Respected energy expert Kelly Ogle has been appointed as the new Board Chair of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) by the Government of Alberta. His two-year term is effective November 1, 2023.

Ogle is a serial entrepreneur, scholar, and published author. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Co-Managing Director of Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd., and an advisor for Grafton Asset Management.

Ogle has served as a board member for several organizations, public, private, and not-for-profit. He was recently appointed to the Calgary Police Commission (CPC). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Canadian Directors.

“Alberta’s public agencies have a critical role in growing the province’s economy, creating jobs, and, in ERA’s case, reducing emissions. I am pleased to join a strong Board and team focused on achieving Alberta’s greenhouse gas reduction and clean technology and innovation goals.”

Kelly Ogle, Board Chair, ERA

“Kelly’s leadership will be instrumental in ERA’s success toward helping reduce GHGs, lower costs, attract investment, and create jobs in Alberta. His depth of experience makes him a valuable addition to the team, and I look forward to what ERA will do next under his guidance.”

Justin Riemer, CEO, ERA

ERA works with government, industry, and the innovation community to advance solutions to reduce emissions and build a stronger, more diversified economy in Alberta. ERA’s Board provides thoughtful and strategic direction while helping to shape business plans, offering feedback and insight on funding opportunities, and ensuring the organization remains accountable to its mandate and vision.

For more information contact:

Kevin Duncan
Media Relations, Emissions Reduction Alberta
Cell: 403-431-2859 


For 14 years, ERA has been investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since we were established in 2009, we have committed $887 million toward 254 projects worth $7.7 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative GHG reductions of 40 million tonnes by 2030 and 110 million tonnes by 2050.