Cynthia Hansen was appointed Executive Vice President, Utilities and Power Operations, on Feb. 27, 2017.
Cynthia is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas, two of Canada’s largest natural gas utilities, as well as Enbridge Gas New Brunswick, Gazifère and St. Lawrence Gas. She also holds responsibility for the operations of Enbridge’s power generating assets, which currently include renewable energy investments in wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric, as well as waste heat recovery facilities and power transmission lines owned in whole or in part by Enbridge.
Cynthia has more than 17 years of experience working in financial, operational and safety leadership roles within Enbridge, most recently as Senior Vice President, Operations within Liquids Pipelines. Prior to joining Enbridge, she worked as a Principal for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Cynthia is a member of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.’s Executive Leadership Team.
Cynthia serves on the boards of the Canadian Gas Association, the Ontario Energy Association and the University of Alberta School of Business Advisory Council. In the past, she has served on the boards of the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA), the Alberta Chamber of Resources, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and NorQuest College, among others.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
In 2015, Cynthia was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network, and was recognized as a Canadian Business Leader by Catalyst Canada.
Cynthia resides in Toronto with her husband.
Enbridge Inc. is a North American leader in energy generation, distribution and delivery with ownership of the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system across Canada and the U.S.