Theresa Roessel, BCom, CPA

Calgary Police Commission

Commissioner Theresa Roessel is an experienced finance executive who has led large global teams through strategic, collaborative leadership and proactive approaches to complex business issues. After spending 18 years with Nexen Energy, including as VP and Controller, she transitioned to a position as Chief Financial Officer at the Calgary Zoo where she leads accounting, IT, human resources, treasury, planning and risk management.

With a passion for improving the community, Commissioner Roessel has applied her expertise as a previous chair of the finance committees at YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre and Hockey Calgary. Her position on the YouthLink board gave her an appreciation for community-based policing and the importance of prevention programs. She currently also sits on the board of the Canadian Red Cross.

She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce.