Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin has been working in the natural resources sector for more than 15 years. In her current role as Chief Executive Officer with Nukik Corporation, she oversees a team of highly skilled professionals and is responsible for the successful development of the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link. She leads the approval and financial modelling for the project; a 230 kV, 1,200 kms first-of-its kind electric transmission system extending from Manitoba into the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, to deliver reliable renewable energy and broadband internet service to the region.
In her role, she is working on securing ground-breaking partnerships for this Inuit-led initiative, brokering support from multiple jurisdictions at the regional, provincial, and federal levels, and with a variety of stakeholders. This multi-billion dollar project is set to unlock tremendous economic and social opportunities for the region, while promoting reconciliation with the Inuit and contributing very significantly to Canada’s climate objectives.
Anne-Raphaëlle was with WaterPower Canada from 2014 to 2022, where she, as President and CEO, represented and was the national spokesperson for the largest electricity sector in Canada. During her tenure, she increased the organization’s revenue by more than 30%, brought in new members and introduced the industry’s first national conference and trade show which tremendously enhanced the organization’s reach.
Before WaterPower Canada, she worked for several years as an Environmental and Social Impacts Management Specialist for Hatch Ltd., an international engineering consulting firm.
A tireless champion for sustainable development, her career has been focused on advancing technologies and industries that help better Canada’s environmental profile while reinforcing the country’s leading role in major projects development. She works with stakeholders at the political, policy and community levels, is regularly quoted in national media and sits on several boards of directors.
In 2019, Anne-Raphaëlle was appointed by the Canadian federal government to serve on the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Joint Public Advisory Committee), a trilateral organization comprised of Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico, with the mission to promote continental cooperation in ecosystem protection and sustainable economic development. She was re-appointed for a 4-year term in 2022 by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault.
Anne-Raphaëlle has a degree in Political Science from the Université de Nantes (France), a Civil Law degree and a Common Law degree from the University of Ottawa. She also earned a Master’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Management from Dalhousie University. In 2021, Anne-Raphaëlle obtained an Executive Certificate from Yale School of Management in Corporate Sustainability. She speaks French, English and Spanish and is certified in Project Planning and Controls.