Leadership Team

Bob Gaglardi 

Founder & Chairman
Northland Properties

Bob is a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist from Kamloops, BC., with a long-standing family legacy grounded in community service. He founded Northland Properties in 1963 shortly after receiving his engineering degree from LeTourneau University.

With a vision of building hotels and restaurants where people could come together to experience excellent customer service, he opened the first Sandman in Smithers, B.C., in 1967. With his inspirational leadership, hard work, determination and unwavering belief that people are the foundation to the company’s success, today Northland is recognized as one of the most trusted names in hospitality, construction and property management.

Devoted to his faith, Bob is deeply involved with his local church, enjoys playing tennis or getting outside for a game of golf and spending time with family – being ‘Grandpa’ to 10 beloved grandchildren.

Bob Gaglardi

Founder & Chairman

Northland Properties

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Bob Gaglardi 

Founder & Chairman
Northland Properties

Bob is a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist from Kamloops, BC., with a long-standing family legacy grounded in community service. He founded Northland Properties in 1963 shortly after receiving his engineering degree from LeTourneau University.

With a vision of building hotels and restaurants where people could come together to experience excellent customer service, he opened the first Sandman in Smithers, B.C., in 1967. With his inspirational leadership, hard work, determination and unwavering belief that people are the foundation to the company’s success, today Northland is recognized as one of the most trusted names in hospitality, construction and property management.

Devoted to his faith, Bob is deeply involved with his local church, enjoys playing tennis or getting outside for a game of golf and spending time with family – being ‘Grandpa’ to 10 beloved grandchildren.

Tom Gaglardi 

Chief Executive Officer
Northland Properties

Tom has known hospitality for his whole life. At the young age of 13, Tom began working for his family’s business as a busboy at the Sandman Inn Vancouver. Upon completing his studies at the University of British Columbia, he worked in several different areas of the company, gaining important experience in virtually all facets of the business.

With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience in the leadership and expansion of Northland’s hospitality, real estate, construction, sports and entertainment brands, Tom sets the company’s strategic direction and promotes a work culture that encourages learning, new opportunities, personal development and a strong desire to be the best in hospitality.

When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Tom enjoys cooking and playing golf.

Tom Gaglardi

Chief Executive Officer

Northland Properties

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Tom Gaglardi 

Chief Executive Officer
Northland Properties

Tom has known hospitality for his whole life. At the young age of 13, Tom began working for his family’s business as a busboy at the Sandman Inn Vancouver. Upon completing his studies at the University of British Columbia, he worked in several different areas of the company, gaining important experience in virtually all facets of the business.

With nearly 40 years of hands-on experience in the leadership and expansion of Northland’s hospitality, real estate, construction, sports and entertainment brands, Tom sets the company’s strategic direction and promotes a work culture that encourages learning, new opportunities, personal development and a strong desire to be the best in hospitality.

When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Tom enjoys cooking and playing golf.

Steve Sammut

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Properties

Steve joined Northland in 2021 as an experienced leader who had significantly grown businesses within the leisure, hospitality, tourism and real estate development sectors. Before joining Northland, he held various executive roles including President & CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, CFO for Intracorp Projects Ltd and CFO of Real Estate for the global resort operator and developer Intrawest. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, has his MBA (McMaster University) and BSc (University of Toronto) and is a past chair of the board for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Steve relishes spending time with his family and friends, playing hockey, skiing and occasionally playing his guitar with the volume at “11”.

Steve Sammut

President & Chief Operating Officer

Northland Properties

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Steve Sammut

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Properties

Steve joined Northland in 2021 as an experienced leader who had significantly grown businesses within the leisure, hospitality, tourism and real estate development sectors. Before joining Northland, he held various executive roles including President & CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, CFO for Intracorp Projects Ltd and CFO of Real Estate for the global resort operator and developer Intrawest. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, has his MBA (McMaster University) and BSc (University of Toronto) and is a past chair of the board for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Steve relishes spending time with his family and friends, playing hockey, skiing and occasionally playing his guitar with the volume at “11”.

