Board of Directors

Current Board of Directors listing:


Robert J. S. Gibson  

Steve Letwin


Bob Booth

Robert S. Millar


Robert B. Hamilton

Michael M. Shaw



Robert J. S. Gibson  

Robert J. S. Gibson joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet and attended first year at the University of Alberta. This was followed by a period with Southland Canada during which he became District Manager for Alberta and was responsible for the management of thirty-one 7-Eleven stores.

After leaving Southland Canada, Bob was engaged in the real estate development industry with Western Realty Projects where he became Area Manager for Southern Alberta. In 1976, he accepted a position as President of United Management Ltd. and ultimately, Managing Director of Alsten Holdings Ltd., the holding company of the Singer Family of Calgary, a position that he still holds.

In 1986, Bob returned to the family roots and acquired the Bobtail Ranch in Penticton, B.C. where he and Brigitte raise a commercial herd as well as a reputable herd of pedigree Angus cattle.

Bob sits on a number of committees related to the Army Reserve restructuring. He is active in charitable works through both the Order of St. Lazarus and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program.

He is currently holding the position of Honorary Colonel of the Calgary Highlanders in 2002.







Bob Booth

Bob Booth is a senior partner in the Calgary office of the Bennett Jones LLP law firm.


Bob is involved in business, professional, academic and public policy organizations. He is a director of ATCO Ltd.; he has served as a director of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and is a past president of The Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada. He received the Institute-certified Director qualification (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors on March 13, 2009.  


Bob's legal practice covers many areas of corporate, commercial, energy and resources law both for Canadian and a variety of foreign corporations.  


To complement his legal practice, Bob has taught Oil and Gas Law and has spoken and authored articles on Canadian Oil and Gas for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the Alberta Law Review, and various professional and business seminars.  


Bob is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. He is recognized as one of Canada's leading lawyers in Energy Law (2013, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. 2013, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in Energy: Oil and Gas. 2013, Best Lawyers in Canada).  


Bob has been with Bennett Jones throughout his legal career, joining in 1977 and becoming a partner in 1984. A Bachelor of Engineering graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1974, he entered Dalhousie Law School as a Dunn Scholar and was awarded the Oil and Gas Prize upon graduation in 1977.  


Bob is Honourary Counsel to the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada Foundation Inc., the Conference of Defence Associations, and the CDA Institute.  






Robert B. Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has been an Executive with the Royal Bank Financial Group for the past 18 years where he is involved in financial planning and investments for institutions and individuals, as well as managerial responsibilities. Previously, he was was the senior executive for Royal Trust in western Canada 10 years before his tenure at  RBC. Bob's community service is extensive. He is most proud of his role as a board member of organizations such as the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Calgary Stampede Foundation, Wilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors, Red Deer College Foundation Board, and as the co-founder of the Tim Hamilton Endowment Scholarship Fund at the Red Deer College and the Wish Foundation of Alberta. He also sits on the board of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and is the co-Chairman of the Hall's relocation to Calgary. Mr. Hamilton's enthusiasm, positive attitude, professionalism, creative approach to problem solving and his ability to successfully encourage others to give back to their community have served him well as a leader in his professional and volunteering activities.






Steve Letwin

Steve Letwin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD on November 1, 2010. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since joining the Company.

Specializing in corporate finance, operational management, and merger and acquisitions, Steve brings over 30 years of experience from the highly-competitive resource sector. Steve actively leads his executive management team with a clear and pragmatic approach to driving business results, creating shareholder value, and achieving sustainable growth.

Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Steve was based in Houston, Texas, where he was the Executive Vice President, Gas Transportation & International, with Enbridge Inc. Steve was responsible for Enbridge's natural gas operations, including overall responsibility for Enbridge Energy Partners, as the partnership's Managing Director. In 1999, he joined Enbridge as President and Chief Operating Officer, Energy Services, based in Toronto, Canada.

Before joining Enbridge, Steve served as President & Chief Operating Officer of TransCanada Energy and was Chief Financial Officer, TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Numac (Westcoast Energy), and Encor Energy. Mr. Letwin holds an MBA from the University of Windsor, is a Certified General Accountant, a graduate of McMaster University (B.Sc., Honors), and a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Throughout his career, Steve has actively demonstrated his commitment to voluntary leadership. His most recent community affiliations have included Director, Corporate Campaign Committee of Texas Children's Hospital; Patron, UNICEF Alberta, Canada; and Director, YMCA Calgary, Canada. For his commitment to the community, Steve was awarded the 2006 Alberta Centennial Medal.






