Governance professionals support boards to do their jobs. A half-dozen programs in Canada educate directors. So, who supports and provides certified education to governance professional? GPC does!
Guy is CFO for EPCOR Utilities Inc., an Edmonton based utility that provides electricity and water/wastewater utility services in Western Canada and the Southwest United States. The company has an asset value of approximately $6.2 billion, 2016 net income of $309 million and 2,800 employees in Canada and the United States.
Guy was a Director of RuggedCom (RCN: TSX) from 2003 – 2012; an Ontario industrial communication technology firm that was founded in 2001, went public in 2007 and was taken private in 2012. Guy was a member of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.
Guy currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) and is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. The RVA is a municipally owned corporation that promotes the development of the park trail system along the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Capital Region. Current capital funding under management is $110 million.
Guy also serves on the Executive of the Edmonton Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and on the Board for the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) at the University of Alberta.
Guy has over 28 years of experience in the Alberta energy industry. He played a leading role in the Province's first round of electric industry deregulation in 1996.
Guy joined EPCOR in 1995 as Director Regulatory Affairs and has served in a variety of capacities including oversight of the Electricity Distribution & Transmission, and Customer Service operating units. Guy has played a leading role in the growth of EPCOR since its creation in 1995 through the development and acquisition of Power Purchase Arrangements and EPCOR entry into energy retailing. Guy led the transformation of EPCOR’s corporate service delivery model prior to being appointed CFO in 2013 and is currently leading the transformation of EPCOR’s finance functions.
Guy is active in the community having served on the United Way’s Alberta Capital Region Campaign Cabinet and as a Director of the Citadel Theatre from 2005 – 2013. Guy was a member of the Finance Committee and chaired the Strategic Review Committee in 2012.
Guy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Western University, is a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program and holds an ICD.D. Guy is a frequent speaker at conferences and recently taught the Financial Valuation module for the ICD Director Education Program.
Nicholas F. Cheung, CPA, CA, GPC.D, CIPP/C