Board of Directors
Don SwystunTreasurer: Chair, Finance Committee
David Dunlop, CADirector
Donald C. EdieDirector
Sharie HunterDirector: Co-Chair, Special Events Committee
Christel Johansson has 36 years of experience in the banking industry, seven years in the international division of Union Bank of Finland and 29 years of commercial banking with The Bank of Nova Scotia in Calgary. She grew up in an environment with a strong focus on the arts and music which became a passion at an early age. Ms. Johansson’s intent is to take an active part in the effort to widen the interest in opera in Calgary and especially to reach young audiences and people who have not been exposed to opera.
Jacqueline PykeDirector: Chair, Transition Committee
Ruth Ramsden-WoodDirector: Chair, Nomination and Governance Committee
Monica SloanDirector : Chair, Capital Campaign Committee
Monica Sloan is Managing Director of JKS Holdings and past CEO of Intervera Data Solutions, a firm specializing in strategic information management for the energy sector. For much of Ms. Sloan’s career she has helped to build and sustain innovation within existing and new business and community ventures. Ms. Sloan is a member of a number of public, private and not-for profit boards, including past Chair of Calgary Opera. She has a BSc in Applied Earth Sciences, a BA in Economics, an MSc Engineering all from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University. She loves to volunteer and hopes that in her next life she will come back as an Italian mezzo-soprano.