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Board of Directors: Brian Heidecker

Brian HeideckerCategory: Independent


Brian Heidecker served as Chair of the University of Alberta Board of Governors from 2006 to 2011. He was first appointed to their Board in 2000 and served as Vice-Chair from 2004-06. From 1966 to 2006, Mr. Heidecker founded and operated Drylander Ranch Ltd., a large-scale cattle and forage operation in Coronation, AB. He was named as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people by Alberta Venture magazine in 2005.

Mr. Heidecker has served, and continues to serve, on many boards and councils. He served for 11 years as a Board member of Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) Financial and served on the Bank of Canada Board for nine years. He has also served terms on the Alberta Securities Commission, the Access to the Future Fund Regulation Advisory Committee, and the boards of the Canada Council on Learning, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and Cardiometabolics Inc. He is a past trustee of the Clearview Regional School Division, a past trustee of Alberta Ingenuity, and also has worked with the Alberta Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. He has also served as Chair of the Alberta Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta, Chair of the Edmonton Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Chair of the Canada School of Energy and Environment (CSEE) and as a Governor of the Miller Thomson Foundation Western Board. He currently serves as the Chair of the Sawridge Trusts, a First Nations entity and is the Chair of the Edmonton Public Library Board.

Mr. Heidecker completed the University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management/University of Alberta School of Business/ Institute of Corporate Directors, Director Education Program and has received his ICD.D designation. Mr. Heidecker is a member of IIROC’s Corporate Governance Committee and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

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