Kevin Gilhooly

Chief Operating Officer
Sandman Hotel Group & The Sutton Place Hotels

Kevin Gilhooly holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotels as of January 2024. He is responsible for leading Northland Properties’ hotel operations.
 
Prior to this, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer for Sandman Hotel Group UK & Ireland and Kevin had previously spent 19 years in several increasingly senior roles with our hotel division between 2000 and 2019.

Kevin Gilhooly

Chief Operating Officer

Sandman Hotel Group & The Sutton Place Hotels

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Kevin Gilhooly

Chief Operating Officer
Sandman Hotel Group & The Sutton Place Hotels

Kevin Gilhooly holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotels as of January 2024. He is responsible for leading Northland Properties’ hotel operations.
 
Prior to this, Kevin was the Chief Operating Officer for Sandman Hotel Group UK & Ireland and Kevin had previously spent 19 years in several increasingly senior roles with our hotel division between 2000 and 2019.

Al Howie 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Restaurant Group

Al has over 27 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He has held various operational, business development and support roles in several hospitality organizations, including serving as a board member for Restaurants Canada. Before joining Northland in 2018, Alan worked in senior positions with Boston Pizza International and White Spot Ltd. Alan is a and a graduate of the University of British Columbia. 

Alan and his family live in Vancouver. He is an avid cyclist who also enjoys skiing and hiking; he is also aspiring to be an average golfer.

Al Howie

President & Chief Operating Officer

Northland Restaurant Group

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Al Howie 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Restaurant Group

Al has over 27 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He has held various operational, business development and support roles in several hospitality organizations, including serving as a board member for Restaurants Canada. Before joining Northland in 2018, Alan worked in senior positions with Boston Pizza International and White Spot Ltd. Alan is a and a graduate of the University of British Columbia. 

Alan and his family live in Vancouver. He is an avid cyclist who also enjoys skiing and hiking; he is also aspiring to be an average golfer.

Struan Howes

EVP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Northland Properties

Struan has over 20 years of leading and supporting finance teams in finding their success. He is experienced in creating analytics and insights to support strategic direction.

Struan is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a BBA with a joint major in business administration and economics from Simon Fraser University. He started his career with KPMG and has worked with companies in renewal energy, tourism, real estate development and mortgage lending.

In addition to his professional passions, Struan loves spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and playing tennis with his son.

Struan Howes

EVP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Northland Properties

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Struan Howes

EVP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Northland Properties

Struan has over 20 years of leading and supporting finance teams in finding their success. He is experienced in creating analytics and insights to support strategic direction.

Struan is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a BBA with a joint major in business administration and economics from Simon Fraser University. He started his career with KPMG and has worked with companies in renewal energy, tourism, real estate development and mortgage lending.

In addition to his professional passions, Struan loves spending time with his family, coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and playing tennis with his son.

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Cathy Thomson

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Digital Officer
Northland Properties

Cathy brings over 25 years of experience in global marketing, customer experience design, and digital transformation. She has worked with prominent hotel, leisure resort, and online travel businesses here and abroad, including a stint in the early 2000s as Director of Sales & Marketing for Sutton Place Hotels. Most recently, Cathy was the Global VP of Growth Marketing & eCommerce for Dreamlines, Europe’s largest online booking platform for cruise holidays.

Cathy’s leadership philosophy is to empower her teams by offering the space to challenge the status quo, the vision and the ‘why’ behind the strategy, and the support they need to succeed. Her experience bringing diverse stakeholders together around common goals positions Cathy well as she takes leadership of our marketing and digital group.

In her leisure time, Cathy enjoys relaxing with her family, travelling to exotic places, coaching parahockey and goaltending in field hockey, watercolour painting (badly), skiing, and boating.

Cathy Thomson

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Digital Officer

Northland Properties

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Cathy Thomson

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Digital Officer
Northland Properties

Cathy brings over 25 years of experience in global marketing, customer experience design, and digital transformation. She has worked with prominent hotel, leisure resort, and online travel businesses here and abroad, including a stint in the early 2000s as Director of Sales & Marketing for Sutton Place Hotels. Most recently, Cathy was the Global VP of Growth Marketing & eCommerce for Dreamlines, Europe’s largest online booking platform for cruise holidays.

Cathy’s leadership philosophy is to empower her teams by offering the space to challenge the status quo, the vision and the ‘why’ behind the strategy, and the support they need to succeed. Her experience bringing diverse stakeholders together around common goals positions Cathy well as she takes leadership of our marketing and digital group.

In her leisure time, Cathy enjoys relaxing with her family, travelling to exotic places, coaching parahockey and goaltending in field hockey, watercolour painting (badly), skiing, and boating.

Jen Fullerton 

Vice President, Human Resources & Chief People Officer
Northland Properties

As a people & culture champion and strategic transformation leader, Jen believes in lifelong learning and development and loves supporting others in achieving their dreams and ambitions. Before joining Northland, Jen was the Director of Organizational Change Management at UBC where she led the development of HR strategies within a people centric culture as well as leadership programs and initiatives to drive culture management while supporting UBC’s strategic goals.

Jen cherishes spending time with her family and friends, loves skiing with her boys, running, gardening, and playing golf.

Jen Fullerton

Vice President, Human Resources & Chief People Officer

Northland Properties

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Jen Fullerton 

Vice President, Human Resources & Chief People Officer
Northland Properties

As a people & culture champion and strategic transformation leader, Jen believes in lifelong learning and development and loves supporting others in achieving their dreams and ambitions. Before joining Northland, Jen was the Director of Organizational Change Management at UBC where she led the development of HR strategies within a people centric culture as well as leadership programs and initiatives to drive culture management while supporting UBC’s strategic goals.

Jen cherishes spending time with her family and friends, loves skiing with her boys, running, gardening, and playing golf.

Dean Arnal

Vice President
Design & Construction

With a remarkable track record spanning over 30 years in the construction industry, Dean brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly propel our projects to new heights.

Dean is widely recognized among his industry peers for his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. His profound understanding of construction processes, coupled with his astute problem-solving skills, positions him as a true asset to our team. Dean's visionary approach seamlessly aligns with our commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and design in every undertaking.

Dean's talents extend beyond his professional accomplishments. He is known for his ability to foster strong teams, cultivate trust, and take immense pride in supporting and mentoring his colleagues. Beyond his professional life, Dean is a devoted family person with a passion for the outdoors. He cherishes quality time with his wife Basia, sons Tristan and Sebastien, as well as his son Wojtek Arnal, his wife Jessica, and their daughters Skye and Indy. This devotion to family and his affinity for nature undoubtedly mirror his well-rounded and grounded approach to life and work.

Dean Arnal

Vice President

Design & Construction

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Dean Arnal

Vice President
Design & Construction

With a remarkable track record spanning over 30 years in the construction industry, Dean brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly propel our projects to new heights.

Dean is widely recognized among his industry peers for his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. His profound understanding of construction processes, coupled with his astute problem-solving skills, positions him as a true asset to our team. Dean's visionary approach seamlessly aligns with our commitment to delivering unparalleled quality and design in every undertaking.

Dean's talents extend beyond his professional accomplishments. He is known for his ability to foster strong teams, cultivate trust, and take immense pride in supporting and mentoring his colleagues. Beyond his professional life, Dean is a devoted family person with a passion for the outdoors. He cherishes quality time with his wife Basia, sons Tristan and Sebastien, as well as his son Wojtek Arnal, his wife Jessica, and their daughters Skye and Indy. This devotion to family and his affinity for nature undoubtedly mirror his well-rounded and grounded approach to life and work.

Steve Johnstone 

Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Northland Properties

Steve is a dynamic and versatile leader with a proven ability to bring the benefits of technology to drive business growth, performance and profitability across a wide range of business verticals. Prior to Northland, Steve led technology teams at British Airways, Galileo International, Canadian Airlines, Boston Pizza and Intrawest. He also ran a startup software company and consulted for some particularly well-known household brands.

