Rhona DelFrari

Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement

As Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement, Rhona works to ensure environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are embedded in the company’s strategy and business plans. Rhona is also responsible for leading the company’s communications efforts and building strong relationships with stakeholders. This includes working with Indigenous community members, government officials and community partners.

Rhona represents Cenovus on various multi-sector, policy-related initiatives as well as business and industry organizations, including as a member of the Steering Committee for the Pathways Alliance. She is a frequent public speaker on sustainability, climate and energy topics.

In her personal time, Rhona has always been committed to giving back to her community, with a focus on supporting newcomers to Canada and empowering women.

Rhona has been with Cenovus and its predecessor company since 2008 and previously worked as a journalist and senior leader in television newsrooms across Canada. She has a combined honours degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Carleton University and an MBA specializing in global energy from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.