President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
President, U.S. Operations and Executive Vice President, Canadian Coal
Paul Taylor leads TransAlta’s business operations in the United States, and he is also responsibile for oversight of our Canadian coal and mine operations. Additional responsibilities include leading the commercial coal and sustainability teams in both Canada and the United States.
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Brett Gellner is responsible for all financial policy, planning and reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, internal audit, and investor relations. Mr. Gellner also oversees all strategic corporate investments, M&A, and greenfield projects.
Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer
Dawn de Lima is responsible for leading the human resources, corporate communications and general services teams.
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
John Kousinioris is responsible for directing TransAlta’s legal affairs, regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial matters.
Chief Business Development Officer
Ken Stickland is responsible for directing the corporation’s growth efforts in Canada.
President, TAMA Transmission; Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, TransAlta
As President of TAMA Transmission, Cynthia Johnston oversees the TransAlta-MidAmerican partnership that focuses on competitive transmission projects in Alberta. With twenty-seven years in the energy industry, Ms. Johnston brings a skilled and diverse experience in operations, strategic planning, complex project management, stakeholder relations, economic analysis and regulation to her role.
Executive Vice President, Trading and Marketing
Rob Schaefer is responsible for Corporate Development at TransAlta, which includes marketing and trading operations.
Bob Emmott is responsible for fleet major equipment lifecycle risk management and reliability engineering as well as ensuring TransAlta's quality assurance processes are best in class.
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Maryse C. C. St.-Laurent is responsible for the procedures and conduct of meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, as well as shareholders' meetings, corporate governance issues, corporate disclosure and securities compliance and reporting.
Vice President, Controller
David Koch is responsible for providing leadership and direction over TransAlta’s financial activities & control, principally in the areas of corporate accounting & reporting, commercial operations & energy marketing finance, generation finance, accounts payable, taxation, systems & process improvement.
Vice President and Treasurer
Todd Stack is responsible for all Treasury activities including corporate finance, credit, insurance, pensions, and foreign exchange and interest rate risk management.