Steve MacDonald

Steve MacDonald is CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), an Alberta-based, board-governed not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and grow Alberta’s economy by accelerating the development and adoption of innovation technology solutions. To date ERA has invested approximately $823 million in 223 technology projects worth $6.6 billion.

Prior to taking the leadership role at ERA, MacDonald had an extensive career in the Alberta Public Service, serving in a range of ministries including Treasury Board, Energy, Human Services, Innovation and Advanced Education and Executive Council. During this time, he led major initiatives to guide and transform policy and delivery systems to improve outcomes for Albertans including Alberta’s Social Policy Framework and province-wide economic and environmental initiatives.  

MacDonald holds the ICD.D designation and is a Director on the Boards of the Canada West Foundation and The Natural Step. He is also a part-time instructor in the University of Alberta’s MBA and Executive Education programs. In 2018, MacDonald was honored to become a member of the Kainai Chieftainship.


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