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Lindsay Read, Executive Director

Lindsay Read assumed the role of Executive Director with SVP Calgary in January 2016. She brought with her a wide range of expertise and leadership garnered from more than ten years experience working for both public and private organizations in Calgary. Read More »

Renu Chandarana, Manager of Program Operations

Renu joined SVP Calgary as the Manager of Program Operations in April 2018.  In her position, she is responsible for partner development, engagement and retention; investee attraction and engagement; program and operational management; Fast Pitch program management; and communications. Read More »


Reinier Deurwaarder, Treasurer

Reinier is a Partner in the audit group at KPMG Calgary. Since joining SVP in 2013, he has been involved on the [...] Read More »

Dave Hughes, Board Chair

Dave has been working at Imperial Oil for more than 26 years. He first became involved with SVP as a Fast Pitch [...] Read More »

Penny Hume

Penny is the Executive-Director of Youth Central. She has a degree in education, combined with over 23 years of [...] Read More »

Kate Martineau

Kate Martineau joined SVP Calgary in 2008 because she was relatively new in Calgary and want to get involved in [...] Read More »

James Newson

James Newson is an IT professional with over 12 years experience in the oil and gas industry, providing services [...] Read More »

Heather Poole

Heather Poole is a business professional with more than 22 years of experience in the oil and gas pipeline sector, [...] Read More »

Kathryn Waslen

Kathryn Waslen joined SVP Calgary in 2014 because she wanted an opportunity to work with others to help create and [...] Read More »