Linda A. Southern-Heathcott, ICD.D
Ms. Southern-Heathcott is the Company’s Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer. 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 is President & Chief Executive Officer of Spruce Meadows Ltd., an internationally recognized equestrian facility in Calgary, Alberta. A former professional equestrian rider, Ms. Southern-Heathcott was a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team for ten years and competed in the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Southern-Heathcott brings significant management and business experience to the Board.
Ms. Southern-Heathcott is also Vice Chair of ATCO Ltd., Canadian Utilities Limited and CU Inc., Chair of Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd. and Chair of Travel Alberta. Ms. Southern-Heathcott obtained her ICD.D certification from the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010. On May 30, 2018, Ms. Southern-Heathcott was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the King’s Own Calgary Regiment. In 2020, Ms. Southern-Heathcott was awarded a British Empire Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to British Equestrian, Military and Commercial interests in Alberta, Canada