MScott Thon has served as AltaLink’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. For over 30 years he has held a variety of senior positions in the electricity industry, from operations and engineering to market design and financial management.
Mr. Thon is the current Chair of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Board of Directors. He sits on the board of Alberta Blue Cross and acts as Vice-Chair for the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. Mr. Thon is also a trustee with Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust and the Canadian Athletic Foundation.
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.
He is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Thon is also a graduate of the Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, he completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program receiving his ICD.D designation.