Board of Directors
We invite you to meet our Board of Directors whose role is to maintain the high ethical standards under which HNZ Group is run while at the same time assisting management in maintaining and growing the value of your investment as a shareholder.
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Don Wall took on the responsibility of President & CEO in late 2009. He has held various positions with Canadian Helicopters and its predecessors since 1989, including Senior Executive Vice-President and other senior management positions. Mr. Wall holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (inactive).
Larry M. Pollock
Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Laurence M. Pollock was appointed to the Board of HNZ Group Inc. (formerly Canadian Helicopters Group Inc.) in 2005 and appointed Chairman in January 2014. Mr. Pollock graduated from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Business Administration and holds an Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He currently serves as a director for Westjet Airlines Ltd., as a trustee of Melcor REIT which trades on the TSX, on the HR&C Committee of EPCOR, and as an advisor to the board for Canadian Western Bank. In his past role as Chief Executive Office of Canadian Western Bank, Mr. Pollock was responsible for approximately 2,000 employees along with having the Human Resources department reporting directly to him. Mr. Pollock has experience in designing compensation plans as well as reviewing the same from external consultants. Mr. Pollock has also served on many audit committees.
Randall J. Findlay, P. Eng
Mr. Randall Findlay retired as the Co-Founder and President of Provident Energy Trust in June 2006. Mr. Findlay holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia and has extensive experience in business management, finance and governance having held executive positions for over 25 years with a number of energy related companies including TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., and NOVA. He is a director of the following public companies: Pembina Pipelines Ltd (Board Chair and member of Governance and Major Capital Projects Committee), and Superior Plus Inc. (Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and member of the Health, Safety, and Environmental Committee). Mr. Findlay is also a director of privately held EllisDon Construction Inc., Sea NG Management Ltd. (Chair). He is the former chairman of Breitburn Energy Partners and Spyglass Resource. In addition, Mr. Findlay is a Board member and past chair of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the University of British Columbia Campaign Cabinet.
Carmen Richard Loberg
Director, Chairman of the
Compensation, Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee
Mr. Carmen Loberg is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of NorTerra Inc., an Edmonton based investment and Management Company with investments in air and marine transportation, logistics, industrial supplies and in manufacturing, a position he held from 2000 until his retirement in June of 2010. Mr. Loberg was also the President of NorTerra’s northern jet airline, Canadian North, from 1998 until 2004. He has been a director of Canadian Helicopters since August 2000 and is also a director and Chairman of the Governance Committee of McCoy Corporation and a member of its Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Loberg is also a director of The Churchill Corporation and a member of its Human Resources and Compensation Committee and of its Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Mr. Loberg is a director of Vancouver and Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver) and a member of its Human Resources and Compensation Committee and of its Audit Committee.
Mathieu Gauvin, CPA, CA, CFA, CBV
Director, Chairman of the
Mr. Mathieu Gauvin is a Partner at Richter Advisory Group Inc. and has been with the firm since September 2006. From January 2006 to May 2006, he was Chief Financial Officer of Europe’s Best Inc. From February 1991 to January 2006, he was Vice President and Partner of Schroders & Associates Canada Inc. and from November 1987 to February 1991, he was Manager, Acquisition Analysis, for that company or for its predecessors. Mr. Gauvin is also a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Richelieu Hardware Ltd. and Supremex Inc. He holds a B.Com. from McGill University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Mr. Murphy has over 40 years of experience working with international oil and gas and engineering companies, in operational, business development and executive roles. He worked for Nexen Inc. for over 20 years, retiring in 2009 as Executive Vice President, International Oil and Gas, and continued to provide consulting services until mid-2013. Mr. Murphy is currently on the board of directors of Farmgas Community Partners Limited, an Irish company with an emerging biofuels business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College, Dublin, Ireland.