Council is APEGA's governing body. Members of Council set direction, develop policy, ensure resources, and provide oversight. You can find information about Council's authorities and responsibilities in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. You may also want to review the Councillor Term & Duties for a more detailed list.

Council uses a governance model similar to a corporate board structure. This model uses committees, working groups, and task forces to carry out many of its duties.

Council meets quarterly, and its meeting minutes are available to the public. Committees and working groups usually meet once between each Council meeting.

Council is made up of 16 elected professional members, including a Council president, plus three appointed public members. At the end of all Council presidents’ terms, they are presented the Honorary Life Membership award to recognize their year of service. This is given in the form of a framed medallion at the annual general meeting (AGM) and is an exclusive honour to the outgoing president.

Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada directors attend Council meetings but do not sit as councillors. They are not involved in Council committee work, and they do not vote in Council meetings.

A Message From Council

APEGA Council executive and senior staff thank John Van der Put, P.Eng. (Council executive and past-president, 2019–2022); David Johnson, P.Geo. (councillor, 2019–2022); and Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng. (councillor, 2021-2022) for their dedication, energy, and thoughtful work as valued members of Council. Their contributions have been immeasurable.

We welcome the 2022 APEGA Council executive—Lisa Doig, P.Eng. (president), Tracey Stock, P.Eng. (vice-president), Manon Plante, P.Eng. (president-elect), and Brian Pearse, P.Eng. (past-president). We also welcome newly elected councillors Lorna Harron, P.Eng., Dean Mullin, P.Eng., and Wendy Shier, P.Geo. We look forward to working with all of you.

Congratulations to our re-elected councillors, Walter Kozak, P.Eng., and Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng. (serving a one-year term). We are excited to have you on Council for another term and appreciate your great work in each meeting and committee you are involved with.

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • October 12-13, 2022
  • December 14-15, 2022
  • March 22-23, 2023

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APEGA's Current Council

2022 Council Executive

2022_Lisa Doig

Lisa Doig, P.Eng., MBA, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Vice President, Tracey Stock, P.Eng.

Tracey Stock, P.Eng.

2022_Manon Plante

Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.

2022 Council

Terms Expire 2023

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo., FGC

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng.

Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng., MBA, CD

2022_Jason Vanderzwaag

Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2024

Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Seema Makwana, P.Eng.

Seema Makwana, P.Eng.

Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.

Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2025

2022_Lorna Harron

Lorna Harron, P.Eng.

Walter Kozak, P.Eng.

Walter Kozak, P.Eng.

2022_Dean Mullin

Dean Mullin, P.Eng.

2022_Wendy Shier

Wendy Shier, P.Geo.

Public Members

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA


Currently Vacant


Currently Vacant

National Organizations

Engineers Canada Directors

Natasha Avila, P.Eng.

Natasha Avila, P.Eng.

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)


Tim Joseph, P.Eng., PhD, FCIM

Victor Benz, P.Eng.

Victor Benz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Geoscientists Canada Director

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)