Sheila O’Brien, CM, is the President of Belvedere 1 Investments Ltd. She is a corporate director and business consultant specializing in workforce and leadership capacity, with over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the oil and gas, pipeline and petrochemical sectors in Canada, the United States, South America and Europe.
Ms. O’Brien currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gildan, a publicly traded, vertically integrated apparel manufacturer based in Montréal, and the Board of Directors of the Alberta Energy Regulator. She has previously served on the boards of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., a Calgary-based natural gas company; Skye Resources, a nickel mining company with mines in Guatemala; TransForce, Canada’s largest trucking company; and MaRS, a biotechnology accelerator based in Toronto. She is a past member of the Board of Governors of Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary.
Ms. O’Brien has been active in the not-for-profit sector, having served on more than 25 Boards of Directors dealing primarily with human rights, women’s rights and the need to give a voice to marginalized members of society. In 1998 she was bestowed the honour of the Order of Canada.