Paul Taylor is the Principal of Taylor Advisory Services, a management consulting firm. He retired in July 2016 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Financial Group, Western Canada’s largest insurance
brokerage company. Previously, Paul served as TransAlta’s President, U.S. Operations and Executive Vice-President of the Alberta based Canadian coal generation business until his retirement from TransAlta on March 31, 2014. He was also responsible for leading the commercial coal and sustainability teams in both Canada and the U.S. In the late 1990s, while serving as TransAlta’s Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development, he was involved in the establishment of TransAlta Power, L.P. His energy experience includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of NaiKun Wind Energy Group, an offshore wind development company.
Paul also has extensive public sector experience including serving as Chief of Staff to the Premier of British Columbia, British Columbia’s Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and various roles within Alberta Treasury.
Paul has served on private and public sector boards including Western Financial Group, Western Life Assurance Company, Western Financial Insurance Company (PetSecure), NaiKun Wind Energy Group, BC Forestry Investment & Innovation, TransAlta New Zealand, TransAlta Power Ltd., the Conference Board of Canada, the World Wildlife Fund – Canada and Chair of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.