Know more about your board


Corporate governance is primarily the responsibility of our board. Our board members perform these duties with the support of the executive team, management, support staff and all other employees, in line with the wishes and expectations of our members.


Our board operates with five standing committees. These include:

  • Audit
  • Co-operative Relations
  • Governance
  • Nominations
  • Performance and Compensation

2017 Director Election

Voting in the 2017 Director Election is on now. The results will be announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting on April 6, 2017.

Members will receive voting ballots with the member refund this week, and have the option of voting online by clicking on the registration and voting links below until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2017.

Please Note: You must first register before placing your vote online.

 Register to Vote

Vote in the Director Election


For the 2017 Director Election, Calgary Co-op is pleased to announce there will be eight candidates running:

Elaine Bereziuk-Smith (Recommended)
Roy Goodall
Alex Ingram
Mike Lambert (Recommended)
Peggy LeSueur (Recommended)
Jennifer Lewis
Tariq Malik
Dennis P. Niebergal (Recommended)

To learn more about each of the candidates participating in this year's election, please click here.

To learn more about the Nominations Process, please click here.

2017 Annual Meeting

Calgary Co-op's 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary. Registration begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the Annual Meeting from 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

At the start of the Meeting, we will be asking members to review and approve the minutes from the 2016 Annual Meeting. To view a copy of the minutes, please click here.

Resolutions for Consideration at the 2017 Annual Meeting

At the 2017 Annual Meeting, there will be 13 resolutions for consideration by the membership. Four of the resolutions have been carried over from the 2016 Annual Meeting and will be included in Unfinished Business, with the additional nine resolutions reviewed in New Business.

To review all resolutions for consideration at 2017 Annual Meeting, please click here.

Submitting Resolutions

Resolutions to the Annual Meeting of the Association provide member-owners with a formal process for placing matters before members for consideration.

Meet Your Co-op Board of Directors

There are three officers of the board: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Board appointment of officers, committees and representatives takes place each year following the annual general meeting.

The board operates with five standing committees: Audit, Co-operative Relations, Governance, Nominations, Performance and Compensation.

Peggy LeSueur ICD.D, P.Ag.

Board Chair

Peggy LeSueur ICD.D, P.Ag.

Committees: Ex officio on Audit, Co-operative Relations, Governance, and Performance and Compensation

Serving her 2nd term: 2014-2017

Peggy is an Agrologist and Business Development Professional with 30 years of experience in operations management, business strategy, marketing and project management, obtained in agriculture, food and energy sectors. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology and a Masters in Plant Physiology. A supporter of co-operatives since 1982, she currently works for Alberta Innovates BioSolutions to provide strategic advice and support in agriculture, food and forestry research. Peggy’s past Board experience includes positions on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies/NWT, Development Disabilities Resource Centre, Agriculture and Food Council and the Grain Academy. Peggy also enjoys time as a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and the Wee Reads Program within Calgary Reads.

Roy Goodall CD2, ICD.D

Vice Chair

Roy Goodall CD2, ICD.D

Committees: Compensation Ad-Hoc (Chair), Governance, Co-operative Relations,  and Federated Co-operatives Limited AGM Delegate

Other: Alberta Community and Co-operatives Association (Delegate)

Serving his 2nd term: 2014-2017

Roy has 35 years of board experience, including seven years with international organizations in Brussels and Washington. Since retiring from the military in 2000, Roy has continuously served on co-operative and not-for-profit boards in Calgary. He completed the AB Community Development ‘not-for-profit’ facilitator training in 2004, and subsequently facilitated policy governance courses for community associations. Next, Roy completed the Institute of Corporate Directors’ not-for-profit Governance Essentials and Director Education Programs. Currently, Roy is a director with the Calgary Co-op, the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society, the Calgary Seniors Resource Society, the Canadian Club, and the National Association of Federal Retirees. Roy’s spare time is spent with friends hiking in the Kananaskis Country and the Banff National Park.

Terry Geib PHEc.

Board Secretary

Terry Geib PHEc.

Committees: Co-operative Relations (Chair), Governance, Nominations

Other: Observer to Canadian Co-operative Association Annual Meeting

Serving her 4th term: 2014-2017

Terry brings experience from serving on Co-op not-for-profit and for-profit boards, as a professional home economist and from her 25 years in marketing and strategic planning. Since 1991, Terry has worked for The City of Calgary, and the past three as the Issue Strategist for the Calgary Fire Department. Terry also works with the Co-op Development Foundation to help mobilize resources - mostly from Canadian co-ops and credit unions - to help poor communities fight poverty and create more secure lives by building co-ops in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Terry is the wife to Nick and has raised two children.

