Members representing members: the Directors of our Board are members just like you.
BA, MBA, ICD.D
Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
With an MBA from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Lethbridge and an ICD.D designation, Brad has diverse background inclusive of corporate or board roles in the real estate, hospitality, retail co-operative, energy & utilities, conventions & tourism, non-profit, financial services and government agencies in Canada and the U.S. He has extensive Profit & Loss oversight, strategic planning and strategy execution experience in addition to overseeing numerous corporate initiatives and major projects with a variety of organizations. His strength is strategy and innovation leadership with a proven ability to create value, enhance operational excellence and identify future opportunities.
In addition to Calgary Co-op, Brad currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Insurance Exchange, the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, and Mistahiya Development Corporation. He is also the President of the Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill Community Association. Brad prides himself in helping organizations enhance their impact in the community and relationships with partners and stakeholders.
Brad’s focus is to continue enhancing Calgary Co-op’s benefit to members and impact on the community by helping guide the strategy of the organization and influence improvements in its various lines of business, ensuring we continue to operate a thriving co-operative.
Serving his 1st term: 2022-2025
Committees: Governance, Human Resources
Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate, Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee
Ken was the VP of Sales in Western Canada for Coca – Cola Bottling and was with Coca-Cola for over 35 years. He completed the ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors program and Canadian Institute of Management
Ken brings to the board a collaborative approach with strong sales, marketing, brand operations, category management, distribution, and people development background, along with 20 years of board experience in governance, environment, audit, social, succession and strategic planning, and risk management.
Ken currently sits as Chair of the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation and is a Director and Treasurer of the Spray Lakes Sawmill recreation centre in the community of Cochrane. Previously he sat on the Calgary minor soccer association board for 4 years.
Previously Ken was Co Chair of the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors conference and sat on the advisory committee of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
Ken looks to continue to build on the strong foundation of Calgary Co-op by listening to members and stakeholders to ensure we are always adding value, while competing in a sustainable way in an ever changing market.
B.Com. (Acct), Gr. Dip (Acct), CA, CPA
Serving her 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Human Resources (Chair), Audit, Investment
With a background in financial services, Dominique is a graduate of McGill university, a CPA, CA member of CPA Alberta and received her ICD.D designation in early 2021. Fully bilingual in French and English, Dominique brings over 30 years of experience to Calgary Co-op.
Formerly a CFO at Alberta Blue Cross and CEO at Western Life Assurance Company, Dominique started her career at KPMG, including three years in their Paris office, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. As a seasoned executive and former CFO, Dominique brings financial acumen, risk management, strategic planning and execution, change management, human resources, leadership and governance experience to the board. She recently completed her term on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta where she chaired the Audit Committee and served on the HR committee.
Dominique has also been a Board member for many non-profit organizations, including the Westside Recreation Centre in Calgary. She believes her experience will help guide the Co-op management team and execute the strategic plan, as she has been involved with boards for the past 25 years, either as management or as a board member and brings experience in maintaining and improving governance.
FCA, BFP, CPA/CA, CMC, B.A.
Serving her 2nd term: 2023-2026
Committees: Investment (Chair), Audit, Governance
Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate
Victoria Bradbury is a fluently bilingual CPA, CA and ICD.D, with over 35 years combined international and Canadian experience with PwC and in industry.
Victoria was appointed by the Governor in Council to Canada Lands Company Ltd, (CLCL) and serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee. She also serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee of Calgary Co-op, the Vice-Chair of Platform Calgary, a large non-profit in the entrepreneur innovation ecosystem, and Chair of the Audit Committee of VM Agritech Inc, a mid-stage ag tech company. She was also appointed to the Departmental Audit Committees of Natural Resources Canada and the RCMP and serves as Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of Calgary Housing Company, a subsidiary of the City of Calgary.
Amongst others, Victoria previously served on the boards of Keyworks, a technology company specializing in cyber security, broadband and technology transformation, Connect First Credit Union, one of the ten largest credit unions in Canada, CanLearn Society and the Calgary Film Centre, a subsidiary of Calgary Economic Development.
Victoria is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Business Finance Professional (BFP) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a member of the International Institute of International Auditors (IIIA) and the Calgary Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Entrepreneurial at heart, Victoria has created, grown and divested several companies and other entities, such as a consulting firm, a construction services business and several non-profit associations, including the British and Commonwealth Business Association of Canada on which she serves as Chair.
ICD.D, CPA (CA)
Serving his 3rd term: 2022-2025
Committees: Audit (Chair), Investment, Nominations
Mike holds the ICD.D, CPA (CA), CIA and SCMP designations, along with an Executive MBA. Over the past seven years, he has contributed his strategic, financial oversight and supply chain management skills to the Calgary Co-op Board while earning extensive experience in the retail industry. He is dedicated to advancing the relevance and sustainability of our Co-operative for future generations.
Currently, Mike is responsible for the Finance, Supply Chain and Real Estate functions as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Alberta Energy Regulator. Prior to the AER, he worked at ATCO, Raytheon Canada, PwC and Canadian Natural Resources. Mike is an experienced board and committee member with past positions at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre and The Military Museums. He completed 24 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces and a four-year term as a Citizen Member of the Audit Committee for the City of Calgary.
BSc. ME., M.Eng, BBA (Honorary)
Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024
Committees: Human Resources, Investment
Other: Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Evan holds a Bachelor and Masters of Engineering from the University of Alberta, an Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal University and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.
He started his career as a mechanical engineer in Oil and Gas, became a serial tech start-up founder and executive, a PricewaterhouseCoopers global practice partner, adjunct professional in entrepreneurship at the Bisset School of Business and an Executive Coach. He recently returned to the start-up world as the Co-Founder of AltoSante Venture Studio. Evan has experience creating, growing and leading successful advanced supply chain technology, e-commerce and artificial intelligence companies.
In addition to the Co-op board, Evan is active in the Calgary innovation community as a Founding Partner at the University of Calgary Creative Destruction Lab and is a volunteer General Partner of the CMRIC venture capital fund. He has sat on a number of boards over the years and has been involved locally as a minor hockey and football coach for over 30 years.
Evan looks forward to contributing most to the Governance, Nominations and Human Resources committees, with executive and board experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate culture, human capital management, product development and operational management.
ICCD.D, MBA, B.Comm
Serving her 2nd term: 2023-2026
Committees: Governance (Chair), Human Resources, Nominations
Other: Calgary Co-op Community Foundation Trustee, Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate
Gael’s career started in banking and investment management, before she made the move to Government, first with Treasury and then with Consumer Affairs. She spent the balance of her career as the senior staff person of a philanthropic foundation. Gael now provides consulting services primarily to mission-driven organizations.
Gael has a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA, and a myriad of continuing education certifications, including an ICD.D designation. She offers extensive governance experience with crown boards, non-profits, cooperatives and charities. Gael continues to improve her skills and awareness by taking courses such as Indigenous Canada through the University of Alberta, and the Executive Bootcamp from the Canadian Institute for Diversity and Inclusion. She has served on many boards, including the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Connect First Credit Union, Calgary Public Library, Vibrant Communities Calgary, Miistakis Institute for the Rockies, and several non-profit housing agencies.
In addition to serving as a Board member at Calgary Co-op, Gael serves on the boards of Simon House and Fort Calgary plus she is an appointed panel member for the Calgary Sub-division and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).
Serving his 1st term: 2022-2025
Committees: Nominations (Chair), Audit
With 43 years in the agri-food sector, including twenty in the grocery industry and a background in science, Bryan brings extensive industry experience to the board, specifically in the areas of food safety.
Bryan worked his way up from a Courtesy Clerk to VP with the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors where he was responsible for government relations, oversight on the national food safety file and managing local and national environment initiatives. His in-depth knowledge of food safety, network of connections and executive leadership experience will serve him well in this role as he creates synergies with charitable organizations and the business community in areas of trade.
Deeply entrenched in the community, Bryan is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park. Bryan has volunteered with the Calgary Stampede for 12 years and served as the past Chair of the Agri-food Committee and was a member of the Calgary Economic Development Agri-food Advisory Committee. Bryan also held the position of President and CEO of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association for 12 years prior to his retirement in 2019.
Bryan’s role overseeing the environment file for the National Grocery Trade Association took him around the globe to study recycling systems. He was co-founder of a recycling company in BC which diverts used beverage containers away from stores via a specialized system of bottle depots.
BA MA JD
Serving his 1st term: 2023-2026
Committees: Governance, Nominations
As one of very few lawyers that have a legal practice focused on serving co-operatives, Elliot is an advocate for the co-op sector in Alberta, providing legal and governance services to co-operatives large and small across Alberta, BC and Canada. As well, Elliot works with the provincial and national co-op associations.
Elliot brings his experience, technical acumen, and practical commitment to the co-operative principles to Calgary Co-op to safeguard and advance the interests of Calgary Co-op as a world class member-owned democratic enterprise.
Calgary Co-op (Calgary Co-operative Association Limited) is a local co-operative owned by its Member-owners. The share you purchase when you join Calgary Co-op allows you to participate in the “one member-one vote” democratic process which means you have the ability to nominate an eligible Member-owner as a candidate for the Board, vote in Director Election and actively participate in meetings of Member-owners.Learn more