Lorraine Royer joins NAIT’s Board of Governors

Published on April 12, 2023

Seasoned leader and policy advisor, Lorraine Royer joins NAIT’s Board of Governors bringing with her a wealth of experience in stakeholder relations, government affairs, community engagement and communications, as well as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) plans and execution.  

She assumed the role on March 29, 2023. 

As general manager of policy and governments for Inter Pipeline LTD (IPL), Royer oversees policies and programs that intersect with people, communities, governments and organizations where IPL seeks to operate sustainably and to develop new prospects for growth. 

Prior to joining IPL, Royer was the manager of stakeholder and corporate relations for Williams Energy Canada before it was acquired by IPL in 2016. She also spent time at Global Public Affairs and Enbridge Inc., with a focus on government relations in both roles. Prior to coming to Alberta, Royer worked in Ottawa serving as senior policy advisor to former member of Parliament Ralph Goodale. 

Royer already has a strong connection with NAIT through the Plastics Research in Action initiative – a $10 million, 10-year collaboration between NAIT and Heartland Polymers, IPL’s polypropylene brand, to advance the reuse and recycling of plastic in Canada and around the world. 

NAIT Board of Governors Quick Facts 

  • NAIT’s Board of Governors comprises 18 people, 12 of whom are public members appointed by the Government of Alberta 
  • NAIT’s Board of Governors also includes: 
    • 2 students nominated by the council of the students’ association 
    • 2 academic staff members nominated by the academic staff association 
    • 1 non-academic staff member nominated by the non-academic staff union 
    • The president of NAIT 


“I am excited to have Lorraine Royer join NAIT’s Board of Governors.  Lorraine already has a strong connection to NAIT, through the Plastics Research in Action Initiative.  Given her expertise in community and government relations, she will be a great addition to the Board.” - Laura Jo Gunter, NAIT President and CEO 

“I am honoured and excited to be appointed to NAIT’s Board of Governors. My experience with NAIT has been one of collaborative industry partnerships, innovative solutions, and a creativity toward problem solving that delivers impressive results. In our quickly changing world, this agility and openness to change matters, and will contribute substantially to preparing students who will provide significant value to business and industry in the transitioning landscape.” – Lorraine Royer, NAIT Board of Governors Member 

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven applied research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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