Andrea Johnston

Andrea is the SVP North America Capital Development at Drax, responsible for leading the development of the company’s business development and wood pellet supply strategy in North America. Andrea joined Drax as part of the 2021 acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. where she was CFO of the TSX listed public company. Her responsibilities included finance, treasury, investor relations, internal control and strategy.

Prior to joining the Pinnacle team to drive the 2018 initial public offering, Andrea was CFO for the Natural Resources industry group for Dassault Systemes, Europe’s second largest software company. She was previously CEO of an energy technology start-up that she sold to Areva T&D.

Andrea is a Board member of Science World, a charitable non-profit and science centre based in Vancouver, BC that engages learners across the province in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design and math).

She is also a Board member of the Bloom Group, a not-for-profit with a vision for strong and resilient communities where all persons have adequate housing and health care. Andrea previously sat on the CPA Canada Advisory Board for Sustainable Business. She was named B.C. CFO of the Year for Large Public Companies in 2020.

Andrea and her husband Mike enjoy travel and many sports including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and tennis. Her daughter Lauren is a software engineer in San Francisco and her daughter Gabrielle is a biomedical PhD student at Imperial College in London.