Board Members

Patricia McLeod, QC

Chair and Corporate Director

Patricia McLeod, QC, is a lawyer and corporate director with over 22 years of experience in both companies and private practice law firms. Patricia has an MBA from Queen’s University, is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors accredited directors program. She was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in January 2014 and to the Alberta Order of Excellence Council in January 2015.

Steve Allan

Executive Chair

Steve Allan is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.  He practiced in the area of corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting and throughout his career was involved in some of the most high profile and complex files in Alberta.  He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a B.Comm degree and holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Steve is Chair of Calgary Economic Development, the Calgary Stampede Foundation and McMahon Stadium Society, Board Vice-Chair of the Neyaskweyahk Trust of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, a Governor of the University of Calgary, Chair of the University’s Finance and Property Committee and a Member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee and the Executive Committee of the University.  Steve served as Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission (now known as Destination Canada) for seven years.  He also served as Co-Chair of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative and chaired the Committee to Refresh Calgary’s Economic Strategy.

He is Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and has volunteered for the Institute (now CPA Alberta) throughout his career.

Steve has been a committed member of the Rotary Club of Calgary since 1980 and served as Club President in 1994-95.  He served as Governor of Rotary District #5360 in 2009-10.  He remains active with Rotary as a mentor in the club’s Stay in School program and is one of the stewards of the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School program, focused on First Nations students.

Steve has served as Trustee of the Calgary Zoological Society, a Director of the Calgary Foundation, a Director of University Technologies Inc., and was a member of the Committee to End Homelessness in Calgary.

Steve has been a volunteer of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since 1974 and served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Stampede from 2005-2007.

Steve was recognized as Calgary's 'Citizen of the Year" for 2006. He also was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Calgary Board of Education in 2009.  He is also an Honorary Treaty Seven Chief, “Rides Many Horses”.

A former marathoner, Steve still enjoys running, fitness, skiing, cycling and golf.

Jeff Davison

Councillor, City of Calgary

Councillor Jeff Davison was elected to serve the City of Calgary in October 2017. Prior to being elected, Councillor Davison had a successful career in communications and investor relations in the private sector. From 2000 to 2009 he held various exploration and communications roles at Canadian Natural, one of Canada's largest oil and gas producers. From 2009 to 2012 he was Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Poynt Corp., where he focused on building brand and expanding the company's international audience to over 25 million users in 10 countries. Since 2012, Mr. Davison has consulted for serval public and private energy and technology companies including Getty Images, where he managed global integrated marketing efforts for multiple brands and products. Councillor Davison currently sits on the Board of Directors for Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Parking Authority and is the Chair of the Event Centre Assessment Committee.

Quincy Smith


B.A.R (Quincy) Smith, QC is Senior Counsel and former Senior Partner of Dentons Canada LLP legal partnership.  His practice of 40 years involved insolvency and corporate restructuring, and he has been named a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985.

His community experience includes 10 years as a Director of the Stampede Foundation, and now as an Honorary Life Director. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Glenbow Alberta Institute Museum and Archives, a past member of the Calgary Airport Authority Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the United Way of Calgary and Area 2005 Campaign and a Board member until 2008. He was recipient of a joint Law Society of Alberta and Canadian Bar Association Distinguished Service Award in 2008, a Calgary Board of Education distinguished Alumni Award in 2013, and a University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014.

In his spare time, he is an active skier, golfer, tennis player and outdoorsman.  


erin O'Connor

General Manager

Erin O'Connor is an Arts Management professional. Prior to joining the Calgary Film Centre, Erin was the Managing Director of Contemporary Calgary Arts Society and previously, she was the Executive Director of One Yellow Rabbit and Managing Producer of the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts.