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Atco Ltd (ACOx.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nancy Southern

62 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Siegfried Kiefer

60 2018 President, Chief Strategy Officer

Linda Southern-Heathcott

56 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Dennis DeChamplain

55 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

M.G. Constantinescu

2018 Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer

P. D. Cook

2018 Senior Financial Officer and Controller

Katie Patrick

Vice President - Finance and Risk

Alan Skiffington

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Robert Neumann

2014 Vice President - Internal Audit

Pierre Alarie

2019 Managing Director - Latin America

George Lidgett

57 2017 Managing Director - Pipelines & Liquids

Settimio Policicchio

2017 Managing Director - Customer Services

Wayne Stensby

52 2017 Managing Director - Electricity

Carol Gear

2012 Corporate Secretary

Charles Wilson

79 2005 Lead Independent Director

Robert Booth

65 2008 Not Independent Director

Denis Ellard

72 2014 Independent Director

C. Anthony Fountain

58 2015 Independent Director

Michael Rayfield

76 2009 Independent Director

Robert Routs

73 2012 Independent Director

Roger Urwin

73 2014 Independent Director

Susan Werth

62 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nancy Southern

Ms. Nancy C. Southern serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Atco Ltd. Ms. Southern is not independent because she has a material relationship with ATCO. She is ATCO’s Chair & Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Southern is Chair & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO Ltd., as well as Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she has full responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the Company. After joining the ATCO Board of Directors in 1989, Ms. Southern served as Co-Chair prior to being appointed Chair in December 2012. Ms. Southern was named President & Chief Executive Officer of ATCO in 2003. She serves on the boards of a majority of ATCO subsidiary companies. Ms. Southern also serves as Executive Vice President of Spruce Meadows and is a founding director of AKITA Drilling Ltd., a director of Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd., an Honorary Director of the BMO Financial Group and serves on the Rideau Hall Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to her business leadership, Ms. Southern has long played a leading role in advocating on social issues of global importance - most notably, the rights of Indigenous peoples and the role of women in business. Ms. Southern is a member of The U.S. Business Council, a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives, and a Canadian Member of the Trilateral Commission. She is also a member of the Business Council of Canada, the University of Calgary School of Public Policy Advisory Council, and the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group. In 2017, she joined the Government of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Economic Strategy Table, a collaborative nationwide effort designed to leverage rapid technological advancements to strengthen the country’s manufacturing sector.

Siegfried Kiefer

Mr. Siegfried W. Kiefer is President, Chief Strategy Officer of Atco Ltd. Mr. Kiefer is President & Chief Strategy Officer of ATCO and Canadian Utilities. He is responsible for recommending and executing strategic initiatives that ensure the Company's profitable growth and achievement of its business objectives. He joined ATCO in 1983 and has held progressively senior roles in ATCO and Canadian Utilities. He was appointed to his current role in 2018.

Linda Southern-Heathcott

Ms. Linda A. Southern-Heathcott serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ms. Southern-Heathcott is President & Chief Executive Officer of Spruce Meadows Ltd., an internationally recognized equestrian facility in Calgary, Alberta. As a former professional equestrian rider, Ms. Southern-Heathcott was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team for nine years and competed in the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Southern-Heathcott brings significant management and business experience to the Board and was appointed Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of ATCO in November 2016 and of Canadian Utilities and CU Inc. in March 2017. Ms. Southern-Heathcott is a founding director, and currently serves as Board Chair, of AKITA Drilling Ltd. Ms. SouthernHeathcott also serves on the Board of Directors of ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. and Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd. In 2010, Ms. Southern-Heathcott received her ICD.D certification from the Director Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dennis DeChamplain

Mr. Dennis A. DeChamplain is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. DeChamplain is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of ATCO and Canadian Utilities. He is responsible for Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Taxation, Regulatory Strategy, Corporate Governance & Secretarial, Pension & Risk Management and the administration of Internal Audit. He joined ATCO in 1992 and has held progressively senior roles in ATCO and Canadian Utilities. He was appointed to his current role in 2017.

