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.

Read the Terms of Reference for the Board of Directors (PDF 38 KB)

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

Calgary, Alberta

 

Ernest F.H. (Harry) Roberts

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Roberts is Chair of the Board and an independent ECT Trustee. He is also the Chair of the ECT Board, a member of the ECT Conflicts Committee, the Chair of the ECT Nominating Committee and effective January 1, 2018, a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk 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 director and Chair of the Board and of the Audit Committee of Canadian Oil Sands Limited. He was also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary and was a Governor on the Board of Governors and 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 member of the ECT Nominating Committee and the ECT Safety & Reliability Committee. He held a number of senior executive officer positions with Enbridge from 1995 to March 31, 2015, including Executive Vice-President, CFO & 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, 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 the Chairman of the board of directors and a member of the governance committee of Alberta Investment Management Company. Mr. Bird was previously the chair of the audit committee of Alberta Investment Management Company. Mr. Bird is also 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 an independent ECT Trustee. She is a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee, the ECT Conflicts Committee and the ECT Nominating Committee and the Chair of the ECT Safety & Reliability Committee. Ms. Cillis is also a director and the Chair of the Investment Committee of Solium Trust Company. Ms. Cillis was the Senior Vice President, Finance & CFO of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. from 2008 to 2013 and the CFO of Canadian Energy Services L.P. from 2006 to 2008. Prior to 2006, Ms. Cillis held various finance, accounting and/or tax positions at Precision Drilling Corporation, Schlumberger and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Cillis holds a B.Comm. (Accounting) from the University of Alberta and an ICD.D. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Financial Executives International Canada.


Brian E. Frank

Calgary, Alberta

 

Brian E. Frank

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Frank is an independent ECT Trustee. He is Chair of the ECT Conflicts Committee and a member of ECT Safety & Reliability Committee. Mr. Frank 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 and he was on the Advisory Board of Cortex Business Solutions Inc. (TSXV) from 2009 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 plc 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.


M. George Lewis

Toronto, Ontario

 

Lewis

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Lewis is an independent ECT Trustee. He is the Chair of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee, a member of the ECT Conflicts Committee and a member of the ECT Nominating Committee. He was employed with the RBC Group from 1986 until his retirement in 2016. From 2006 to his retirement, he was a Portfolio Manager with RBC Global Asset Management. Prior to November 2015, Mr. Lewis held a number of senior executive positions with RBC, including Group Head of Wealth Management & Insurance; Chairman and CEO of RBC Global Asset Management; Head of Wealth Management, Brokerage, Asset Management & Banking Products, RBC Personal & Business Canada; Head of Financing & Investment Products, RBC Banking and RBC Investments; Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equity; and Director of Research at RBC Capital Markets. Earlier in his career at RBC, Mr. Lewis was a top-rated analyst of pipeline, utility and telecom companies as well as an investment banker involved in large merger and acquisition advisory assignments. Prior to joining RBC, he was an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Lewis is a Director of the Canadian Film Centre and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation. He is a past member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a patron and past member of the Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto, a past Director of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and a past Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. He currently serves as the Honorary Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service of the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr. Lewis holds a B.Comm. with high distinction from Trinity College, University of Toronto, a MBA with distinction from Harvard University and an ICD.D. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and a Certified Financial Analyst.


John K. Whelen

Calgary, Alberta

 

Whelen

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

Mr. Whelen is an ECT Trustee. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enbridge (since 2014) and was the Senior Vice President, Finance (2014) and the Senior Vice President and Controller (2011 to 2014) of Enbridge. Mr. Whelen provides executive leadership for Enbridge’s financial planning and reporting, tax, treasury and financial risk management functions. He joined Enbridge in 1992 and has held a series of executive positions with increasing responsibility, including treasury, risk management, corporate planning & development, and financial reporting. He was the President of the Corporation and the CFO and then President of the Manager from 2010 to 2014, during which time he led the Fund’s business through a period of significant growth. Mr. Whelen has extensive experience in capital markets and has been instrumental in securing billions of dollars in growth capital funding for Enbridge. He holds a MBA (Finance) from McMaster University and a BSc. (Economics) from the University of Victoria.