Here are the people who lead the way:

Ian Anderson, President and CEO

Ian Anderson is President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation. Previously, Ian held the position of President of Kinder Morgan Canada and has more than 40 years with its Canadian predecessor companies including Terasen Pipelines, BC Gas, Westcoast Energy and Centra Gas. He is a Certified Management Accountant and a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Program. Ian also serves on several boards, including the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), and is a former board member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA).

Hugh Harden, Chief Operating Officer

Hugh Harden is Chief Operating Officer for Trans Mountain Corporation. He previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Kinder Morgan Canada. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He maintains his designation as a professional engineer in British Columbia. Hugh is a member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Standing Committee on Operations and a member of the Operating and Technical Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

David Safari, Executive Vice President, Trans Mountain Expansion Project

David Safari is Executive Vice President, Trans Mountain Expansion Project for Trans Mountain Corporation.  He joined the Project team in 2015. Prior to the Project, David worked for Laricina Energy as Vice President, Facilities and Statoil Canada as Senior Director, Projects. David has more than 30 years of industry experience in the energy sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (Oil & Gas) from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran and has extensive domestic and international experience on large-scale construction projects.  

Pierre Alvarez, Vice President, External Relations

Pierre Alvarez is Vice President, External Relations at Trans Mountain Corporation. He is responsible for the company’s government relations, public relations, communications and community engagement functions.

Pierre has more than 35 years of senior management experience in the Canadian oil and gas, pipeline and electricity sectors. Prior to joining Trans Mountain, Pierre held several senior leadership roles including Vice President, Corporate Relations at Nexen Inc., President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and Chairman and CEO of the NWT Power Corporation. Pierre was also Deputy Minister to the Premier of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife. 

Pierre holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He is active in numerous community and charitable organizations including the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Trail Association for Community Living. He holds the position of Director-in-Residence for the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mike Bangle, Vice President, Finance

As Vice President, Finance at Trans Mountain Corporation, Mike Bangle is responsible for the financial management of the company including finance, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, tax and cash management. He previously held the position of Vice President, Finance with Kinder Morgan Canada. Mike has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, and has been with the Trans Mountain team for more than 10 years. He worked in public accounting and in the financial services sector before joining Kinder Morgan.  

Mike earned his Chartered Accountant designation in Manitoba, and is now a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. 

Michael Davies, Vice President, Operations

As Vice President, Operations at Trans Mountain Corporation, Michael Davies works closely with the maritime community, coastal and Indigenous communities to ensure safe and efficient crude-oil transportation. He previously held the position of Vice President, Operations with Kinder Morgan Canada. Michael has more than 27 years of experience in the West Coast energy industry with Kinder Morgan and its predecessor companies. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.  Michael serves as Chairman of the Board of the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation - the Transport Canada-certified marine spill response organization for Canada’s West Coast.

Paul Huddleston, Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services 

As Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services with Trans Mountain Corporation, Paul Huddleston is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to our engineering, design and support services teams. 

Paul has nearly 30 years experience with Kinder Morgan Canada and its predecessor companies, including 13 years leading the integrity management function. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of  Calgary and maintains his designation as a Professional Engineer in Alberta. 

Maureen Neufeldt is Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Maureen Neufeldt is Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Trans Mountain Corporation. She is responsible for Trans Mountain’s Human Resource programs including building and executing strategies for talent development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. Maureen has more than 20 years experience in Human Resources with Kinder Morgan Canada and its predecessor companies. 

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) from University of Waterloo and is a certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) by the Human Resource Institute of Alberta. She is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Compensation Research Council.

Norm Rinne, Vice President, Business Development

Norm Rinne is Vice President, Business Development of Trans Mountain Corporation. He previously held the position of Vice President, Business Development with Kinder Morgan Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience with Kinder Morgan and its predecessor companies in a broad range of leadership roles. 

Norm holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He maintains his designation as a professional engineer in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Scott Stoness, Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance

Scott Stoness is Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for Trans Mountain Corporation. Scott previously served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary for Kinder Morgan Canada. Scott has more than 30 years of experience in both the Canadian and US oil and gas industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. Scott is a member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Executive Business Standing Committee.

Rob Van Walleghem, Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel

As Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel for Trans Mountain Corporation, Rob Van Walleghem is responsible for the company’s legal team and oversees governance matters, corporate procurement and records management. 

Rob has more than 30 years of legal experience, including more than 15 years in the energy sector where he has worked closely with executive teams, boards and senior regulators. Before joining Trans Mountain, he held many leadership roles including Executive Vice President HSE and General Counsel at Tervita Corporation, Vice President and General Counsel at Essential Energy Services and General Counsel at Tesco Corporation.

He attended the University of Calgary obtaining his LL.B. after earning a B.A. from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and was awarded a Queen’s Counsel designation in 2015. In 2014, he was named Chief Legal Officer of the Year by Alberta Oil Magazine.