Our directors and trustees come from a variety of backgrounds—from business and law to conservation and veterinary medicine. Despite their diverse skillsets, they share one thing in common: a dedication to wildlife conservation. 

Board of Trustees

Elected by the Calgary Zoological Society, our board of trustees is made up of 16 to 25 volunteers. Trustees work together to create a policy framework for the zoo. Read our current bylaws.

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Board of Trustees

From left to right: Ken Lueers, Christopher Nixon, Pam Somers, Karyn Brooks, Bill Fisher, Ron Butler, Owen Tobert, Barbara Conkie, Randy Pettipas, Board of Trustees’ Chairman Gordon Olsen, Dr. Terry Hunt, Shannon Bowen-Smed, Sheila O’Brien, Hunter Wight, Jason Clifton, Calgary Zoo President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Clément Lanthier and Harinder Basra. Missing: Glenn Solomon, Jennifer Koury and Roy Whitney.


Senior Leadership

The senior leadership team balances the complexities of animal welfare, conservation, education and, of course, creating world-class guest experiences.

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Executive and Leadership teams

From left to right: Peter Findlay, Director Guests Services; Jamie Dorgan, Director Animal Care; Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager, Director Conservation and Science, Dr. Clément Lanthier, President and Chief Executive Officer; Len Wolstenholme, Senior Advisor External Relations; Mark Hoshizaki, Senior Manager Information Technology; Greg Royer, Chief Operating Officer; Gary Durbeniuk, Vice President Development; Darryl Dziadyk, Director Facilities and Grounds; Bob Reekie, Controller; Allan Pedden, Chief Financial Officer; Lindsey Galloway, Senior Director, Corporate Services and Customer Experience. Missing: Shawna Boyko, Senior Manager People Services.