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Paul Charette
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Paul Charette
Chair of the Board of Directors

Paul Charette is the Chair of the Board of Directors. He joined Bird in 1976 as a Project Coordinator and progressed to President and Chief Operating Officer in 1988. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 1991.

Mr. Charette was appointed Chair of the Board in 2001. In September 2008, Mr. Charette retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Bird. He is a past Director of the Colleges and Institutes Canada and the past Chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

In 2004, Mr. Charette was named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in Real Estate/Construction by Ernst & Young LLP. In 2010, Mr. Charette was chosen as CCA’s Person of the Year. In July 2017, Mr. Charette was appointed to the Board of Governors of Niagara College Canada. Mr. Charette has a diploma in Civil Technology from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Richard Bird
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Richard Bird
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Richard Bird retired from Enbridge Inc. in early 2015 after serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He had previously held positions as Executive Vice President Liquids Pipelines, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Development, and Treasurer.

Mr. Bird has 30 years of experience as an officer of a number of public companies He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Investment Management Company, having previously served as Chair of its audit committee. Mr. Bird is also a member of the Investment Committee of the University of Calgary Board of Governors. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Business Administration and PhD from the University of Toronto, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Teri McKibbon
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Teri McKibbon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Teri joined Bird in June 2017, in the role of Chief Operating Officer as part of our executive leadership team. In July of 2019, Teri was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

He has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, where he is recognized for his strategic capabilities, dedication, and operational excellence. Prior to joining the company, Teri spent two decades holding senior management and executive positions with a national Canadian general contractor, including the role of President and CEO in the last two years of his tenure.

Teri is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and serves on various boards and committees in Calgary. He is also certified by the Canadian Construction Association as a Gold Seal Project Manager.

Greg Doyle
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Greg Doyle
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Greg Doyle is a former Partner of KPMG LLP. He joined KPMG LLP (formerly Peat Marwick) in 1974, was elected as a Partner in 1982, and became Managing Partner of the Winnipeg office in 1985.

In 1997, Mr. Doyle transferred to Warsaw, Poland and served as Senior Partner of KPMG Polska until he retired in 2003. During his time in Poland, Mr. Doyle served as a member of the Board of KPMG Europe and the Management Committee of KPMG Central and Eastern Europe. He is also a Director of the Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Chair of their Audit Committee. Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Bonnie Dupont
Bonnie Doyle
Bonnie Dupont
Member of Audit Committee
Chair of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Bonnie DuPont was appointed as a Director effective January 1, 2011. Ms. DuPont is retired from Enbridge Inc. where she served for 12 years as the senior executive responsible for information technology, human resources, public and government affairs, corporate governance matters, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

She holds a Bachelor’s degree (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina and earned her Master’s degree at the University of Calgary. She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2015, and is a 2006 graduate of the ICD Corporate Directors’ Education Program. She is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and is a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF). Ms. DuPont was named to the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada list each year from 2001 to 2006 and, in 2007, was inducted into the Top 100 Hall of Fame. In 2008, she was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Regina and in 2011 was presented with an Honorary Bachelor’s Degree in Technology by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Ms. DuPont also received an Honorary LLD from the University of Calgary in 2017.

Ms. DuPont lectures in the Directors’ Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and is the past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Calgary. She also serves on the Board of NavCanada, is the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and serves on the Governance Committee. Ms. DuPont also sits on the Board of the Calgary Opera Society.

Ronald Munkley
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Ronald Munkley
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Ron Munkley was appointed as a Director in October 2011 and to the position of Lead Director in March 2017. He retired in 2009 as Vice Chair and Head of the Power and Utility business of CIBC World Markets where he had acted as Advisor on most Canadian utility and independent power transactions since joining CIBC World Markets in 1998.

Mr. Munkley was named as a top Global Investment Banker by Brendan Wood International in 2008/2009. Prior to 1998, Mr. Munkley was employed at Enbridge Consumers Gas for 27 years, culminating as Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. He led Consumers Gas through deregulation and restructuring in the 1990s. In 2018, Mr. Munkley retired as a Director of Fortis Inc., where he was chair of the Governance Committee, and as Lead Director of Greystone Capital Management Inc. He holds a B.Sc. Hons. (Eng.) from Queens University and PDO certification from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Paul Raboud
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Paul Raboud

Paul Raboud was the Vice Chair of Bird Construction Inc. until his retirement from that position on March 3, 2017. Mr. Raboud was appointed as a Director in September 2008. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta where he was awarded the gold medal in civil engineering. He earned a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Alberta. He is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Mr. Raboud joined Bird in 1984 in the Toronto office. He progressed through Bird as a Field Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, and Assistant District Manager. In 1990, he was appointed manager of the Vancouver District, and in 2000, returned to the corporate office in Toronto as Executive Vice President. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2006 and appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2008. In June 2010, Mr. Raboud stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer into the role of Vice Chair of the Company. Mr. Raboud is the Past Chair of the Ontario General Contractors Association and a Director of Stephenson’s Holdings Inc.

Arni Thorsteinson
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Arni Thorsteinson
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Arni Thorsteinson has been the President of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, a diversified real estate development and management company, since 1990.

He joined a predecessor company in 1976. He is also a Director or trustee of Lanesborough Real Estate Investment Trust, and Director of Onex Corporation. Mr. Thorsteinson holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), from the University of Manitoba and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Luc Messier
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Luc Messier
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Luc Messier is currently the President of Reus Technologies LLC, a company focusing on the development of new technologies.

Between 2007 and 2015, Mr. Messier served as Senior Vice President for ConocoPhillips where he was responsible for global projects, global supply chain, and the addition of global aviation in 2012. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Mr. Messier served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Technip USA. Prior to joining Technip, Mr. Messier held engineering, project management and managing director roles at Bouygues Construction and at Pomerleau. Mr. Messier served on the boards of Mercury and Da Camera in Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and studied business administration at INSEAD.

Karyn Brooks
Karyn Brooks
Karyn Brooks 
Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Human Resources, Safety and Governance Committee

Karyn Brooks was appointed as a Director in March 2017. Ms. Brooks retired from BCE and Bell Canada in 2014 where she was Senior Vice President and Controller, and she has been providing financial consulting services since then.

She is a member of the boards and audit committees of Information Services Corporation and The Calgary Zoological Society.

Ms. Brooks holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant) designation and was elected a Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario in 2009. Ms. Brooks was named to the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2009. Ms. Brooks has contributed significantly to accounting standard setting and its oversight, both domestically and internationally. Ms. Brooks received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University.