Enbridge Companies

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for all aspects related to the governance of ENF.

The Directors assess ENF’s governance policies and practices in light of regulatory laws and initiatives in Canada relating to corporate governance and the evolving standards and expectations for governance in the Canadian capital markets. Management is of the view that ENF’s governance structures, systems and practices comply with applicable governance laws and conform with the guidelines established by Canadian securities regulatory authorities for public companies.

Ernest F.H. (Harry) Roberts (Chair)

Calgary, Alberta

 

Ernest F.H. (Harry) Roberts

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Roberts is Chair of the Board, an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI, Chair of the ECT Board and a member of the ECT Conflicts Committee. He is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in the oil & gas and financial services industries and a thorough knowledge of financial and capital markets. Mr. Roberts held a number of senior finance positions during his 20 year career with Petro-Canada, including Treasurer, Vice-President, Finance & Planning and ten years as Chief Financial Officer. He was also Senior Vice-President, Integration of Suncor Energy Inc. following its merger with Petro-Canada in 2009 until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary and was the Chair of the Audit Committee of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Roberts holds a B.Comm. from the University of Alberta.


J. Richard Bird

Calgary, Alberta

 

J. Richard Bird

Principal occupation:
Corporate Director

Mr. Bird is an ECT Trustee and a director of EPI. He held a number of senior executive officer positions with Enbridge Inc. from 1995 to March 31, 2015, including Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Development. Prior to joining Enbridge, he held senior financial and corporate development executive positions at a number of other companies. He holds a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and a MBA and Ph.D. (Managerial Economics) from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Mr. Bird is also a director of Alberta Investment Management Company and a member of the Investment Committee of the University of Calgary Board of Governors. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2010.


Laura A. Cillis

Calgary, Alberta

 

Cillis

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Ms. Cillis is a member of the Audit Committee, an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI and a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee, a member of the ECT Safety & Reliability Committee and a member of the ECT Conflicts Committee. She has more than 25 years of financial experience in the oilfield services industry. From 2008 to 2013, she was the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and from 2006 to 2008, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Energy Services L.P. Prior to 2006, she held various finance, accounting and/or tax positions at Precision Drilling Corporation, Schlumberger and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Cillis holds a B.Comm. in accounting fom the University of Alberta. She is a Chartered Accountant, a member of Financial Executives International Canada and holds an ICD.D.


Brian E. Frank

Calgary, Alberta

 

Brian E. Frank

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Frank is an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI, Chair of the ECT Conflicts Committee and a member of the Safety & Reliability Committee. He has extensive senior executive experience in the natural resources industry. He was the President and CEO of TimberWest Forest Corp. (timber and land management) from 2012 to 2014. From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Frank held several senior executive positions in Canada and internationally, including Chief Executive, Global Oil Europe & Finance with BP Oil International in London, U.K., President, BP Energy Company in Houston, Texas and President & CEO, BP Canada Energy Company in Calgary. Mr. Frank also spent ten years early in his career at Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa. He holds a B.A. (Economics) and a M.A. (Public Administration) from Carleton University. Mr. Frank is an independent director of Corval Energy, a privately owned oil and gas producer in Western Canada. Mr. Frank is on the Advisory Board of Cortex Business Solutions Inc. (TSXV).


M. George Lewis

Toronto, Ontario

 

Lewis

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. M. George Lewis is a member of the Audit Committee, an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI and a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee and the ECT Conflicts Committee. He has been with the RBC Group since 2000 until his retirement in July 2016, and was a member of the RBC Group Executive since 2007. Prior to his retirement, he was one of eight executives responsible for setting the strategic direction of Royal Bank of Canada, specifically responsible for the RBC Wealth Management and Insurance segments. Other executive positions held included Chief Executive Officer of RBC Asset Management, head of Wealth Management, Brokerage, Asset Management & Banking Products for RBC Personal and Business Canada, Head of Financing & Investment Products for RBC Banking and RBC Investments and Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity Research, Sales and Trading with RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Lewis began his career at RBC Capital Markets in Investment Banking, before becoming a top-ranked utility and pipeline analyst and the firm’s Director of Research. Prior to his career at RBC, he was an Auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Lewis is a past Director and Chair of the Board of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a past Director of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation. He is on the Board of the Canadian Film Centre, a current member and Past Chair of the Bishop’s Company of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, a Patron and past member of the Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto and serves as the Honorary Colonel Commandant of the Chaplain Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Lewis is also a Director and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of Ontario Power Generation Inc. He holds a MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a B.Comm. with distinction from the University of Toronto. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.


Bruce G. Waterman

Calgary, Alberta

 

Waterman

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Waterman is Chair of the Audit Committee, an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI, Chair of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee, a member of the ECT Safety & Reliability Committee and a member of the ECT Conflicts Committee. He is an experienced financial executive with extensive expertise in the oil & gas industry, financial and capital markets, and business development. Mr. Waterman was Executive Vice-President of Agrium Inc. (public agricultural company), where he held senior roles as CFO, as well as in Business Development and Strategy, from April 2000 to his retirement in January 2013. Prior to joining Agrium Inc., Mr. Waterman had almost 20 years of oil & gas experience in various senior roles with Amoco Corporation (including Dome Petroleum, a predecessor company) and Talisman Energy Inc., where he was Vice-President and CFO. Mr. Waterman has been accountable for Corporate Strategy, Investment, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, Risk Management, Audit, Investor Relations, Public & Government Affairs and Tax during his career. He holds a B.Comm. (Hon.) from Queen’s University and an ICD.D. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of Financial Executives International Canada and serves on the Advisory Board of Financial Executives International Canada. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year in 2008 and currently chairs the Selection Committee for Canada’s CFO of the Year.


John K. Whelen

Calgary, Alberta

 

Whelen

Principal occupation: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Enbridge Inc.

John Whelen was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enbridge Inc. on Oct. 15, 2014. Previously Enbridge’s Senior Vice President and Controller, Mr. Whelen has retained executive leadership for the company’s financial reporting function, while assuming responsibility for Enbridge’s tax and treasury functions.

Mr. Whelen has been part of the Enbridge team since 1992, when he assumed the Manager of Treasury role at Consumers Gas (now Enbridge Gas Distribution). Since that time, he has held a series of executive positions with increasing responsibility, including treasury, risk management, corporate planning and development, and financial reporting. Mr. Whelen served as the chief financial officer, and then president, of Enbridge Income Fund, during which time he led the business through a period of significant growth. Throughout his history with the company, Mr. Whelen has developed extensive experience in capital markets, and has been instrumental in securing billions of dollars in growth capital funding for Enbridge.

Mr. Whelen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in finance from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in economics from the University of Victoria.