Vice Chair, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Mr. Legault is Vice Chair of Brookfield’s Renewable Group. Prior to his current role, Mr. Legault served as Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Renewable Partners from 1999 to August 2015, during which time he led the growth of Brookfield’s renewable power operations globally, helping to make Brookfield Renewable one of the world’s largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power portfolios. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Executive Chairman of the Brookfield Renewable Group. Mr. Legault was Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Asset Management from 2000 to 2001, prior to which he held several senior positions in operations, finance, and corporate development with Brookfield’s forest products operations. Serving at Brookfield for over 28 years, Mr.Legault has been described as instrumental in developing Brookfield’s renewable business, which is well-established in North America, South America and Europe.
Mr. Legault also serves on the Boards of Directors of Isagen S.A. ESP, the third-largest power generation company in Colombia; Terraform Power, Inc., an owner and operator of a renewable power portfolio in North America and Western Europe; and Westinghouse Corporation, one of the largest nuclear technology and services companies globally, and serves as chair of its Risk Committee.
Mr. Legault received a Bachelor of Accounting from the Université du Québec in Hull and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA, CA).
Mr. Legault brings to the Company and the Board considerable experience in leadership, finance, energy/utilities and organizational change.
At TransAlta, Mr. Legault is a member of the Investment Performance Committee.