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Trans Mountain names Dawn Farrell new CEO and president

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TransAlta president and CEO Dawn Farrell speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Calgary on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Trans Mountain Corp. says Farrell will become its president and chief executive next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

CALGARY — Trans Mountain Corp. says Dawn Farrell will become its new president and chief executive next week.

The pipeline operator says Farrell has more than 35 years of experience in the energy business, where she has held senior level positions.

She was most recently the president and CEO of TransAlta Corp. and helped the company transition away from coal-fired electrical generation.

Farrell's appointment comes after Ian Anderson announced in February that he would retire from the position in April.

Farrell will be tasked with guiding the company as it oversees a pipeline expansion she called "one of Canada’s most important infrastructure projects."

Farrell says the Trans Mountain expansion project is passing the 60 per cent completion mark and she is looking forward to leading the organization to the end of it while steering the next phase of the company’s future.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 10, 2022.

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