Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, SNC-Lavalin
Charlene Ripley is the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at SNC-Lavalin, where she leads both the Company’s legal and integrity teams.
From April 2013 to April 2019 (when it was acquired by Newmont Corporation), Ms. Ripley was Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Goldcorp Inc., a global senior gold mining company, where she led the Legal, Ethics and Compliance, and People teams, as well as risk functions including Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance.
Prior to Goldcorp, Ms. Ripley served as SVP, General Counsel at Linn Energy (Houston) and as VP General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Houston). Throughout a career that has spanned over three decades, Ms. Ripley has also led enterprise functions including information technology, corporate affairs, and government relations, as well as supporting several multi-million and billion dollar growth transactions.
Ms. Ripley also serves as an independent director on the Board of Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) and is also a member of Keyera’s Compensation and Governance Board Committee. She is also a member of the National Board of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In 2018, she was honoured with the Business in Vancouver’s “Influential Women in Business Award” and in 2017, she received the Lexpert Zenith Award Celebrating Women in Law. She was named 2015 Western Canada General Counsel of the Year and received the BC Business 50 Most Influential Women award the same year. In 2015 and 2016 she was recognized with the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award.
Ms. Ripley holds a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Alberta and earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a member of The Law Society of British Columbia, The Law Society of Alberta, Texas State Bar and Canadian Bar Association.