Leadership Council

Raylene Whitford

Director and Principal
Canative Energy

Meet Raylene:

Raylene Whitford is a Cree-Métis finance professional with a well-established career in the international energy industry. She is the Director of INDIGI-X and founder of Canative Energy, a boutique consulting company that supports the economic prosperity of Indigenous peoples impacted by the energy sector.

A former equity partner of Deloitte Canada, Raylene is the chair of TC Energy’s Indigenous Advisory Council, is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Deputy Minister of International Trade and is a Director for an investment company affiliated with the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Her previous leadership positions include directing a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and leading a $42 billion capital efficiency project for an integrated energy company in the Middle East.

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






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