Senior Executive Team
Linda Southern-Heathcott Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer Years of Service: 29
Ms. Southern-Heathcott was appointed Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer in May 2021. Ms. Southern-Heathcott is a founding director of the Company and has been Chair of the Board since May 2006 and was Deputy Chair from May 2004 until April 2006. Ms. Southern-Heathcott brings significant management and business experience to the Company.
Darcy Reynolds Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Years of Service: 11
Mr. Reynolds was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in March 2017, and previously served as Vice President, Finance from March 2016 to February 2017. Mr. Reynolds has been with AKITA since January 2011. Prior to joining AKITA, Mr. Reynolds worked at a big 4 accounting firm where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. He is responsible for the Company’s finance, accounting, taxation, treasury and IT functions. Mr. Reynolds is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Colin A. Dease President and Chief Operating Officer Years of Service: 11
Mr. Dease was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2022. Mr. Dease previously served as President, Canadian Division from May 2021 to June 2022 and as Vice President, Canadian Operations from November 2019 to April 2021. Prior to his operational appointment, Mr. Dease served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel. An experienced lawyer by profession, Mr. Dease is a Director of the CAOEC (Canadian Association of Energy Contractors) and holds the Governance Fellows Designation from NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).