Wilson Center Experts

Richard F. Haskayne

Canada Institute

Expertise:
Canada

Mr. Haskayne is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and Board member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Currently, Richard F. Haskayne is University of Calgary Board Chair Emeritus. He was Chairman of TransCanada Corporation (1998-2005), Fording Inc. (2001-2003), NOVA Corporation (1992 -1998), TransAlta Corporation (1996-1998) and MacMillan Bloedel (1996-1999). Prior to 1992, Mr. Haskayne was Chairman, President and CEO of Interhome Energy Inc., (IPL and Home Oil). Before joining Home Oil as President and CEO in 1982, he had spent more than 20 years with Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas where he had been President since 1980. Mr. Haskayne is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has received the Canadian Business Leader Award and Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the U of A and U of C. The Haskayne Chair in Accounting at U of C was announced in 2001 and in 2002, the Faculty of Management was renamed the Haskayne School of Business.  In 2004, Richard Haskayne was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. Dick and Lois Haskayne are the recipients of the Generosity of Spirit Award for philanthropy. Mr. Haskayne received a B. Comm. from the University of Alberta in 1956 and CA designation in 1959.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Lifetime Achievement award recipient. In 2006 he was honored with Alberta’s highest award, the Alberta Order of Excellence.

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