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people-bod-pantelidis.jpgJim Pantelidis

Mr. Pantelidis joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 1999 and is currently Chairman of the Board. He is also Chair of the Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Development Committee.

Mr. Pantelidis has over 50 years of leadership experience, including over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Over a 30-year period Mr. Pantelidis served as President of the Resources Divisions and President of the Products Divisions at Petro-Canada, which was preceded by his work with Gulf Oil. Mr. Pantelidis also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bata Shoe Organization. Mr. Pantelidis previously served as Chairman of EnerCare Inc. and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Intertape Polymer Group.

Mr. Pantelidis holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from McGill University.


people-bod-espey.jpgBob Espey

Mr. Espey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 and has successfully led the evolution of Parkland from a regional independent into an international marketer of fuel, petroleum and convenience products. In his role, Mr. Espey delivers on Parkland’s strategic plan while maintaining a strong focus on teamwork, business integration and shareholder value.

Mr. Espey has overseen a number of transformative acquisitions, including of Chevron Canada’s downstream fuel business, the Ultramar business from CST brands, the expansion of Parkland into the U.S., and in 2019 the addition of Sol which expanded Parkland’s operations into the Caribbean region. Under his leadership, Parkland’s annual fuel volumes have grown from less than 5 billion to more than 22 billion litres.

Previously, Mr. Espey served as Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011, and Vice President, Retail Markets from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Espey held a variety of senior management roles across a diverse group of industry sectors, both internationally and domestically, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of FisherCast Global Corporation. Mr. Espey also worked as a consultant based in the United Kingdom, where he worked with many large multinationals across a variety of industries including downstream marketing, media, consumer goods, and manufacturing. Mr. Espey also has experience in the Canadian Navy where he spent four years as a commissioned officer.

Mr. Espey serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Fuels Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA).

Mr. Espey holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Royal Military College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.


people-bod-bechtold.jpgJohn F. Bechtold

Mr. Bechtold joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2006 and serves on the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee, the Environment, Social and Governance Committee and the Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Development Committee.

Mr. Bechtold has over 40 years of experience in the North American petroleum industry, holding senior leadership positions with Petro-Canada from 1977 to 2000, and working for Gulf Oil and Gulf Canada from 1968 to 1977. Mr. Bechtold’s past Board experience includes sitting on the Board of Directors for Parex Resources Inc. from 2009 to 2017, Petro-Andina Inc. from 2008 to 2009, and the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission from 2004 to 2007. He also previously served on the International Energy Agency (IEA) Industry Advisory Board, the Canadian Energy Supplies Allocation Board, the Canadian Research Institute Board, and the Canadian Propane Association Board.

Mr. Bechtold is a graduate of Stanford University’s Senior Executive Program and holds an MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from London University (UK) and a BSc (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from Manchester University (UK).


people-bod-colnett.jpgLisa Colnett

Ms. Colnett joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2014, serves on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee and is Chair of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Colnett has held a series of senior executive roles for companies with global operations, including as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, for Kinross Gold Corporation from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Colnett was a founding executive of Celestica, one of the world’s leading providers of electronics manufacturing services, serving as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and President of the Memory Division from 1996 to 2008. Ms. Colnett is a Director of Parex Resources, where she is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Operations and Reserves Committee, and Northland Power Inc. where she sits on the Governance and Nominating Committee and is the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Ms. Colnett sat on the Board of Directors for Detour Gold Corporation from 2014 to 2018. Ms. Colnett also volunteers on the Development Committee for the Women’s College Hospital Foundation.

Ms. Colnett received certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.


people-bod-spencer.jpgDavid A. Spencer

Mr. Spencer joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2002, and currently serves on the Human Resources & Corporate Governance Committee and the Environment, Social and Governance Committee.

Mr. Spencer is currently a director of Pine Hill Capital, a private-equity firm which invests in private business. Prior to his role at Pine Hill Capital Mr. Spencer practiced law for 40 years most recently as a Partner with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary. Mr. Spencer’s business law practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Mr. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario.


people-bod-hogarth.jpgTim Hogarth

Mr. Hogarth joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2015, and currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Development Committee.

Mr. Hogarth has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the petroleum industry and retail sectors. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pioneer Group Inc., an investment holding company. Prior to that role, Mr. Hogarth served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Energy, until it was acquired by Parkland in 2015. Under Mr. Hogarth’s leadership, Pioneer became Canada’s largest private independent fuel marketer and a platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Mr. Hogarth currently serves on the board of directors of Rockport Networks Inc., an Ottawa based technology company specializing in industry leading switchless networking architecture. As well, Mr. Hogarth serves on the board of the QSR Group, a large multi-unit licensee owner / operator of Tim Horton’s and Wendy’s restaurants. Mr. Hogarth is the past Chair of the Burlington Foundation, a member of the Board of Canada Company, a charity advocating for our Canadian Forces at home and abroad, and the Merry-Go-Round Children’s Foundation. He is also on the Council of Advisors of the CDA Institute. Mr. Hogarth has served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.

Mr. Hogarth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University and has completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.


people-bod-stein.jpgDeborah Stein

Ms. Stein joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2016 and serves on the Audit Committee and the Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Development Committee. Ms. Stein previously served on the Human Resources & Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Stein has held a number of senior finance leadership roles, including as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AltaGas Ltd. from 2008 to 2015, and Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of AltaGas Utilities Group Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Stein has also held senior leadership roles at Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada, Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, and TransCanada Corporation. Ms. Stein is a Director of NuVista Energy Ltd. where she Chairs its Audit Committee and sits on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee, a director of Trican Well Services Ltd. where she sits on the Audit Committee and Chairs both the Corporate Governance Committee and Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and is a director of Aecon Group Inc. where she chairs the Audit Committee. Ms. Stein also sits on various private boards. She was Chair of the National Board of Financial Executives International, Canada and was a Trustee of the Calgary Zoo.

Ms. Stein received certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA, FCA). Ms. Stein holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Hons.) from York University.


people-bod-richardson.jpgSteven Richardson

Mr. Richardson joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2017, and currently serves on the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Richardson has over 30 years of experience in the financial and retail sectors. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Richardson held senior executive roles at Hudson’s Bay Company, including serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Richardson held senior executive positions with financial services companies, including as Chief Financial Officer at Wells Fargo Financial Canada, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Associates Financial Services of Canada, and Chief Financial Officer at Beneficial Canada. Mr. Richardson began his career at Imperial Oil Limited, with various positions in the corporate finance and controller’s departments. Mr. Richardson sits on the Board, the Pension Investment Committee, and Chairs the Audit Committee of SupremeX Inc., and has previously sat on the Board of Directors for both RONA and easyhome Ltd. Mr. Richardson was a previous member of the Board of Directors of Sterling Shoes Inc.

Mr. Richardson is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D. 2010) and holds CPA and CMA designations. Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, and completed the senior executive leadership program at Columbia University.


Angela Johnpeople-angela-john.jpg

Ms. John joined Parkland’s Board of Directors on August 5, 2021 and currently serves on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee.

Ms. John has over 16 years of leadership experience in the energy sector, including 11 years leading supply and trading teams. She is currently Director, Business Development for New Energy Ventures with Williams, where she leads the Innovation team focused on creating and delivering strategies to get to net zero. From 2017-2021, Angela was a board member for the LPG Charity Fund based in Houston, Texas. From 2010 to 2018, Ms. John served on the Board of the National Propane Gas Association in various roles including Supplier Section Chair and Vice-Chair of the Propane Supply and Logistics Committee. From 2017-2020, she focused on renewable fuels development at BP in her role as Director, Structured Products. Ms. John has also held a number of leadership roles with BP over a 27-year period, including Senior Vice President Marketing and Origination and Vice President Marketing and Supply.

Ms. John has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston.


Richard Hookwaypeople-hookway.jpg

Mr. Hookway joined Parkland’s Board of Directors on August 5, 2021, and currently serves as Chair of the Environment, Social and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Hookway has over 35 years of executive and strategic leadership experience. From 1996 to 2018, Mr. Hookway held various executive roles at BP, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of its Natural Gas Liquids and Commercial and Industrial businesses, Chief Financial Officer of its Downstream and Petrochemical businesses, and Chief Operations Officer of Global Business Services and Procurement. Mr. Hookway currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Centrica Plc, and is a non-executive Supervisory Board Director at Royal Vopak N.V. From 2019-2020, Mr. Hookway was a Board Director representing Centrica for EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Group and has previously sat on multiple committees at the Confederation of British Industry, including the Energy and Climate Change Committee. Mr. Hookway was a previous member of the Board of Directors of Houston Grand Opera and Depford City Challenge.

Mr. Hookway has a Masters of Science in Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.


Board and Committee Membership 

Member Name Board of Directors Audit Committee Human Resources & Corporate Governance Committee Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Development Committee Environmental,  Social & Governance Committee
Jim Pantelidis C     C  
Bob Espey icon-check-green.png        
John Bechtold icon-check-green.png   icon-check-green.png icon-check-green.png icon-check-green.png
Lisa Colnett icon-check-green.png   C   icon-check-green.png
David Spencer icon-check-green.png   icon-check-green.png   icon-check-green.png
Tim Hogarth icon-check-green.png icon-check-green.png   icon-check-green.png  
Deborah Stein icon-check-green.png icon-check-green.png   icon-check-green.png  
Steven Richardson icon-check-green.png C icon-check-green.png  

 

Angela John icon-check-green.png       icon-check-green.png
Richard Hookway icon-check-green.png icon-check-green.png     C

 C = Chair of the committee/board

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