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Governance and Leadership


The business and activities of the ABCGA are managed by the Board of Directors.  Each populated stakeholder group within the ABCGA is represented by a director on the board. 

In addition, the chairs of the four working committees sit on the Board as none voting members.


Executive Committee

Darcy Hurlock, Chair

  • Director, Telecommunications
  • ABCGA Board Member since 2014
  • Darcy Hurlock is Operations Manager for the TELUS Cable Locate Support Centre

Matt Cooper, Vice Chair

  • Direction, Road Builders/Heavy Construction
  • Safety Supervisor, Standard General Inc.

Bas Owel, Past Chair

  • ABCGA Board Member since 2011
  • Bas Owel is Vice-President, Operations, Global Training Centre.

Fraser Paterson, Treasurer

  • Director, Oil and Gas Transmission Stakeholder Group
  • ABCGA Board member since 2013
  • Fraser Paterson is Manager of Damage Prevention and Aboriginal Relations at Plains Midstream Canada.

Board of Directors

Corey Baker – Director, Damage Prevention Organization

Calgary Region Utility Damage Prevention Committee

Dean Battershill – Director, Electrical Transmission/Distribution

Underground Field Resources Manager
Enmax Power Corporation

Dallas Kuzek – Director, Engineering/Land Surveyors

Stantec Consulting

Gary Mason – Director, Equipment/Material/Services Supply

LineStar Utility Supply (Alberta) Inc.

Jeff Mulligan – Training Standard Chair

Astec Safety Inc.

Larry McKenzie– Director, Regulators

Canada Energy Regulator

Rashell McManus – Data Evaluating and Reporting Chair

Supervisor OHS
Strathcona County Utilities

Tim Morrison – Director, Insurance

Director Government Relations
Western Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada

Jeff Mulligan – Director, Training Organizations

Chief Operating Officer
Astec Safety

Kevin Ouderkirk – Director, Gas Distribution

Ste. Anne Gas Co-op

Randy Palaniuk – Director, Locators

Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors

Patricia Poulton – Education and Marketing Chair

Community and Aboriginal Relations Liaison

Ian Ross – Director, Public Works/Municipal

Coordinator, Traffic Signals
Roads, Signals Division
The City of Calgary

Mike Sullivan – Director, One Call

Alberta One-Call Corporation

Andrea Whitwell – Best Practices Chair

Team Leader
Alberta One-Call Corporation

Alberta Common Ground Alliance Administration

Sher Kirk – Operations Director

Contact: SLKirk@AlbertaOneCall.com

Gary Laycraft - Controller

Contact: GLaycraft@AlbertaOneCall.com

Kassi Zaba – Member Liaison

Contact: KZaba@AlbertaOneCall.com

Twila Reberger – Training Standards Administrator

Contact: TSCAdmin@AlbertaOneCall.com

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