Meet Our Team
Adam King: Chief Executive Officer
Adam was appointed into the role of CEO in 2015 after 8 years with the organization as a result of his leadership ability, financial acumen and business management experience. During his time with the organization, he held several senior roles and has extensive hands-on involvement with negotiating and executing multi-million dollar contracts with major oil and gas organizations on behalf of FMGOC.
In this role, he oversees the effective management and day to day business of the three Limited Partnerships that make up the FMGOC. Health, safety and environmental best practices are all integral components of the culture he mandates within the organization.
Originally from Cape Breton, Adam's career has been backed by extensive education and training, including a degree at St. Francis Xavier University, Diploma from Cape Breton University and multiple other certifications in the areas of supply management, project management, contract development & administration and construction safety.
Adam is passionate about serving the community of Fort McKay First Nations.
Marguerite MacDonald: Chief Financial Officer
Marguerite MacDonald joined Fort McKay Group of Companies LP in 2010 as Accounting Manager. Marguerite has over 25 years’ experience in finance and construction industries; 15 years in civil construction prior to arriving in Fort McMurray and 10 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector. Marguerite’s persistence and dedication to the finance department resulted in progressive internal promotions, culminating in her current position of Chief Financial Officer. Marguerite received her Bachelor of Marketing and Management from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia and is a member of the Alberta Certified General Accountant Association. Marguerite is a great leader and believes in building today for a better tomorrow.
Mathieu Leger: General Manager
With over 20 years of industry experience, Mathieu Leger began his career 16 years ago with Fort McKay Group of Companies LP (FMGOC) and is an avid supporter of the Fort McKay First Nation community.
Mathieu started at FMGOC in 2001 as a truck driver and quickly advanced to Manager of Logistics by 2003. From there Mathieu continued to grow with the business and became the Senior Manager for Logistics at Syncrude in 2005 where he managed the operations for Logistics, Environment, Warehouse, Mailroom, Fuel Hauling, and Transportation for the next 3 years. He was then promoted to Executive Director of Operations which he held for 5 years before taking on the role of interim CEO in both 2012 and again later in 2013. From 2014 to present, Mathieu remains a strong addition to the FMGOC team in his role as the General Manager for Logistics for both the Fort McMurray and Edmonton offices. Managing a team of 360 employees has allowed Mathieu to strengthen his leadership responsibilities in the organization.
As part of his role, Mathieu develops strategies to lead the supply chain planning, scheduling and logistics components of the Fort McKay Businesses by understanding, defining, developing & implementing processes. He also ensures the effective management of inventory and assets in relation to business profitability and the management of contracts for quality delivery performance, while overseeing costs and budgets and implementing solutions that measure performance. Mathieu’s core focus is to expand the business by promoting transportation, warehousing and logistics.
Mathieu’s accomplishments and expertise has assisted to gain new business, while creating lasting partnerships with industry leaders. His positive outlook and leadership skills have transferred to all employees from management to front line staff. He has positioned the Logistics division to be an asset to all companies developing in the Alberta Oil Sands; ensuring success for years to come.
Mathieu enjoys golf, hockey and spending time with his family. He currently resides in Fort Saskatchewan AB.
Tanya Solomone: Health, Safety & Environment Manager
Tanya Solomone is the Health, Safety & Environment Manger for the Fort McKay Group of Companies LP. Tanya completed her Environmental Technology diploma in 2005; furthering her education Tanya became certified with completion of a National Construction Safety Officer, NSCO designation in 2011 and obtained her Occupational Health and Safety Certificate in 2012. Tanya started with Fort McKay Group of Companies LP in 2005 as an Environmental Technician and soon became an embedded Environmental Specialist in 2008 with Shell Canada.
Developing her safety career Tanya became a HSE Advisor responsible for the environmental and trucking division at Syncrude site. Currently the HSE Manager Tanya has over 9 years' experience in Health, Safety & Environment ensuring compliance with all applicable safety legislation. Tanya has received several awards since joining the company ranging from; Safety Excellence, to Team Player of the Year, as well as Employee of the Year.
