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.


Charles W.Fischer

Calgary, Alberta

 

Charles W. Fischer

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Mr. Fischer is an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI, Chair of the ECT Safety & Reliability Committee and a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee. He was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Nexen Inc. (oil and gas) from 2001 to 2008. He had been with Nexen Inc. since 1994, holding various executive positions, including Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer responsible for Nexen Inc.’s conventional oil & gas business in Western Canada, the US Gulf Coast and all international locations, as well as oil sands, marketing and information systems activities worldwide. Mr. Fischer holds a B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and a MBA, both from the University of Calgary. He is on the Board of Alberta Innovates – Energy & Environment Solutions and the Climate Change and Emission Management Corporation.


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.


Catherine L. Williams

Calgary, Alberta

 

Williams

Principal occupation: Corporate Director

Ms. Williams is an independent ECT Trustee, a director of EPI and a member of the ECT Audit, Finance & Risk Committee. Her principal occupation in the previous five years has been as a board director.  Ms. Williams held senior finance positions during a 30-year career in business which included international experience. From 1984 to 2007, Ms. Williams held positions with Shell Canada Limited, Shell Europe Oil Products, Shell Canada Oil Products and Shell International (oil and gas companies) and was the Chief Financial Officer of Shell Canada Limited from 2003 to 2007. Prior to 1984, Ms. Williams was employed at NOVA Corporation and the Bank of Canada. She has served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of Mount Royal University as well as the Chair of its Finance & Audit Committee, Chair of the Board of the United Way of Calgary & Area, Chair of the Board of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta and on the Advisory Board to the Dean of Queen’s School of Business. She has also served as a Director and audit committee member of Tim Hortons Inc. and of Alberta Investment Corporation. Ms. Williams holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA (Finance) from Queen’s School of Business (now Smith School of Business at Queen’s University).