Steve has two amazing grown-up “kids” and lives in Squamish, BC., with his wife Debbie. In their spare time, they enjoy activities like mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, skiing, boating and spending time with friends & family. If Happy Hour was an activity, they’d be pretty good at that too!

Steve Johnstone

Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Northland Properties

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Steve Johnstone 

Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Northland Properties

Steve is a dynamic and versatile leader with a proven ability to bring the benefits of technology to drive business growth, performance and profitability across a wide range of business verticals. Prior to Northland, Steve led technology teams at British Airways, Galileo International, Canadian Airlines, Boston Pizza and Intrawest. He also ran a startup software company and consulted for some particularly well-known household brands.

Steve has two amazing grown-up “kids” and lives in Squamish, BC., with his wife Debbie. In their spare time, they enjoy activities like mountain biking, dirt biking, hiking, skiing, boating and spending time with friends & family. If Happy Hour was an activity, they’d be pretty good at that too!

Taj Kassam 

Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
Northland Properties

Taj is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Special Advisor to Northland Properties and the former President & COO of Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotels. At Northland, he has built a legacy spanning over 4 decades that embodies exemplary leadership, successful business strategies, innovation and guest service. Before joining the team at Northland Properties, Taj worked with Stakis Hotel Group as a Junior Trainee Manager which was quickly followed by a promotion to General Manager and Regional Manager – directly responsible for one-third of the company. He earned his Hotel and Catering Management Degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

A successful squash player who has won many major tournaments, when Taj is not on the squash courts, he enjoys spending time with his wife Parviz, their children and grandchildren.

Taj Kassam

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Northland Properties

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Taj Kassam 

Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
Northland Properties

Taj is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Special Advisor to Northland Properties and the former President & COO of Sandman Hotel Group and The Sutton Place Hotels. At Northland, he has built a legacy spanning over 4 decades that embodies exemplary leadership, successful business strategies, innovation and guest service. Before joining the team at Northland Properties, Taj worked with Stakis Hotel Group as a Junior Trainee Manager which was quickly followed by a promotion to General Manager and Regional Manager – directly responsible for one-third of the company. He earned his Hotel and Catering Management Degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

A successful squash player who has won many major tournaments, when Taj is not on the squash courts, he enjoys spending time with his wife Parviz, their children and grandchildren.

Tom Laing  

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Capital

Tom is an experienced executive leader in the finance and real estate industry. Before joining Northland in 2013 as President & COO of Northland Capital Corporation, he headed the Real Estate Division in British Columbia for the Royal Bank of Canada. He attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in business. 

Tom enjoys playing golf, tennis and exploring hiking trails on BC's beautiful west coast.

Tom Laing

President & Chief Operating Officer

Northland Capital

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Tom Laing  

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Capital

Tom is an experienced executive leader in the finance and real estate industry. Before joining Northland in 2013 as President & COO of Northland Capital Corporation, he headed the Real Estate Division in British Columbia for the Royal Bank of Canada. He attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in business. 

Tom enjoys playing golf, tennis and exploring hiking trails on BC's beautiful west coast.

Mitch Gaglardi  

Managing Director
Sandman Hotel Group UK & Ireland

Like his siblings, Mitch started learning about the family business at 13 when he started working as a dishwasher at Heartland Restaurants. After graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia, he moved to the UK in 2005 to develop and open Northland Properties’ first hotel and restaurant outside of Canada. While opening Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel and Shark Club Gastro Bar, Mitch was simultaneously earning his MBA in Financial Management from the University of Hull's Greenwich School of Management in London.

Today, Mitch oversees 5 properties in the UK and Ireland while living in Newcastle upon Tyne with his wife and 3 young children.

Mitch Gaglardi

Managing Director
Sandman Hotel Group UK & Ireland

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Mitch Gaglardi  

Managing Director
Sandman Hotel Group UK & Ireland

Like his siblings, Mitch started learning about the family business at 13 when he started working as a dishwasher at Heartland Restaurants. After graduating from the University of Northern British Columbia, he moved to the UK in 2005 to develop and open Northland Properties’ first hotel and restaurant outside of Canada. While opening Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel and Shark Club Gastro Bar, Mitch was simultaneously earning his MBA in Financial Management from the University of Hull's Greenwich School of Management in London.

Today, Mitch oversees 5 properties in the UK and Ireland while living in Newcastle upon Tyne with his wife and 3 young children.

Joanne Forrester 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Moxies Restaurants

Joanne joined Northland as the President of Moxies in 2019 and oversees 60 restaurants across North America. While her career started in pharmacy and home health care, Joanne transitioned and studied communications at Simon Fraser University and marketing & graphic design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Moxies, she held executive-level marketing, operations, real estate and development positions for Boston Pizza International. She also served on the board of directors for the Daily Bread Food Bank and Kids Help Phone. When not working, Joanne mentors women in the hospitality industry.

Joanne loves snowshoe racing, cooking, travelling, and obsessing about her rank on Peloton leader boards.

Joanne Forrester

President & Chief Operating Officer

Moxies Restaurants

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Joanne Forrester 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Moxies Restaurants

Joanne joined Northland as the President of Moxies in 2019 and oversees 60 restaurants across North America. While her career started in pharmacy and home health care, Joanne transitioned and studied communications at Simon Fraser University and marketing & graphic design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Moxies, she held executive-level marketing, operations, real estate and development positions for Boston Pizza International. She also served on the board of directors for the Daily Bread Food Bank and Kids Help Phone. When not working, Joanne mentors women in the hospitality industry.

Joanne loves snowshoe racing, cooking, travelling, and obsessing about her rank on Peloton leader boards.

Dave Campbell 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Dave joined Northland in December 2021. He has over 30 years of restaurant experience, with many of those years spent with Keg Restaurants in various roles – most recently as Vice President of Operations where he was responsible for The Keg restaurants in the US.

Dave loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and two daughters and can't wait to enjoy all that BC has to offer. His hobbies include golfing, hiking, skiing and just about any other sport imaginable.

Dave Campbell

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chop Steakhouse & Bar

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Dave Campbell 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Dave joined Northland in December 2021. He has over 30 years of restaurant experience, with many of those years spent with Keg Restaurants in various roles – most recently as Vice President of Operations where he was responsible for The Keg restaurants in the US.

Dave loves exploring the outdoors with his wife and two daughters and can't wait to enjoy all that BC has to offer. His hobbies include golfing, hiking, skiing and just about any other sport imaginable.

Ron Cecillon

Managing Director
Denny’s Canada & Northland Signature Restaurants

With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Ron has a diverse background, including roles in operations, training, franchising, and senior executive positions at Nando’s and CEFA Early Learning. He has also contributed significantly to well-known brands such as Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, and others, leading businesses and teams across all provinces in Canada. Ron is an alumnus of the University of Windsor and holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

Originally from Southern Ontario, Ron now calls Vancouver home, while his two grown daughters reside in Ontario. In his free time, he enjoys working on his golf swing and exploring the world through food and wine.

Ron Cecillon

Managing Director

Denny’s Canada & Northland Signature Restaurants

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Ron Cecillon

Managing Director
Denny’s Canada & Northland Signature Restaurants

With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Ron has a diverse background, including roles in operations, training, franchising, and senior executive positions at Nando’s and CEFA Early Learning. He has also contributed significantly to well-known brands such as Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, and others, leading businesses and teams across all provinces in Canada. Ron is an alumnus of the University of Windsor and holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

Originally from Southern Ontario, Ron now calls Vancouver home, while his two grown daughters reside in Ontario. In his free time, he enjoys working on his golf swing and exploring the world through food and wine.

Deborah Gagnon 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Denny’s of Canada & Bar One

Deborah joined Denny's Canada after successfully operating restaurants in Toronto catering to both casual and upscale markets. After a short hiatus where she held a senior leadership role with Apple Retail Inc, she rejoined Denny's Canada in the position of Vice President of Operations and shortly thereafter moved into her current role as President & COO for our Denny's, Bar One and Lobby the Lounge brands. Deborah also sits on the Operations Brand Advisory council with Denny's US and works with several organizations, such as the Minerva Foundation which invests in developing female leaders.

