President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada and Chief Executive Officer, AltaLink – A Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
Mr. Thon has served as President of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada since 2014 and the Chief Executive Officer of its largest Canadian subsidiary, AltaLink, since 2002. For over 30 years Scott has held a variety of senior positions in the energy industry, from operations and engineering to market design and financial management. He has lead the investment and construction of significant energy infrastructure developments in Alberta, Canada and globally.
Mr. Thon was appointed to Aecon Group Inc’s Board of Directors in June 2021. In the community, Mr. Thon sits on not-for-profit boards, as the Chair of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Board of Governors, a director of Alberta Blue Cross Benefits Foundation, a director of the Calgary Stampede Foundation and the immediate past Chair of Alberta Blue Cross. Mr. Thon is a former Chair of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Board of Directors and maintains a seat on the Board. Additionally, Scott is one of two Canadian representatives on the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, a physical and cyber security collaboration between the electricity sector and the governments of Canada and the United States.
In 2017, Mr. Thon was recognized by Business in Calgary magazine with their Leaders award. In 2013, Bow Valley College awarded Mr. Thon their Distinguished Citizen Award honouring his commitment to the College. In 2011, Mr. Thon was recognized by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his business and community leadership with the Sherrold Moore Award. In 2005, The Government of Alberta presented Mr. Thon with the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.
Mr. Thon is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, Mr. Thon completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program receiving his ICD.D designation