The CH Family
Meet the CH family of financial experts
Board of Directors
Patricia McCunn-Miller is a lawyer, business executive and corporate director with extensive experience in regulatory and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. One of Canada’s sustainability leaders, Ms. McCunn-Miller is a true pioneer of sustainability strategies and practices in the Canadian energy sector at the national and international level with extensive corporate governance, regulatory and think tank experience.
With over thirty years of energy, environmental and regulatory experience, Ms. McCunn-Miller is currently the President of Blue Bridge Energy, an energy advisory company. As Vice President, Regulatory, Government and Public Affairs – Gas Monetization at Talisman Energy Inc., she led extensive engagement work with all levels of government, local stakeholders, and First Nations in support of LNG development.
Ms. McCunn-Miller also previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and General Counsel of Synenco Energy Inc., where she was responsible for regulatory affairs, environment, health and safety, community and stakeholder engagement, Indigenous affairs and corporate social responsibility.
Ms. McCunn-Miller’s experience includes serving as a Board Member of the National Energy Board. She was also a Member and Vice-Chair of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and a Board Member and CEO of Climate Change Central. She also served as Vice-President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs with Encana. Prior to that Ms. McCunn-Miller was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission.
Chair of the Board
Paul Clark is currently President, VisionGain Consulting Inc, a company providing service in the fields of vision/strategy building, research & technology management, and advanced technical based facilitation.
Starting as a bench chemist at Dow Chemical in Sarnia, Ontario in 1969, Paul worked his way up through both the Canadian and American divisions of the company (including stints in Midland, Michigan and Freeport, Texas). His unique ability to explain complex scientific topics in plain language, combined with excellent people management skills, provided great value to Dow for over 25 years. It culminated in Paul’s final position with the company – Global Operations Director of Research and Development.
In the mid 1990s, Paul was approached by Nova Chemicals and asked if he’d be willing to join the company to build their Research and Development team in Calgary. After much discussion and thought, Paul decided to take this opportunity to move west with his family. For the next 15 years, Paul excelled at Nova, and was instrumental in making the company one of the most innovative in the chemical industry. As President of Nova Chemicals Research and Technology Inc., Paul was a key figure in the building of the Joffre (AB) chemical plant, which became the template for chemical facilities the world over. In fact, one of Paul’s “retirement” jobs was a
multi-year tenure working for Reliance Industries in India assisting in the building of their world-leading Jamnagar Refinery, which was a bigger and even more advanced version of the Joffre plant.
His work involved extensive relationships with universities and government to create and manage collaborative research projects which have had significant commercial impact.
Paul has received numerous awards including: NOVA Chemicals Distinguished Applause 1997 & 2003, CanPlast Leadership Award (CPIA), Society for Chemical Industry A.N.Purvis Award (SCI), Natural Science & Engineering Research Council Synergy Award (NSERC).
His Board affiliations are too numerous to mention, and span a wide range from industry to academia to government to the local community. Paul is a great addition to the CH team and we are thrilled to have him as Chair of the Board.
For all of Paul’s business success, his greatest joy in life is spending time with his two granddaughters Keiko and Chloe. He and his wife Bernice have the good fortune of living only one mile away from these special young ladies, and thus get to see them all the time.
Ed Martin has over 35 years of energy business experience, in both oil/gas and electricity sectors. His experience has spanned the energy value chain, including project planning and execution, drilling, development, operations, tanker movement and transmission activities.
Ed commenced his energy career with Mobil Oil (now ExxonMobil), was Chief Financial Officer with Hibernia Management and Development Ltd, East Coast Joint Ventures Lead with Petro-Canada and CEO of the Nalcor Energy Group of Companies.
Ed currently provides leadership and strategy consulting services and is actively involved in stewarding several start-up company investments.
Ed was named Canada’s Energy Person of the Year for 2013 and one of Canada’s “Clean 16” for 2012. He has extensive board experience and is currently serving on several boards in Canada, U.S. and India.
Ed and his wife Mary Lou have four sons, three daughters-in-law, two grandsons, three granddaughters, and hoping for several more grandchildren!
Ellen Parker is a pillar in the Calgary community as a female leader and an active volunteer – serving on a variety of Boards and Committees.
Ellen is the founder and CEO of PARKER PR, the public relations firm based in Calgary with clients across Canada and in New York City. She has a proven track record of strong leadership and helping businesses thrive through creating and implementing thoughtful communication strategies.
Prior to founding PARKER PR, Ellen worked in New York City for the Institute for Children and Poverty and for boutique PR firms representing a variety of celebrities, hotels and small businesses. In Canada, Ellen has worked for the Alberta government, Word Fest: Banff Calgary International Writers Festival, the Calgary Food Bank and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ellen is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Famous 5 Foundation, the Chair of the Hillhurst Parent Council, a Director on the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Board of Trustees and a Committee Member on the Mount Royal University Public Relations Advisory.
Ellen is one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and a recipient of the Mayors’ Excellence Award for her work with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Ellen is most proud of her family – including her parents, husband and her two boys, her team at PARKER PR, and her commitment to volunteerism.
President & CEO
Jeremy Clark is now in his 20th year in the financial advisory business. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario and spent his childhood in Sarnia and Midland, Michigan (hence his slight midwestern twang). Jeremy obtained his B.Sc. (Neuroscience) from McGill University in Montreal in 1998 and spent the remainder of 1998 and 1999 taking courses at the Canadian Securities Institute in Calgary. In late 1999, he joined the Calgary financial planning firm Waddell & Associates as an intern.
Over the next several years, Jeremy worked in all areas of the Waddell enterprise, including personal and corporate tax, financial planning, estate planning, investment management, and the creation and marketing of private placement investment syndicates. In 2006, he became a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. In 2007, Jeremy and his former partner purchased Waddell & Associates from the previous owner and renamed it Clark Hetherington Financial Ltd.
Since then, the firm has grown to the point where it manages over $200 million in assets and has a large tax and financial advisory practice which serves many Canadian business leaders. In early 2019, Jeremy assumed majority ownership of the now-renamed CH Financial Ltd.
Jeremy is passionate about giving back to the community. In 2014, he was named as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the McGill University Faculty of Science. In 2014, he was named to the FundEX Investments National Advisor Council. In 2017, he was elected Chair of the Council. In addition, he is President of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation and the Clark family is one of the founding families of the Calgary Police Foundation.
In 2015, Jeremy created the Clark Science Executive Leadership Fund (SELF) at McGill University. This innovative program is a collaboration between the Faculties of Science and Management and allows scientists to receive practical business training in a structured format. To date, more than 30 prominent professors and graduate students have completed this program and the reviews have been excellent.
He is an avid athlete and enjoys tennis, cycling, and running. He races several times a year, including the 5 Peaks Mountain Trail Running Series. He is married to Elaine, who also works in the business, and is the proud Dad to daughters Keiko and Chloe.
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