Brian Ferguson

FCPA, FCA, CPF Board Chair
Former President & Chief Executive Officer | Cenovus Energy Inc.

Brian was the first President & Chief Executive Officer of Cenovus Energy and a director of the company for 8 years, starting in 2009. Brian retired from Cenovus in November 2017 finishing a 33-year career with the company. Brian joined a predecessor company in 1984 and became a member of the Management Team in 1994. […]

Christopher Usih

Chief Superintendent of Schools | Calgary Board of Education

Christopher Usih is the Chief Superintendent of Schools at the Calgary Board of Education, a position he has held since December 2018. He has more than 28 years of experience as an educator. He began teaching in an Indigenous community in Northern Manitoba but spent the majority of his career in diverse roles with the […]

Bonita Croft

Principal: Cogent Counsel, Legal Director: Suncor Energy Inc.

Bonita Croft is a senior corporate legal executive and advisor on corporate governance and legal risk management. She has more than two decades of experience in large, publicly traded global energy companies, where she has contributed as an executive team member and a trusted advisor to boards of directors. Bonita excels at developing effective corporate […]

Carolina Walls

Carolina J. Walls was born in Chile and immigrated to Canada with her family. She completed her high school education in Calgary before attending McGill University in Montreal graduating with a B.Sc. in Psychology. She worked in the Executive search industry prior to obtaining her LL.B. degree from the University of Alberta. In 2013, she […]

Stephanie Felesky

Stephanie Felesky has a wide range of experience in Calgary’s corporate, volunteer and charitable sectors. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Canexus Income Fund Ltd., the Institute of Corporate Directors, and a member of the Investment Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the University of Calgary. She is […]

Charles W. Fischer

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer | Nexen Inc.

A native of Saskatchewan, Charlie Fischer received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Calgary. Charlie worked with Dome Petroleum and later, Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas. In 1988, he joined TransCanada Pipelines and in 1994, he joined Nexen as Senior Vice President, Exploration and […]

Chris Kucharski

Former President, Consumer & Business | Shaw Communications Inc.

Chris Kucharski has extensive executive‐level leadership experience in the communications sector, most recently as President of Shaw Communications, Consumer and Business divisions. In this capacity, he was responsible for Shaw’s residential and commercial Cable and Satellite business units, delivering a best-in-class customer experience and driving efficient and effective day-to-day operations. With 29 years in the Canadian telecommunications […]

Grant Stapon

Partner | Bennett Jones LLP

Grant Stapon is a long term partner of the Bennett Jones LLP law firm. He began practicing law in Alberta in 1979, and has been External Legal Counsel to the Calgary Police Service since 1981. Grant served under seven Chiefs of Police, and has at various times acted for the Edmonton Police Service, the Lethbridge […]

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