern Alberta Area Operations
Supervisor, Reservoir Engineering, Northern Alberta and BC
Engineering Advisor, Western Canada Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Supervisor, Frontier Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Supervisor, Joint Ventures, Offshore and International
NOVA 1980 to 1982
Project Engineer, Compressor Station Design and Construction
Petro-Canada 1978 to 1980
Junior Process Engineer, Arctic Pilot Project


Ivey Executive Program, Ivey Business School, 1990
BSc (Hons. Mech. Eng.), Queen’s University, 1977