Michael Phelps

Member, VANOC Board of Directors
Nominated by the Canadian Olympic Committee

Michael Phelps is Chairman of Dornoch Capital Inc., a private investment company.

In 2002, Phelps retired as chairman and CEO of Westcoast Energy Inc. During his distinguished career with the company he held various executive positions, beginning as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Phelps was appointed president and CEO in 1988 and chairman of the board in 1992.

Prior to joining Westcoast Energy, Phelps served as Crown Attorney, Province of Manitoba; Special Advisor to the Minister of Justice in Ottawa; and as Executive Assistant to the Federal Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Currently, Phelps is a senior advisor to Deutsche Bank and serves on a number of boards including Canfor Corporation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Duke Energy, Fairborne Energy Trust and The Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. In addition, he is chairman of the board of the GLOBE Foundation of Canada and Kodiak Exploration Limited.

Phelps was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2001. For many years, he has championed the support and leadership of Canadian athletes and is a strong advocate for Alpine Canada.

Born in Montreal, Phelps is fluently bilingual and holds a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba. He completed his master of laws from the London School of Economics in 1971, and has received honourary doctorates of laws from the University of Winnipeg (1992) and Simon Fraser University (1994).

Phelps lives in Vancouver with his wife and three daughters. His passions include heli-skiing, golf and Canadian history.

 

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