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Calgary Herald

215 16 St SE

Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P5

Canada

Company Description

The Calgary Herald Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser began publishing as a weekly newspaper on August 31, 1883 when Calgary's population was just 400 people. Since then, the Calgary Herald has chronicled the evolution of this vibrant, ente ... more

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Employment History

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President

International Women's Forum Inc

Senior Positions

Petro-Canada

Other Boards

The Allstate Corporation

Corporate Director

Canadian Board Diversity Council

Vice Chair

TravelManagers Pty. Ltd

Vice Chair

Solana Resources Limited

Vice Chair

Petrolifera Petroleum Limited

Affiliations

Board Member
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Member
Audit Committee

Board Member
Alberta Provincial Audit Committee

Board Member
Genome Alberta

Board Member
Balancing Pool

Board Member
Resverlogix Corp.

Advisory Board
Touche

Board Member
Industry Canada

Financial
Governance West Inc.

Board Member
Laidlaw International , Inc.

Board Member
Alberta WaterSMART

Board Member
Calgary Financial Inc

Board Member
ENMAX Corporation

Board Member
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Board Member
The Allstate Corporation

Board of Governors, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board On Science and Technology
Mount Royal College

Board Member
Talisman Energy Inc.

Board Member
AECL Technologies Inc.

Member
Prime Minister's National Advisory Board

Member
University of Calgary's Executive Committee of the Faculty of Management Advisory Council

Education

economics

University of Alberta

economics

University of Calgary

BA

Bachelor of Arts

Economics

University of Calgary

M.A.

Economics

University

Master of Arts

Economics

University of Alberta

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Stella M. Thompson, BA, MA

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Stella M. Thompson, BA, MA

Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2005, the Institute of Corporate Directors granted her the ICD.D corporate director designation. That same year the Women's Executive Network and the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business recognized her as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Stella Thompson brings more than 30 years of executive and governance expertise to the board room. Over the last eighteen years she has sat on numerous boards and, as co-founder and principal of Governance West Inc. from 1996 to 2008, Ms. Thompson worked with over 250 clients providing consulting services to boards of directors of a broad range of corporate, not-for-profit, and crown organizations. In recent years, she has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on governance issues at venues across Canada. Since 2008, Ms. Thompson has focused on her various board commitments.
Previously an executive in the petroleum industry, Ms. Thompson has extensive experience in the energy sector and is currently a director on the boards of Atomic Energy of Canada and is Chair of Alberta's Electricity Balancing Pool.
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Ms. Thompson also sits on a number of boards involved in the science and technology sector including, Genome Alberta (Chair), Alberta WaterSMART (Chair), and, in September of 2010, retired from Resverlogix Corp. (a TSX listed pharma company).
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In 2008, Ms. Thompson was appointed to the Alberta Provincial Audit Committee which advises the Auditor General and the Alberta Legislature on various audit and financial issues, a unique body in Canada. In addition, Ms. Thompson is currently a director with the Calgary Airport Authority and, in September of 2010, was appointed to First Calgary Financial (Vice Chair), a full service financial services credit union based in Calgary. In June of 2012, she was appointed to the board of Credit Union Central of Alberta.
Ms. Thompson currently chairs the Governance Committee for First Calgary Financial and is on the Human Resource and the Nominating Committees. On her other boards, she is a member of three Audit Committees and two Governance and Human Resource Committees.
Between 1994 and 2003, Ms. Thompson served on the board of Laidlaw Inc. (a TSX/NYSE listed company at the time), a conglomerate with over 100,000 employees throughout North America. In this role, starting in 2001, she participated in the successful restructuring of the company as it simultaneously worked its way through Chapter 11 and CCAA, the first company in North America to do this. During this time she sat on a number of standing and special committees, including one that oversaw the two large US based medical divisions of the company. Ms Thompson also became the Lead Director responsible for ensuring that Laidlaw's safety performance in not only the medical divisions but also Greyhound and the school bus division was exemplary during the restructuring and post 9/11.
Ms. Thompson also sat on the Board of Enmax Corporation until June 2003. As Calgary's electricity distribution and energy services company, the corporation was transforming from a city department to a multi-billion dollar competitor. Until May 2000, she was also a director of AGRA Inc., an international engineering firm, and Perigee Inc., a 20 billion dollar investment management firm, (both TSX listed companies), when international firms purchased both companies. At the time of these transactions, she served on both boards' independent committees assessing the offers for their fairness to shareholders.
She has also served a number of years on other boards such as Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mount Royal College, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and the Alberta Research Council.
Before becoming a consultant and board director in 1991, she worked for over 20 years in the petroleum industry, first in Australia and then in Canada. During the eighties, she held senior positions with Petro-Canada, where she was responsible for a number of operating departments in the refining and marketing sector. While a Vice-President in the Products Division, she was responsible for strategic planning, the controller function, information systems, the credit card operation, materials management and energy futures trading.
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STELLA THOMPSON
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Stella Thompson (Chair)


Steering Committee | Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC)

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Stella Thompson Steering Committee | Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC)

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Stella Thompson Corporate Director Stella Thompson brings more than 30 years of executive and governance expertise to the boardroom. Over the last seventeen years she has sat on numerous boards and, as co-founder and principal of Governance West Inc. from 1996 to 2008, Ms. Thompson worked with over 250 clients providing consulting services to boards of directors of a broad range of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. In recent years, she has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on governance issues at venues across Canada. Since 2008, Ms. Thompson has focused on her various board commitments. Previously an executive in the petroleum industry, Ms. Thompson has extensive experience in the energy sector and is currently a director on the boards of Atomic Energy of Canada, Alberta's Electricity Balancing Pool and Talisman Energy. Ms. Thompson also sits on a number of boards involved in the science and technology sector including Resverlogix Corp. (a TSX listed pharma company), Genome Alberta (Vice Chair) and WaterSMART. Ms. Thompson currently chairs the Governance and/or Human Resource Committees for Atomic Energy, the Balancing Pool, Resverlogix, and Talisman and sits on a number of Audit Committees. Most recently, Ms. Thompson has been appointed to the Alberta Provincial Audit Committee which advises the Auditor General and the Alberta Legislature on various audit and financial issues, a unique body in Canada. In addition, Ms. Thompson is currently a director with the Calgary Airport Authority and the Calgary Herald Advisory Board. Between 1994 and 2003, Ms. Thompson served on the board of Laidlaw Inc., a transportation company with over 100,000 employees throughout North America. In this role, starting in 2001, she participated in the successful restructuring of the company as it simultaneously worked its way through Chapter 11 and CCAA, the first company in North America to do this. During this time she sat on a number of standing and special committees, including one that oversaw the two large medical divisions of the company. Ms Thompson also became the Lead Director responsible for ensuring that Laidlaw's safety performance was exemplary during the restructuring. Ms. Thompson also sat on the Board of Enmax Corporation until June 2003. As Calgary's electricity distribution and energy services company, the corporation was transforming from a city department to a multi-billion dollar competitor. Until May 2000, she was also a director of AGRA Inc., an international engineering firm, and Perigee Inc., an investment management firm, (both TSX listed companies), when international firms purchased both companies. At the time of these transactions, she served on both boards' independent committees assessing the offers for their fairness to shareholders. She has also served a number of years on other boards such as Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mount Royal College, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and the Alberta Research Council. Before becoming a consultant and board director in 1991, she worked for 20 years in the petroleum industry, first in Australia and then in Canada. During the eighties, she held senior positions with Petro-Canada, where she was responsible for a number of operating departments in the refining and marketing sector. While a Vice-President in the Products Division, she was responsible for strategic planning, the controller function, information systems, the credit card operation, materials management and energy futures trading. Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2005, the Institute of Corporate Directors granted her the ICD.D corporate director designation. That same year the Women's Executive Network and the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business recognized her as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.


Alberta WaterSMART: About Our Board of Directors: Stella M. Thompson

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Our Board of Directors: Stella M. Thompson

Stella Thompson is a co-founder and principal of Governance West Inc., a consulting firm formed in 1996, specializing in assisting boards of directors to achieve excellence in the governance of their organizations.
Governance West's clients include a wide range of business, public sector and not-for-profit organizations. Stella brings to the company over thirty years of experience encompassing membership on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards, executive and management positions at a number of large corporations, and consulting assignments with both large and small organizations. Stella is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars.
Currently, Stella serves on a number of Boards including the following: o Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
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Stella is or has been a member of various committees on the boards of which she is a member, including Audit (for two of her current Boards), Compliance and Ethics, Human Resource, and Governance Committees. She currently chairs two Governance and Human Resource Committees and a Pension Committee.
She also serves on the Board advising on Canada's Top 40 Under 40 contributors and the Calgary Herald's Citizens' Advisory Board. In past years, Stella has been a member of a number of other boards such as Enmax, Laidlaw Inc, Agra Inc, Perigee Inc, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Mount Royal College, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and the Alberta Research Council.
Before becoming a consultant in 1991, Stella worked in the petroleum industry, first in Australia and then in Canada. She has held senior positions with major oil companies in the exploration and production sectors. Latterly, she had responsibility for a number of large operating departments at Petro-Canada in the refining and marketing sector including refined product distribution, product supply and trading, and the credit card operation. As a Vice President, she was responsible for many diverse areas in the Products Division including strategic planning, the controller function, information systems, materials management and energy futures trading.
Stella has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Calgary and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2005, she received the ICD.D certification granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an instructor for the ICD's Director Education Program. Also in 2005, she was recognized by the Women's Executive Network and the University Of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
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Stella Thompson


Stella Thompson

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Stella Thompson

Corporate Director
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Stella Thompson brings more than 30 years of executive and governance expertise to the boardroom. Over the last seventeen years she has sat on numerous boards and, as co-founder and principal of Governance West Inc. from 1996 to 2008, Ms. Thompson worked with over 250 clients providing consulting services to boards of directors of a broad range of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. In recent years, she has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on governance issues at venues across Canada. Since 2008, Ms. Thompson has focused on her various board commitments.
Previously an executive in the petroleum industry, Ms. Thompson has extensive experience in the energy sector and is currently a director on the boards of Atomic Energy of Canada, Alberta's Electricity Balancing Pool and Talisman Energy. Ms. Thompson also sits on a number of boards involved in the science and technology sector including Resverlogix Corp. (a TSX listed pharma company), Genome Alberta (Vice Chair) and WaterSMART. Ms. Thompson currently chairs the Governance and/or Human Resource Committees for Atomic Energy, the Balancing Pool, Resverlogix, and Talisman and sits on a number of Audit Committees.
Most recently, Ms. Thompson has been appointed to the Alberta Provincial Audit Committee which advises the Auditor General and the Alberta Legislature on various audit and financial issues, a unique body in Canada. In addition, Ms. Thompson is currently a director with the Calgary Airport Authority and the Calgary Herald Advisory Board.
Between 1994 and 2003, Ms. Thompson served on the board of Laidlaw Inc., a transportation company with over 100,000 employees throughout North America. In this role, starting in 2001, she participated in the successful restructuring of the company as it simultaneously worked its way through Chapter 11 and CCAA, the first company in North America to do this. During this time she sat on a number of standing and special committees, including one that oversaw the two large medical divisions of the company. Ms Thompson also became the Lead Director responsible for ensuring that Laidlaw's safety performance was exemplary during the restructuring.
Ms. Thompson also sat on the Board of Enmax Corporation until June 2003. As Calgary's electricity distribution and energy services company, the corporation was transforming from a city department to a multi-billion dollar competitor. Until May 2000, she was also a director of AGRA Inc., an international engineering firm, and Perigee Inc., an investment management firm, (both TSX listed companies), when international firms purchased both companies. At the time of these transactions, she served on both boards' independent committees assessing the offers for their fairness to shareholders.
She has also served a number of years on other boards such as Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mount Royal College, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and the Alberta Research Council.
Before becoming a consultant and board director in 1991, she worked for 20 years in the petroleum industry, first in Australia and then in Canada. During the eighties, she held senior positions with Petro-Canada, where she was responsible for a number of operating departments in the refining and marketing sector. While a Vice-President in the Products Division, she was responsible for strategic planning, the controller function, information systems, the credit card operation, materials management and energy futures trading.
Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2005, the Institute of Corporate Directors granted her the ICD.D corporate director designation. That same year the Women's Executive Network and the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business recognized her as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.


