Diversity Hiring: Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer


There is an energy in Calgary that exhilarates, invigorates and motivates. It is a place of big skies and big innovative ideas. As one of the top 10 cities in the world, anything is possible, and everything is on the horizon.

Calgary Economic Development (CED) is a not-for-profit corporation governed by an independent Board of Directors and funded by The City of Calgary, community partners, other orders of government and the private sector through the Team Calgary program. As the stewards of Calgary’s economic strategy “Calgary in the New Economy”, the incoming CEO and the Leadership Team at CED are empowered to drive the strategy forward and achieve its key objectives.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next Chief Executive Officer has a rare opportunity to advance Canada’s most energizing city in achieving economic successes, embracing shared prosperity, and building a strong community for Calgary. Together with the Board and staff, and through multiple stakeholder and partner relationships, this dynamic thought leader will develop and execute an innovative strategy advancing Calgary Economic Development’s mission, vision, mandate, and key program initiatives. Working as the key advocate with business, government and community partners, the Chief Executive Officer will position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade, and growing Calgary’s talented workforce.

The successful candidate will have 10 years of executive level experience working within complex public or private multi-stakeholder organizations, ideally with a well-established focus on economic development initiatives across a wide variety of industries. The new CEO is an inspirational leader and authentic relationship builder with a global mindset who can gain trust and confidence with diverse groups including business, industry, and all orders of government locally, nationally and internationally. The ideal candidate will champion CED’s continued growth while propelling Calgary forward as an international destination for economic opportunity.

Equal Opportunity Employer!



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