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Roxanna Benoit

Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Enbridge Inc. Calgary

Roxanna has been with Enbridge since April 2013 and has had increasing responsibilities over that time.

As Vice President Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Roxanna is accountable for managing Enbridge’s relationships with local, provincial/state and federal governments; our interactions with members of the communities in which we have operations, and in which we are proposing and constructing new projects and fostering and growing relationships with Aboriginal communities.

Roxanna also has responsibility for all Enbridge communications activities and the Enbridge brand.

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility also falls within Roxanna’s accountabilities. This includes, amongst other things, disclosure, reporting, climate and ESG policies.

Roxanna was Deputy Minister with the Government of Alberta from October 2011 through March 2013. She served as Deputy Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations (IIR) from May 2012 to March 2013. In that role, she provided leadership to build strong relationships with Alberta’s key economic and government stakeholders to advance Alberta’s domestic and international profile and interests. She also oversaw the work of Alberta’s 10 international offices.
From October 2011 to May 2012, Roxanna’s responsibilities included Aboriginal Relations in addition to IIR. In that portfolio, she oversaw work to improve the well-being of Alberta’s First Nations and Métis people.

Prior to moving to IIAR, Roxanna served as Deputy Chief of the Policy Coordination Office at Executive Council, providing a corporate perspective on strategic planning and policy development and coordination. She also served as the Managing Director of the Public Affairs Bureau, overseeing the development and implementation of the Government of Alberta’s communications initiatives.
Roxanna has a diverse background in law, government and public policy. Prior to joining the Alberta Public Service she was Strategic Policy Advisor with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, now Denton’s, in Ottawa.

Roxanna is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Alberta Chamber of Resources and she chairs the Executive Business Environment Standing Committee of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. Roxanna is also a member of the Law Society of Alberta. She resides in Calgary with her partner Wayne Spencer.

 

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