Ms. MacDonald is a founder and former executive chair of Just Energy Group Inc., a Toronto-based independent marketer of deregulated gas and electricity. She retired from Just Energy in August 2020 after an impressive 23-year career. Ms. MacDonald was a director of Just Energy from 2001 to 2020 and held the position of executive chair from 2007 to 2020. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy prior to becoming executive chair. In 1989, Ms. MacDonald founded Energy Marketing Inc., and in 1997, founded Energy Savings Income Fund, which aggregated customers within the U.K. natural gas deregulation.
Ms. MacDonald is a member of the board of the Horatio Alger Association in both Canada and the United States. She founded the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
She was previously vice-chair of the board of directors of Mount Sinai Hospital and a member of the board of governors of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Ms. MacDonald holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria.
*Chair of the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committee and member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee.