Board of Directors

Greg Clark


Mr. Greg Clark is a community leader and entrepreneur. In 2006 Mr. Clark co-founded a technology consulting firm which led some of Calgary’s largest content management and compliance as one of Alberta’s 50 fastest growing companies and was named one of Canada’s top 250 information technology companies.  He taught business management at the University of Calgary Faculty of Continuing Education and has extensive experience in strategic management consulting focused on information technology and knowledge management.  Mr. Clark served his community in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as MLA for Calgary-Elbow from 2015 to 2019.  He holds an MBA in Executive Management with specialization in Knowledge Management from Royal Roads University, a BA from the University of Victoria and his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Clark was appointed Chair of the Balancing Pool Board of Directors effective November 6, 2019.


Michelle Plouffe


Ms. Plouffe has 25 years of legal and leadership experience.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) (1992) and her Law degree (1995) from the University of Alberta.  Ms. Plouffe has worked in private practice and in the utilities, health and post-secondary sectors and is currently the City Solicitor at the City of Edmonton.  She is a seasoned Director with diverse senior level operational experience in complex organizations, providing extensive leadership, innovative solutions and value creation to all facets of operations. She is a trusted advisor who has proven expertise providing sound legal and strategic advice to boards and senior leadership.

Ms. Plouffe is currently Vice-Chair and member of the Balancing Pool Board of Directors, and a Director on the Kids Kottage Foundation Board.  She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Ms. Plouffe was appointed to the Balancing Pool Board of Directors effective March 20, 2017.

David Stanford

David Stanford


David Stanford is an experienced public sector executive with diverse experience across multiple countries.  Commencing his career in Australia, he worked across a number of public sector and non-profit policy positions working on areas as diverse as energy, tax, consumer affairs and federal state fiscal relations.  Upon moving to Canada in 2015, Mr. Stanford took up employment with the Alberta Public Service where he has taken on progressively responsible positions in Energy, Treasury Board and Finance, and Affordability and Utilities.  He has taken on a number of distinct Assistant Deputy Minister roles in Red Tape Reduction, Economic Policy and Affordability.  His academic qualifications are in Economics, Asian Studies and Public Sector Administration.

Mr. Stanford was appointed to the Balancing Pool Board of Directors effective September 12, 2023.