Mr. Pantelidis joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 1999 and is currently Chairman of the Board. He is also Chair of the GNE 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, he 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 Chairman of the Board of Intertape Polymer Group.
Mr. Pantelidis holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from McGill University.
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, growth, 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 the 2019 addition of Sol which expanded Parkland’s operations into the Caribbean region.
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. 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 sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Fuels Association and is a Director of Boyd Group Services Inc. where he sits on the Governance and Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Espey holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Royal Military College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Bechtold joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2006 and serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and the Environment, Safety and Sustainability 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).
Ms. Colnett joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2014, serves on the Environment, Safety and Sustainability (“ESS”) Committee and is Chair of the HRC 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.
Mr. Spencer joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2002, and currently serves on the Environment, Safety and Sustainability 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.
Mr. Hogarth joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2015, and currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Governance, Nominating and Ethics (“GNE”) Committee.
Mr. Hogarth has over 30 years of executive and strategic leadership experience in the petroleum industry, convenience retail and food service sectors. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pioneer Group Inc., an investment holding company. Prior thereto, 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 the QSR Group Inc., a large multi-unit licensee owner / operator of Tim Horton’s and Wendy’s restaurants. Mr. Hogarth is 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. Mr. Hogarth has served as Honorary 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.
Ms. Stein joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2016 and serves on the Audit Committee and the GNE Committee. Ms. Stein is considered a financial expert.
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 currently sits on the Board of Directors of several private and public companies, including NuVista Energy Ltd., where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee, Trican Well Services Ltd., where she serves on the Audit Committee and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee, and Aecon Group Inc., where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compensation 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 in Economics (Hons.) from York University.
Mr. Richardson joined Parkland’s Board of Directors in 2017, and currently serves on the HRC Committee and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Richardson is considered a financial expert.
Mr. Richardson has over 30 years of experience in the fi nancial and retail sectors. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Richardson held senior fi nancial positions at Hudson’s Bay Company, including serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Richardson held senior executive positions with financial services companies, including as Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo Financial Canada, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Associates Financial Services of Canada and Chief Financial Officer of Beneficial Canada. Mr. Richardson currently sits on the Board of Directors of SupremeX Inc., where he chairs the Audit Committee, and previously sat on the Board of Directors for both RONA Inc. and easyhome Ltd. (currently goeasy Ltd.), where he served on both Audit Committees. Mr. Richardson was also a previous member of the Board of Directors of Sterling Shoes Inc.
Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce (Honours) from the University of Toronto and completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University. Mr. Richardson is also certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D. 2010) and holds CPA and CMA designations.
Ms. John joined Parkland’s Board of Directors on August 5, 2021 and currently serves on the GNE Committee and the ESS Committee.
Ms. John has over 16 years of leadership experience in the energy sector, including 11 years leading supply and trading teams. She was formerly the Director, Business Development for New Energy Ventures with The Williams Companies, Inc., where she led the team that created and delivered strategies to build low-carbon businesses and achieve climate targets. Ms. John has also previously served on the Board of Directors of the LPG Charity Fund based in Houston, Texas, and the National Propane Gas Association in various roles, including Supplier Section Chair and Vice- Chair of the Propane Supply and Logistics Committee. Ms. John has 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, and most recently from 2017 to 2020, Director, Structured Products, where she focused on renewable fuels development.
Ms. John has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. Ms. John is also holds NACD Directorship Certification® from the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Hookway joined Parkland’s Board of Directors on August 5, 2021, and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Chair of the ESS Committee. Mr. Hookway is considered a financial expert.
Mr. Hookway has over 35 years of executive and strategic leadership experience. From 2018 until July 2020, Mr. Hookway served as Chief Executive Officer of the global business division of Centrica plc and as an executive member of its Board of Directors. Prior thereto, Mr. Hookway held various executive roles at BP, including serving as Chief Executive Officer of their natural gas liquids, commercial and industrial businesses; Chief Operations Officer of their IT, global business services and procurement businesses and Chief Financial Officer of their downstream and petrochemical businesses. Mr. Hookway is currently a director of Royal Vopak N.V., a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of UK AEA Ltd., and a member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Naftogaz of Ukraine. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Group and sat on committees at the Confederation of British Industry, including the Energy and Climate Change Committee. Mr. Hookway also volunteers as the Chairman of Swim England and serves in an unremunerated capacity on the Board of Trustees of the British Council.
Mr. Hookway has a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.
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