Steve MacDonald
CEO, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Edmonton, AB

Steve MacDonald is CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), an Alberta-based not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change by supporting the discovery, development and deployment of technologies.

Steve MacDonald has had an extensive career in the Alberta Public Service with executive roles in various ministries, including Treasury Board, Energy, Human Services, Innovation and Advanced Education and Executive Council. During this time, he led a number of major initiatives to guide and transform policy and delivery systems so they are better aligned and integrated, resources better coordinated, and policy capacity and innovation increased.  These included the development and implementation of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, the Early Childhood Development Strategy, and the Poverty Reduction Initiative. He also played a central role in the development of Alberta’s renewed climate change policy framework that establishes a comprehensive vision, strategies and outcomes to support environmental sustainability and economic growth for Alberta.

Steve MacDonald is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and a holder of the ICD.D designation. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta.

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