Members of the AIRB were recruited from across the province selected through a public, open competition managed by an outside executive search firm. Board members have various skill sets, and include an individual to represent the interests of consumers.
Mr. Alfred H. Savage (Chair)
Mr. Savage possesses over 30 years of private and public sector experience as a senior executive within some of the most progressive organizations in Canada and the United States. He has held senior positions in various municipalities in Alberta, Ontario and U.S. cities (New York and Chicago). Now retired, Mr. Savage devotes his time to board and community work. He was a Board Member and Chair of the Olds College from 1997-2003 and is currently an Officer for the Alberta Municipal Government Board. Additional community involvement has included volunteering for the 1987 Commonwealth Games and the 1998 World Student Games and serving as Director of the Calgary Downtown Rotary Club.
Mr. Harry Gough, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
Mr. Harry Gough, QC is a partner with Schumacher, Gough & Pederson in Drumheller and has been practicing law since 1974. Mr. Gough was a member of the Alberta Auto Insurance Board from 1997 - 2004. His community involvement includes member of the Criminal Law Practice Advisory Committee and member of the Custody and Mediation Committee with the Alberta Law Society. Through his involvement with the former Alberta Auto Insurance Board, Mr. Gough has gained a strong knowledge of the various insurers across Alberta.
Ms. Patti Grier
Ms. Grier is the Vice-President, Government Relations and Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Calgary Health Region. She was a Trustee and Vice Chair with the Calgary Board of Education from 1992-95 and served as Alderman, Ward 13 in the City of Calgary from 1995-2000. Ms. Grier has sat on a number of private, provincial and municipal boards and committees both through her professional work as well as through her personal commitment to the community.
Mr. Lewis Klar, Q.C.
Prof. Klar is currently a Professor within the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law. He served as Dean of the Faculty from 1997 - 2002. His major teaching and research interests are in Tort Law and Insurance Law. Prof. Klar is a non-practising member of the Alberta Law Society and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002. He was recently elected to the American Law Institute, one of a very small number of Canadians who are members of this advisory body. He has also written advisory reports for the Alberta Law Reform Institute.
Mr. David Marshall
Mr. David Marshall is a Chartered Accountant currently residing in Calgary. He consults to public entities and corporations through David G. Marshall Professional Corporation. David has practiced as a Chartered Accountant for over 30 years in public practice and corporate and professional service. He served the Alberta Institute of Chartered accounts for several years as practice reviewer, advisor and education developer. David has lectured and published extensively on professional and accounting issues. Mr. Marshall is a member of the Calgary Sarcee Rotary Club, a past Chairman and President of the Calgary Fiddlers Association, and a member of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society.
Mr. William Moore
Mr. Moore is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. Bill currently is the Staff Actuary at Alberta Finance. Prior to joining the government in 2006, he worked as a consulting actuary for most of 30 years providing pension consulting services to public and private sector pension plan sponsors in Western Canada. Prior to joining the consulting industry, he worked in the insurance industry in Canada and the United States.
Ms. Merle Taylor (Consumer Representative)
Ms Taylor is a Certified Management Accountant and is president of her own management consulting business. She has expertise in policy, operational and organizational reviews in the public and non-profit sectors. In addition to her work as a management consultant, Ms. Taylor has held several leadership positions with a range of community and not-for-profit volunteer organizations.
Mr. David White
Mr. White has over twenty years of experience in the life insurance and mutual fund industries. He co-owned a full services life, disability, and group insurance brokerage company for ten years. Past Board experience includes: Chairperson of the Lethbridge Youth Foundation, President of the Lethbridge Family YMCA, and public representative on the City of Lethbridge Standing Committee on Transportation, Utilities and the Environment. He now resides in Edmonton.
Mr. Dennis Gartner (Non-voting member)
Mr. Gartner is Alberta's Assistant Deputy Minister of Alberta Finance and Enterprise and Superintendent of Insurance and is an ex-officio member of the Board. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Mr. Gartner started his public service career with the Government of Saskatchewan in 1972. In 1979 he got a job as a program consultant in health and social services with the Alberta Government. Since that time he has worked in various government departments. In 2002, Mr. Gartner was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance and Enterprise, and Superintendent of Insurance in May of 2002.