Brenda Kenny, Ph.D.

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Vice Chair,   

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) 

Brenda Kenny has extensive experience in energy and environment regulation, policy, sustainability, CSR and innovation.  Her career has included executive roles at the National Energy Board and as CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. 

Brenda serves as the Vice Chair of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA; formerly CCEMC), and on the Member Council for Sustainable Development Technology Canada.  She also serves on the Boards of the Canada West Foundation, and Nature Canada, and co-chairs the Nature Canada initiative Women for Nature.  She recently completed a six year term serving on the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary, chairing that board’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee.  Other experiences include serving as a panel member on the National Energy Board Modernization Expert Panel which completed its work in May 2017, and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Positive Energy Project at the University of Ottawa.

Brenda holds a Bachelor’s in Applied Science (Metallurgy) from Queens University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in Resources and the Environment from the University of Calgary where she is an adjunct professor.