Women on Boards

Creating Opportunities for Women on Boards

Heather Culbert - Independent Board Member



With over 27 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Ms. Culbert has held senior positions and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at Enerplus, a mid-sized oil and gas company.

Heather serves as Chair of the SAIT Board of Governors, as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Export Development Canada (EDC). She is a director on the Board of Whitecap Resources Inc., on the Board of the United Way World Leadership Council and is an Ex Officio member of the Board of United Way Calgary and Area.

With over 27 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Ms. Culbert has held senior positions and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at Enerplus, a mid-sized oil and gas company.*of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, as a founder of C5 (Concerned Citizens for the Calgary Cancer Centre), Board Chair of the Alliance to End Violence, and Campaign Chair of the SAIT Promising Futures Campaign (phase II).  

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Jennifer Koury - Independent Director



Jennifer has more than 35 years professional experience including C-suite leadership roles and international experience, with the world’s largest diversified resources company, BHP Billiton, as well, with Enerplus Resources and Exxon Mobil as a senior executive.  Jennifer has extensive business leadership and governance experience in highly complex and dynamic international working environments.  Working with large global organizations as well as mid-size and early stage companies and has developed Jennifer’s broad range of business acumen skills.   

Currently, Jennifer sits on the following Boards: Director and Co-Lead for Public/Private Partnership, UN Women’s Agency, NYC; Director, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter; Director, Calgary Zoo; Director, Women In Mining Association, Canada; Dean’s Advisory Council, Business School, University of Alberta. 

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Alberta and has her Directors Designation (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto. 

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Linda Hohol - Corporate Director


Linda Hohol serves on the boards of NAV Canada (NAV), Canadian Western Bank (CWB) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). She Chairs the Board of the ICD, Chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of NAV Canada and serves on both the Risk Committee and the Human Resource and Compensation Committees of CWB.

She was the President of the TSX Venture Exchange at the TMX Group Inc. from 2002 until 2007.  Prior to this she was Executive Vice-President, Wealth Management, CIBC and Senior Vice President Alta and NWT, CIBC. Ms. Hohol has served on numerous for-profit, not-for-profit boards and Crown Corporations, including Export Development Canada, ATB Financial, Calgary Airport Authority, Canada Foundation for Innovation, EllisDon Construction, Alberta Health Services and the United Way of Calgary, which she chaired.

Ms. Hohol received the distinguished business leader award from the Haskayne School of Business in 2005. 

Andrea Goertz - Executive & Independent Board Member


 Andrea is a corporate executive with 30 years of strategic, results-oriented performance across Canada and internationally in finance, business development, communications and corporate strategy. Most recently, Andrea was Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer at TELUS, leading a large and diverse national portfolio comprised of TELUS’ real estate, including the highly significant projects TELUS Garden and TELUS Sky, provincial government relations, privacy, social and media relations, creative and corporate services, sponsorships, community investment and sustainability. Andrea’s visionary leadership earned TELUS repeated recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and she achieved coveted positions on the 2012 and 2014 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, as well as recognition by Canada Clean 50 in 2013. Andrea’s past Board experience includes Alberta Ballet, Theatre Calgary, and the Haskayne School of Business Advisory Council. She is pursuing for-profit Corporate Board positions, and is a keen advocate for increased female representation on boards. 


Andrea holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) degree and an MBA, both from the University of Alberta, and expects to earn her ICD.D designation in 2019. 

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