Alberta’s public agencies do important work on behalf of Albertans, so it’s important that their leadership reflects our province’s diversity. The boards that govern public agencies are open to all Albertans. With a new online application tool and an open, transparent appointment process, there’s never been a better time to get involved.

Diverse perspectives for a better Alberta

Since we launched our online recruitment site in September 2016 to make it easier for Albertans to apply for board positions on 266 public agencies, we’ve received more than 8,000 applications and filled more than 2,300 positions.

The people who serve on Alberta’s boards come from all walks of life and bring a diverse range of skills and ideas to the table. They’re everyday Albertans who care about their community and decided to step up and serve.

Find your fit in the many opportunities available.

A voluntary diversity survey is offered to people who register for board opportunity notifications on the Electronic Public Agency Appointment System (e-PAAS). It helps government understand the composition of applications to public agency board opportunities. Learn more about the diversity survey and statistics.

"I strongly believe in the diversity of boards. That includes different age groups, different educational backgrounds and different life experiences. All of those things together are what push the envelope, what makes a board ask a lot of questions, and at the end of the day, come to a great decision."
- Manjit Minhas, ATB Financial board member

Meet Albertans who serve

Some of the people who have recently become board members are sharing their experiences serving Albertans. Hear their stories.

  • Find out why Alberta's newest board members joined a public agency and the diverse range of experiences and backgrounds they bring.

Read their biographies

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    Malorie Aubé

    Camrose County | Board Member, Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council

    Malorie Aubé is a professional agrologist and agriculture producer, homesteading on a mixed farm in Alberta and marketing a specialized breed of pork (Mangalitsa pork). Malorie has a strong background in sales, marketing and communications and is passionate about food, how it is produced and how people enjoy it. She interacts with several aspects of agriculture by partnering with producers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and agribusinesses to further agriculture and food production in Alberta.

    Malorie is also a past director of the Battle River Watershed Alliance and has served in a number of volunteer positions with the provincial Association Canadienne Française de l’Alberta and her local francophone school. Malorie currently serves on the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council to strategically lead a prosperous agricultural industry in Alberta.

    Meet Malorie

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    Eugene Maeda

    St. Albert | Board Member, Alberta Transportation Safety Board

    Eugene Maeda is a retired RCMP officer and former sessional instructor at MacEwan University in the Police and Investigations program. He is also a former member of the MacEwan University Police and Investigations Program Advisory Committee. Eugene currently serves on the Alberta Transportation and Safety Board, using his skills and experience to help keep the province’s roads safe.

    Eugene also serves on the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board.

    Meet Eugene

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    Gael MacLeod

    Calgary | Board Chair, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

    Gael MacLeod has extensive governance experience, having served on numerous volunteer boards over the past 20 years, including non-profit boards, municipal boards and quasi-judicial panels. Gael holds a Masters in Business Administration and has achieved several other professional designations, including Certified Management Consultant and Institute of Corporate Directors designations.

    In addition to her extensive experience in the social sector (poverty reduction and housing), Gael served a term as a Calgary city councillor. She has a strong background in business, with experience in financial planning, securities administration and banking. Gael currently serves as board chair for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, which oversees the liquor and gaming industries in Alberta.

    Meet Gael

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    Manjit Minhas

    Calgary | Board Member, ATB Financial

    Beer baroness, entrepreneur and media personality are just some of phrases used to describe Manjit Minhas. Manjit and her brother Ravinder went into business when she was a 19-year-old petroleum engineering student, launching their own beer company. Today, they produce more than 90 brands of beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits.

    Manjit is a regular panellist on CBC’s Dragons' Den and has received numerous awards and accolades for her success as an entrepreneur, including: Top 100 Entrepreneurs in Canada, Calgary’s Top 40 under 40, and Top Growth Entrepreneur Award from Profit Magazine. She currently serves on ATB Financial’s board of directors, helping to ensure ATB Financial has an effective governance system.

    Meet Manjit

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    Erasmus Okine

    Lethbridge | Board Member, Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee

    Currently the vice-president of research at the University of Lethbridge, Erasmus Okine serves as an advocate for the university’s research programs, providing leadership, raising the profile of research within the immediate community and larger cities, and working as a liaison with external organizations, including the private sector.

    Erasmus holds a PhD in Animal Nutrition and Digestive Physiology and is a former chair of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta.  He currently serves on the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee, providing strategic advice to the government on research opportunities, emerging technologies and policy direction to enhance innovation in Alberta.

    Meet Erasmus

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    Nabeel Ramji

    Calgary | Board Member, Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

    Nabeel Ramji works as a portfolio manager for the Strategic Group, a Calgary-based company that owns, manages, and develops office, retail and apartment properties, but he also has a background in commercial banking.

    Nabeel is the founder and project lead of Accessibility for All Albertans, an initiative that works to ensure that commercial buildings, public institutions and residential housing are accessible for all citizens. His goal is to create more inclusive and vibrant communities that are accessible for everyone. Nabeel serves on the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, providing advice regarding opportunities for full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the life of the province.

    Meet Nabeel

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    Nicole Robertson

    Treaty No. 7 Territory | Board Member, Travel Alberta

    Nicole Robertson is an entrepreneur who works as a media and communications consultant creating awareness about Indigenous Peoples through the media.

    As president of Muskwa Productions and Consulting, Nicole assists businesses and organizations with media relations, training, marketing and video productions. In 2009, Nicole’s company was recognized by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce with the Aboriginal Woman Entrepreneur Award of Distinction. As a former Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) journalist, Nicole has a strong interest in Indigenous peoples’ issues.

    Nicole has served a number of First Nations clients over the past decade and half, including Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, Treaty 7 Management Corporation and the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. Nicole serves on Travel Alberta’s board of directors.

    Meet Nicole

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    Andrew Ference

    Edmonton | Former Board Chair, Alberta Sport Connection

    After more than 15 years in the NHL, Andrew Ference is best known as a professional hockey player, but he is also known for his leadership abilities and community involvement. In 2014, the former Oilers’ captain won the King Clancy Trophy, which goes to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

    Andrew is also the founder and leader of November Project Canada, Edmonton – a free fitness movement active in 31 cities around the world. Andrew currently serves as board chair with Alberta Sport Connection, a provincial corporation that works to enhance, advocate, and inspire participation and partnerships, as Albertans strive for excellence in sport.

    Meet Andrew