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Dawn Farrell became President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation on January 2, 2012. Mrs. Farrell has over 27 years of experience in the electric energy industry, holding roles at TransAlta and BC Hydro.
Mrs. Farrell is Co-Chair of Calgary’s 2013 United Way Campaign and is a member of the Canadian Federal Government’s Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards. She sits on the board of directors of the Calgary Stampede and The Conference Board of Canada. 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).