Heather Culbert, headshot, EDC
Heather Culbert ICD.D, GBM, GCB.D

Heather Culbert was appointed to EDC’s Board of Directors in March of 2015. With more than 27 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Heather Culbert has held senior positions in the oil and gas sector and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at Enerplus, a mid-sized oil and gas company.

Heather served as Vice Chair on the Board of Export Development Canada (EDC) and chaired the HR Committee. She was recently appointed to the Board of The Fraser Institute and Catapult Environmental. She chairs the United Way World Leadership Council, is a member of the She Leads Economic Council of Alberta and is past chair of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Council (ARIAC), past chair of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and a past Director of Whitecap Resources.

Heather has been an active volunteer and philanthropist for many years and has co-founded both the Board Ready Women and Axis Connects not-for-profit organizations in Alberta. She is now the Co-Chair of the Calgary Cancer Centre campaign with the goal of raising $250 million. Heather has served on many not-for-profit Boards over the past 15 years. 

She has been recognized for her leadership and community service and most recently was the recipient of the 2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal and the 2021 Women’s Energy Council Female Executive of the Year Award. In March of 2019, she proudly received the Governor General’s Sovereign Volunteerism Medal to recognize her exemplary philanthropic efforts in Canada. Heather has received numerous other awards, including: the BMO Celebrating Women 2016 Community and Charitable Giving award; a SAIT Honorary Bachelor of Science degree in 2014; the Doc Seaman Generosity of Spirit Award as an individual philanthropist in 2013; the Alberta Centennial Medal for Community Service in 2005; and in 2003, she was recognized as SAIT’s Distinguished Alumna.

Heather recently completed her ICD.D certification through the Haskayne School of Business ICD program and her GCB.D ESG certification through Competent Boards.

Date modified: 2023-12-21