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people-bod-pantelidis.jpgJim Pantelidis

Mr. Pantelidis has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Mr. Pantelidis has been chairman and director of the EnerCare Inc. since 2002. He also serves on the Board of Rona Inc. (Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and member of the Development Committee); Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee); and Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (member of the Audit Committee). From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Pantelidis was on the Board of FisherCast Global Corporation and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Pantelidis also previously served on the Board of Equinox Minerals Limited (Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee). Mr. Pantelidis has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from McGill University. Mr. Pantelidis has served on the Board of Directors since September 7, 1999 and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee. He also serves as Chair of the Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Development Committee. As a member of Parkland's Audit Committee, Mr. Pantelidis is considered financially literate.

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 Bechtold

Mr. Bechtold has over 40 years of experience in the North American petroleum industry including management roles at Gulf Oil Corporation, Gulf Canada and Petro-Canada. During his career, he held senior leadership positions in the upstream, mid-stream and downstream segments of the business including 15 years in crude oil and refined product supply and four years in the propane business as President of ICG. He is currently a director of Parex Resources Inc. (member of Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee and Chair of the Reserves and Operations Committee). Past board positions include being a member of each of the Industry Advisory Board to the IEA, the Canadian Energy Research Institute Board, the Canadian Propane Gas Association Board, the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission and Petro Andina Resources Inc. He holds BSC (Honours) Chemical Engineering and MSC Petroleum Reservoir Engineering degrees and completed the Senior Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Mr. Bechtold has served on the Board of Directors since August 10, 2006 and is a member of the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee and the Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Development Committee.

people-bod-colnett.jpgLisa Colnett

From 2008 t o 2013, Ms. Colnett was the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services for Kinross Gold Corporation, in which capacity she was responsible for Global Human Resources, Information Technology and Security. Prior to that, Ms. Colnett held several senior executive positions at Celestica Inc., one of the world's leading providers of electronics manufacturing services. She was one of the founding executives when Celestica was spun off from IBM Canada in 1996. From 2004 to 2007 she held the position of Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at Celestica. She also held the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer and prior to that was the President of the Memory Division. Ms. Colnett was employed by IBM Canada from 1981 to 1996.

Ms. Colnett was appointed to the board of directors of Detour Gold Corporation in May 2014. Ms. Colnett has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of Ivey Business School since 2003. Ms. Colnett obtained her Honours B.A. from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Colnett completed her certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013.

people-bod-spencer.jpgDavid Spencer

Mr. Spencer was a Partner with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary where he specialized in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has been a director since 2002 and is a member of Parkland's Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

people-bod-hogarth.jpgTim Hogarth

Mr. Hogarth joined Pioneer in 1984 and served in progressively senior roles, ultimately becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. Under his leadership, Pioneer became Canada's largest private independent fuel marketer and a platinum member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.

Mr. Hogarth received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop's University and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Hogarth is actively involved in his community and has served as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and was the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Department of National Defense for his contributions to the Canadian Forces and Canada. Mr. Hogarth also serves on the boards of several private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

people-bod-stein.jpgDeborah Stein

Ms. Stein is an Executive Vice President at AltaGas Ltd. From 2008 to 2015 Ms. Stein was Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AltaGas Ltd. Ms. Stein also held the role of Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. from 2005 to 2006. Ms. Stein was appointed to the board of directors of CEDA International Inc. in March 2014 and Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. She is Chairman of the National Board of Financial Executives International, Canada and was a Trustee of the Calgary Zoo from 2011 to 2015.

Prior to holding the position of CFO she held the position of VP Finance, VP Controller and VP Corporate Risk at AltaGas Ltd. Ms. Stein was employed at TransCanada Corporation from 1999 to 2005. In her early career she led finance functions as Director of Finance at Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada and Controller of Paramount’s Canada’s Wonderland. Ms. Stein holds a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, CA, CPA, Financial Risk Management and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Honours) from York University.

people-bod-richardson.jpgSteven Richardson

Mr. Richardson has more than 30 years of experience in the financial and retail sectors. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Richardson acted in various senior executive roles at Hudson’s Bay Company, including Chief Financial Officer between 2006 and 2009. Prior to joining Hudson's Bay Company in 2003, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo Financial Corporation Canada and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Associates Financial Services of Canada and Beneficial Canada Inc. He began his career at Imperial Oil Limited, with various positions in the corporate finance and controller’s departments.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Audit Committee, the Human Resource and Compensation Committee and of the Strategic Review Committee of RONA Inc. from 2013 to 2016. From 2010 to 2013 he was a member of the Board of Directors, as well as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Sterling Shoes Inc., and a Director of easyhome Ltd. from June 2011 to December 2011 including Co-Chair of its Compensation Committee; Chair of its Special Committee and member of its Audit Committee.

Mr. Richardson obtained his Honours B.A. Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto, and holds CPA and CMA designations. Mr. Richardson completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University. Mr. Richardson completed his certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the designation ICD.d.

Angela Johnpeople-angela-john.jpg

Ms. John is Director, New Energy Ventures with Williams where she develops and implements clean energy strategies for renewables, emerging technologies, and carbon markets. Previously, she spent 27 years with BP. This included 19 years in the global supply and trading organization focusing on renewable fuels and energy markets, and a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President Marketing and Origination and Vice President Marketing and Supply.

Ms. John currently serves on the Board of the Houston, Texas based LPG Charity Fund and between 2010-2018, she served on the Board of the National Propane Gas Association in a number of roles including Supplier Section Chair and Vice-Chair of the Propane Supply and Logistics Committee. 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 is an experienced executive and Board Director who most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the global business division of Centrica plc and as an executive member of the Centrica plc Board. Previously, Mr. Hookway spent 35 years with BP in a variety of global leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer of their Natural Gas Liquids and Commercial and Industrial businesses, and Chief Financial Officer for their Downstream and Petrochemical businesses.

Mr. Hookway is currently a non-executive member of the Supervisory Board at Royal Vopak N.V. He has previously served on the Board of Directors at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Group, multiple committees at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), including the Energy and Climate Change Committee and several boards at BP plc. 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
Richard Hookway   icon-check-green.png    


 C = Chair of the committee/board

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