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Green Impact Partners adds new COO Sonya Kirby

November 30, 2023
By Green Impact Partners

Calgary-based Green Impact Partners (GIP) welcomed Sonya Kirby to the executive leadership team as chief operating officer. Kirby will be responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of organizational strategies, providing direction to support functions including construction, project management, project controls, and environmental health and safety, and ensuring that business plans align with the company’s planned growth targets and long-term goals.

“We are thrilled Sonya is joining our team to take on the COO position as we continue to execute on GIP’s over $3 billion portfolio of projects,” said Jesse Douglas, chief executive officer. “I have full confidence that Sonya’s broad experience and expertise will make her an exceptional addition to our organization and leadership team, and her wealth of knowledge will play a vital role in driving our continued success and growth.”

Most recently, Kirby was responsible for the development and implementation of TC Energy’s natural gas pipeline projects in Canada as vice-president CGL Phase 2/Cedar and Close Out and vice-president Canada Gas Projects and, prior to that, she held the role of vice-president of safety, quality, and compliance. Sonya has over 28 years of engineering, operations and project experience at various companies including Sasol Canada, Talisman, Nexen and BP.

Sonya holds her professional engineer designation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), earned a vachelor of applied science, engineering from the University of Regina, received a project management professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and has a master of business administration from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

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