Kim Keating is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of broad international experience in the oil and gas, mining, hydropower, and nuclear sectors. Most recently, Kim was the Chief Operating Officer of the Cahill Group, one of Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary construction companies with operations across the country. Prior to joining the Cahill Group in 2013, Kim held a variety of progressive leadership roles from engineering design through to construction, commissioning, production operations and offshore field development with Petro-Canada (now Suncor Energy Inc.). Throughout her career, Ms. Keating has made significant engineering & project management contributions to major projects in the Canadian, Norwegian and UK energy sectors, bringing a wealth of strategy, operational leadership, and technical expertise to her roles. She is currently Board Chair of Major Drilling International Inc. and board director of Yamana Gold Inc., & Drax Group plc. Kim is also a founding member of Makwa-Cahill Limited Partnership, a nuclear qualified indigenous fabrication company. Ms. Keating graduated from the Rotman-Institute of Corporate Directors Education Program and was awarded her ICD.D designation.
Ms. Keating has also held numerous volunteer leadership roles, including serving as Co-Chair of the 2025 Canada Games, Vice Chair of Memorial University’s Board of Regents, Vice Chair of the Fisheries and Marine Institute Advisory Committee, board director with the Cancer Care Foundation NL, Chair of the Rhodes Scholarship selection committee and Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. She holds a Bachelor of Civil (Structural) Engineering degree, a Master of Business Administration, is a registered member of the Professional Engineering & Geoscientists NL (PEGNL) and holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. In June 2016, she was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.
In 2022, Kim received the Canada’s Most Powerful Top 100 Women Award, the Atlantic Canada Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business Award and in 2018 received the Memorial University Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador Community Leadership Award, as well as the St. John’s Board of Trade Community Builder of the Year Award.