2016 - 2019
Edward Wooldridge is a Calgary based corporate lawyer with over 17 years of experience who currently acts as legal counsel to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, one of Canada’s largest national law firms. Mr. Wooldridge regularly acts for public and private corporations of all sizes helping to address their specific legal needs as a trusted advisor. He currently serves as lead counsel for a number of prominent Canadian and foreign based clients in a number of industries. Mr. Wooldridge earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Western Ontario in 1991, followed by his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary in 1998.
Mr. Wooldridge has previously sat on a number of private corporate boards as well as on the boards of a variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He remains actively involved in numerous local schools and charitable organizations which educate and enrich the lives of children with autism.
Don Ross was born in Belleville, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 1962. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science. Mr. Ross was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1974 and received the Certified Professional Accountant designation in 2015. He has taken several of the Institute of Corporate Director courses and various educational workshops while serving on several Boards and committees. He has also served both as an officer and a director of several publicly listed intermediate oil and gas companies.
Mr. Ross “retired” in 2004 but has continued to serve on several for profit and not for profit boards where, among other things, he provides his expertise in business, governance, finance, enterprise risk management and investment. He is currently an honorary member of Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Society and Special Olympics, Calgary, and serves on the Boards of Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women Society, the Alberta Motor Association, the Renfrew Educational Services Foundation and the Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation. Mr. Ross is actively involved in Rotary and serves on the World Community Services Committee (co-ordinating projects in Cambodia and Liberia) and the Rotary Stay in School Steering Committee (where he mentors two students). He enjoys reading, exercise, golf and hanging out at the lake, but mostly he enjoys travelling with Lynn, his beautiful wife of 37 years.
Dr. Gayla Rogers is a recently retired Professor from the University of Calgary where she served as Provost Fellow for the past 4 years, and Dean of the Faculty of Social Work for 12 years.
Dr. Rogers is well published with numerous books, book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations in areas such as leadership, strategic planning and social work education. Additional areas of expertise include child welfare, family violence, homelessness, poverty and diversity. Dr. Rogers has held federally funded research grants and, on a consulting basis, informed social work programs in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Over the years Dr. Rogers has served on a number of boards locally and nationally, and currently serves on the Child & Family Services Council for Quality Assurance, and the boards of the Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, and Wood’s Homes.
Recent honours include: Woman of Influence (Calgary) by Deloitte; Woman of Vision by Global TV/Calgary YWCA; Distinguished Alumni Award; induction into the Order of the University of Calgary; and 2014 Lecture of a Lifetime (University of Calgary).
2012 - 2018
Fauzia Lalani is an award-winning business leader who leads the Services group of Field Logistics at Suncor Energy Inc. Prior to joining Suncor she served as an executive consultant, assisting multinational companies in strategic and business planning. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Lalani was vice-president of national service fulfillment at TELUS Corporation; before joining TELUS, she served as president and CEO of Aquila Networks Canada, an industry-leading utility provider. Ms. Lalani also spent seven years with TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company. During her career at TransAlta she served as director of several areas, including sales and marketing, deregulation, design engineering and construction, and mass market and retail services.
Active in numerous national and community organizations, Ms. Lalani serves on the boards of the Canada Revenue Agency and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta. Ms. Lalani also previously served on the boards of STARS Air Ambulance (as a board director) and the Calgary YMCA (as chair of the Board Nominating and Governance Committee). Ms. Lalani is a recipient of the 50 Key Women in Energy Award—Leadership Category, and the Stevie International Business Award—Best Support Team Category.
Ms. Lalani earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Western Executive Program.
2008 - 2018
A native Calgarian, Mr. Kelly studied at the University of Alberta, obtaining his B.A. in 1954 and his L.L.B. in 1957. He began his law career with Ward Patterson, Dingle, Patterson and Waite in 1957 and practiced with that firm’s successors until his retirement on January 1, 2001 when the firm, then named McNiven Kelly, merged with Miles Davison LLP — where Mr. Kelly continues to serve as counsel.
Mr. Kelly’s practice has focused on the corporate/commercial and estates areas, including the restructuring of some of Canada’s largest corporations. His business activities have included numerous real estate developments and serving as a director of public and private corporations.
Kay Best is currently a Corporate Director at Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Superior Plus Corporation, AltaGas Ltd., Wawanesa Insurance and Aston Hill Financial. Previously, Ms. Best was the Executive Vice-President, Risk Management and Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Health Region and was named the interim CFO of Alberta Health Services, which was formed by the integration of all Alberta health regions. Ms. Best, a Chartered Accountant (CA), was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP in Calgary where she worked for nineteen years, the last ten as a Corporate Audit Partner.
Ms. Best is an active member of the volunteer community having served in a number of positions with the United Way of Calgary, including a term as Chair of the Board of Directors. As well, she has held several positions with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, including serving as an elected representative on the Institute’s Governing Council. Currently, Ms. Best serves on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Foundation and she is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Calgary Stampede, a director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and is a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Calgary.
2007 - 2009
Mr. Sinneave began his career with Eecol Electric in Regina, Saskatchewan where he worked for many years before becoming owner, president and CEO. Mr. Sinneave remained active in the company, until his passing on September 4th, 2009. He had a great passion for people and was very involved in his community. In 2007, Mr. Sinneave began the Sinneave Family Foundation, to help individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder.