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Paul Raboud
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Paul Raboud
Chair of the Board of Directors
Member of Audit Committee, Human Resources and Governance Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

Paul R. 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 Masters 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.

Paul R. 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 Masters 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 is a Director of Revera Inc. and Stephenson’s Holdings Inc.

Richard Bird
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Richard Bird
Member of Audit Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

J. Richard Bird retired from Enbridge Inc. in early 2015, having served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development, and various other roles, including: Executive Vice President Liquids Pipelines, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Development, and Vice President and Treasurer.

Mr. Bird has 30 years of experience as an officer of a number of public companies, and serves on the Board of Directors of Bird Construction Inc. He is Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of the Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Investment Management Company. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year for 2010.

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

Karyn Brooks
Karyn Brooks
Karyn Brooks 
Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Environment Health and Safety Committee

Karyn A. Brooks retired from BCE and Bell Canada in March 2014, having served as Senior Vice-President and Controller for 11 years.

Ms. Brooks has almost 20 years of executive experience as an officer of several large Canadian public companies. She serves on the Board and Audit Committee of Information Services Corporation and The Calgary Zoological Society, as well as chairing the Finance and Legal Committee of The Calgary Zoological Society.

She was elected a Fellow of CPA Ontario and named one of Canada's Top 100 Women, both in 2009. In a volunteer capacity, Ms. Brooks has contributed significantly to accounting standard setting and its oversight, both domestically and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University..

Paul Charette
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Paul Charette
Independent Director, Board of Directors
Member of Audit Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

Paul A. 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 and to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1991. Mr. Charette was also appointed as 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. Mr. Charette has a diploma in Civil Technology from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Greg Doyle
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Greg Doyle
Member of Audit Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

D. 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 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 also served as the member of the Board of KPMG Europe and the management committee of KPMG Central and Eastern Europe. He was a Director of the Winnipeg Airports Authority and served as chair of their audit committee, retiring both roles in April 2020 after a nine-year term. Mr. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Bonnie Dupont
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Bonnie Dupont
Chair of Human Resources and Governance Committee, Member of Environment Health and Safety Committee

Bonnie D. 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 Bachelors degree (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina and earned her Masters 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.

In 2019, Ms. DuPont was appointed to the Alberta Order of Excellence, the highest honour accorded an Alberta citizen. She has lectured 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. Ms. DuPont was recently appointed chair of the Public Health Group within the O’Brien Institute of Public Health at the University of Calgary. She also serves on the board of NavCanada, is the chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee and serves as well on the Governance Committee.

Teri McKibbon
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Teri McKibbon
President & Chief Executive Officer

Terrance L. McKibbon, was appointed President and CEO of Bird Construction Inc. on July 1, 2019, after serving as Chief Operating Officer since June 2017.

Prior to joining Bird in June 2017, Mr. McKibbon spent 20 years at Aecon Group. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2014 to December 2016, as well as a Non-Independent Director in that time. From June 2013 until June 2014 he served as President and as Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 until June 2014. He served as the President of Aecon’s Civil and Utilities division from June 2005 until March 2011 and as an Executive Vice President of Aecon Group Inc. from 2005 until 2016.

Mr. McKibbon has been involved with the management of construction-related companies for over 30 years including founding, acquiring and integrating companies and the overall management of companies that are active in all aspects of infrastructure construction. He was an Independent Trustee of Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust from May 2015 until November 2020 when the business was sold. Mr. McKibbon served as a Trustee of the Operating Engineers Local 793Training Fund from 2005 until 2014 and as a Health & Safety Fund Trustee at Labourers International Union of North America from 2004 to 2013. He served as the Chairman and Board Member at Aecon: Lafarge Caledon BOD from 2000 to 2011. Mr. McKibbon attended Carleton University's Geology Program as well as integrated Science and Economics programs. Mr. McKibbon is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).

Luc Messier
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Luc Messier
Chair of Environment Health and Safety Committee
Member of Human Resources and Governance Committee

Luc J. 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 and global supply chain with 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 was Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Bouygues and held before engineering and project management positions at Bouygues Construction and at Pomerleau. Mr. Messier also serves on the board of Sodexo. He holds degrees in civil engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, enology and viticulture from UC Davis and studied business administration at INSEAD.

Ronald Munkley
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Ronald Munkley
Member of Human Resources and Governance Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

Ron D. 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 2008/9. 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.

Arni Thorsteinson
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Arni Thorsteinson
Member of Human Resources and Governance Committee, Environment Health and Safety Committee

Arni C. 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 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.