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Board of Governors

Robert Rooney, Chair
Brad Robertson
Geoff Beattie
Sylvie Bigras
Michelle Cameron-Coulter
Jack Graham
Blake Hutcheson
Kerrin Lee-Gartner
George Marlatte
Scott Moore
Barbara Muddle-Grover
Michael Robinson
Mark Smith


 

Robert Rooney - Chair

Bob was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer on February 1, 2017. Mr.
Rooney leads Enbridge’s legal team across the organization.

Bob has over 30 years of energy sector experience. He has held roles of senior executive, advisor, founder, director, and chairman of public and private entities. Bob has significant experience in strategic planning and execution, capital allocation, leadership and management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, domestic & cross border transactions, business functions and operations, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, and government and stakeholder relations. Before joining Enbridge, Bob was Managing Director of a start-up oil and gas company. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Corporate of Talisman Energy
Inc., then served as Vice Chairman and director of Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. In addition, Bob was a partner at Bennett Jones LLP where he was a member of the executive committee and co-leader of the Energy and Natural Resources Group.

Bob is currently a board member of RimRock Oil & Gas, Athabasca Oil Corporation. He attended the University of Calgary, earned an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and was awarded a Queen’s Counsel designation in 2012.

In 2013, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and in 2017, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors.


Brad Robertson - Secretary/Treasurer

Brad Robertson graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He received his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2002, and Chartered Professional Accountant designation in July 2015.

He is an audit partner in the Calgary office of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”). Brad services both public and private entities in the energy sector including both energy services and exploration/production companies both in Canada and Internationally.

Brad is an active coach of Little League baseball for over 15 years in Calgary as well as being active in various volunteer roles within the Minor Hockey community in the city.

In 2013, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Geoff Beattie

Mr. Beattie received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario and served as a partner in the Toronto law firm Torys LLP before joining The Woodbridge Company Limited, where he served as president from 1998 through December 2012. The Woodbridge Company Limited is a privately held investment holding company for the Thomson family of Canada and the majority shareholder of Thomson Reuters, where Mr. Beattie served as deputy chairman from 2000 through May 2013 and director from 1998 through May 2013. He has served as chief executive officer of Generation Capital since September 2013, and he has served as chairman of Relay Ventures since June 2013. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Royal Bank of Canada (where he serves as the chairman of the Risk Committee) and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Beattie is a trustee of the University Health Network in Toronto.

In 2014, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Sylvie Bigras

Owning and operating her own communications company for seventeen years, Sylvie Bigras specializes in event hosting, public speaking, event facilitation, media relations and voice work. Some of the events she has hosted include State Dinners for President George W. Bush and President Vicente Fox of Mexico, the Nelson Mandela Citizenship Ceremony, Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations, the First Ladies Conference (the Americas), the Canadian Sport Awards, Ceremonies for the International Year of Volunteers and more.

Sylvie is a fluently bilingual and expert facilitator who has conducted numerous sessions including: national and expert stakeholder consultations, strategic planning sessions, organizational development projects and multi-stakeholder participatory decision making processes. She has worked locally, nationally and internationally with federal government departments, not-for-profit organizations and corporate clients.

Holder of a Masters Degree in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa, she has worked in the Communications field at 15 Olympic Games and a number of other international major games. She was Press Chief for the Canadian Team at the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010. She was with the broadcast team of CBC and Radio-Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and is currently the Deputy Press Chief for the Canadian Team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Sylvie is fluent in both written and oral English, French and Spanish and has an understanding of German, Italian and Portuguese. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada where she currently lives with her family, including two boys, ages 19 and 21.

In 2015, she was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Michelle Cameron-Coulter

Michelle was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in a blended family of 10 children. Michelle is a six time World Champion and swam on the Canadian National team for over ten years. She became the first ever Albertan to win a Summer Olympic Gold Medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and is a member of the International Aquatic Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and a Honoured Member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Michelle has received the Order of Canada and both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals in recognition of her continued work and contribution to the community.

Michelle has been on the board of directors for many companies and organizations including; Rogers Broadcasting National, Canadian Coaching Association, Upstart Council of Champions, Special Olympics, Parks Foundation, and Canadian Olympian Alumni.

Michelle is also Co-founder and Principal of “GEMS” - Creating a bigger definition of success for Women. www.gemstosucess.com. She is also a Founding Council Member of the WSA – a global association of women speakers.

Michelle Cameron-Coulter was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

In 2014, she was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


 

Jack Graham

Jack is a Partner at the Halifax office of McInnes Cooper who practices labour and employment law throughout Atlantic Canada, with a focus on employment litigation, labour arbitration, collective bargaining, labour relations, human rights, workers compensation and occupational health and safety. He is also the Sector Business Leader for the Government and Institutions business sector at McInnes Cooper.

Jack has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and by Lexpert as a Leading Labour and Employment Law Practitioner from 2006 until 2015.

Jack is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and currently serves as the Past President of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, which is the leading management side labour and employment lawyers’ organization in Canada.

Jack has been extensively involved in sport for many years. Jack served as Chair of Tennis Canada from 2003 to 2006 and was instrumental in revamping its national sport development structure during these years. He continues to sit on the Board as Director Emeritus. He also serves on the Board of the International Tennis Federation as the first Canadian ever elected to this world-wide tennis governing body and is now serving his 4th term. Jack is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2012 and 2013 Jack’s contributions to sport were recognized by his induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and by receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contribution to Canadian sport from the Canadian Olympic Association.

In 2014, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Blake Hutcheson

Chief Investment Officer of Real Estate and Platform Investments at OMERS overseeing approximately 20% of the OMERS Investment Portfolio covering the Pension Funds real estate holdings as well as its direct energy investments, ventures portfolio and other new platform investments. In his capacity as President and CEO of Oxford Properties Group he is responsible for overseeing the global business, consisting of approximately $42 billion of assets under management and 2,200 employees in Canada, Europe and the USA. The portfolio includes 58 Office, 24 Retail, 19 Residential and 50 Industrial properties as well as 6 Hotels. Prior to taking this appointment, Mr. Hutcheson was based in New York as the Head of Global Real Estate Investing for a multi-strategy private equity firm, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Prior to that, Mr. Hutcheson was the Chairman and President of CB Richard Ellis Canada (1999 - 2008) & Latin America (2001 – 2008) overseeing all operations in multiple countries with over 2,500 employees.

Mr. Hutcheson has also served on several boards and committees including: The Executive Committee and Transaction Advisory Committee of OMERS; Director of Algoma Central Corporation (listed on the TSE); Member of the Toronto Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing 2015; Chair of Build Toronto (2010 – 2012); Member of the Premier’s Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel (2013); Chair of the Mayor of Toronto’s Fiscal Advisory Committee (2008); President of the University Club of Toronto; Director of RealNet Canada; Director of REALpac and Chair of the Canadian Real Estate Forum (2005 and 2016). He is also the recipient of the ICONS of the Industry Award through BOMA, Ottawa and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Columbia University Masters Real Estate Development Program. He has been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Real Estate Executives in New York City for 2013 to 2017. Mr. Hutcheson is a long time member of YPO and WPO and was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, the London School of Economics, England (with distinction), and has an MSc in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York He is married and has two children.

In 2017, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Kerrin Lee-Gartner

Kerrin Lee-Gartner became the first Canadian to win an Olympic Downhill on February 15, 1992 at the Albertville Olympics. It remains the only Olympic gold in downhill for any Canadian skier in Olympic history.

During her ten year International career, Lee-Gartner proudly represented Canada at three Olympic Games and four World Championships. Over the course of her career she won three Canadian downhill championships and earned 49 top ten finishes at the World Cup, World Championship and Olympic level.

Kerrin has been a CBC Sports Ski Analyst/Commentator for the past 20 years, covering the World Cup, World Championships, and Winter Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006) as well reporting for the BBC at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Lee-Gartner retired from racing at the end of the 1994 season. Kerrin considers herself a full time mom with several part time jobs - ski analyst for CBC sports, speaking engagements, charity work and volunteering both on and off the ski hill with young racers and students. Golf keeps Kerrin’s competitive spirit alive and she recently broke the 70 barrier and became a scratch golfer.

Kerrin is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (1993), the Olympic Hall of Fame, and both the B.C. and Alberta Halls of Fame. She received the Velma Springstead Award in 1992 for Canada’s Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year and her sportsmanship and leadership was honoured when she was awarded the John Semmelink Memorial Award. Kerrin was also awarded the Order of British Columbia (1992) and decorated with The Canadian Meritorious Service Medal. More recently she was named Alberta’s female athlete of the century.

She was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 2014, she was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


George E. Marlatte

George Marlatte is President of Marlatte International Inc. George retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia effective January 2014 after more than 45 years of service. George had been Senior Vice President for Prairie Region, based in Calgary. He has also held senior positions with the Bank in Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Europe.

George spent his formative years in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and joined Scotiabank in Saskatoon, January 1968. While working for the Bank, he completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan in 1973. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

His career with Scotiabank carried him through a number of branches in the province of Saskatchewan and in Scotia Plaza, Toronto. Following his branch exposure, he held senior positions in the Bank’s Executive Offices in Commercial Credit, Corporate Credit and Corporate Banking, which led to his appointment in 1988 as Vice-President, Corporate Banking, Europe, residing in London, England. In 1992 he was appointed Senior Vice-President, British Columbia.

He completed Executive Management Programs at the Banff School of Advanced Management and at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

George is active in both business and community endeavors and is a keen follower of athletics at all levels. George is a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. He is a Director of the Calgary Flames Foundation and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, for the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a former Director of the Vancouver Foundation, the Business Council of British Columbia,, Simon Fraser University Foundation, Money Mushrooms Ltd, the Alberta Economic Development Authority and also past Chairman of the Canadian Bankers Association, Prairie Region.

George married Donna in 1970. They have a married daughter, Thea in Cambridge, England and a son, Read in Oxford, England. George is a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Saskatoon, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, and Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.

In 2013, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Scott Moore

As President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties, Scott Moore is responsible for leading these two
priority sports portfolios, leveraging the company’s cable, wireless and suite of media assets to
deliver world-class hockey and sports experiences to fans across the country.

Moore is one of Canada’s top television producers and executives, with more than 30 years of
industry experience. A veteran of eight Olympic Games, five network launches, and hundreds of
major sports events and variety broadcasts, his expertise is sought worldwide.

Moore joined Rogers Media in 2010 as President of Broadcast, overseeing programming,
production, regulatory, engineering and distribution of the company’s TV and radio assets. Prior to this appointment, Moore was Executive Director of CBC Sports, General Manager of CBC's Media Sales & Marketing Department, and also served as Vice-President of CTV Sportsnet (now Sportsnet) from 1998 to 2003. Moore has also held senior production positions with TSN and CTV as Executive Producer, Olympic Coverage.

In 2017, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Scott previously served as a Governor from 2011 – 2014.


Barbara Muddle-Grover

Barbara Muddle-Grover currently holds the position of Director, Audit and Control North America in Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. She oversees the Audit & Control group for North America, including the global legacy Talisman entities. She also serves as the company’s Ethics Coordinator. Ms. Muddle-Grover held the position of VP, Internal Audit for four years over the legacy Talisman group of companies where she led the transformation of the Internal Audit function into a value added risk-based assurance and advisory function. In the prior nine years, Ms. Muddle-Grover was part of the Talisman management team and led the company’s two largest Finance initiatives; the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards in 2010 and compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley act of 2002.

Prior to joining Talisman in 2002, she was at Arthur Andersen / Deloitte in the Calgary office as a Senior Manager Risk Consulting providing risk management, consulting, and internal audit services. She joined Arthur Andersen in 1994 as a Senior Tax Advisor.

Ms. Muddle-Grover is a Certified Internal Auditor with over 25 years of professional experience; she started her career by earning a Bachelor of Commerce, with Distinction Degree from the University of Alberta.

In 2017, she was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Michael Robinson, C.M.

Michael P. Robinson, C.M. is the principal of Michael Robinson Consulting, a management practice which advises Canadian NGO and cultural sector boards on governance and CEO selection. Mr. Robinson attended University College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and holds degrees in law and anthropology. During his 30 year career in Calgary, Mr. Robinson has worked as a senior regulatory compliance officer in the energy industry, a professor and research institute director at the University of Calgary, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Glenbow Museum.

From 2009 – 2015 Mr. Robinson led the start-up of Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver as Chief Executive Officer of the Bill Reid Gallery.

In 2004, Mr. Robinson became a member of the Order of Canada.

In 2012, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.


Mark Smith

Mark L. Smith, is the President of Pandion Investments Ltd, a private family office that manages the affairs of Bill Sinclair in addition to the investment affairs of André Desmarais. Bill Sinclair is the co-founder of JDS Uniphase, the world’s largest fiber-optic company. André Desmarais is the Vice-Chairman and Co-CEO Power Corporation of Canada, a diversified international and investment and management holding company with significant interests in the financial services, renewable energy, communications and other businesses through such companies as GreatWest Life Assurance Company of Canada, Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial Corporation, Putnam Investments and Power Renewable Energy Corporation. Power Corporation of Canada has total assets under administration in its group in excess of $1 trillion.

Mr. Smith attended McGill University’s Business School where he obtained his CA and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist and James McGill scholar. He started his career with Touche Ross & Co. (Deloitte) in 1982 and in 1986 joined the Claridge group in Montreal. Claridge is the private company that manages the affairs of the Charles R. Bronfman family whose family owned and controlled The Seagram Company, Cadillac Fairview, Netstar Communications (owners of TSN, The Discovery Channel and RDS) and numerous other investee companies. Mr. Smith served as President of Claridge SRB Investments, Senior Vice-President of Investments of the entire Claridge Group and Chief Operating Officer of Claridge Israel.

Mr. Smith has a wide range of investment experience in a wide range of industries including the financial services industry, telecommunications, technology, sports, pharmaceuticals, food, media and entertainment, health care and medical services and agro-chemical industries. Mr. Smith’s directorships include and have included Netstar Communications (formerly Labatt Communications), Medisys Medical Group, Enterprise Capital, Venture Coaches, Interset, Osem Food Group, ECI Telecom Inc., The TNA Group, Campbell Resources, Crowntek Business Systems, Dalcor Canada and CBCI Telecom.

In 2013, Mark was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to Canada.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board of McGill University’s Business School, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the board of Montreal General Hospital Foundation, member of the Board of the Jack Nicklaus Family Children’s Health Care Foundation (Canada), member of the Investment Committee of The Nature Conservancy of Canada and past Chair of the Investment Committee of the United College’s Lester B. Pearson College in British Columbia. In addition, he is the past Chair of McGill University’s Investment Committee (PAC). In 2013, he was awarded the Speirs Medal by Selwyn House School for outstanding contributions to the school.

In 2010, Mark joined Pierre Beaudoin (CEO of Bombardier) and Jacynthe Côté (CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan) as Co-Chair of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony at Montreal’s Bell Center which raised significant funds for the Canadian Olympic movement while also serving as a celebration of Canada’s success at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

In 2017, he was elected as a Governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

 



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