Stella ...

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Stella Thompson

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Stella Thompson brings more than 30 years of executive and governance expertise to the boardroom. Over the last seventeen years she has sat on numerous boards and, as co-founder and principal of Governance West Inc. from 1996 to 2008, Ms. Thompson worked with over 250 clients providing consulting services to boards of directors of a broad range of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. In recent years, she has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on governance issues at venues across Canada. Since 2008, Ms. Thompson has focused on her various board commitments.
Previously an executive in the petroleum industry, Ms. Thompson has extensive experience in the energy sector and is currently a director on the boards of Atomic Energy of Canada, Alberta's Electricity Balancing Pool and Talisman Energy. Ms. Thompson also sits on a number of boards involved in the science and technology sector including Resverlogix Corp. (a TSX listed pharma company), Genome Alberta (Vice Chair) and WaterSMART.
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Ms. Thompson currently chairs the Governance and/or Human Resource Committees for Atomic Energy, the Balancing Pool, Resverlogix, and Talisman and sits on a number of Audit Committees.
Most recently, Ms. Thompson has been appointed to the Alberta Provincial Audit Committee which advises the Auditor General and the Alberta Legislature on various audit and financial issues, a unique body in Canada. In addition, Ms. Thompson is currently a director with the Calgary Airport Authority and the Calgary Herald Advisory Board.
Between 1994 and 2003, Ms. Thompson served on the board of Laidlaw Inc., a transportation company with over 100,000 employees throughout North America. In this role, starting in 2001, she participated in the successful restructuring of the company as it simultaneously worked its way through Chapter 11 and CCAA, the first company in North America to do this. During this time she sat on a number of standing and special committees, including one that oversaw the two large medical divisions of the company. Ms Thompson also became the Lead Director responsible for ensuring that Laidlaw's safety performance was exemplary during the restructuring.
Ms. Thompson also sat on the Board of Enmax Corporation until June 2003. As Calgary's electricity distribution and energy services company, the corporation was transforming from a city department to a multi-billion dollar competitor. Until May 2000, she was also a director of AGRA Inc., an international engineering firm, and Perigee Inc., an investment management firm, (both TSX listed companies), when international firms purchased both companies. At the time of these transactions, she served on both boards' independent committees assessing the offers for their fairness to shareholders.
She has also served a number of years on other boards such as Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Mount Royal College, the Prime Minister's National Advisory Board on Science and Technology, and the Alberta Research Council.
Before becoming a consultant and board director in 1991, she worked for 20 years in the petroleum industry, first in Australia and then in Canada. During the eighties, she held senior positions with Petro-Canada, where she was responsible for a number of operating departments in the refining and marketing sector. While a Vice-President in the Products Division, she was responsible for strategic planning, the controller function, information systems, the credit card operation, materials management and energy futures trading.
Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alberta. In 2005, the Institute of Corporate Directors granted her the ICD.D corporate director designation. That same year the Women's Executive Network and the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business recognized her as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

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