cSPACE welcomes new Board Chair
After three years leading the Board of Directors at cSPACE, Cheryl Gottselig is stepping down as Chair. The Board and staff are immensely grateful for Cheryl’s leadership, passion and insight over the challenging start-up stage of cSPACE. Cheryl will remain as an active member of of the Board over the coming year, continuing to bring her expertise to cSPACE as we welcome our new Chair, Patricia McLeod.
Patricia McLeod, QC (Patty) is a lawyer and corporate director, specializing in the areas of corporate governance and ethics, corporate commercial, privacy and compliance law. Patty has held the roles of Vice President, Corporate Responsibility as well as the Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer for regulated utility companies in Alberta and in July, she will be starting a new role as General Counsel for CareVest Operations, a real estate development and mortgage investment company with operations in British Columbia and Alberta.
Patty has an MBA from Queen’s University, is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors accredited directors program. In addition to our Board, Patty is the Chair of the Board of the YWCA of Calgary, Vice Chair of Calgary Economic Development and sits as a director on the boards of the Calgary Film Centre and Vibrant Communities Calgary. She was also just appointed in 2015 to the Alberta Order of Excellence Council.
Patty has two daughters who are involved in competitive swimming and dance and also belong to the Calgary Girls’ Choir. She, along with her husband Dan, a partner at Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP, enjoy life in Calgary and keep busy with many family and community activities. All this and a passion for the arts (and travel)!
“I am delighted to be invited to work with the Board of cSPACE as the organization moves forward to its next phase of construction on the King Edward School restoration along with exploring new opportunities in other areas of Calgary. It is very exciting to be a part of the team supporting the vision for cSPACE; bringing artists, non-profits and creative entrepreneurs together to collaborate, incubate their ideas and build community in Calgary.”