Governance

Board of Directors

David Tuer - Chair

Mr. Tuer is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a private oil and gas company. He is an independent businessman and was Chairman of the Calgary Health Region from 2001 to 2008. He has held senior executive positions in various energy companies throughout his career.

He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of PanCanadian Petroleum Limited, prior to its merger in 2002 with the Alberta Energy Company to form EnCana Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a number of public companies, including Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Gregory Abel - Director

Gregory Abel is chairman, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Through its energy-related businesses, Berkshire Hathaway Energy provides electric and natural gas service to more than 11.4 million customers worldwide.

Mr. Abel serves as chairman, CEO and director of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and PacifiCorp; as chairman and director of Northern Powergrid, Northern Natural Gas and NV Energy, and as a director of HomeServices.

Mr. Abel serves on the board and executive committee of the Edison Electric Institute and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He also serves on the H.J. Heinz Company board of directors; the AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. board of directors; the Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited board of directors; the Kum & Go, L.C. board of directors; the executive board of the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America; the American Football Coaches Foundation board of directors; and is a past member of the Drake University board of trustees.

Mr. Abel graduated from the University of Alberta in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Douglas Anderson - Director

Douglas Anderson is chief corporate counsel and corporate secretary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Mr. Anderson has been with Berkshire Hathaway Energy for more than 20 years, starting as corporate counsel to CalEnergy and holding various legal counsel positions of increasing responsibility. He supports the company’s acquisitions, development and financing activities; and is responsible for all contract, litigation and regulatory matters. He serves as a director of AltaLink, PacifiCorp, Northern Natural Gas Company, Northern Powergrid and HomeServices of America, Inc.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Augustana College, located in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1981 with a BA in economics and business administration. In 1985, Mr. Anderson received an MBA from the Indiana University School of Business and a juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law.

David R. Collyer - Director

Dave Collyer is an experienced strategic and operational leader in the Canadian energy sector, with a strong focus on integration of technical, economic and public policy considerations in business decision-making.

He currently provides consulting services to the Canadian energy sector and serves on a number of not-for-profit and corporate boards.

Mr. Collyer was President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from September 2008 until December 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading CAPP’s activities in education, communication and engagement, and policy/regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining CAPP, Dave Collyer was President and Country Chair for Shell in Canada. During his thirty-year career with Shell, Mr. Collyer held a broad range of technical, business, marketing, and senior leadership roles. He also participated in a two-year Executive Exchange assignment with the federal government in Ottawa (1989 to 1991) as Director, Supply Branch at the National Energy Board.

Dave Collyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering specializing in Petroleum Engineering (1977) and a Masters of Business Administration (1978), both from the University of Alberta.

Patrick Goodman - Director

Patrick Goodman is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Mr. Goodman is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's financial operations. He serves as a director of PacifiCorp, Northern Powergrid, Kern River Gas Transmission Company and Northern Natural Gas Company.

Mr. Goodman supports the evaluation, negotiation and closing of the company's domestic and international financings, acquisitions and project developments. Additionally, he manages all accounting, financial reporting, tax, budgeting, long-range financial planning and internal audit functions for the company.

Mr. Goodman has been the chief financial officer of Berkshire Hathaway Energy since 1999 and has served in various financial positions, including chief accounting officer since joining the company in 1995.

Mr. Goodman has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and management and is a certified public accountant. He received his accounting degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Paul McCoy - Director

Mr. McCoy is a principal with the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project, a high-voltage direct current submarine transmission network to be located off the east coast of the United States. He co-founded Trans-Elect, an independent transmission company, in 1999 and was the company's president. Prior to Trans-Elect, he spent 27 years at Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), lastly as Senior Vice President of Unicom (ComEd's holding company), and President of ComEd's Transmission Group. He also provides consulting services through McCoy Energy, LLC.

Mr. McCoy has held numerous leadership positions in major transmission industry organizations and has significant experience working with state and federal utility regulators in the United States regarding policy issues on electricity transmission systems.

Mr. McCoy earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Illinois. He is a member of the Board of Directors of New Brunswick Power (NB Power) as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Douglas Mitchell - Director

Mr. Mitchell is National Co-Chairman of the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) and served several years as Regional Managing Partner.

Mr. Mitchell presently serves on a number of corporate boards and also on a number of not-for-profit organizations including Chair of Participaction Canada, Chair of Calgary Sports Tourism Authority and Chair of Banff International Research Station.

Mr. Mitchell is the past President of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, past Chair of the Alberta Economic Development Authority and the Calgary Airport Authority. He also served as Commissioner of the Canadian Football League and is presently Co-owner of the Calgary Stampeder Football Club and member of the CFL Board of Governors.

Mr. Mitchell has received the Order of Canada and the Alberta Order of Excellence for his community service.

Patricia Nelson - Director

Ms. Nelson is currently the Vice-Chair of the In-Situ Oil Sands Alliance (IOSA). She is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Health Trust and a former Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Foothills. In her four terms with the Alberta legislature, Ms. Nelson served as Minister of Finance and Chair of the Treasury Board, preceded by her roles as Minister of Energy, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Minister of Government Services, and Deputy Government House Leader.

Ms. Nelson graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and gained 15 years of finance related experience in the oil and gas industry prior to joining Alberta politics. She previously was controller of Sabre Energy Ltd. and Petroterra Natural Resources Ltd., and the manager of financial control with Suncor Inc.

Robert Turgeon - Director

Mr. Turgeon is Past President of Trans-Québec & Maritimes Pipeline Inc., a natural gas transportation business in Quebec. During his sixteen year tenure as President, Mr. Turgeon directed the planning and development of major pipeline work in addition to guiding significant corporate restructuring. Mr. Turgeon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sir George Williams (Concordia) University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Université de Montréal.

Scott Thon - Director

Mr. Thon has served as AltaLink's President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. For over 30 years he has held a variety of senior positions in the electricity industry, from operations and engineering to market design and financial management. 

Mr. Thon is current chair of the Canadian Electricity Association Board of Directors. Mr. Thon is a Director on the Board of Alberta Blue Cross and a trustee with Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Thon also serves as a member of the Canadian Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees. 

In 2013, Bow Valley College awarded Mr. Thon their Distinguished Citizen Award honouring his commitment to the College. In 2011, Mr. Thon was recognized by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his business and community leadership with the Sherrold Moore Award. In 2005, The Government of Alberta presented Mr. Thon with the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta. 

Mr. Thon is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, Mr. Thon completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program receiving his ICD.D designation.

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