Royalty Review Panel

     Meet the people that worked on your behalf

The members of the Royalty Review Panel were selected for their ability to work together, and to understand the complex technical, financial and economic factors that need to be considered when looking at Alberta’s royalty framework.

     Dave Mowat


Dave Mowat is the President & CEO of ATB Financial, which, with almost 5,300 team members in 244 communities serves more than 710,000 Albertans and Alberta-based businesses. With assets of more than $43 billion, it is Alberta’s largest, provincially based financial institution and provides a full range of personal, business, agriculture, corporate, and investment financial services to Albertans.

Dave is an Albertan by birth: he was born in Calgary and raised in Sherwood Park. And he is an Albertan by choice: after getting a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and serving VanCity credit union as its CEO, he returned to Alberta, and now lives in Edmonton.

     Leona Hanson

     Mayor, Town of Beaverlodge, Alberta

Leona Hanson is a seasoned business professional who has dedicated herself to the community for over two decades. She is the Mayor of Beaverlodge, a town of 2500 people 40 kilometers northwest of Grande Prairie.

She operates her own consulting business providing services to business and non-profit clients in a number of areas including business and human resources planning account management, organizational reviews and operational planning. Leona was elected mayor in 2007 and acclaimed ever since. She holds an MBA in project management from Athabasca University.

     Peter Tertzakian

     Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.

Peter Tertzakian is the Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director at ARC Financial Corp., Canada's leading energy-focused private equity company, with $5.3 billion of capital across the eight ARC Energy Funds. He grew up in Edmonton and currently makes his home in Calgary.

With over 34 years of experience in both the energy and finance sectors, Peter plays a pivotal role on ARC’s Executive, Investment and Strategy Committees. In addition, he is responsible for directing ARC’s economic research and overseeing the publication of the ARC Energy Charts, a weekly journal on energy trends. His two books, A Thousand Barrels a Second and The End of Energy Obesity; both examine transitions of the global energy sector through economic, environmental and geopolitical pressures.

     Annette Trimbee

     President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg

Annette Trimbee is the President and Vice-Chancellor at The University of Winnipeg, a transformative downtown institution that serves nearly 10,000 students. Prior to this, her decades-long career in the public service of Alberta saw her hold a variety of portfolios as a Deputy Minister. A 2014 return to her hometown of Winnipeg brings her full circle; she is now leading the university she once attended as an undergraduate scholarship recipient.

Annette has served as the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, Service Alberta and Advanced Education and Technology. She began her career in the public service with Alberta Environment and has also held leadership positions in Alberta Health and Wellness.

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