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Advisory Board

Sue MacKenzie, B. Eng (Mech)

Sue is a corporate director with over 25 years of energy sector experience.

She is currently a director of Enerplus Corporation, TransGlobe Energy Corporation, Freehold Royalties Ltd and FortisAlberta Inc.  She has also served on the boards of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter and Safe Haven Foundation as well as numerous for-profit, not-for-profit, private and academic advisory boards.

In her corporate career, most recently Sue was Chief Operating Officer at Oilsands Quest Inc. Prior to that, Sue spent twelve years at Petro-Canada in progressive strategic, operational and technical roles, including Vice President Human Resources and Vice-President In Situ Oilsands Development and Operations. Her industry experience also includes 14 years with Amoco Canada in a variety of engineering and leadership roles.

Sue holds a B. Eng (Mech) from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Calgary, is an Institute of Corporate Directors- certified director and a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Kelly McDougald

Kelly’s cross functional leadership experience includes more than 25 years in senior executive positions in the telecom sector at Nortel Networks and Bell Canada, where she led diverse groups including Corporate Strategy, Sales and Marketing, R&D, and Business Development. She also served as the President of a Canadian Nortel subsidiary, TTS Meridian Systems.

Following her career in the telecom sector Kelly assumed the position of CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), and then moved on to lead the national Career Solutions Practice of a Canadian professional services firm.

Kelly has served as a Board Director for numerous organizations including Allstate Canada, The Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, Career Star Group, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.  Currently, she acts as an Executive Advisor for BDC, and is the Board Chair of two not-for-profit organizations, Career Edge and The Clifton Foundation.

Kelly is a graduate of the Director’s Education Program at the University of Toronto (The Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D) and has attended the Stanford University Directors program.

Richard Payette

Richard is an experienced business leader, who is respected and recognized as a strong strategic adviser. He has over 30 years of experience in business management, business transformation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Currently, Richard is President & Chief Executive Officer at Manulife Quebec, where he is responsible for the development, deployment, and execution of a strategy to strengthen the position of Manulife in the province, and support the mission and vision of the company.

Prior to joining Manulife Quebec, Richard held several executives positions including roles as President & Chief Executive Officer of Americas Region at BDO International, and President & Chief Executive Officer at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal. He is a Fellow and member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec, and of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Dave McBride

Dave’s human resource, talent management, and business experience includes more than 20 years as a senior executive with Xerox Canada. During his tenure, Dave held various leadership positions that spanned human resource strategy, policy development, employee relations, compensation, talent and culture initiatives, industrial labour relations, change management, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, Dave held a variety of roles in sales and sales management.

Dave has a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a graduate of the Columbia University Executive Education Program.