Corporate Governance

Kinder Morgan Canada Limited corporate governance guidelines reflect the company's commitment to maintaining the trust and confidence of security holders, employees, customers and other people with whom we do business.

Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

Mandate of the Board of Directors View document in PDF form
Charter of Audit Committee View document in PDF form
Charter of Compensation Committee View document in PDF form
Charter of Nominating and Governance Committee View document in PDF form
Charter of Environmental, Health and Safety Committee View document in PDF form
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics View document in PDF form
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Board of Directors

Steven J. Kean, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Steven J. Kean is the non-independent Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Company and is the President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of Kinder Morgan. Mr. Kean joined Kinder Morgan in 2002 and has held numerous senior management positions within Kinder Morgan, including Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Natural Gas Pipelines. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Kinder Morgan and its predecessors from 2006 until March 2013, when he was named President and Chief Operating Officer, in which capacity he served until he assumed the CEO role in June 2015. Mr. Kean has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.

Kimberly A. Dang, Director

Kimberly A. Dang is a non-independent director of the Company, and Vice President and CFO of Kinder Morgan. Ms. Dang has also been a member of the board of directors of Kinder Morgan since January 2017. Ms. Dang has served as Vice President and CFO for Kinder Morgan and its predecessors and affiliates since 2005, and in various management and senior executive roles since joining Kinder Morgan in 2001. Prior to Kinder Morgan, Ms. Dang spent six years at Goldman Sachs working in the company’s real estate investment area. She also worked in Washington, D.C., as a legislative assistant for Congressman Jack Fields and in Austin, Texas, for a venture capital firm. Ms. Dang holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Daniel Fournier, Director

Daniel Fournier is an independent director of the Company. For over 25 years, Mr. Fournier was a partner at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Prior to his retirement in January 2017, Mr. Fournier led the Finance and Banking group in the firm’s Calgary office and obtained significant legal experience in the Middle East and North Africa region, having opened the firm’s offices in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and acted as Chair of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP’s practice in the region for a number of years. Mr. Fournier has advised on the structuring of numerous private and public financings including with respect to the development of Canada’s oil sands industry and advising Canadian companies doing business abroad. His expertise also extends to structuring joint ventures between major energy participants and advising on shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and corporate governance matters. Mr. Fournier recently served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a public energy company prior to its sale to an international enterprise. He currently sits on the board of the Canada Arab Business Council and the board of DrillBook.com Inc. Mr. Fournier also served as a long-time director of Sports Calgary and was a founder of the Edge School for Athletes in Calgary. Mr. Fournier holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University (Montreal) and both a B.C.L. and an LL.B. from McGill University. Mr. Fournier was honored with a Queen’s Counsel designation in 2008.

Gordon Ritchie, Director

Gordon Ritchie will be an independent director of the Company. Mr. Ritchie retired in 2016, following a career spanning over 30 years with RBC Capital Markets LLC. From 2005 through 2016 Gordon served as Vice Chairman, with primary responsibility for many of RBC's top energy clients. During this period Gordon led teams completing most of the largest energy M&A and financing transactions in Canada, aggregating in excess of $200 billion. From 2001 through 2005, Gordon served as Managing Director and Head of the Global E&P Energy Group. Before that, Gordon spent six years in New York where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC's U.S. Broker/Dealer Operations (1993 to 1999); was co-Head of RBC's International Corporate Finance Group based in London, England (1989 to 1993); was Vice President, Corporate Finance in Calgary (1984 to 1988); and Energy Research Analyst (1979 to 1983). Throughout his career Gordon gained extensive experience in research and investment banking in Europe, the United States and Canada. He served as Vice-Chairman of RBC Capital Markets from 2005 until his retirement. Mr. Ritchie has extensive experience in investment banking with RBC Capital Markets in Europe, the United States and Canada. He served on the board of directors of Gemini Corporation from 2012 to 2016, and has been a member of the board of governors of the University of Calgary since 2013. Mr. Ritchie was appointed as Chair to the board of governors in 2016. Mr. Ritchie holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta.

Dax A. Sanders, Chief Financial Officer and Director

Dax A. Sanders is a non-independent director of the Company and Vice President, Corporate Development of Kinder Morgan, a role he has served in for Kinder Morgan and its predecessors and affiliates since March 2013. From 2009 until March 2013, he was a Vice President within Kinder Morgan’s Corporate Development group. From 2006 until 2009, Mr. Sanders was Vice President of Finance for Kinder Morgan’s Canada business segment. Mr. Sanders joined Kinder Morgan in 2000, and from 2000 to 2006 served in various finance and business development roles within its Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Natural Gas Pipelines and Products Pipelines groups, with the exception of a two year period while he attended business school. Mr. Sanders holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Brooke Wade, Director

Brooke Wade will be an independent director of the Company. Mr. Wade is the President of Wade Capital Corporation, a private investment company active in private equity, oil and gas, real estate and industrial businesses. From 1994 to 2005, Mr. Wade was the co-founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acetex Corporation, a publicly traded chemical company specializing in acetyls, specialty polymers, and films. In July 2005, Acetex Corporation was acquired by Blackstone. Prior to founding Acetex, Mr. Wade was founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Methanex Corporation. In 1991, Ocelot Industries spun out its oil and gas assets and began a plan of growth through acquisition into what is today Methanex Corporation — the world’s largest methanol producer. Prior to joining Ocelot, he was involved in a number of independent business ventures. Mr. Wade also serves on the boards of several private and public companies including, Novinium Inc., Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Belkin Enterprises Ltd., and is a member of the Advisory Board of Northbridge Capital Partners and a participant of the AEA Investors group of funds. In addition, Mr. Wade is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Buck Advisory Council of The Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Notes: (1) Member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ritchie currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.
(2) Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Fournier currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
(3) Member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wade currently serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee.
(4) Member of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. Mr. Fournier currently serves as Chair of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.
(5) To be appointed prior to closing of the Offering.
Directors and Executive Officers Biographical Info

Ethics Hotline
The Kinder Morgan Ethics Hotline is a convenient and confidential way to seek assistance and report potential violations regarding ethics and compliance issues. It is hosted by a third party to maintain confidentiality and anonymity when requested.

All employees, customers, vendors or other stakeholders can communicate concerns via the web at EthicsPoint or by phone at (866) 293-2402.