Brett M. Gellner

Brett M. Gellner

Corporate Director

Mr. Gellner is the Chief Development Officer of TransAlta. In this role he oversees strategic corporate investments, mergers and acquisitions as well as greenfield projects.

Brett has significant experience in finance, valuation, economics, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements. He also has extensive knowledge of the power industry, having worked as co-head of CIBC World Markets’ Power & Utilities group. In this role, he was involved in numerous transactions including leverage buy-outs, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities financings and private offerings of equity and debt. Prior to CIBC World Markets, he held senior roles in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development groups of a large, publicly-traded company and with a major international consulting firm.

Brett holds a Master of Applied Economics and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.