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Heather Culbert

Chairwoman United Way Worldwide Leadership Council
Senior VP of Corporate Services, Retired Enerplus Corporation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Heather Culbert retired as a Senior VP of Corporate Services with Enerplus Corporation, a mid-sized oil and gas company. Over her 27 years in the oil and gas sector, Ms. Culbert has held senior management positions at Cody Energy, Suncor and for clients of her own IT Management Consulting firm. During Heather’s tenure at Enerplus, she developed significant expertise in all aspects of the oil and gas business, including a specialization in merger and acquisition integration, strategic planning, corporate governance, and corporate performance. 

Heather is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Computer Technology and in 2003 she was recognized as SAIT’s Distinguished Alumna. Heather was recently awarded a SAIT Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree and made history in June 2016, as the first graduate and Distinguished Alumna to be appointed as Chair of the institution’s Board of Governors.

Ms. Culbert is a graduate of the Executive Program from Queens University, and ICD’s Not For Profit Governance program.  Ms. Culbert has been recognized for her leadership and community service and has received numerous awards including; the BMO Celebrating Women 2016 Community and Charitable Giving award, a SAIT Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree in 2014, the Doc Seaman Generosity of Spirit Award as an individual philanthropist in 2013, the Alberta Centennial Medal for Community Service in 2005, and in 2003 she was recognized as SAIT’s Distinguished Alumna.

Heather serves as Chair of the SAIT Board of Governors, as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Export Development Canada (EDC).  She is a director on the Board of Whitecap Resources Inc., on the Board of the United Way World Leadership Council and United Way Calgary.

Heather has been an active volunteer and philanthropist for many years and has served as Board Chair of United Way of Calgary and Area, as a trustee of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Board Chair of the Alliance to End Violence, and Campaign Chair of the  SAIT Promising Futures Campaign (phase II). Heather is now the acting Chair to the Leadership Council where she is the first woman and first Canadian to serve as Chair.