Education and professional designations:
Master of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, 2020
Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D, Haskayne School of Business, Calgary 2012
Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers 1984
MBA, RSM (Rotterdam School Of Management) 1982
BA Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam 1979
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Vote for me: Member since 1982 with family grocery business experience. Strong community service attitude and 35 years banking and financial experience, including servicing and advising membership-based organizations.

What are the special attributes and experience that make you a strong candidate for Calgary Co-op’s board?

  • our family grocery business provided in depth hands-on experience, a sense of serving our community and providing extraordinary service and products, including home delivery for those that needed it.
  • banking and board advisory experience with membership-based organizations and other large retailers;
  • dedicated to enhancing our Calgary community having served on the boards of Heritage Park and Vertigo Theatres;
  • bringing diverse perspectives through a 35-year banking and finance experience, working with inclusive hiring practises across Canada and in Europe, along with a multicultural family background;
  • inquisitive, resourceful and dedicated to continued education with Institute of Corporate Directors (2012) and Master of Public Policy (2020) degrees, and closely following financial, economic, energy transition and industry news, including retail.

Why do you want to serve on the Calgary Co-op Board of Directors?

Growing up with the co-operative movement in Holland, the Calgary Co-op embodies my values of extraordinary service and products for its members/owners, and contribution towards the greater community. In the fierce grocery retail competition, I can contribute to Calgary Co-op’s long-term sustainability and relevance with my professional financial experience, my community and climate change interests, and a willingness to bring ideas for positive impactful change.

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Have your say! Voting is open until 11:59 PM MST March 13, 2024.