Chief Development Officer
Brett Gellner is responsible for overseeing key strategic corporate initiatives and investments for the company, including the initiatives that are instrumental to transitioning the company to 100% clean energy by 2025. Prior to being appointed to this position on August 9, 2019, he was appointed Chief Strategy and Investment Officer in 2018, Chief Investment Officer in 2014, interim Chief Financial Officer in 2018, and Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to early 2014. Mr. Gellner is also a board member of TransAlta Renewables Inc. and was its President from 2013 to 2017.
Brett has extensive knowledge of the power industry, having worked as co-head of CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities group where he was involved in numerous transactions including leveraged buy-outs, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities financings and private offerings of equity and debt. Prior to CIBC World Markets, he held senior roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development groups of a large, publicly traded corporation and a major international consulting firm.
Brett has a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Alberta and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.