• Nancy Southern Receives Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award

    Nancy Southern, Chair, President & CEO

    At the September 15, 2022 Canadian Chamber of Commerce Canadian Business Awards reception held in Calgary, Alberta, our Chair, President & CEO, Nancy Southern received a Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Award.

     “From the very beginning, the ATCO story—my story—has been about family; a group of extraordinary people, true of heart and loyal mind, whose combined strengths could change the world," said Nancy. "Our achievements have been shared and earned over the lifetimes of thousands of the people of ATCO, who have travelled the world in pursuit of excellence. People who maintained the highest standards, looked after the smallest details, and always went the extra mile.” 

    The Canadian Business Awards were established to celebrate and recognize Canadian business executives who are at the top of their fields and have distinguished themselves through exceptional leadership and meaningful contributions to their communities.

    Nancy Southern joined the ATCO board of directors in 1989 prior to being elected Chair in 2012 and has served as ATCO’s CEO since 2003. Ms. Southern is also a founding director of AKITA Drilling, an Honorary Director of the BMO Financial Group, and serves on the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors. She was awarded the British Empire Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2020 and was inducted as a Companion into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2017. Ms. Southern is an Honorary Chief of the Kainai (Blood Tribe of Alberta) and was given the name Aksistoowa’paakii, or Brave Woman, in 2012.

    Nancy's induction not only represents her continuing our company's growth and success, but her leadership, particularly in her commitment to innovation and Indigenous economic partnerships.