Lorraine Mitchelmore has more than 30 years of oil and gas experience with a third of her career working internationally. Her most recent roles include CEO of Enlighten Innovations, various senior positions in Royal Dutch Shell, including Executive Vice-President Heavy Oil Americas and President and Country Chair of Shell Canada from 2009-2016. Prior to Royal Dutch Shell, she held various positions in BHP Petroleum, Chevron and Petro Canada. Ms. Mitchelmore’s business experience includes leadership in operations, strategic planning, business development, exploration and appraisal, a technology start-up, and public policy. Her background in energy spans from oil sands mining, upgrading to onshore and offshore oil and gas development.
She serves on the Bank of Montreal board of directors, Catalyst Canada Advisory Council, and is the Chair of the Federal Resources of the Future Economic Strategy Table. Ms. Mitchelmore has served as a board member and advisor to numerous private and non-profit organizations, including Enlighten Innovations, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Conference Board of Canada, Asia Pacific Foundation, and the Federal Government’s NAFTA Environmental Advisory Council. She is co-founder and co-chair of Smart Prosperity, chaired the 2015 Governor Generals Leadership Conference and co-Chaired the 2015 Calgary United Way campaign.
Lorraine holds a BSc honours in Geophysics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a MSc in Geophysics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a MBA with Distinction from Kingston Business School in London, England.