Board of Directors
The Board of Directors provides direction on research and community engagement activities of the Foundation. It meets four times a year, and is comprised of prominent western Canadians who are committed to the social and economic well-being of western Canada.
Board of Directors
Geoff Plant, Chair
Partner, Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP
Charles Jago, Vice-Chair, BC
Board Chair, Northern Health
Prince George, BC
Charlie Fischer, Vice-Chair, AB
Retired President & CEO, Nexen Inc.
Theresa Arsenault, Q.C.
Pushor Mitchell LLP
Senior Director, Global Infrastructure, KPMG
R.W. (Dick) Carter
Corporate Director and retired President & CEO of Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan
Raymond D. Crossley
Chartered Accountant and Corporate Director
President & CEO, Edmonton Economic Development
Retired President & CEO Vancouver Coastal Health
President & CEO, CentrePort Canada Inc.
Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Imperial Oil Ltd.
Edward S. Kennedy
President & CEO
The North West Company
Former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
Retired CEO, United Way Winnipeg
Dr. Janice MacKinnon
Professor of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
President and COO, Des Nedhe Developments LP
James A. Richardson
President & Director, Westmead Limited
President & CEO, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
President & CEO, Red River College
Nanoose Bay, BC
Brenda Eaton, Former Vice Chair, BC
Special Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Manitoba
President, Max Bell Foundation
Founding Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP
Executive Vice-President, Business Council of British Columbia
A.R. (Bob) Linner
Retired City Manager, City of Regina
H. Sanford Riley
President & CEO, Richardson Financial Group Ltd.
Rt. Hon. Edward Schreyer
Former Mayor, City of Red Deer
Red Deer, AB
Dr. Robert Westbury
Chief Advisor, Relations and Innovation, TELUS