Canada's AltaGas Ltd. has appointed Angela Lekatsas to its board as an independent director, the company said in an Aug. 16 press release. The appointment will increase the board’s size to 11 directors. Lekatsas will serve as a member of the board’s audit committee.

Lekatsas has over two decades of experience in both broad industry and corporate finance. She served as president and CEO of Cervus Equipment Corp., and prior to that appointment, she was one of Cervus’ independent directors. She has also served as a senior executive with Nutrien Ltd., where she held other roles in corporate development, operations, finance and risk.

Lekatsas currently serves on the board at Baytex Energy Corp.

"Angela's strong background will complement our Board and we believe her strategic depth, wealth of experience across a wide range of organizational functions, international knowledge, and collaborative leadership style will benefit the organization and our stakeholders," said Pentti Karkkainen, AltaGas’s board chairman.