Ms. Southern, a founding director of AKITA, serves as Chair and Chief Executive Officer for ATCO Ltd., and as Executive Chair of Canadian Utilities Limited. Additionally, Ms. Southern is a director of Sentgraf Enterprises Ltd., AKITA’s controlling shareholder. Ms. Southern is a member of The U.S. Business Council, a Canadian Member of the Trilateral Commission and a member of the Business Council of Canada. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Alberta Business Council and in March of 2020, Ms. Southern joined the Premier’s Economic Recovery Council with other policy and industry experts providing insight and strategies to accelerate diversification of Alberta’s economy.