The ATRF Board consists of eight members nominated by each of the two plan sponsors – the Alberta Government and the plan members, who are represented by The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA). Appointments are made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
| ||Greg Meeker
Greg joined the ATRF Board in 2007, and in 2009 assumed the role of Board Chair. He is an Assistant Principal at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton. Previously, Greg taught at Victoria School of the Arts and Centre High School in Edmonton. He is also a former member of the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) Pension Committee and a member of the Council for School Leadership.
Greg is Vice Chair of ATRF's Audit and Finance Committee, and a Member of the Investment Committee.
John is a director of Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc. and a member of the federal government Treasury Board Secretariat Departmental Audit Committee. His 38-year career includes having been a partner at the law firm Torys LLP, a senior executive at Barrick Gold Corporation and the Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. He joined the ATRF Board in December 2016.
John is Vice Chair of the Governance Committee, and a Member of the Investment and Audit and Finance Committees.
| ||Catherine Connolly
Catherine is the founder and president of Gist Capital Solutions Inc. She was previously Vice President at the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS), and held positions with the Canadian Pacific Railway in both engineering and finance, including responsibility for the defined benefit pension plan. Catherine holds a PhD from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Queen's University. She joined the ATRF Board in December 2016, prior to which she served on the Investment Committee since 2009.
Catherine is Chair of the Investment Committee, and a Member of the Governance Committee.
| ||Karen Elgert
Karen is a District Principal in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and has worked for the Wetaskiwin Regional Public School Division for more than 25 years. She currently oversees the Wetaskiwin Outreach and is responsible for Summer School. She has been active throughout her career with the local ATA, serving on EPC and NSC committees. Karen holds a BFA and B.Ed. from the University of Calgary and a M.Ed. from the University of Alberta. Karen joined ATRF in August of 2009.
Karen is Vice Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and a Member of the Investment Committee.
Maria is Director of Research with CWB Wealth Management. Previously, she was President and CEO of Adroit Investment Management. Maria sits on the University of Alberta Board Investment Committee, and on the Investment Advisory Committee of Athabasca University. She recently served as a Director and Governance Chair on the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation Board. She joined the ATRF Board in May 2017.
Maria is Chair of the Governance Committee, and a Member of the Investment and Audit and Finance Committees.
Sandra is Coordinator, Teacher Welfare with the ATA. After teaching for nine years in the Peace River School Division, Sandra became the Assistant Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. She joined the ATRF Board in December 2012.
Sandra is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and a Member of the Investment and Governance Committees.
Marvin is a Corporate Director, Executive in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan, and former President and Chief Executive Office of Nexen Inc. He is also Chairman of Freehold Royalties Ltd., and Board member for both the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and SaskPower. In 2007, Marvin was recognized as Canada's "CFO of the Year" and in 2013, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Oil Patch Hall of Fame. He joined ATRF in October 2016.
Marvin is Vice Chair of the Board, Vice Chair of the Investment Committee, and a Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
| ||Kareen Stangherlin
Kareen is CEO and co-founder of Zelos Capital Ltd. Previously, she held executive positions in two investment firms and also worked with KPMG in Calgary and the Cayman Islands. She currently serves on the Canadian CFA Societies' Advocacy Council and is a Board member for two private investment companies. Kareen is a CPA, a CFA and a Certified Financial Planner. She joined the ATRF Board in December 2016.
Kareen is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, and a Member of the Investment and Human Resources and Compensation Committees.