Women On Board

Director Profile

Janet Woodruff FCA FCPA ICD.D

Board Value Proposition: 

Financial Expertise and Diverse Industry Exposure

  • Deep financial expertise in a variety of industries throughout career and on boards. Experience serving on numerous audit committees as both a member and chair.

C-Level Leadership

  • Successfully partnered with the executive of the Transportation Investment Corporation as Acting CEO to deliver the $3.3 billion Port Mann/Highway 1 Project and related tolling operations.
  • Effectively led as President the BC Transmission Corporation, during a time of rapid growth. Responsible for strategic planning, operating, maintaining, and expanding the electrical transmission system
  • Directed the execution of $1.5 billion in capital investment, the interconnection of British Columbia’s first wind farm and the renegotiation of the $400 million Northwest Transmission Line—projects critical to British Columbia’s renewable energy strategy.

Organizational Transformation and Cost Savings

  • At Vancouver Coastal Health, the largest health authority in Canada, transformed the way healthcare is delivered in BC by applying private-sector business practices to manage within frozen budgets without reducing services or jeopardizing care. Delivered over $300 million in annual savings strategies through system redesign, outsourcing, revenue generation, strategic sourcing, and cost reductions over a four-year period.

Strategic Planning and Execution, Regulatory, and Risk Management Experience

  • As an executive with the Westcoast Energy Group, career highlights included creating and executing the operational strategy to successfully enter deregulating power markets in Canada and the United States, as well as establishing an enterprise risk-management function. Responsible for financial operations in this multinational company environment.

Industry Experience: 

  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
  • Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
  • Health Care Equipment & Services
  • Health Care Services
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Services
  • Transportation
  • Highways & Rail tracks
  • Utilities
  • Electric Utilities
  • Gas Utilities
  • Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders

International Experience: 

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • United States

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Altus Group 2015 to Present
Audit Committee
Keyera Corporation 2015 to Present
Health, Safety and Environment Committee
Transportation Investment Corporation 2015 to Present
Audit Committee
Capstone Infrastructure 2013 to Present
Audit Committee
FortisBC 2013 to Present
Audit Committee
Nordion Inc. 2011 to 2014
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
HR and Compensation Committee
Pacific Northern Gas 2006 to 2011
Chair, Audit Committee
Environment, Health and Safety Committee

Additional Boards:

CPA Canada, Directors Advisory Group 2011 to 2015
Member
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada 2010 to Present
Audit Committee
Executive Committee
United Way Lower Mainland 2009 to 2013
Campaign Cabinet
BC Business Council 2009 to 2010
Member

Biography: 

Consultant 2011 to 2015
Acting CEO, Transportation Investment Corporation (primary client), 2014–2015
Advisor, 2013–2014
Interim CFO, 2012–2013
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 to 2011
Vice President and Special Advisor to CEO
BC Transmission Corporation 2007 to 2010
Interim President
Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Vancouver Coastal Health 2003 to 2007
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Systems Development and Performance
Westcoast Energy Group 1988 to 2002

Education: 

ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2009
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants,1986
MBA, York University, 1984
BSc (Hons.), Gold Medalist, University of Western Toronto, 1979