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Calgary Economic Development - Board Chair/Board Directors


Calgary is a place where anything is possible – a place of big skies and big dreams, where the next big idea is on the horizon. It is a city that exhilarates, invigorates and motivates with leaders who embody those attributes and embrace our will-do attitude. Calgary is recognized globally as one of the best places to live and do business in the world. We welcome the technological innovations transforming society and seek to resolve some of the world’s biggest challenges in areas like energy, logistics, food and health. 

Calgary Economic Development

Calgary Economic Development is seeking a Chair and Directors to be members of its volunteer Board of Directors. As a conduit, connector and catalyst for Calgary’s economic growth and diversification, Calgary Economic Development is a non-profit organization funded by government, industry, and community partnerships. The Board of Directors is primarily focused on strategic planning, risk management, financial oversight and policy development.  

Chair, Calgary Economic Development

As the Board Chair, you will be responsible for providing leadership to the Board to ensure effective governance of the corporation, strategic oversight and strong relationships with the business community, government and stakeholders. The Chair will be a skilled communicator, leader, and relationship builder and have the stature to effectively represent the organization at senior government to government and government to business levels. 

Success will require an exceptional combination of strategic leadership ability, a demonstrated track record of achievement, and a set of personal and professional attributes equal to the challenge of the role. It is an opportunity for someone who passionately believes in Calgary and wants to play an important role in shaping its future.

Board Directors, Calgary Economic Development 

Like the city you want to serve, you are visionary, creative, and entrepreneurial. You are passionate about Calgary and want to apply your original thinking and innovative ideas to help grow its economy.

As a Director, you will be a skilled communicator and relationship builder with subject matter expertise and can work effectively with businesses, Action Calgary partners, strategic community and public sector partners, government, and other key stakeholders. 

We are seeking a number of Directors with a diverse set of core competencies that could include: finance and accounting, legal and governance, marketing and communications, technology and innovation, real estate, energy, transportation and logistics, agribusiness and life sciences. 

It is recognized as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy in Calgary that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the board of Calgary Economic Development.

This is a unique opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your city and help chart a bright economic future for Calgarians. If you want to shape Calgary’s story and ‘be part of the energy’, please apply to to opportunities@boyden.com or call 403-410-6700 for more information.