Mr. Kvisle is a distinguished executive with more than 40 years’ experience in the energy, utilities, and power sectors. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kvisle has held several executive roles with international exposure in all facets of the energy value chain. Currently, Mr. Kvisle also serves as Board Chair for Finning International Inc., and as a Director for Cenovus Energy.
Mr. Kvisle was Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy from 2012 – 2015. From 2001 – 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Corporation, now TC Energy, where he led the North American energy infrastructure company through a period of unprecedented growth and transformation, which included the commissioning and start-up of the Keystone Pipeline. Prior to joining TransCanada in 1999, he founded and was President of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada, a successful Canadian upstream business with ventures in Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico. Previously, he held engineering, finance and management positions with Dome Petroleum Limited.
Mr. Kvisle was named Canada’s CEO of the Year in 2008 and selected to the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2021, he received the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award, recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian enterprises through their governance leadership. He is the founding Chair of the Business Council of Alberta and the former Chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Mount Royal College Board of Governors and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Mr. Kvisle holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Alberta, a Master of Business Administration and Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Mount Royal University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Mr. Ahrabi has more than 35 years of experience in international energy operations with extensive expertise in liquefied natural gas (LNG). His knowledge extends to joint venture management and operational excellence in global upstream and midstream operations.
Mr. Ahrabi retired from his most recent role as Chief Executive Officer of Cameron LNG LLC in January 2022. During his tenure, Mr. Ahrabi led the organization from a start-up to a robust $10 billion enterprise. Recently, he oversaw the completion of a three-train LNG liquefaction facility near the Gulf of Mexico which is expected to export 1.7 billion cubic feet per day. Previously, Mr. Ahrabi spent 29 years with the BG Group (now part of Shell plc) where he held several executive positions. Within Canada, Mr. Ahrabi spent three years representing a major international joint-venture partner in assessing LNG opportunities in British Columbia. His international experience includes Tunisia, Trinidad & Tobago, Egypt, Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom.
Mr. Ahrabi holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wales, and a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering with a focus on Enhanced Oil Recovery from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered (Professional) Engineer and a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Ms. Banducci has more than 30 years of international experience with a focus in operational, corporate, and senior leadership roles. She has extensive expertise in strategy development and implementation, finance and accounting.
Most recently, Ms. Banducci was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD, an international mining company. She also served as Chair of Niobec Inc. Previously, she was a senior leader with a major plastics and polymer producer, and was Chief Financial Officer of Orica Explosives North America and ICI Explosives Canada & Latin America – a global business with sales in 35 countries.
Ms. Banducci serves as a Director with Hudbay Minerals Inc. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (USA), the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Financial Executives Institute of Canada and is a past member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She is a three-time recipient of the Women’s Executive Network Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and in 2018, was recognized by Women in Mining as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining. Ms. Banducci holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Collyer has been in the energy industry for nearly 40 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of upstream and downstream segments, including marketing both domestically and internationally. Currently, he is the Board Chair of Emissions Reduction Alberta, and serves as a Director of AltaLink.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Collyer has held a broad range of technical, business, marketing, and senior leadership roles at Shell Canada, culminating in his role as President and Country Chair. In this role, Mr. Collyer advanced the company’s leadership in sustainability and initiated the development of a world-scale carbon capture and storage project. During his tenure at Shell, he also participated in a two-year Executive Exchange assignment as Director, Supply Branch at the National Energy Board. Following his retirement, Mr. Collyer served as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from 2008 – 2014, leading a significant shift in the industry’s focus on environmental performance and public engagement.
In 2016, Mr. Collyer was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame for his significant contributions at CAPP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering and a Master of Business of Administration from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA).
Ms. Jones has more than 25 years’ experience in the global agriculture and mining, energy and construction industries. Her expertise spans all facets of business including operations, commercial, supply chain, business development, legal and strategy. Currently, Ms. Jones also serves as a Director of TC Energy, Piedmont Lithium and Canadian National Railway Company. She has also served on the boards of Gibson Energy Inc. and Canpotex Limited.
Ms. Jones retired from her executive position at Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, in 2019 after 15 years with the company. While at Nutrien, she held several senior leadership roles including her most recent posting as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Potash Business Unit. During her tenure, Ms. Jones played an instrumental role in leading the merger of Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and subsequently was recognized as the “Deal Maker of the Year” by the Canadian General Counsel. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and President of the Phosphate Business Unit, Chief Legal Officer, Managing Director of the European Distribution Business, and Vice President of Wholesale Sales, Marketing and Logistics.
Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Ottawa. She also earned a Leadership Diploma from the University of Oxford and holds a Director Certificate from Harvard University.
Mr. McAdam has 40 years of experience in the energy industry, holding several executive roles across North America. He has a wealth of experience in engineering, refining, fertilizer, petrochemicals, planning and natural gas liquids. Currently, Mr. McAdam also serves as a Director of Kingston Midstream.
Retiring from Aux Sable in 2013, Mr. McAdam was the President and Chief Executive Officer leading their North American business. When he joined Aux Sable, he led the start-up and development of the Aux Sable business in conjunction with the construction and commissioning of the $3.5 billion Alliance Pipeline/Aux Sable Rich Gas System in December 2000. Prior to joining Aux Sable, Mr. McAdam held several executive positions for North American energy producers including Imperial Oil and Exxon Chemical. Mr. McAdam previously served as a Director for SemGroup Corporation and Canexus Corporation.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University. Mr. McAdam holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mr. McAllister has 40 years of energy industry experience, holding several executive roles with North American oil and gas companies. He has extensive expertise in operations and development.
Mr. McAllister spent 20 years at Ovintiv Inc. (formerly Encana Corporation) where he held several executive roles. Prior to his retirement in 2020, he served as President where he was responsible for the company’s operations, exploration, land, marketing, midstream, and corporate services. Previously, he served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, Mr. McAllister played a pivotal role leading the company’s transformation to a top-tier, liquids-focused North American producer. Prior to that, Mr. McAllister held various technical and leadership roles for Texaco Canada and Imperial Oil Resources.
Previously, Mr. McAllister was a Governor with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Mr. Proctor is a seasoned energy executive with more than 35 years’ experience in Canada and other international markets. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Seven Generations Energy Ltd., he joined ARC’s Board of Directors as Vice-Chair in April 2021, upon the closing of the Business Combination. Mr. Proctor is also a Director with GreenFirst Forest Products and Board Chair of Tenaz Energy Corp.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Proctor has held several senior executive roles with significant expertise in operations, engineering and business strategy. He joined Seven Generations as President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. In 2017, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and successfully led the transition of the company’s strategy to focus on value-creation. Prior to Seven Generations, Mr. Proctor was Chief Operating Officer of Baytex Energy from 2009 – 2014, and Senior Vice President of Upstream Operations with Statoil Hydro Canada. Previously, Mr. Proctor held technical and leadership roles with several exploration and production companies in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and several international oilfields.
Mr. Proctor holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA) and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Proctor has also earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Sheppard has a wealth of executive experience in the energy industry and as a director of several large public, private and Crown corporations. Her expertise in strategic planning, global business development, public markets, legal and governance are the foundation for her leadership on various boards.
Currently, Ms. Sheppard is Board Chair of Emera Inc., an international energy and utilities company with operations in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean, a role she has held since 2014. As Chair, Ms. Sheppard has played a critical role overseeing the company’s growth and strategic focus on decarbonization, decentralization and digitization. Ms. Sheppard also serves as a director on the boards of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and Suncor Energy Inc. Previously, she was a Founder and Lead Director of Black Swan Energy Inc. and a Director of Cairn Energy PLC, a publicly traded UK-based international upstream company. She also served as Board Chair of the Research and Development Corporation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1994 – 2009, Ms. Sheppard was at Talisman Energy Inc. where she held several executive roles including her most recent role as Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal. Previously, she was in private practice and was a partner at a national law firm.
Ms. Sheppard was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network and the National Post in 2002 – 2007, and was inducted into the network’s Hall of Fame in 2008. A Rhodes Scholar, she received an Honours Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Oxford University. She has a Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts and honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Memorial University. In recognition of her merit and integrity in the legal profession, Ms. Sheppard was appointed the Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008.
Ms. Atkins has more than 30 years experience working across all facets of the energy value chain. Her experience spans both international and domestic markets, and has included in-depth expertise in oil and gas, mining, regulated utilities, pipelines, gas storage, power and petro- and agri- chemicals. Currently, she also serves on the boards of Cameco Corporation and EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Atkins has held several executive positions focused on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, finance and sustainability. From 2006 – 2019, she was a partner with KPMG, where she served as Lead Partner on several large cap companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Nutrien, Pembina Pipeline and TC Energy. Based in Europe for 15 years, Ms. Atkins served as a partner in the European Energy & Natural Resources practice, led the Netherlands’ Industrial Markets practice and led Europe’s Chemical and Pharmaceutical practice, focusing on strategic investments and initiatives, before returning to Canada. Ms. Atkins also served on KPMG Canada’s National Board of Directors and, most recently, was Audit Committee Chair for Seven Generations Energy Ltd. She has also served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.
Ms. Atkins is a member of the executive committee of the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Acadia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University. Ms. Atkins holds CPA and CA designations, as well as the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Anderson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources Ltd. (ARC) in 2020. In his role, Mr. Anderson has overall accountability for the Company’s strategy and delivering strong financial, operational and ESG performance. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2020.
Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years’ experience working in the North American energy industry. He joined ARC in 2000 after working for six years at a major oil and gas company. At ARC, he has held progressively senior roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Land and Vice President, Operations. During his tenure, Mr. Anderson played a key role in the Company’s transformation from a widespread royalty trust to a highly focused Montney developer. In 2005, he led the technical team credited with unlocking the value of the highly profitable Montney formation by successfully drilling the first horizontal well in the play.
From 2015 – 2020, he was ARC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer where he led the Company’s Montney development and production activities in northeast British Columbia and northern Alberta. Most recently, as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anderson led the transformational Business Combination with Seven Generations Energy Ltd., which resulted in the Company becoming the largest pure-play Montney producer and Canada’s third-largest natural gas producer.
Mr. Anderson is active in several organizations including the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and British Columbia.