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Board of Directors

George Brookman

Don Douglas

Sheila McIntosh
Kelly J. Ogle

Susannah Pierce

Craig Stewart 

Gilbert W. Taylor

Ian Wild (Chair)



George Brookman, C.M.

George Brookman is well known in Calgary’s business and volunteer community.  He is a third generation Albertan and was born in Calgary. Most of his early career was spent in the Real Estate Development Industry; initially with Manulife Financial and then later as Vice-President of Development for ATCO Ltd.   Most of this time was in the development and operation of high rise commercial and residential buildings.

In 1984, he acquired West Canadian Industries Group, Canada’s leading digital print and document management organization.   The company operates as West Canadian Digital Imaging in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray.  In addition to his own company, Mr. Brookman serves on the Board of Directors of Obsidian Energy and currently as the Chairman of the Board.   He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Calgary Flames Foundation and the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

As a volunteer, Mr. Brookman is the Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Calgary Stampede; Past Chairman of Tourism Calgary, past Director of Travel Alberta and Past President of the Downtown Rotary Club of Calgary which has presented him with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

In 2014, Mr. Brookman conceived and chaired a new event, "Breakfast on the Bridge" on behalf of the Military Family Resource Centre.  The three events have netted over $500,000.00 for MFRC. Over several years, Mr. Brookman has organized fund raisers for a variety of Charities, Arts & Cultural Organizations. His efforts have generated on excess of five million dollars including funding for a major art installation in Quebec City.

Mr. Brookman was a founder of "Transformation Calgary", a group of Calgary business leaders determined to enhance the quality of life in Calgary through encouraging development of sports, arts and cultural facilities within the city.

Mr. Brookman has been awarded the Pinnacle Award for Business; the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the Haskayne School of Business and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Calgary Board of Education. He has also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Province of Alberta Centennial Medal and the Senate of Canada 150 Medal. In 2014, George received an Honorary Degree in Applied Technology from S.A.I.T. Polytechnic.



Don Douglas

Mr. Douglas is an active businessman/investor with a history in real estate development. He was President of United Communities Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1984 until February 2014.

Mr. Douglas is a founder and director of United Active Living, a private company involved in seniors’ care. He is the Past Chairman of the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts and Past Chairman of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation. Mr. Douglas continues to serve on a number of other commercial boards.

Mr. Douglas holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from IMEDE Management Development Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Mr. Douglas has his commercial pilot’s license and is an avid hunter and fisherman.


Sheila M. McIntosh, MBA ICD.C 

Sheila has over 30 years of experience in both private industry and government, working for the past 15 years on the leadership teams of several large-cap companies in the energy and transportation sectors.  She has broad experience in the management of corporate reputation, corporate and social responsibility, environmental performance, communications and stakeholder relations including investors, government, media, employees, local communities and Aboriginal partners. Most recently she was Executive Vice President, Environment & Corporate Affairs at Cenovus Energy. She has significant experience in major corporate transactions, being a key contributor to the break-up of Canadian Pacific Limited into five publicly traded companies, the merger of PanCanadian and Alberta Energy to form Encana and the split of Encana to form Cenovus.  Prior to joining the private sector she worked for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs in New York City. Sheila has an MBA from McGill University as well as a BLS from the University of Alberta and a BA from Brandon University.  She is currently a director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a member of the Haskayne School of Business Management Advisory Council.



Kelly J. Ogle

Kelly J. Ogle is a senior executive and scholar with more than 35 years of entrepreneurial experience covering several business sectors including oil and gas, agriculture, trucking, residential development and golf course construction and operations. He has also served as a board member for various corporations, both public and private and has experience in all committee types; health and safety, audit, compensation and corporate governance. Mr. Ogle has also Participated in the securing and disbursement of more than $1 Billion in debt and equity funding of oil and gas ventures, managed the clearing of numerous prospectuses, Annual Information Forms and Information Circulars.  As well, he has orchestrated the merger, acquisition, strategic alternatives processes and/or sale of numerous oil and gas corporations as CEO, President and/or Managing Director.

Additionally, for the past 25 years, Mr. Ogle has given numerous presentations to various sized groups as both an industry executive and scholar and has had several journal articles published.

Mr. Ogle is also the Chairman of the board of Silvera for Seniors, a Not For Profit organization in charge of over 1600 residences for low income senior Calgarians. He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Student Energy, a global non-profit organization creating a movement of young leaders committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future.

Mr. Ogle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, in 2014 and in 2010 he earned the ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. 



