The Board of directors of our general partner oversees the management of the partnership and consists of seven members appointed by the shareholder of the general partner. Three members are outside directors who qualify as “independent” under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and federal securities law and four members are officers or employees of the general partner or its affiliates. For additional information concerning the directors and officers of the general partner, see our 2019 Annual Report: Part III, Item 10: Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.
We currently have one management director vacancy on the Board following the retirement of Sean Brett on August 31, 2020.
Chairman, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., and Executive Vice-President and President, U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy Corporation
Stanley G. Chapman, III serves as Executive Vice-President and President of U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines for TC Energy Corporation where he has led the U.S. natural gas business since April 2017 and the Mexico natural gas business since September 2020. In these roles he is responsible for all regulatory, commercial and operational matters across TC Energy’s regulated transmission and storage assets, as well as its unregulated midstream businesses. Mr. Chapman was also appointed Chairman of the General Partner for TC PipeLines GP, Inc., a master limited partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of its FERC-regulated U.S. natural gas pipeline business.
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President and Director, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., Vice-President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Financial Services, TransCanada USA Services Inc.
Mr. Brown was appointed President and Director of the General Partner, effective May 1, 2018. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Brown served as the Controller and Principal Financial Officer of the General Partner. He also holds the position of Vice-President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines Financial Services for TC Energy where he is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, planning and budgeting. In this role, he also provides regulatory accounting support for rate filings, settlement negotiations and other regulatory proceedings.
Director, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., Director, Corporate Compliance and Legal Operations, TransCanada PipeLines Limited
Ms. Berge was appointed as Director of the General Partner in May, 2018, and also serves as Director, Corporate Compliance and Legal Operations for TC Energy. Ms. Berge is responsible for corporate compliance programs and activities for all of TC Energy’s businesses in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Her portfolio also includes leadership of operational matters for the TC Energy legal department in all three jurisdictions.
Director, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., Chief Financial Officer, Generate Capital
Mr. Stark brings more than three decades of experience in the finance and energy industries to his role as Director of the General Partner, a position he has held since July 1999. Currently, Mr. Stark serves as Chief Financial Officer of Generate Capital, a provider of capital for sustainable technologies in the clean energy, waste and water and transportation sectors. (1) (2) (3)
Director, TC PipeLines GP, Inc.
Mr. Malquist (4) (5) was appointed a director of the General Partner in April 2011 and Chairman of the Audit Committee in July of the same year. Mr. Malquist has over 40 years of business experience in the energy sector. From September 2002 to March 2009, he held various senior executive positions at Avista Corp. and served as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Avista Corporation provides gas, electricity and related energy solutions to business and residential customers throughout Washington, northern Idaho and parts of Oregon. Prior to that, Mr. Malquist served in senior executive positions at Sierra Pacific Resources, ending his term as President and CEO/COO in April 2000.
Director, TC PipeLines GP, Inc., Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Ms. Heeg was appointed a director of the General Partner and member of the Audit Committee in September 2020. Ms. Heeg has over 30 years of experience in energy, management and government service. Currently, Ms. Heeg is a partner with Reed Smith LLP, where she provides strategic advice on a broad range of energy, complex governance, regulatory and business matters. Previously, she was a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, practicing energy and corporate governance law and serving on the firm’s Executive Committee. Before joining Norton Rose, Ms. Heeg served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at El Paso Corporation and as a legal advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She brings previous Board and Audit Committee experience, having served on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Eagle Rock Energy Partners and Columbia Pipeline Partners LP and the Board of Directors of El Paso Tennessee Pipeline Company.