Corporate Governance

Tervita’s vision, mission and values underpin how we behave as a good corporate citizen. Guiding our actions is our dedication to ethical business practices, respect for our stakeholders and advancing technical innovation.

Senior Leadership 
Our senior executive team provides leadership and develops management systems for the company. 

Board of Directors
Tervita’s Board is responsible for providing strategic guidance on company direction and business practices in alignment with long-term shareholder interests. Board committees oversee and collaborate with leaders in the development and review of corporate policies and practices, such as auditing, human resources and compensation, governance and nominating, environment, health and safety. 

Grant Billing, Board Chair

Grant Billing served as the Chairman and CEO of Superior Plus Corp. between July 2006 and November 2011 and Executive Chairman between 1998 and 2006. Mr. Billing was Chairman of the Board of Superior Plus Corp. until December 31, 2014. Mr. Billing also served as President and CEO of Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. Corp between 1994 and 1998. In addition, Mr. Billing has served as Chairman and Director of several public companies and as Director and Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Allen Hagerman, Chair of Audit Committee

Allen Hagerman served as the Executive Vice President of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from 2007 to 2013. Prior to 2007, Mr. Hagerman served as the CFO of Canadian Oil Sands Limited. Mr. Hagerman is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Precision Drilling Corporation and a Director and Chair of TransAlta Renewables Inc. Mr. Hagerman is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute and a past President of Financial Executives Institute, Calgary Chapter, as well as a past Chair of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Mr. Hagerman’s previous Board positions include lead Director of Capital Power Income L.P., Director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and Governor of the University of Calgary. Mr. Hagerman is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Jay Thornton, Chair of Human Resources Compensation Committee

Mr. Thornton has over 27 years of oil and gas experience, holding various operating and corporate executive positions with Shell Canada and Suncor Energy Inc. He has held previous Board positions with both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute.  Mr. Thornton is a past Board member of the YMCA Fort McMurray and is currently a member of the Board of North American Construction Group and North American Energy Partners Inc. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board for Obsidian Energy Ltd.

Cameron Kramer, Chair of Health & Safety Committee

Cameron Kramer served as the COO and Senior Vice President of Arc Resources Ltd. between January and December, 2013. Prior to joining Arc Resources Ltd, Mr. Kramer served in a number of senior roles with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, including Senior Vice President of North America Operations, Vice President of Development Operations, Vice-President of Production Central and Vice President of Field Operations.

Doug Ramsay, Director

Doug Ramsay is a founder of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. and retired as Chief Executive Officer in December of 2013, a position he held since the company’s inception in September of 1999. Mr. Ramsay has been a member of the Board of Directors of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. since September of 1999, and has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2014.  Mr. Ramsay has an extensive background in the oil and natural gas industry, having served as the President of Canadian Fracmaster Ltd. from 1992 to 1994, and was a member of that company’s Board of Directors during such period.  Mr. Ramsay was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Calgary Business Hall of Fame in 2015.  Mr. Ramsay currently serves on the Boards of Tesco Corporation and STARS Air Ambulance and is a past Board member of SAIT.

Kevin Walbridge, Director

Kevin Walbridge has over 20 years of experience in the waste services industry and is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions.  He has also served as Executive Vice President, Operations for Republic Services, a multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 company, where he was responsible for all field operations as well as overseeing the corporate safety program, landfill operations and environmental management. Mr. Walbridge currently serves as the Chairman of Wind River Environmental and is the past Chair of the Environmental Refuse and Education Foundation.  

Gordon Pridham, Director

Mr. Pridham is a results-oriented leader with a 35-year track record of building and growing companies in public and private markets across a broad range of industry sectors. He has an extensive background in the energy and natural resources sectors, having worked in the Energy and Minerals group in New York, Calgary and Toronto for Chemical Bank and National Bank. Mr. Pridham has also managed the Investment Banking groups of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Research Capital and Raymond James in Canada. He has contributed his experience and consensus-building leadership style to over 14 boards, four of which he has served as Chair, including most recently, Newalta. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

John Cooper, Director

John Cooper was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer at Tervita in July 2017. Prior to joining Tervita, Mr. Cooper was the Chief Executive Officer of ClearStream Energy Services Inc. He is a distinguished leader with over 30 years of leadership experience in the energy, industrial and logistic industries, where he steered organization strategy and built successful teams in diverse business environments. He has served in various senior positions including Chief Operating Officer of Savanna Energy Services Corp.; President and Chief Executive Officer at Enermax Services Inc.; and President of Superior Propane Inc. Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Michael Colodner, Director

Michael Colodner is a Managing Director of Solus Alternative Asset Management LP. He joined the firm at its inception in July 2007, and has been a member of the hedge fund investment team. Prior to this position, Mr. Colodner was an Analyst at Stanfield Capital Partners covering the Utilities and Industrials sectors and a Senior Analyst in the Power and Utilities Investment Banking group at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Mr. Colodner began his career in 2004 at Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. in the Strategic Advisory Investment Banking group, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland in 2004.

Susan Riddell Rose, Director

Susan Riddell Rose is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Perpetual Energy Inc. Prior thereto she was the Chief Operating Officer for Paramount Resources Ltd. and prior thereto a geological engineer with Shell Canada Limited. Ms. Riddell Rose graduated from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario in 1986 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering. She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and has served as a governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.