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Garnet Altwasser  

Garnet Altwasser Risk Committee, Audit Committee

Garnet Altwasser Risk Committee, Audit Committee

Garnet Altwasser (Brooks) is the former President and CEO of Lakeside Farm Industries Ltd. Garnet has served on numerous boards in agribusiness—as Director of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Feed Manufacturer Association, Director of Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, Chairman of Canadian Meat Council, and Chairman of Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization.

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James (Jim) E.C. Carter 

James (Jim) E.C. Carter Vice Chair, Governance & Conduct Review Committee, Human Resources Committee

James (Jim) E.C. Carter Vice Chair, Governance & Conduct Review Committee, Human Resources Committee

Jim Carter served with Syncrude Canada Ltd. for more than 27 years, including 10 years as President and 18 years as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Syncrude, Mr. Carter held progressively responsible management positions at McIntyre Mines Ltd. and the Iron Ore Company of Canada.

Mr. Carter currently serves on the Board of Directors of EPCOR Inc., Finning International Inc., CAREERS: The Next Generation, Clark Builders, and the Climate Change Emissions Management Corporation. In addition, for the past two years, Mr. Carter has chaired the Alberta Carbon Capture and Storage Development Council for the Government of Alberta. He is a director and past chair of the Mining Association of Canada, where he championed development of the Toward Sustainable Mining Initiative. Mr. Carter was also a member, director, and executive member of the Alberta Chamber of Resources for many years, where he championed the Oil Sands Technology Roadmap and Aboriginal Programs Project. Mr. Carter holds a B.Sc. (Mining, Engineering) and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is the recipient of three honorary Doctorates from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Engineering, 1995), University of Alberta (Science, 2004), and the University of Prince Edward Island (Law, 2008). In 2005, he was named Resource Person of the Year by the Alberta Chamber of Resources, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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James (Jim) M. Drinkwater 

James (Jim) M. Drinkwater Chair of Risk Committee, Human Resources Committee

James (Jim) M. Drinkwater Chair of Risk Committee, Human Resources Committee

Jim Drinkwater has extensive experience as a financial executive in both the public and private sectors in Alberta with a focus on financing and investment management. His experience includes roles as Vice President and Treasurer with TELUS Corporation, Assistant Deputy Provincial Treasurer with Alberta Treasury, and as Vice President Treasury and Corporate Finance with a Canadian regional bank. Mr. Drinkwater also spent two years in Europe as Finance Director of a mobile phone company.

He is currently Vice Chair of the University of Alberta Endowment Fund Investment Committee and a member of the Province of Alberta’s Advisory Committee on Alternative Capital Financing. He is a past Director and Chairman of the Board of Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation (now the Alberta Capital Finance Authority), and also served as a member of the Alberta Public Service Pension Plan Investment Committee as well as a member of the Board Investment Committee of the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund. Mr. Drinkwater is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and was Chairman of the 2008 Canadian Conference Committee, a past national Director of that organization, and a past member of their Pension Committee.

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Wendy Henkelman Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee

Wendy Henkelman Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee

Wendy Henkelman (Calgary) is a financial executive with extensive experience in all aspects of the finance function including treasury, taxation, information systems, internal controls and risk management. She has held executive positions in major oil and gas companies including the Vice President Treasury and Compliance with Penn West Exploration and Country Tax Manager at Shell Canada. She began her career with KPMG progressing from the audit function to manager in the income tax group.

She is a member of the board and is Treasurer for the Cochrane and Area Humane Society and has chaired major pension trusts of public corporations. She is the past president of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, is a former member of the Tax Executives Institute and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Wendy has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta, is a Chartered Accountant, has completed the CICA In-Depth income Tax program and has attended Wharton's executive management program.

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Joan Hertz 

Joan Hertz Chair of Governance & Conduct Review Committee, Risk Committee

Joan Hertz Chair of Governance & Conduct Review Committee, Risk Committee

Joan Hertz, Q.C. (Edmonton) is the former Corporate Counsel, Strategic Affairs for Capital Health and is a lawyer and strategic consultant. She has extensive community board involvement including acting as Director for Alberta’s Promise, Kid’s Kottage Foundation, and formerly the Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries Board and St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild. She is involved in the selection of judges and is currently Chair of the Provincial Court Nominating Committee and past member of the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee.

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Barry James Chair of Audit Committee, Risk Committee

Barry James Chair of Audit Committee, Risk Committee

Barry James recently joined Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers in the newly created role of Chief Corporate Development Officer where he is responsible for developing strategic and corporate initiatives, managing client relationships and assisting with innovative business opportunities.

Barry was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a position he held for ten years. With more than 35 years' experience, Barry served as an integral business advisor to his many Edmonton and area clients.

Barry received a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) degree from the University of Alberta in 1980, qualified as a CA in 1983 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in 2007. He joined PwC in 1977 and was admitted to the partnership in 1989. He was the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office from July 2001 to June 2011.

Barry has been actively involved in his profession, serving as a trustee of the Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation, President of the Edmonton CA Club, and as a member of the Registration Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

In the community, Barry is currently a Minister-appointed member of the University of Alberta Board, the University of Alberta Senate and the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta, a member of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation Board and the Alberta Chapter of the World Presidents' Organization.  He also sits on the Board of Corus Entertainment. He has served as Chair of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Convention Centre Authority, the Forest Industry Suppliers' Association of Alberta, the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation (TELUS World of Science) and the Support Network Foundation.

Barry is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, and the World Health Club. He is a former member of the Alberta Squash Racquets Association and the Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club. He is a proud supporter and season ticket holder of the Edmonton Oilers.

Barry is married to Valerie Berger and they have 3 sons aged 18, 19 and 21.

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Colette Miller 

Colette Miller Chair of Human Resources Committee, Audit Committee

Colette Miller Chair of Human Resources Committee, Audit Committee

Colette Miller (Vegreville) is a senior partner with Wilde and Company Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She specializes in agriculture business including taxation, finance, and succession planning, enhanced by her personal farming experience with her husband on their cattle and grain operation.

She has extensive experience with the public sector as an auditor, consultant, and instructor for municipalities, school divisions, and health organizations. An active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA) and an advocate for CA education, Colette has taken on a number of roles in the institute, including serving on ICAA Council from 2004 to 2008, where she served a term as Secretary-Treasurer.

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Robert Pearce 

Robert Pearce Governance and Conduct Review Committee, Audit Committee

Robert Pearce Governance and Conduct Review Committee, Audit Committee

Mr. Pearce is a seasoned energy executive with over 25 years of varied technical and business experience in the areas of general management, corporate development, debt and equity finance, strategy and planning. He was recently the CFO of a junior oilsands developer and was the COO of a foreign-owned, integrated energy producer, after being the CFO of a junior company developing a new oilsands extraction technology. Mr. Pearce was CEO and co-founder of North West Upgrading where he led a team developing an independent upgrader/refiner to service Alberta’s growing oilsands sector. He served as Treasurer of PanCanadian Energy, was an energy investment banker for several years, and has held various for profit and not-for-profit director positions. Mr. Pearce holds the ICD.D designation, has an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering and an MBA in Finance.

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Diane Pettie Governance and Conduct Review Committee, Human Resources Committee

Diane Pettie Governance and Conduct Review Committee, Human Resources Committee

Diane Pettie was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Canexus in January 2006. Ms. Pettie is responsible for leading the legal and corporate secretarial activities of Canexus. Prior to joining Canexus, Ms. Pettie held several senior legal positions with energy trading companies, which include Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Sempra Energy Trading Corp., Associate General Counsel with Mirant Canada Energy Marketing Ltd., and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd. Ms. Pettie also occupied a variety of positions with increasing responsibility for TransCanada Pipelines, and with the law firm now known as Borden Ladner Gervais. Receiving a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 from the University of Alberta, Ms. Pettie was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1978. She holds the ICD.D designation (from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Haskayne School of Business), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and was past President of the Association of General Counsel of Alberta.

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Shannon Susko Human Resources Committee, Risk Committee

Shannon Susko Human Resources Committee, Risk Committee

Shannon Byrne Susko (Whistler) has 18 years experience leading financial technology services companies in North America. Her technical expertise is coupled with extensive sales, marketing and operations experience. Shannon has served on for-profit and not-for-profit boards at a regional, national and international level.

Shannon Byrne Susko is the former President of DST Subserveo and former Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Subserveo Inc. that offers a post-trade automated compliance solution to broke dealers in North America, Susko led the sale of Subserveo to DST Systems based in Kansas City on June 20, 2011. Her technical expertise is couples with extensive sales, marketing and operations experience. Shannon is the former Co-founder, President and CEO of Paradata Systems Inc. In January 1996, Shannon led the sale of Paradata to Payment Processing Inc. based in California. Shannon joined their team as Executive Vice-President of Product and Technology and remained until January 2009. Prior to joining Paradata, she worked with her own software consulting firm, Embyr Consultants, as well as for Geovision, Siemens, DMR Group and Statistics Canada.

Shannon has been recognized for the following awards: BIV/ACG Vancouver 2011 Deal Maker of the Year, Report on Business Magazine's Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ Award 2000, 2006 recipient of the Sarah Kirke Award for Canada’s Leading Women High Tech Entrepreneur, YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction – Entrepreneurship Nominee 2013 & Technology Nominee 2012, 2012 - ACG New York Champion’s Award - Middle-Market Deal of the Year – Finalist, BC TIA Best Application of Technology Award 2001 and 2011, BC Export Award for Best New Exporter 2002, Influential Women of the Year 2001, presented by Business in Vancouver, Wired Women of the Year 2003 and CEO of the Year, presented by FWE Northwest. She is a member of the following Board of Director’s and advisory committees: Past Chair – ACETECH, Chair – Vinland Holdings Inc, and the BCTIA TIA Awards Chair. Former member of the following Boards: Paradata Systems Inc, Subserveo Inc, Capilano University, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; President – W.net; Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Telus Whistler Pacific Sport Centre; Forum for Women Entrepreneurs – Founding Board Member; BC Premier’s Technology Council, and Electronic Transactions Association President’s Advisory Committee. She holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degrees from Saint Mary's University and a Masters of Computer Science degree from Technical University of Nova Scotia. In the fall of 2012, she recently received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Shannon is married and has 3 children.

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Brian Hesje 

Brian Hesje Chair

Brian Hesje Chair

Brian Hesje is Chairman of ATB Financial and was an inaugural member of ATB's Board of Directors, previously chairing the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee for the University of Alberta and is on the Board of Directors of Alberta Innovates – Bio Solutions.

Mr. Hesje is also Chairman of the Board of Fountain Tire Ltd., which is recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Private Companies. He has extensive entrepreneurial and small business experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, he attended the University of Alberta and holds Bachelor of Education and Master of Business Administration degrees. He is an avid golfer and has a wonderful sense of humor.

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