Dawn Davis: Human Resource Manager
A Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Member, Dawn moved to the Wood Buffalo Region in 2007 and immediately started working with the Fort McKay Group of Companies Human Resources Department. Dawn graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2004 from Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia, with a double major in Human Resource Management and Marketing, along with a Certificate in Human Resources. She went on to study Indigenous Leadership and Management, is a member of the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resources Management Association, and also continues to study the ever-changing Human Resources field.
After spending a couple of years in the insurance industry and the Health and Safety field, she moved into the Human Resources field to follow her field of study. Currently the Human Resource Manager, she is dedicated to hard work and leadership for the whole group. Dawn promotes aboriginal employment, retention, success and development, believes in continuing education and the role of Human Resources as a strategic partner for business development and enhancement.
Robert Cochrane: Operations Manager
Robert Cochrane, originally from St John’s, Newfoundland started his career with Fort McKay Group of Companies LP in 2007 and in 2008 he received the Employee of the Year Award for Logistics.
During his time with the organization, Robert has worked in several areas of the company including; trucking, warehousing and project management; learning as much as he could each step along the way. This supported his successful completion of the National Construction Safety Officer, NCSO certificate at the Alberta Construction Safety Association, ACSA in 2009. Furthering his career path in Safety, he became a Supervisor on the Syncrude site under the Logistics division. Since that time he’s also completed his Certificate in Union Contract Negotiations and is working on finishing his designation to be a Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP).
In 2014 Robert accepted the position of Operations Manager for Logistics, which he holds currently. This role encompasses overseeing all client contracts, new work opportunities, and commercial needs while managing employees, account managers, and terminal manager under his responsibilities.
Robert promotes working hard and doing the right thing. He values the advice his Father gave him at 18 years old, “Change is constant. Always be prepared for that. Embrace it and it will carry you into great success”.
Kristen Kane: Account Manager for Logistics
Kristen joined Fort McKay Logistic LP in 2005 in the role of a dispatcher. She quickly worked her way up in the organization in the areas of transportation and warehousing services. In 2008 she was promoted to Team Lead for the warehouse division and again in 2011 as the Team Lead for transportation. In 2013, her career was advanced again to Supervisor for a supply chain contract and as of 2014, she began acting in the role of an Account Manager. Her varied background in material handling, safety, trucking, and supervisory, provided the perfect foundation for her current role for one of Fort McKay Group of Companies Integrated Supply Chain Management contracts.
She has developed strong and stable client relationships and oversees the Syncrude account where she manages operations in both Edmonton and Fort McMurray. This includes all inbound and outgoing freight, transportation of all materials, warehousing, manage yards, tool cribs, and site stores.
Kristen graduated in 2002 from the Academy Canada in Newfoundland, successfully completing her Law Enforcement Administration. Since then she has received training in Leadership for Safety Excellence, Basic Instruction Techniques, Principles of Health & Safety and Operational Health & Safety Legislation Awareness.
Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time camping - relaxing with friends and family around a campfire. She also has taken an interest in golf, which she’s quickly falling in love with.
Jamie Rice: Account Manager for Logistics
Jamie offers a history of success spearheading all facets of operations management in multiple companies and accounts. By applying strong business acumen, systems acuity, process dedication, and leadership, Jamie is an advocate for delivering operational excellence.
Jamie’s key role is the Account Manager for the CNRL (Canadian Natural Resources Limited) contract under Fort McKay Logistics LP. He is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the contract which involves Interfacing with the client and other contract stakeholders and ensuring that day to day operations are run effectively and up to a high standard.
He launched his Supply Chain Management career with DHL Supply Chain over 8 years ago where he started as a material handler and was quickly promoted through the ranks to General Manager.
When Jamie is not busy at the office you can find him outdoors hiking, biking, snowboarding or playing golf.