Meet the Chairs: Karri Howlett

Karri Howlett, President, Karri Howlett Consulting Inc.

Karri has worked with businesses in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence and risk analysis for over 20 years. Karri currently sits on the Boards of SaskPower (as Chair of the Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee), NexGen Energy (as Chair of the ESG Committee), and Saskatchewan Trade Export Partnership (as Vice Chair).  She was recently President of RESPEC Consulting Inc. (formerly North Rim Exploration Ltd.), which is a geoscience and engineering consulting company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and led the acquisition of the company in 2009 and subsequent sale to RESPEC in 2016.  After transitioning the company to RESPEC, Karri left the company in March 2019 to make way for two outstanding female geologists to lead the company into its next phase of growth and expansion.       

Karri has returned to her consulting practice, Karri Howlett Consulting, where she provides an independent and objective view on businesses which includes scientific and intuitive insights into their company, their industry, and the general business environment.  She has a unique approach that combines strategic planning, corporate management, and personal development to guide her clients to embrace fearless curiosity and explore their businesses in a new way that will provide clarity of purpose and aligned business practices. 

Karri holds a bachelor of commerce (with honors) in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the Chartered Director designation. An active community member, Karri has previously served on several community and professional boards. In addition, Karri was previously a lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business, a participant in the Leadership Development Program, and a protégé in the Betty Ann Heggie Womentorship Program.  Karri is married to her wonderfully supportive husband, Jeff, and has two daughters who she loves fiercely with all of her heart.