Our people are our family. 

Each and every one contributes to the success of AltaGas Canada.
Our people also take great pride in supporting and having a
positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

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~120
employees

British Columbia

~245
employees

Alberta

~65
employees

Nova Scotia

Meet Our Management Team


 Jared Green, CPA, CA

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Jared Green, CPA, CA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director (4)

Mr. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer. He has also been a director of AltaGas Canada Inc. since 2017. Mr. Green served as President, Canadian Utilities of AltaGas Ltd., with responsibility for Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., AltaGas Utility Group Inc. and Heritage Gas Limited, plus its interest in Inuvik Gas. From 2014 to 2017, he was President of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company and President of Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage, AltaGas Ltd.’s Alaska utility and natural gas storage businesses. During his tenure Mr. Green was responsible for the financial performance, operations, construction, regulatory strategy and execution, state government relations and business development. Mr. Green joined AltaGas in 2004, serving in progressively more senior roles in the organization until assuming the role of President, Canadian Utilities, including Director of Business Development, Controller, Vice President Controller and Corporate Secretary of AltaGas Utility Group Inc., a public company, and Vice President Controller, Utilities Division, and Vice President, Controller of AltaGas Ltd. Mr. Green is a member of the board of directors for the Western Energy Institute, serving on the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr. Green holds Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

 Shaun Toivanen

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Shaun Toivanen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Toivanen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Toivanen was previously a director of AltaGas Canada Inc. From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Toivanen served as AltaGas Ltd.’s Vice President and Controller, responsible for overseeing the accounting operations of AltaGas Ltd., including the delivery of comprehensive financial reporting, and ensuring a strong system of internal controls. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Toivanen served as the Vice President and Treasurer of AltaGas Ltd., responsible for directing corporate finance and capital markets activities, such as debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions related financing, cash management and risk management. During his tenure, Mr. Toivanen was also responsible at times for AltaGas Ltd.’s budget and planning, investor relations, commodity risk management and credit management functions. Mr. Toivanen served in various positions of increasing responsibility within the financial field, including Corporate Development, since joining AltaGas Ltd. in 2006. Mr. Toivanen holds a Bachelor of Management (Great Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

 

 Autumn Howell

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Autumn Howell
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Howell is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining AltaGas Canada Inc. in May 2019, Ms. Howell was Senior Legal Counsel at Simplex Legal LLP from 2018-2019 and prior thereto she held legal positions at Veresen Inc. from 2010-2017, most recently as Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to Veresen Inc., Ms. Howell was legal counsel at Newalta Corporation from 2007-2010 and an associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP from 2004-2006. Each of Ms. Howell’s positions has involved broad experience in corporate and commercial legal functions with significant focus on governance, securities and financings, public company disclosure and compliance and acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Howell has a Bachelor of Arts (2000) from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Law (with Distinction, 2003) from the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2004.

 

 Leigh Ann Shoji-Lee

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Leigh Ann Shoji-Lee
Executive Vice President Utility Operations and President Pacific Northern Gas Ltd.

Ms. Shoji-Lee is the Executive Vice President Utility Operations and the President of Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (“PNG”). Ms. Shoji-Lee has been the President of PNG since 2016. Ms. Shoji-Lee has gained experience in both the natural gas and electric utility sectors in British Columbia and Ontario. From 2014 to 2016, she was Vice-President, Manufacturing and Shares Services for Britco LP and from 2011 to 2013, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utility Construction Corporation. Prior thereto, Ms. Shoji-Lee was Senior Vice-President, Field Operations at BC Hydro from 2008 to 2010. From 1989 to 2008, she held various senior leadership roles at Union Gas Limited, including Vice President Operations and Vice President Engineering, Construction, Storage and Transmission Operations. Ms. Shoji-Lee’s extensive responsibilities have included leading utility operations, engineering, construction, environment, health and safety, as well as shared services including: procurement, supply chain, human resources, communications, business development, marketing and information technology. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Shoji-Lee is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Gas Association.

 Mark Lowther

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Mark Lowther
President, AltaGas Utilities Inc.

Mr. Lowther is the President of AltaGas Utilities Inc. (“AUI”), a position he has held since January 2019.  Prior thereto, Mr. Lowther held various positions with AUI since joining the company in 2008, including Vice President Operations & Engineering, Vice President Corporate Services, and Director Distribution Operations.  Mr. Lowther has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University) and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. 

 

 John Hawkins

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John Hawkins
President, Heritage Gas Limited

Mr. Hawkins was appointed President of Heritage Gas Limited, (“HGL”) on June 6, 2017. Prior thereto he held the position of Vice President Engineering, Construction and Operations at HGL from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining HGL, Mr. Hawkins held a variety of positions at Nova Scotia Power Inc. from 2000 to 2014. Mr. Hawkins has 18 years of experience in the energy business. His varied background includes having responsibility for fuel procurement, power and gas trading, and scheduling and dispatch of a provincial generating fleet. He also has managed power plants, hydro-electric systems and electrical transmission and distribution business units. Mr. Hawkins has also held a variety of senior management roles in the pulp and paper industry. Mr. Hawkins is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University) and currently serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Gas Association.

 

(4) Member of Environment, Health and Safety Committee, chaired by Ms. Athaide.