Cindy Andrew ICD.D

Cindy Andrew ICD.D

Committees: Audit, Human Resources

Other: Co-op Community Foundation

Serving her 1st term: 2016-2019

Cindy brings strong board experience to Calgary Co-op, with service as a board member in both profit and not for profit organizations.  Cindy's experience across various industries includes oil and gas, regulated utilities, engineering and construction, power, transportation and environment.  With 25 years of in-depth experience in Canada and exposure to international operations, Cindy’s skill set includes executive leadership, an extensive knowledge of operational management, strategic development and planning, financial, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mike Dalton, CA, CIA, MBA

Mike Dalton, CA, CIA, MBA

Committees: Audit, Governance

Other: Observer to Canadian Co-operative Association Annual Meeting

Serving his 1st term: 2016-2019

Mike is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of experience in financial reporting, governance and risk management. Through senior and director positions in public practice, industry and non-profit organizations, Mike has a proven ability to identify opportunities, drive process efficiency and lead necessary change to achieve value. Mike served 24 years with the Canadian Armed Forces and is now a director with the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre. Currently, Mike provides outsourced CFO services to public and private companies.

Lori Ell

Board Member

Lori Ell

Committees: Audit (Chair), Governance, Nominations

Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited AGM Delegate, Co-op Community Foundation

Serving her 1st term: 2015 - 2018

Currently a consultant specializing in strategy execution, operational efficiency and corporate restructuring, Lori was previously the President and part owner of an agri-food processing company and CFO for a technology company. Past Chairman of the Board for the Alberta Food Processors Association, Director with Canadian Food Innovators, and Director with UFA Cooperative Ltd., Lori is also involved with the Parent School Council, Volunteer Boards and a Sports Team Manager.

Patricia McLeod, Q.C., ICD.D, MBA

Patricia McLeod, Q.C., ICD.D, MBA

Committees: Human Resources, Nominations

Other: Co-op Community Foundation

Serving her 1st term: 2016-2019

A corporate/commercial lawyer and corporate director with over 22 years of legal and business management experience, Patricia is proficient and skilled in the areas of corporate and board governance, corporate/commercial, compliance and securities law, privacy, ethics, risk management and corporate social responsibility. Her extensive Board experience includes chair, vice chair and committee chair roles with numerous organizations including Alberta Innovates, Beverage Container Management Board, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Film Centre and the YWCA of Calgary. 

Bettina Pierre-Gilles

Board Member

Bettina Pierre-Gilles

Committees: Audit, Co-operative Relations, Nominations

Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited Resolutions Committee and AGM Delegate

Serving her first term: 2015 - 2018 

Bettina is an experienced financial executive with over 18 years of experience. She is currently the President and CEO of Phasis Consulting, an Alberta-based boutique management consulting firm offering global advisory, management and corporate social responsibility consulting services to help support the local business community expand and grow sustainably. Bettina's previous experience includes the position of CFO at various oil and gas companies, including serving on the Board of Directors of energy companies.

Lisa Wise

Board Member

Lisa Wise

Committees: Governance, Nominations (Chair)

Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited AGM Delegate

Serving her 4th term: 2015 - 2018

Lisa Wise has served as board director for Calgary Co-op for over 8 years including chairing the Governance, Nominations and Member Relations committees. Lisa was Board Secretary and a committee member of the Audit, Performance and Compensation and Charitable Trust Fund committees. She represented Calgary Co-op as a delegate and Resolutions committee representative with Federated Co-operatives Limited. Lisa provided 20 years of business leadership as Marketing Director for Canada's leading swimwear retailer. She owns her own business marketing agency and completed her MBA at the Haskayne School of Business (2003). Lisa cherishes time with her family: Robert, Katelyn and Jackson.

Director Election Questions


Can you please clarify the requirements relative to the references - 
"8. Provide three References. (paper copy)"
Is this simply a paper copy of a list of  references, OR does this mean a written reference from 3 people?


Please provide a paper document with the names and contact information of 3 people who can act as a Reference for you. A good reference is someone who can accurately comment on your skills and attributes as they pertain to the role on the board, including skills, character attributes and other traits.