Executive Vice President | Growth
Aron Willis leads TransAlta’s customer origination (excl. Alberta), contracting (excl. Alberta), growth/new projects — greenfield and brownfield (excl. Alberta), investment analysis, new technologies, construction and TransAlta’s Coal-to-Gas and Repowering Strategy.
Since joining TransAlta in 1999, Aron has worked throughout the business in increasing levels of responsibility including roles in Finance, Commercial, Operations, and Major Maintenance. Aron spent nearly 10 years as the Managing Director of TransAlta’s business in Australia. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Aron oversaw a significant expansion of the business comprising an investment of just under $1 billion in new contracted assets. This included the development, contracting and construction of the $570 million South Hedland Power Station. Prior to his current role, Aron led TransAlta’s fleet of Gas and Renewables assets, as well as the company’s Commercial team. In this role, he was accountable for the safe, reliable, and low-cost operation of the company’s gas, wind, hydro and solar operations, in addition to the regulated transmission business, and he oversaw TransAlta’s various joint-venture partnerships and commercial activities across the entire fleet.
Aron is part of the management team of TransAlta Renewables Incorporated. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary.