Board of Directors


Luc Bachand, ICD.D 1
Outremont, Québec
Director since: 2017

Luc Bachand was Vice-Chairman and the Head of BMO Capital Markets in Québec from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Bachand joined BMO Financial Group in 1983 where he held several positions within the Capital Markets Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University.
 
Mr. Bachand is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, Morneau Shepell Inc., the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, the Fondation Jeunes en Tête and the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation. 


Yaprak Baltacioglu, ICD.D 2
Ottawa, Ontario 
Director since: 2018

Yaprak Baltacioglu was appointed to the Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. Board effective July 1, 2018.  She currently teaches master level Leadership courses at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy & Governance. 
 
Retiring from public service in April 2018, Yaprak was one of Ottawa’s most seasoned deputy ministers and served as a trusted advisor to four Prime Ministers and numerous ministers, Cabinets and departmental officials on programs, issues, legislation and matters of policy focused on the economy, treasury, transportation, infrastructure, security, agriculture, healthcare, and the environment.
 
Yaprak holds a Bachelor of Laws from Istanbul University as well as a Master of Arts from the Carleton University School of Public Administration, an institution which honoured her with a Bissett Alumni Award for Distinctive Contributions to the Public Sector in 2015.


Linda Hohol 2
Chair, Institute of Corporate Directors 
Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2017

Linda Hohol serves on the boards of NAV Canada and Canadian Western Bank (CWB). She chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of NAV Canada, and serves on both this committee and the Human Resources & Compensation Committee of CWB.
 
Ms. Hohol was the President of the TSX Venture Exchange at the TMX Group Inc. from 2002 until 2007. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice-President of Wealth Management at CIBC and Senior Vice President for Alberta and NWT, also at CIBC.

Ms. Hohol has served on the boards of numerous for-profits, not-for-profits and Crown corporations, including Export Development Canada, ATB Financial, Calgary Airport Authority, Canada Foundation for Innovation, EllisDon Construction, Alberta Health Services. She was also Chair of the United Way of Calgary.
 
Ms. Hohol has served on many for-profit, not-for-profit and Crown boards. Ms. Hohol is the recipient of the distinguished business leader award from Haskayne School of Business, the Alberta Centennial Medal for Community Service and the Calgary YWCA Women of Distinction Award. 


John K. F. Irving, M.S.M., ICD.D 1
Saint John, New Brunswick 
Director since: 2012
 
John Irving has been with the Irving Group of companies since 1983. He is President of Ocean Capital, which has companies active in a number of areas including real estate, radio broadcasting, construction and building materials. 
 
Mr. Irving is on the Board of Directors of The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council and is active in numerous community initiatives, including Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company), Royal Canadian Artillery, and member of the Senate of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. He has served as Chair of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies and Chair of the New Brunswick Museum. Other board memberships have included the Kings Landing Historical Settlement and the Heritage Canada Foundation. In addition, he holds a number of volunteer appointments with several universities. 
 
Mr. Irving has been recognized for his engagement with, and support of, various cultural, heritage and educational activities. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Military) and is a recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Robert Paré 2
Westmount, Québec 
Director since: 2018

Since February 2018, Robert Paré has been a Strategic Advisor for the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, where he had previously held a position of Senior Partner specializing in governance and corporate and commercial law.

He also serves on the Boards of Directors of National Bank of Canada since April 2018, Quebecor Inc. since June 2014 and ADF Group Inc. since December 2009. He has been a director of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Quebec Chapter from June 2010 to August 2018. He has been a director for several other companies, including Essilor Group Canada Inc., Groupe BMTC Inc., and Rona Inc., where he served on the Nominating and Governance Committee from April 2009 to May 2016 and on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee from May 2012 to May 2016. Robert Paré has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Université Laval. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.


Robert Phillips QC, F.ICD 
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Director since: 2018

Robert Phillips serves as Chair of Canadian Western Bank and Maxar Technologies Ltd. He is also the Lead Director of West Fraser Timber Co. and a Director of Canadian National Railway Co.
 
Mr. Phillips’s corporate career spans more than 25 years. He is currently President of R.L. Phillips Investments Inc., a private investment firm. Previously he served as President and CEO of Dreco Energy Services Ltd., PTI Group Inc. and BCR Group of Companies, as well as executive vice-president of Husky Oil Ltd. and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.
 
Born and raised in Edmonton, Mr. Phillips received a bachelor of laws (gold medalist) and bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta. He practiced corporate and securities law for 15 years and was also a lecturer at the University of Alberta business and law faculties. In 2017, he was honoured as a Fellow by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 
Andrea Rosen 1
Toronto, Ontario 
Director since: 2017

Andrea Rosen has been a corporate director since 2006. She currently serves as a director of Manulife Financial Corporation (from 2011), Emera Inc. (from 2007), and Ceridian HCM Holding Inc (from July 2018). She was previously a director of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (2008-2017) and a director of Hiscox Ltd. (2006-2015).

Prior to January 2005, Ms. Rosen worked at TD Bank Financial Group for over a decade, where she ultimately served as Vice Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and President of TD Canada Trust.  Earlier in her career, she held progressively senior positions at Wood Gundy Inc. and was Vice President at Varity Corporation.

Ms. Rosen has an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.


Mac Van Wielingen, F.ICD 1
Calgary, Alberta
Director since: 2018

Mac Van Wielingen is a veteran energy executive, private equity investor, corporate director, and philanthropist. He is a founder and director (1989 - Present) of ARC Financial Corp., the largest private equity investment management company in Canada focused on the energy sector; and a founder and former Chair (1996-2016) of ARC Resources, a leading Canadian oil and gas producer. Van Wielingen is the former Chair (2014-2017) of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), where he joined as an original director in 2007. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Viewpoint Group, a private family-owned group of companies, which includes Viewpoint Foundation, Viewpoint Research Partners, and Viewpoint Investment Partners, an investment management company offering a foundational, global investment alternative for high net-worth families and institutional investors.

Van Wielingen has received numerous forms of recognition over the years, including the most recent Fraser Institute Founders’ Award (2017), induction into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame (2016), and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors (2016).

In 2012, Van Wielingen also co-founded the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership (CCAL) at the Haskayne School of Business, where he continues to serve as Chair of the External Advisory Group.


Patricia Youzwa
Regina, Saskatchewan  
Director since: 2018

Patricia is a member of the Board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.  She is also the Chair of the Pooled Funds Advisory Committee for Greystone Managed Investments.
 
Before her retirement, Ms. Youzwa was President and Chief Executive Officer of SaskPower.  She joined SaskPower in 1999 and held executive positions in strategic planning, customer services and energy trading before becoming President.  Ms. Youzwa also had a distinguished career in the public service of the Government of Saskatchewan where she served as Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines and Deputy Minister of Economic Development.  
 
Ms. Youzwa has extensive experience as a corporate director and policy advisor.  She has served on numerous boards and held policy advisory roles at the national level with such organizations as the Canadian Electricity Association, the Energy Council of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada.  She was a member of the Canada Alberta ecoEnergy Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage and the federal Minister’s Advisory Council on Energy Science and Technology.
 
Since retiring, Ms. Youzwa has taken time to give back to her community.  She is the Saskatchewan Vice Chair of the Canada West Foundation, the past Chair of the Shock Trauma Rescue Society (STARS) and the past RBC Woman Executive in Residence at the Hill School of Business, University of Regina.
 
Ms. Youzwa is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Excellence in Public Administration and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.
 

Jo Mark Zurel, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D 2
St. John's, Newfoundland 
Director since: 2012
 
Jo Mark Zurel is President of Stonebridge Capital Inc., a position he has held since 2006. He is a member of various boards, including Highland Copper Company, Fortis Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Major Drilling Group International Inc. 
 
Mr. Zurel recently retired as Chair of Newfoundland Power and is on the boards of several private company and not-for-profit organizations. He is also past-Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.  Prior to 2006, Mr. Zurel was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation, where he helped build the organization into the world's largest helicopter operating company.

1. Audit Committee
2. Governance and Human Resources Committee