Susannah Pierce

Susannah Pierce is Director of Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada – A joint venture of Shell, Petronas, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Kogas. Susannah joined LNG Canada in 2013 and over 6 years has been responsible for the project’s federal and provincial regulatory approvals, indigenous relations and negotiations, government relations, media relations, community consultation and communications. Her leadership underpinned LNG Canada’s Final Investment Decision in October 2018, the largest private sector investment in Canadian history.

Prior to her role in LNG Canada, Susannah held several high-level senior management positions within Shell as well as Director, Government Affairs for TransCanada Pipelines based in Washington, DC and New York City.

Susannah serves on the Board of Directors of the following non-profit organizations: The Vancouver Police Foundation, The BCBC Board of Governors, The Fraser Institute and The Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Susannah lives in Vancouver with her two children, Robert
and Gabriela.



Craig Stewart

Craig is an active rancher with varied business interests. He was the former Executive Chairman of RMP Energy Inc., Chairman, President and Chief Executive of RMP Energy Ltd., President and Chief Executive Officer of Rider Resources Ltd, Meota Resources Corp, and Poco Petroleums Ltd.

Craig is a Board member of Western Gas Equity Partners, a Houston based Corporation, as well as a former part owner and Board member of the Arizona Coyotes, an NHL hockey team.

He served as the Chairman of the Calgary STARS Helicopter Fundraising Campaign and was the Honorary Chairman of the Calgary dinner for Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Craig earned a bachelor degree in Economics and Business from the University of Calgary.



Gilbert W. Taylor

During a career spanning several decades in the Canadian film, video, theatrical and television industry, he has produced over five hundred projects from feature length films to 30 second spots.  Taylor was a major, independent, producer/director/writer for Canada’s Department of National Defence for more than thirty years.  He was a founding member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, a co-founder of Agincourt Productions and an early consultant to Canada’s original Film Development Corporation. 

Often credited as an influence on live theatre in Canada, his successful productions set theatrical records for long runs and artistic quality. They included, “Fortune and Men’s Eyes”, “Marat Sade” and work with John F Bassett on the presentation of “Hair”.  A production of Edinburgh Festival winning, “Futz” resulted in a legal battle for artistic freedom that caused significant changes in Canada’s theatrical world.

He has produced many live concert presentations including the keynote concert event at Roy Thompson Hall for the Prince Harry’s Invictus Games.  Also known as a writer, he has written several books and worked with many of Canada’s major publications.  He currently writes a frequent column for Sun Media’s Toronto Sun and is completing a new book, “Bob and Me”.  

He was commissioned into the Reserve with the Queen’s York Rangers and served two terms as HColonel of the Toronto Scottish Regiment.  Among his many volunteer appointments, he is immediate past president of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Past Chair of Commissionaires Great Lakes and member of the National Board, served on the National Council of Honorary Colonels, was President of Royal Canadian Legion branch 165, President of Last Post Fund Ontario and on the National Executive, Volunteer of the Year for UNICEF and more. 

He has received many awards and honours including Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.



Ian Wild (Chair)

Mr. Ian Wild was, prior to his retirement, responsible for ATB Financial’s corporate finance division which provides custom built solutions for mid- and senior-market businesses operating in Alberta in the Energy, Real Estate and Diversified industries.

Ian started his 30+ year career in banking in London, U.K., working for National Westminster Bank Ltd. While there, he served in a variety of positions in their International Division including international credit, corporate finance and trade finance. After immigrating to Canada, Ian began working for Continental Bank of Canada (HSBC) and later moved on to RBC. During his time with RBC, Ian started in the Special Loans Group and as the economy improved, took roles in Oil & Gas Banking and Corporate Banking. Capping off his experience at RBC, Ian transferred to RBC Dominion Securities where he served as Vice President in their Investment Banking group.

In addition to Ian’s experience, he is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, holds an ICD designation and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of the United Kingdom. Ian is also involved with the Business Banking Board’s Corporate Executive Board, Calgary Economic Development, various current and past Advisory Boards for the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and other industry associations, and he is a past member of SAIT’s Chairman’s Circle.

Ian also currently serves as a strategic advisor having previously been a Board Director for AltaCorp Capital Inc., a Calgary-based financial and advisory services firm that provides solutions to the three cornerstones of the Alberta economy – energy, agriculture and diversified. He is a Director of Delphi Energy (TSX:DEE), a Calgary based E&P company and is Chairman of the Financial Services Advisory Committee for Calgary Economic Development.




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