Board of Directors: Public Members


Anne Auriat
Anne Auriat

Anne Auriat is currently the Regional Waste Reduction Co-ordinator/Manager for the West Yellowhead Landfill Authority which encompasses the municipalities of Edson, Jasper, Hinton and Yellowhead County. She has been directly involved with the recycling programs in these communities for the past 25 years.

Anne also served as an elected official on the Yellowhead County Council for six years. During that time, she sat on a number of regional committees and boards as both a Chairperson and board member.

In addition to her management duties, Anne is co-owner of an environmental consulting/managing business, Silkstone Environmental Ltd. Anne also volunteers with numerous local non-profit groups. During her tenure as manager, the regional program has received a nomination for an Emerald Award, which recognizes outstanding environmental achievements in Alberta.

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Andre Chabot
Andre Chabot

Andre Chabot was elected to his first term on the City of Calgary Council for Ward 10 during a by-election on February 28, 2005.

Andre has a long history of community service. He believes in and promotes strategic growth and infrastructure improvements that complement and support sustainable development for business and residents.

Andre is a City of Calgary representative on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and sits on the following AUMA committees: Beverage Container Management Board; Transmission Facilities Cost Monitoring Committee; Standing Policy Committee on Sustainability and the Environment; Alberta Data Partnership Limited.

Andre also participates on a number of Calgary City Council committees on issues such as: planning and urban development; transportation and transit; gas, power and telecommunications; priorities and finance; legislative governance; and intergovernmental affairs. He is a member of the Inter-Municipal Committee for Chestermere and the Calgary Stampede Board.

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Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane

Patrick Kane is a senior manager with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), responsible for the development of waste policy for Alberta. In his role with AEP, Patrick has played a key role in the establishment of recycling programs for beverage containers, used oil materials, tires, unused paint and paint containers, and Canada’s first program for electronics recycling.

His team was awarded the Recycling Council of Alberta “R’s of Excellence Award” for government leadership (2005) and for the development of Alberta’s Greening Government Strategy (2011), and was the recipient of an Alberta Emerald Award (2007) for the development of provincial waste stewardship programs. The Alberta Emerald Foundation showcases environmental leadership in Alberta, setting an example of environmental excellence for all to follow.

Patrick is a Certified Management Accountant, has a Business Administration Degree from the University of New Brunswick, is a certified Environmental Practitioner (EP ) and has obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).

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Patricia  McLeod
Patricia McLeodQ.C.

Patricia McLeod, Q.C., is a lawyer and corporate director with over 22 years of legal, governance and compliance experience in regulated and deregulated companies, and private practice law firms. Patricia is proficient in the areas of corporate/commercial, compliance and securities law, corporate governance, privacy, ethics and corporate responsiblity.

Patricia has held the roles of General Counsel, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Compliance, and Privacy Officer for utilities and other regulated companies in Alberta. Patricia has an MBA from Queen’s University, is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors' accredited directors program. She was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in January 2014 and to the Alberta Order of Excellence Council in January 2015.

Patricia is a board director for the Calgary Co-op and Alberta Innovates, and is the current Chair of the Board of Drectors for the Calgary Film Centre. She is former Chair of the YWCA of Calgary, cSPACE Projects and former Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Calgary Economic Development. Patricia was recently chosen as one of the 2016 Diversity 50 candidates in Canada by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. 

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Elaine Noel-Bentley
Elaine Noel-Bentley

Until her retirement, Elaine Noel-Bentley was employed at Petro-Canada for 20 years, the last 10 years as Senior Director of Total Compensation. Prior to her years at Petro-Canada, she was employed at Great-West Life and the Government of Alberta’s Treasury department.

In addition to being a Director on the BCMB, Elaine is currently a board member on the Public Service Pension Board, the Alberta Municipal Services Corporation Board and the APE X Governance Board. She also teaches periodically on pensions and benefits at Humber College and the University of Calgary.

Elaine has a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in English, and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

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Andrew Stephens
Andrew StephensChair

Andrew Stephens is a seasoned oil and gas executive with 35+ years of experience with Suncor Energy Inc and predecessor companies. When Andrew retired from Suncor in 2012, he was Senior Vice-President, Business Services reporting to the CEO and President. In this role, he led Suncor’s information, supply chain and field logistics services. As a member of the Executive Team, Stephens also contributed to the strategic leadership of the Company.

Andrew began his career in 1977 as a Process Engineer with Gulf Oil Canada at the Port Moody refinery. After joining Petro-Canada as a Project Engineer in 1979, he held senior leadership roles in operating and functional departments in the Upstream, Downstream and Shared Services areas. He was appointed an Officer of Petro-Canada in 1993.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Andrew has served on the Board and as President of the Youth Science Foundation, and is a past Chair, Honourary Member and Board Member of the Energy Council of Canada. He currently serves as the Chair of Genome Alberta and the Beverage Container Management Board.

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