Robert S. Millar

Robert S. Millar has academic, corporate, government, military and not-for-profit experience. Over a 20 year career, he held leadership positions in several corporations ranging from oil sands development, downstream petroleum, biotechnology, private medicine and high tech research & development. In 2000 he retired with the rank of Brigadier-General from the Canadian Forces, having served 15 years in the Regular Army and 20 years with the Army Reserve. In 2001 he became the founding President of Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute.  

Bob has served on several Boards: Shooting Star Technologies, Eric Technologies Corporation, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Board, Citizen’s Advisory Roundtable (CAR) on the future use of the former Canadian Forces Base Calgary, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Canadian Petroleum Products Institute, Transportation Association of Canada, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and The Military Museums. He was Chair of a private Research Ethics Board, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Prairie Petroleum Association – Marketing, Conference of Defence Associations, Sharing Our Military Heritage Foundation and President of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association. Currently, he is Chair of the Calgary Military Museums Society, a Governor with SALTA Corps of Commissionaires and a Director with the Last Post Fund, AB Branch.  

Bob has Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Queen’s University as well as the Queen’s University Public Executive Program certificate. He holds the designation “Officer” in the Order of Military Merit.






Michael M. Shaw

Michael M. Shaw spent 30 years with the ATCO Group of Companies in a wide variety of roles with increasing responsibility over his career.  He retired from ATCO in September of 2009 and is currently involved with corporate boards, the Canadian Military, charitable endeavors and fund raising activities.


He joined ATCO in September, 1979 as Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Ltd. In 1982, he became General Manager of ATCO Oilfield Equipment in Edmonton and in 1985 was appointed Vice President and General Manager of ATCO Drilling Inc. in Denver. In April, 1986, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of ATCO’s Olympic Group, responsible for the Company’s substantial efforts and businesses and corporate participation during the 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1988, he was named Vice President, Corporate Development, ATCO Enterprises Ltd. 


In  1991, Mr. Shaw was appointed President, ATCO Structures Inc., based in Ontario, California. He returned to Canada in January, 1995, he was appointed Vice President, ATCO

Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited, Office of the Chairman. He was also named Vice President, Northland Utilities Ltd. in 1995. In February 1997 he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, ATCO Midstream and promoted to President in October 1997. In July, 2000, Michael was appointed Managing Director of ATCO Logistics and Energy Services Group and President, ATCO Frontec. In July 2004, he was appointed Managing Director, Global Enterprises- responsible for six companies in the ATCO group involved with Logistics, Technologies, Industrials and Energy Services.  In 2006 he was also named President, ATCO Structures Inc. in addition to his Global Enterprises responsibilities. He served on the Boards of all of the Structures Group companies in Australia, South America, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.


In July of 2008 – he was appointed Managing Director, Strategic Planning, ATCO Group responsible for the development of Group-wide, long-term strategies and corporate planning. Mr. Shaw also continued to serve as a Director on joint venture boards in South America, the UK, UAE and Australia.


Mr. Shaw graduated with Honours from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.  He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and serves on the Board of Directors of AVIVA Insurance Canada Inc.; and ITC Construction Group and he is Chairman of the Board of Great Western Brewing Co Ltd.


He is a Director of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) and is Past President of the Calgary Petroleum Club.  He is also a past Chair of the Calgary Science Centre. From 2010 to 2013, He and his wife Linda co-chaired the successful fund raising campaign for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (KCCFA) – Camp Kindle.   He is a member of the Human Resources and Governance Committee for the University of Calgary.  He is also on the National Committee for the fundraising efforts for the Trans Canada Trail.


In July 2010, The Minister of National Defence appointed Mr. Shaw as the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Calgary Highlanders – a position that serves as a link between the community and the Canadian Forces. In May of 2012, Mr. Shaw was promoted to Honorary Colonel of the Calgary Highlanders. He also is the Chairman of the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation.


Michael and his wife, Linda, have two daughters and reside in Calgary.







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