Manager, Community Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
A former social worker with extensive experience in family services, community wellness, employment counselling and social development, Catherine Pennington entered the energy sector 2005 where she has since worked in Indigenous and Community Relations roles for energy production and pipeline companies. As a Metis woman, originally from northern Saskatchewan, Catherine remains driven to ensure social and economic prosperity are extended to all communities through partnerships and inclusion. Catherine's accountabilities at Westcoast Energy, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., include leadership in Indigenous and community engagement and public consultation. Her current portfolio includes British Columbia, Alberta's Athabasca Region and the Northwest Territories.
Catherine attained an honors degree from the University of Victoria, is Certified Professional Coach, holds a diploma in Mediation and Advanced Conflict Resolution from Mount Royal University, is an alumni of the Banff Centre for Leadership, and has studied leadership & coaching at Queen's University.
Committed to community development Catherine is a board member and philanthropy chair for the YMCA of Northern BC, Vice Chair and Vital Signs lead for the Prince George Community Foundation, and volunteers with the Caledonia Nordic Club's coaching staff. In 2015 Catherine was one of 250 selected emerging leaders to participate in the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference travelling to Nunavut to further experience and study issues of Canadian importance from a northern perspective. In 2019 she participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Emerging Leaders Dialogue series in Canada with a focus on reconciliation and sustainability.
Currently, Catherine is undertaking a Master's degree in counselling with a specialization in coaching sciences. She has recently completed a post graduate certificate from the London School of Economics as well an international coaching program with a focus on health and well-being.
As lover of the outdoors and exercise enthusiast northern BC is the perfect home! When not working, Catherine can be found with her husband and children Nordic skiing, biking or kayaking.