TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, has appointed Brett Gellner as chief financial officer (CFO). Gellner succeeds Brian Burden, who has made a personal decision to retire from the company. Burden will assist Gellner with the transition through 30 September 2010.
Gellner joined TransAlta in 2008 after 12 years with CIBC World Markets, where he was co-head of the power and utilities group. Prior to CIBC, Gellner held senior roles in the corporate planning and development group at MacMillan Bloedel. He holds a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Alberta and a chartered financial analyst designation.