William Downe (Chair)

William Downe spent a long and distinguished career with BMO Financial Group, starting with Bank of Montreal in 1983 and holding a variety of senior management positions in Canada and the United States. Mr. Downe served as CEO of BMO Financial Group from 2007 to 2017. He serves on the board of Loblaw Companies Limited, ManpowerGroup and on the Social and Economic Policy Advisory Board of Rand Corporation. Mr. Downe has served as a board member and advisor to numerous private, public and non-profit organizations, including the Business Council of Canada, the International Monetary Conference, the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, St. Michael'sHospital and Rush University Medical Center, among others. He holds a BBA from Wilfred Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. Mr. Downe is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Harold Calla

Harold G. Calla, FCPA, FCGA, CAFM is a member of the Squamish First Nation located in North Vancouver, B.C. After many years working in international business, he worked with the Squamish Nation as a negotiator in the areas of economic development, land management and finance and served for eight years on the Squamish Council. Mr. Calla serves as Executive Chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board, and is a member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association. Mr. Calla has served on the boards of FortisBC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Partnerships BC and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of excellence in leadership. In particular, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada recognized Mr. Calla as one of 100 outstanding CGAs during its centennial year in 2008.

Chris Forbes

Chris Forbes is the Deputy Minister of Finance. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change, having been appointed in February 2023. From 2017 to 2023, Mr. Forbes was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He has held several senior positions in government, including at the Department of Finance from 2000 to 2013 and again from 2016 to 2017. Before joining the federal government, Mr. Forbes worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Toronto Dominion Bank. Mr. Forbes holds a Masters Degree in Economics from McGill University.

Elizabeth Wademan

Elizabeth Wademan is a senior executive and experienced corporate director. Elizabeth has extensive capital markets and financial services experience. She spent close to two decades as Managing Director for BMO Capital Markets, one of Canada’s largest investment banks, and was one of the firm's most senior capital markets professionals. She has deep vertical knowledge in the resource and technology sectors and was Head, Global Metals & Mining Equity Capital Markets. Elizabeth also has significant public company board experience. As President & CEO of CDEV, she brings advisory and structuring leadership. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and CFA & ICD.D designations.

Brian Ferguson

Brian C. Ferguson, FCA, served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Cenovus Energy Inc. from November 2009until October 2017. Mr. Ferguson's business experience spans a variety of areas including finance, business development, reserves, strategic planning, evaluation and communications. Mr. Ferguson has been an Independent Director at the Toronto-Dominion Bank since March 2015. He has also served as a Non-Independent Director of Cenovus Energy Inc., past Chairman of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Risk Oversight and Governance Board and as a board member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, among others. Mr. Ferguson is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He holds a BComm degree from the University of Albertaand completed the Executive Management program at the University of Western Ontario.

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Ms. Hilton is a recognized Indigenous business leader and senior advisor with an international Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Ms. Hilton is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. Ms. Hilton currently serves on the BC Emerging Economy Task Force as an advisor to the Minister of Jobs, Trades and Technology as well as on the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Ms. Hilton was appointed as a senior advisor to the federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council. Ms. Hilton's work has been recognized most recently with the national Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Ms. Hilton currently serves as Director on the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada and the National Canadian Community Economic Development Network.

Patricia Koval

Patricia Koval is a corporate director and lawyer. Ms. Koval retired in December 2016 as a Senior Partner of Torys LLP where she practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance. She also co-founded and was co-chair of Torys' interdisciplinary Climate Change and Emissions Trading Practice. Ms. Koval was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School and she currently serves on its Environmental Finance Advisory Council. She has a long history of Board service and volunteering in the conservation sector, including the World Wildlife Fund Canada, Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation, Rainforest Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Ms. Koval graduated from the joint MBA/J.D. program at Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Sandra Stash

Sandra Stash is a Petroleum Engineer with more than 35 years of international executive leadership and board experience. Her career includes leadership positions in business management, engineering, operations, HSE, project management and the global oversight of large functional organizations in the oil and gas sector, manufacturing, and mining industries. Through direct oversight of several very public and controversial natural resource, public health, community and environmental issues in these sectors, Sandra is recognized for her unique capabilities in bridging the extractive sector to external stakeholders - in government, civil society and at community level.

Marie-Jose Nadeau

Marie-Jose Nadeau is a Corporate Director and an expert in energy. She is the past Chair of the World Energy Council where she served from 2013 to 2016. During her tenure as Chair of the Council, she travelled the world, outreaching to its 100 Member committees, meeting with Heads of State and Energy Ministers and speaking on global energy issues. From 1993 to 2015, she served as Executive Vice-President and Secretary General of Hydro-Quebec. A trained lawyer, she was a key player at Hydro-Quebec for over 20 years. Ms. Nadeau is a Director of ENGIE where she is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Strategy, Investment and Technology Committee. She is also a Director of Metro, where she chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Human Resources Committee. In addition, she is the Vice Chair of the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), based in the United States, and Vice Chair of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Nadeau holds a Master's Degree in Public Law from the University of Ottawa. In 2009, the Quebec Bar awarded her with the distinction Advocatus Emeritus in recognition of her contribution to the legal profession. In 2016, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her outstanding support to many organizations involved in the arts and education.

Stephen Swaffield

Stephen Swaffield has significant experience in Canada's financial and energy sectors, having held senior roles with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Capital Markets and RBC Dominion Securities) and Canaccord Financial Inc. He also held senior leadership positions at the executive level with Terasen, British Gas and Shell International Petroleum Company. Mr. Swaffield brings to CDEV many years of advisory and board experience, from both public and private companies, as well as with not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Swaffield holds a BA and MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and is a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a diploma in corporate governance from the IOD.

Stan Marshall

Stan Marshall is President and CEO of Nalcor Energy. Prior to joining Nalcor, he served as the President and CEO of Fortis Inc. for over 18 years after holding numerous senior executive positions at Newfoundland Power Inc. since 1979. Mr. Marshall has also been a Director of Fortis Inc. and its subsidiaries including Fortis BC, Fortis Alberta, Fortis Ontario, Belize Electric, Maritime Electric, Caribbean Utilities and CH Energy Group. Mr. Marshall is a retired member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a Registered Professional Engineer (retired) in the Province. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Law from Dalhousie University.

Dawn Farrell

Dawn Farrell is President and CEO, Trans Mountain Corporation. She's spent over 35 years in the energy business and held a variety of positions, including President and CEO of TransAlta. One of the largest investor-owned generation and energy marketing companies in Canada with operations in Canada, the US and Australia, TransAlta is a publicly listed company on the TSX and NYSE. As TransAlta CEO for more than nine years, Dawn led the transformation of the company to competitive power focused on low-cost, clean and reliable solutions for large commercial and industrial customers.

She currently serves on the Board of Pacific General Electric and is also the Chair of the Board of The Chemours Company. She has held past board positions, including the Business Council of Canada, Alberta Business Council, Calgary Stampede, Conference Board of Canada, Mount Royal College/University Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Directors, Fording Coal Income Fund, New Relationship Trust and Vision Quest Windelectric. Dawn has contributed to electricity and environmental policy development in Alberta, British Columbia and federally in Canada.

Dawn is currently the Chancellor for Mount Royal University. She previously served on the Board of United Way of Calgary and is a community champion for Momentum.

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