Representative of the interests of the public

Gail Harding

Gail is currently serving as the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Canadian Western Bank Group, where she started in 2004. Over these years she has seen tremendous change and growth, and she has garnered significant board experience. Prior to her current position, Gail spent 14 years in private practice with Dentons. She has also held positions with the Alberta Stock Exchange and the Alberta Securities Commission.

She holds a bachelor of education (BEd) and a law degree (LLB) from the University of Alberta. She is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Bankers and a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. She holds the Queen’s counsel designation from the Province of Alberta, and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Denis Herard

Denis represented Alberta as a bilingual member of the legislative assembly from 1993 – 2008. He served the province as a member of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, MLA for Calgary–Egmont and was appointed Minister of Advanced Education.

Over the course of his elected service, Denis has chaired a wide range of boards and committees. He brings an impressive range of experience and perspective to his role on the WCB Board of Directors.

Prior to his public career, he owned and operated successful telecommunications consulting and computer software enterprises. Denis is currently serving on the Board of Saint Mary’s University College in Calgary.