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.

Brett Ironside

Past Chair and Principal of Pan Canadian Mortgage

Brett Ironside is a lifelong Alberta Entrepreneur with an impressive history of start-ups and turnarounds of private and public companies across a broad range of sectors. Currently, Brett is President of Pan Canadian Mortgage Corp. and founder of the Blaylock entities. He spends most of his energy evaluating, investing in, and lending to other entrepreneurs.

Hannes Kovac

OPUS Corporation, President & CEO

As President and CEO for OPUS Corporation, Hannes Kovac has been influencing the real estate development market in Calgary for over twenty years. He has earned his reputation as an industry leader overseeing the development of over twenty-five million square feet of real estate.

Douglas Macleod

Film and Television Producer

Doug MacLeod has been actively involved in the Canadian film and television industry for over thirty-five years, executive producing and producing feature films, television movies and prime time dramatic television series for domestic and international markets.

Doug is a graduate of both the CTSR program at SAIT (1974) and the Communication Arts Program at Concordia University in Montreal (1976). Doug makes his home in Canmore, Alberta, where he has lived with his family for the past fifteen years.

Mary Moran

Calgary Economic Development, President & CEO

Mary joined Calgary Economic Development in 2010 as Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Research, and has extensive leadership experience working across a number of sectors for both national and multi-national companies, including TELUS, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and WARDAIR. Mary has led teams in the development of strategy, marketing, stakeholder relations and fund development.

Murray Sigler

Sport Calgary, Executive Director & CEO

Murray Sigler is currently the Executive Director & CEO of Sport Calgary, helping to grow amateur and community sport in Calgary in all its forms. Prior to joining Sport Calgary, Murray was President of Axia North America and Executive Vice President of Calgary-based Axia Net Media Corporation, the owner and operator of open access next generation fibre optic broadband networks in Canada, United States, and Europe.


Luke Azevedo

Commissioner, Film, Television & Creative Industries
Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Film Centre

As the Calgary Commissioner for Film, Television and the Creative industries, Luke works with companies, unions, the government and producers in Southern Alberta to facilitate and develop local projects and attract new foreign film and television productions to the area.

Prior to joining Calgary Economic Development, Luke was the director of the Creative Electronic Environment and the Acting Director of Literary Arts at the Banff Centre, where he developed and directed television and interactive media faculties. In addition to over 25 years of experience, Luke was named in 2014 one of the 50 most influential Albertans by Venture magazine.

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.