Cat’s Track #6 – Steve Allan

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Welcome to Cat’s Track Episode 6, with guest Steve Allan.

Steve Allan is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.  He practiced in the area of corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting and throughout his career was involved in some of the most-high profile and complex files in Alberta.  He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a B.Comm degree and holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Steve is the Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns. He is Past Chair of Calgary Economic Development and is currently Board Chair of the McMahon Stadium Society and Board Vice-Chair of the Neyaskweyahk Trust of the Ermineskin Cree Nation. Steve also serves on the Board of several private companies.

Steve is a Past Governor of the University of Calgary, where he also chaired the University’s Finance and Property Committee, served on the Human Resources and Governance Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee.  Steve served as Chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission (now known as Destination Canada) for seven years.  He also served as Co-Chair of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative and chaired the Committee to Refresh Calgary’s Economic Strategy.

He is Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and has volunteered for the Institute (now CPA Alberta) throughout his career.

Steve has been a committed member of the Rotary Club of Calgary since 1980. He served as Club President and also as Governor of Rotary District #5360. He remains active with Rotary as a mentor in the club’s Stay in School program and is one of the stewards of the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School program, focused on First Nations students.

Steve has served as Trustee of the Calgary Zoological Society, a Director of the Calgary Foundation, a Director of University Technologies Inc., and was a member of the Committee to End Homelessness in Calgary.

Steve has been a volunteer of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede since 1974 and is Past Chairman of the Board and President of the Stampede as well as Past Chair of the Stampede Foundation.

Steve is a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence and was Calgary’s ‘Citizen of the Year” for 2006. He also was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Calgary Board of Education in 2009.  He is also an Honorary Treaty Seven Chief, “Rides Many Horses”.

A former marathoner, Steve still enjoys running, fitness, skiing, cycling and golf.