LRT Governance Board Announced
October 15, 2012
Edmonton City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of six individuals to the newly-formed LRT Governance Board who will oversee the construction of Edmonton’s Southeast to West LRT extension.
The Governance Board will ensure best practices and include oversight of management decisions affecting construction, procurement, contractor selection, expense control, community consultation and communication, permits, and utility co-ordination.
The LRT Governance Board members are:
Tracey Ball – Executive Vice-President and CFO of Canadian Western Bank Group in Edmonton. Tracey currently serves as a director of FortisAlberta Inc., and the Alberta Capital Market Foundation. She recently concluded her maximum term as Chair of the Province of Alberta’s Audit Committee and she has also served as both director and Chair of Financial Executives International Canada.
Kate Chisholm – Senior Vice-President, Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Capital Power Corporation. Kate brings with her a strong legal and governance background, experience in major capital project oversight, as well as stakeholder relations and risk management.
Don Hickey – Vice-President, Facilities and Operations, University of Alberta. Don brings with him over 40 years of relevant experience in both the private and public sectors in Canada and the United States. Areas of focus have been design, project management/project delivery, risk management, communication and executive leadership generally, and specific to Edmonton’s LRT system.
Ivan Ing – President and Special Advisor, Rocklynn Capital Inc. Ivan has extensive knowledge and experience in infrastructure projects specifically with fully integrated transportation/transit solutions. He will bring a unique perspective and insight into various components of the LRT strategy to meet the needs of the project. In addition to his extensive experience with infrastructure projects, Ivan also brings significant insight into the board management and governance of non-profit and public sector organizations.
Don Lowry – President and CEO, EPCOR Utilities Inc. Don has a solid track record over the last 20 years directly engaged at a CEO, Chairman and director level in large complex capital projects across Canada and the United States. He has in-depth industry experience with critical skills required to safely and on time and on budget deliver infrastructure projects, with multiple partners including P3 structures for a variety of clients from both the public and private sectors.
Al Maurer – Retired, former City Manager for the City of Edmonton. Al will bring considerable municipal experience to the Board along with a good understanding of the communities that will be serviced by the LRT. He has worked with community groups, businesses, the consulting and construction industry and has served on many committees and boards.
The Southeast to West LRT is a low-floor urban line that will run between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton through downtown to Lewis Farms in the west end. All 27 km of the Southeast to West LRT are currently in the Preliminary Design phase.
For more information:
Sheila McDonaldOffice of the City Clerk
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