Dino DeLuca

Dino DeLuca is Chief Operating Officer of TriWest Capital Partners

Dino DeLuca joined TriWest Capital Partners in November, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position with the launch of Fund V. As COO, Dino is responsible for and oversees a wide variety of areas within TriWest, including finance, investor reporting and relations, governance functions, and administration, as well as supporting the transaction and investment teams and our portfolio companies.

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Robert J. Engbloom, QC

Bob Engbloom practises primarily M&A, corporate and securities law and acts for a number of businesses. Mr. Engbloom also acts as lead counsel on a wide variety of significant transactions and has extensive experience in providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and related-party transactions. His practice includes advising boards of directors and special committees on both governance matters and substantive transactions.

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Imran S. Hussainaly

Imran S. Hussainaly serves as Senior Legal Counsel for Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG).
 
OEG owns the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Oil Kings and Bakersfield Condors and operates Rogers Place, North America’s premier and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment venue.
 

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Peter Johnson

Co-Chair

Peter Johnson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer for Shaw Communications Inc., and is responsible for Shaw’s Legal group, corporate governance, regulatory and government relations.

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Barbara B. Johnston, QC

Vice-Chair

Barbara Johnston is the National Co-Chair of Dentons Canada Labour and Employment Group and a partner in the Calgary office. Her practice focuses on management side labour, employment, human rights, constitutional and privacy law. Ms. Johnston has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Panels, Boards of Arbitration and Federal Labour Adjudicators. Ms.

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Leanne Krawchuk

Leanne is the head of the Dentons’ Edmonton Corporate Commercial group. Leanne is the Edmonton team lead for the Mining Practice Group. In her career, she has also been recognized as a leader among her peers, receiving the distinction of Lexpert’s 2012 “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” award, and recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of Construction law, Securities law, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Leanne is also involved within the community, currently acting as a director of the Edmonton Symphony Society and the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

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Katherine MacLennan

Kate is an associate at Birdsell Grant LLP in Stony Plain. Kate focuses her practice on civil litigation, surrogate litigation and family law and has experience representing clients in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, as well as in mediations and arbitrations. She has also assisted on matters in the Court of Appeal, tribunals and disciplinary boards. Outside of the office, Kate is an avid sailor, rock climber, snowboarder and runner.

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John B. McWilliams, QC

John is a graduate of University of Ottawa (BA) and Queen’s Law School. ( 72)

During his career he held a number of senior legal positions in the international energy industry including Mobil Oil Canada (General Counsel) and Nexen Inc (Senior Vice President, General Counsel) .

He has taken a leadership role in governance and business ethics, in particular developing a code of conduct for Canadian corporations operating internationally.

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Jean-Ann Naysmith Rooney

Jean-Ann is a member of the Queen’s Law 1984 class. She was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she lived until the age of five. She then moved with her family to Ottawa where she grew up skiing, playing school sports and playing in a band. After high school, she attended Queen’s University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and Politics and then a Law degree. She had the privilege of playing on the varsity squash team for Queen’s, belonged to the Queen’s bands and was a don in the girls’ residences for the 3 years of law school.

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Stuart O'Connor

Co-Chair

Stuart O’Connor is the President of Timber Ridge Capital Ltd., a private holding company as well as an officer and/or director of various other companies including Arcurve Inc., a private international software development company, Fitzroy Developments Ltd., a private real estate company, Petrofeed Inc., a private internet company and Timber Ridge Ranch Ltd.

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Leslie A. O'Donoghue, QC

Leslie O’Donoghue is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for Nutrien. She was previously Agrium’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that she served in a variety of posts covering a wide range of responsibilities including legal affairs and corporate governance; government relations; health, safety and security; sustainability and stakeholder relations; internal audit; operational excellence; and functional support for mergers and acquisitions.

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Andrew J. Trevoy

Andrew (“Andy”) Trevoy is an associate with Ogilvie LLP in Edmonton where he practices Small Business Corporate Commercial Law and Not-for Profit and Charities Law. Three years ago he merged his business law firm, Trevoy LLP into the Ogilvie practice.  Andy is also a partner in an Edmonton based private equity firm investing in and providing director level leadership to several Alberta-based private business organizations.  He does some Human Resources consulting, and is the co-founder and part owner of a business resourcing U.S. based small business trade mark owners.

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The Honourable Thomas W Wakeling

Thomas W. Wakeling was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta on February 8, 2013. Since 1983, he had been a partner with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Edmonton, practicing constitutional law, labour law and arbitration. Previously, he was a law faculty member at University of Saskatchewan for a period of five years, beginning in 1974. He chaired Alberta’s Public Service Employee Relations Board 1989-93 and has been chartered by the Arbitrator’s Institute of Canada since 1988.

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Blair C. Yorke-Slader, QC

Blair is Vice-Chairman of Bennett Jones LLP and a partner in the Calgary office. A Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, he is a leading Alberta practitioner in high-stakes corporate and commercial litigation with an active trial and appellate business and energy litigation and arbitration practice.

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