PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David Erickson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in July 2009. Mr. Erickson has previously served as the AESO’s Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Before joining the AESO, Mr. Erickson was the CFO for the former Transmission Administrator of Alberta. During his time with the Transmission Administrator, he was responsible for executive leadership of the Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Information Technology departments. Mr. Erickson played an integral role during the integration of the former Power Pool and Transmission Administrator of Alberta organizations, ensuring a smooth and efficient transition.
Mr. Erickson has many years of international financial management and accounting experience in the electricity and energy sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Information Systems from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and the Institute of Corporate Directors where he received his ICD.D designation in 2014.