Catherine L. Williams

Director (Independent) 

Catherine L. Williams
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Age 70
  • Independent Director (since 2015)


Ms. Williams brings 37 years of oil and gas industry experience, with an extensive background in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and business management. Ms. Williams is currently the Owner and Managing Director of Options Canada Ltd. (since 2007).

She served as a Board member of Enbridge from 2007 to 2020, including as Chair of their Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She also co-chaired the Stewardship group that developed Calgary’s Poverty Reduction strategy on behalf of the City and the United Way (Enough for All); and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of Vibrant Communities Calgary, which leads the strategy’s implementation, engaging those with lived experience of poverty in solutions, including Canadian Truth and Reconciliation work.

She was a Board member of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (2008 to 2017), Enbridge Income Partners GP Inc. (2015 to 2017), and a trustee of Enbridge Commercial Trust (2015 to 2017), all private subsidiaries of Enbridge Inc., and a director of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (2016 to 2017), a public holding company. She served as a Board member of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (2009 to 2014) and Tim Hortons Inc. (2009 to 2012).

From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Williams held the role of Chief Financial Officer for Shell Canada Ltd., prior to which she held various positions with Shell Canada Limited, Shell Europe Oil Products, Shell Canada Oil Products and Shell International (1984 to 2003).

Ms. Williams has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

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