Kim Williams

Vice President & General Manager, Canadian Operations, Ovintiv 

Kim Williams is Vice President & General Manager of Canadian Operations at Ovintiv. Joining as a summer student, she’s worked for the company her entire career with various roles in production, reservoir, development, facilities, and strategic planning.

In 2010, Kim took on her first formal leadership role as a Development Manager, and in 2012 was promoted to Senior Manager of Development. She helped execute several Ovintiv’s property divestitures from 2013-2016 and was seconded to the Corporate Strategy Refresh Team leading a review of Ovintiv’s asset portfolio, and developing the Alberta Montney play. Kim was promoted to Vice President of EH&S, Regulatory and Security in 2019, managing the company’s safety and environmental performance across all of the company’s assets and through a global pandemic. She was recently named Ovintiv’s first female Vice President & General Manager of an operating area in March 2023.

Kim was proudly recognized as a recipient of the Inspirational Team Leader award at the 2017 North American Women in Energy Forum, and a 2020 Honoree at The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead awards. She is a Governor for the Canadian Energy Executive Association, and a Board Member at Hull Services.

Originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Kim graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000 with a Chemical Engineering degree. In her free time, she serves as principal oboist in the Calgary Fire Department’s “Cappy Smart” Band, enjoys tournament poker, and quilting. Kim and her husband Zane enjoy traveling, camping and fishing together with their dog Doug.