M.G. Constantinescu

P. D. Cook

Katie Patrick

Alan Skiffington

Robert Neumann

Pierre Alarie

Mr. Pierre Alarie is appointed as Managing Director - Latin America of the Company., with effective 19 November 2019. He has career spans more than three decades. Most recently, he served as Canada's Ambassador to the United Mexican States. Prior to his role as Ambassador, he held several senior positions with prominent international firms, including Bombardier, Caisse de Dépôt et placement du Québec, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Hydro-Québec International.

George Lidgett

Mr. George J. Lidgett serves as Managing Director - Pipelines & Liquids of the company. Mr. Lidgett is Managing Director of the Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit of ATCO and Canadian Utilities which encompasses Gas Distribution, Gas Transmission and Storage and Liquids. Mr. Lidgett is tasked with leading the strategy and development for the Business Unit's long-term products and services growth. He joined ATCO in 1985 and has held a number of senior operational and commercial management roles during his tenure. He was appointed to his current role in 2015.

Settimio Policicchio

Mr. Settimio F. Policicchio serves as Managing Director - Customer Services of Atco Ltd. Mr. Policicchio is Managing Director, Shared Services, ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, and is responsible for establishing a ‘shared services’ model that delivers exceptional value to our Global Business Units ("GBUs"), for their non-core, but necessary needs such as Global Procurement, Facilities Management, Fleet Management, etc. He joined Canadian Utilities in 1979, and has held progressively senior roles throughout his career. Mr. Policicchio was appointed President, ATCO Electric - Capital Projects Division in 2010, President, ATCO Electric - Transmission Division in 2013, President, ATCO Electric in early 2015, and was appointed to his current role in December, 2015.

Wayne Stensby

Mr. W.K. Stensby serves as Managing Director - Electricity of ATCO Ltd. Mr Stensby is Managing Director of the Electricity Global Business Unit of ATCO and Canadian Utilities which encompasses electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Mr. Stensby is tasked with leading the strategy and development for the Business Unit's long-term products and services growth. He joined ATCO in 1988 and has held a number of senior operational and engineering management roles during his tenure. He was appointed to his current role in 2015.

Carol Gear

Ms. Carol Gear serves as Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Gear is a Corporate Secretary of Atco Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited. She was Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company.

Charles Wilson

Mr. Charles W. Wilson serves as Lead Independent Director for the Board of Atco Ltd. Mr. Wilson is Lead Director for the Board of Directors of ATCO Ltd. and is a director of ATCO Australia Pty Ltd. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Canada from 1993 to 1999, and Executive Vice President, U.S. Downstream Oil and Chemical of Shell Oil Company from 1988 to 1993. Prior to 1988, he was Vice President, U.S. Exploration and Production of Shell Oil Company, and also held various executive positions in the domestic and international natural resource operations of Shell. As the former Head of the Environment Committee of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Mr. Wilson was actively involved in climate change matters and emerging regulatory policies related to the petroleum industry. Mr. Wilson holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Engineering.

Robert Booth

Mr. Robert T. Booth, QC. serves as Not Independent Director of Atco Ltd. Mr. Booth is not independent because he is a partner in the firm that is ATCO's legal counsel. Mr. Booth is a partner in the law firm Bennett Jones LLP, based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Booth is honorary counsel to the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Club and Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute. Mr. Booth’s legal practice covers many areas of the natural resources, energy, defence and security fields, including client representation in oil and gas exploration, production and marketing, major pipeline transportation and liquefied natural gas projects, uranium mining and production, power generation and transmission, and energy utility businesses. Mr. Booth obtained a B.Eng. degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1974, and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1977. In 2009, he obtained his ICD.D certification from the Director Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Denis Ellard

Mr. Denis M. Ellard serves as Independent Director of the company. Prior to his retirement in 2003, Mr. Ellard was Senior Vice President Business Development, ATCO. Over his 35 year career, Mr. Ellard held several senior positions within the organization, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Northwestern Utilities Limited; Senior Vice President, Canadian Utilities Limited; and President, ATCO Singlepoint Ltd. His responsibilities included oversight of operations, management, and regulatory matters, as well as reviews of risk, general safety, and environmental issues. Mr. Ellard has served in various capacities on several community and industry boards, including the Alberta Economic Development Authority. Mr. Ellard has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with a major in Finance from the University of Alberta.

