The IPPSA is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.


The Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA) was established in the 1990’s to represent independent electricity generators investing in Alberta’s competitive wholesale electricity market. Since inception, IPPSA promoted competitive market approaches within Alberta’s fair, efficient, and openly competitive wholesale market. Today, IPPSA’s diverse membership is comprised of all parts of Alberta’s electricity sector, including generators, transmission and distribution facility owners, construction, engineering, and legal firms and private consultants, all engaging in open dialogue about the Alberta electricity sector.

Based in Alberta, IPPSA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by voting members at its Annual General Meeting in accordance with its bylaws and policies.

As the leading Canadian independent power producer society, we unite members to support a fair, efficient and openly competitive electricity market in Alberta. We support investor confidence and prosperity for Albertans by promoting investments in affordable, reliable, clean energy production.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads a team of consultants to deliver the strategic plan for the organization.  The Executive Director will support IPPSA’s purpose to convene industry, providing information, resources, and a forum for knowledge sharing, and to create opportunities for dialogue, collaboration, and education.


Leadership and Management

  • Implementing the strategic plan set by the Board and day-to-day operations of IPPSA.
  • Lead and manage the development of all financial and operational plans; oversee implementation of budgets and monitor progress.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful and effective relationships with IPPSA members, allied organizations, provincial regulators, government agencies, industry associations, the media, service organizations and relevant international organizations to the benefit of IPPSA and the sector.
  • Work closely with IPPSA board and committees to ensure appropriate resources are available to complete the plans.
  • Attend and participate in all Board of Directors and Committee meetings.
  • Ensure new Directors, Alternate Directors, and office consultants are trained in the roles and responsibilities of IPPSA, its management, policies, and procedures.

Member Services & Fund Raising

  • Develop and recommended appropriate fee structure for members.
  • Maintain a suite of membership service to ensure continued membership such as IPPSA website, conference, social and educational events.
  • Plan and deliver the annual conference to the expectations of the planning committee.

Regulatory and Government Relations

  • Work with the Board to identify opportunities for industry engagement and dialogue and develop programs and events for the Board to approve.
  • Provide members with summaries and updates regarding relevant statutory or regulatory decisions made by the Government of Alberta or its agencies.
  • Provide ongoing updates of hearing matters and decisions.
  • Act as a point of contact for government and regulatory, disseminating information to members and acting as a nexus point for the electricity industry.
  • With the express approval of the Chair, and in accordance with IPPSA policies, make statements of public record on behalf of IPPSA.


  • Proven leadership ability and management record with 10 or more years experience in public policy, including regulatory affairs and advocacy.
  • Expertise in governance, including working with boards of directors.
  • Significant experience in successfully managing an organization with multiple stakeholders and professionals.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to effectively communicate technical concepts, particularly economic and energy topics.
  • Ability to work with vendors as needed to ensure IPPSA is able to effectively communicate with the public through its website and social media.   
  • A University degree in a related field such as business administration, political science, public administration, or economics.
  • Financial acumen including experience with budget management and financial reporting.
  • Public speaking experience.

Some ability to travel.

Candidates should be based in Calgary or Edmonton

Resumes and expressions of interest can be sent to