David Erickson was the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) from 2009 until his retirement in 2019. Mr. Erickson previously served as the AESO’s Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2003 to 2009.
Before joining the AESO, Mr. Erickson was the CFO for the former Transmission Administrator of Alberta (ESBI Alberta Ltd). 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 also worked at TransCanada Energy in Calgary and Arthur Andersen in Calgary, Hong Kong and Kuwait City.
Mr. Erickson has many years of executive leadership, international financial management and governance experience in the electricity and energy sectors. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Calgary and has received his ICD.D designation in 2014 from the Institute of Corporate Directors.