Pipeline Success: Getting to Yes Takes a Willingness to Listen and Learn

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:15 AM
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Keynote Speaker:Ian Anderson
Kinder Morgan Canada
Schedule:Registration and Breakfast:  7:15 a.m.
Program:  7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Ian Anderson


Moderator: Bill Good

With conditional approval from the National Energy Board and a final decision by the Government of Canada on the near horizon, Trans Mountain has made its case for twinning its pipeline system with both the regulator and the public.

Access to global markets will unlock significant economic benefits locally and for Canada, but pipeline permission is about more than demonstrating a strong business case.

Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada will talk about industry's role in providing decision-makers the ability to "get to yes" by embracing changing public values and expectations. He'll reflect on how his company's approach of listening and learning has laid the foundation for Trans Mountain to build and operate its expansion in consideration of the many and varied interests of Canadians.   

About the Speaker

Ian Anderson has served as President of Kinder Morgan Canada since December 2005. In this role, he provides executive leadership to Kinder Morgan's Canadian operations, growth pursuits and social responsibility initiatives. For Mr. Anderson, this means "articulating a clear vision for the company" and all projects, "diving fully into the details" and "building and growing the personal relationships" he believes are vitally important — both in business and life.

Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Anderson held senior executive positions in finance, regulatory affairs, administration and business development at companies including Terasen, Centra Gas and Westcoast Energy.   

Mr. Anderson has helped shape Canadian utility and pipeline regulatory policy for decades, and has been an active advocate for meaningful and productive engagement and prosperity sharing between the energy industry and Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Mr. Anderson is a board member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). In this capacity, and in his previous role as Board Chair, he has worked tirelessly to broaden the voice of the pipeline industry in Canada, and to ensure the voices of all providers — small and large — are being heard. He is also a member of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC).

Mr. Anderson is a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program. 

Originally from Winnipeg, today Mr. Anderson and his family call Calgary home.

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