C. Anthony Fountain

Mr. C. Anthony Fountain serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fountain is Executive Chairman of Nayara Energy Limited (formerly Essar Oil Limited), a major oil and gas refining and marketing company headquartered in Mumbai, India. Prior to this role he was Chairman of Sellafield Ltd., a U.K. company responsible for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, storage and decommissioning. Mr. Fountain was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, owner of the U.K.'s legacy civil nuclear assets, and was previously Chief Executive Officer of Refining and Marketing at Reliance Industries in India. Mr. Fountain had a 25-year career with British Petroleum, with his last role as Group Vice President, COO, Fuels Value Chains. He brings extensive operational, strategic, risk, health and safety, and environmental experience to the Board. Mr. Fountain graduated in Economics and International Studies from Warwick University and also holds a M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. Mr. Fountain has also attended several Executive Education Programs at Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge

Michael Rayfield

Mr. Michael R.P. Rayfield serves as an Independent Director of Atco Ltd. Mr. Rayfield was Vice Chair, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets until 2013. He was responsible for senior corporate relationships in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., and management of BMO’s investment banking business in China and India. Mr. Rayfield was also on the Canadian Management Committee. He has extensive international banking experience in North America, South America and Australia. Mr. Rayfield is also a director of ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. Mr. Rayfield is a graduate of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in the U.K.; the Senior Manager’s Program at Harvard Business School; and the Advanced Executive Program at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School, Northwestern University. He studied at Cambridge University and is a graduate of the Director Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors where he obtained extensive enterprise risk and financial strategy knowledge.

Robert Routs

Dr. Robert J. Routs, Ph.D. serves as an Independent Director of Atco Ltd. Until his retirement in 2008, Dr. Routs was an Executive Board Member at Royal Dutch Shell plc. He was responsible for the global refining, chemical, marketing, trading and renewable businesses. During his career, he held various senior management positions in the U.S., Canada and The Netherlands, including Chairman of Shell Canada prior to the buyout of the public shareholding by Royal Dutch Shell plc. Dr. Routs is also a director of ATCO Australia Pty Ltd. Dr. Routs has substantial experience in the refining and chemical industry with a strong focus on operational safety and sustainable operations to reduce the industry's impact on the environment. Dr. Routs is an emeritus member of the International Advisory Council to the Economic Development Board of Singapore and received the Distinguished Citizen of Singapore medal. Dr. Routs graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands, where he also obtained a PhD in Technical Sciences. He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1991.

Roger Urwin

Dr. Roger J. Urwin, CBE, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Urwin is the Chair of ATCO Australia Pty Ltd. He has worked in gas, electric and telecom utilities throughout his career. He retired at the end of 2006 as Group Chief Executive of National Grid plc. He played a key role in establishing National Grid's international strategy and its successful expansion into the U.S., creating one of the largest investorowned utility companies in the world. Dr. Urwin was the Managing Director and Chief Executive of London Electricity from 1990 to 1995. He was non-executive Chairman of Utilico Investments Limited until October 2015 and has been a special advisor to Global Infrastructure Partners, an international infrastructure investment fund. He was Chair of Alfred McAlpine plc from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Urwin is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Dr. Urwin has a Physics degree and a PhD from the University of Southampton, U.K

Susan Werth

Ms. Susan R. Werth serves as Independent Director of Atco Ltd. Ms. Werth retired as Senior Vice President & Chief Administration Officer, ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited in May 2014. In this role Ms. Werth was responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Secretarial, Marketing and Communications, Security, Real Estate, Aviation and Administration. She was Chair of ATCO’s Disclosure, Management Pension, Crisis Management, and Donations & Sponsorship Committees. She was Vice President, Administration, ATCO Group from 1995 to 2000. During her career, Ms. Werth has gained a wealth of experience and brings significant insight into all aspects of ATCO's business. Ms. Werth is also on the Board of ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. and Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd.