Marnie Smith

Marnie partners with leadership teams and boards on their strategic decisions and to identify and recruit leaders of the future – agile, diverse, courageous, empathetic, strategic.

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Marnie brings a passion for partnering with clients to build their businesses. A leader of the western Canadian team, Marnie is a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Industrial and Natural Resources and Financial Services Sectors.  She works with C-suites and boards across multiple industries to strategically identify leaders of the future. Additionally, she advises clients on their strategic leadership initiatives involving Board, CEO and C-suite succession; leadership assessment and development; and board structure and effectiveness.  

In her previous roles, she was deeply involved in the energy sector through corporate finance and investment banking. Previously, Marnie was a managing director and the head of Canadian energy at Macquarie Group. There she provided clients with financing solutions, valuations, strategic M&A advice and led the execution of principal investments in energy and financial institutions.

"The work we do matters; the scarcest and most valuable resource, the resource that will accelerate organizations to reach their purpose, to transform and drive value for all stakeholders, is human capital."

Marnie holds an Masters of Finance from INSEAD. She also earned a Bachelors of Commerce with distinction and a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, with distinction from the University of Calgary.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Energy and Natural Resources Global Banking and Markets Industrial Services Private Capital Sustainability Officers

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Marnie is passionate about DE&I and is involved in both local and international initiatives through her non-profit work. This includes her role as a founding member of the pan-Canadian charity, GROW, and Calgary-based Axis Connects, which is focused on advancing women and diverse professional leaders. She was formerly involved in Women in Capital Markets, UNICEF Canada and Junior Achievement. Marnie is a member of the Board of Directors of Tamarack Valley Energy Inc. (TSX:TVE) and Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (“STARS”).