Raylene Whitford

Director and Principal, Canative Energy

Raylene Whitford is a Cree-Métis finance professional with a well-established career in the international energy industry. She is an inaugural member of the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board and the founder of INDIGI-X, a global network of Indigenous Changemakers. 

A former equity partner of Deloitte Canada and Chile, Raylene is currently the Chair of TC Energy’s Indigenous Advisory Council. Her previous leadership positions include serving as an Executive Director of company listed on the London Stock Exchange and leading a $42 billion capital efficiency project for an integrated energy company in the Middle East. She started her career in financial audit and corporate strategy with KPMG UK. 

Raylene is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and has an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School in the UK. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in Indigenous Studies and Business at the University of Alberta. Raylene is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. 

Speaker Sessions

A Matriarchal Movement: The Vital Role of Indigenous Women in the Energy Transition

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Raylene Whitford Director and Principal, Canative Energy
Annie Korver Founder and Principal, Rise Consulting
Freddie Huppé Campbell Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Team, Indigenous Clean Energy
Jessica Vandenberghe Owner, Guiding Star Consulting
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias ImaGENation Program Manager, Indigenous Clean Energy and Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Leading Change
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