As Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement for Cenovus Energy, Rhona works to ensure environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are embedded in the company’s strategy and business plans. She is also responsible for leading the company’s communications efforts and building strong relationships with stakeholders. This includes working with Indigenous community members, government officials, and community partners.
Rhona has been with Cenovus and its predecessor company since 2008, with roles in media relations, external communications, strategy, and stakeholder engagement. Before joining Cenovus, Rhona spent 15 years as a journalist and senior leader in television newsrooms across the country including CBC and Global.
Rhona has always been committed to giving back to her community through volunteer positions primarily focused on supporting new Canadians and empowering women to move out of poverty. She has a combined honours degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Carleton University, and an MBA specializing in global energy from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.