Denise’s background is in chemical engineering, and she has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and resource sector, working in regulatory compliance, quality assurance and management systems, process engineering, and risk assessment. She’s currently the vice president of Practice Services and our first-ever vice president of Indigenous Relations. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, with French Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage, Denise is a firm believer that a diverse and representative employee base—led by a diverse and representative leadership team—enhances and strengthens the cultures of quality, innovation, and health and safety within an organization.
Denise sits on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, NSCC Foundation and COVE (Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship), and she chairs the Indigenous Advisory Council for Engineers Canada. She was named one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network, and the top 150 Canadian Women in STEM by hErVOLUTION. Denise was also named one of the 50 most inspirational women in technology in Canada by Inspiring Fifty. An essential part of the Integrated Management System (a project delivery framework) since it was first introduced, Denise hopes that her legacy will leave world-class impacts that support our Company’s culture.
A believer in life-long learning, Denise recently completed an MBA from Athabasca University, and she attends a multitude of educational conferences and events annually. She also spends quality time with her daughter volunteering for Feed Nova Scotia and is involved with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre initiatives.