A certified Divemaster, Deborah enjoys diving and riding her motorcycle across beautiful British Columbia.

Deborah Gagnon

President & Chief Operating Officer

Denny’s of Canada & Bar One

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Deborah Gagnon 

President & Chief Operating Officer
Denny’s of Canada & Bar One

Deborah joined Denny's Canada after successfully operating restaurants in Toronto catering to both casual and upscale markets. After a short hiatus where she held a senior leadership role with Apple Retail Inc, she rejoined Denny's Canada in the position of Vice President of Operations and shortly thereafter moved into her current role as President & COO for our Denny's, Bar One and Lobby the Lounge brands. Deborah also sits on the Operations Brand Advisory council with Denny's US and works with several organizations, such as the Minerva Foundation which invests in developing female leaders.

A certified Divemaster, Deborah enjoys diving and riding her motorcycle across beautiful British Columbia.

Brad Alberts  

President & Chief Executive Officer
Dallas Stars Hockey Club

Brad currently serves as President and CEO of the Dallas Stars. He also acts as President and Alternate Governor of the Texas Stars and serves on the American Airlines Center Board of Directors. With over three decades of experience in the sports industry, his resume includes the Texas Rangers, Liverpool Football Club and Legends/CSL. Brad received his bachelor's degree from Ripon College.

Brad was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the basketball team at Ripon College who earned an induction into the Ripon College Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Brad Alberts

President & Chief Executive Officer
Dallas Stars Hockey Club

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Brad Alberts  

President & Chief Executive Officer
Dallas Stars Hockey Club

Brad currently serves as President and CEO of the Dallas Stars. He also acts as President and Alternate Governor of the Texas Stars and serves on the American Airlines Center Board of Directors. With over three decades of experience in the sports industry, his resume includes the Texas Rangers, Liverpool Football Club and Legends/CSL. Brad received his bachelor's degree from Ripon College.

Brad was a four-year letterman and co-captain of the basketball team at Ripon College who earned an induction into the Ripon College Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Norm Daley

President
Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

Norm was named President of the Kamloops Blazers on July 4, 2022, after a 30-year career as Managing Partner for Grant Thornton LLP (formerly Daley & Company LLP).

His involvement in the local community and experience with events in Kamloops is exceptional. He was co-chair of the 2016 Women’s World Hockey Championships and the volunteer chair of the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier. He most recently led the Kamloops Blazers successful bid for the 2023 Memorial Cup presented by Kia. He has twice won Sports Person of the year awarded by the Kamloops Sports Council.

Norm has also coached Baseball & Hockey. He was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a director for the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Team, the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society as well as the secretary treasurer for the TRU Foundation. Also, during 2012 he led a successful campaign to complete the construction of the indoor training facility for Kamloops Minor Baseball.

From his involvement in the community, he has been a recipient of the Kaizen Award from Sport BC for Innovative Leadership, Community Service Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, the Pioneer Spirit Award from the Kamloops Mayor and City Council, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Award and was elected to Fellow with CPA BC.

He is also recipient of a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from Thompson Rivers University.

Norm Daley

President

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

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Norm Daley

President
Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

Norm was named President of the Kamloops Blazers on July 4, 2022, after a 30-year career as Managing Partner for Grant Thornton LLP (formerly Daley & Company LLP).

His involvement in the local community and experience with events in Kamloops is exceptional. He was co-chair of the 2016 Women’s World Hockey Championships and the volunteer chair of the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier. He most recently led the Kamloops Blazers successful bid for the 2023 Memorial Cup presented by Kia. He has twice won Sports Person of the year awarded by the Kamloops Sports Council.

Norm has also coached Baseball & Hockey. He was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a director for the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Team, the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society as well as the secretary treasurer for the TRU Foundation. Also, during 2012 he led a successful campaign to complete the construction of the indoor training facility for Kamloops Minor Baseball.

From his involvement in the community, he has been a recipient of the Kaizen Award from Sport BC for Innovative Leadership, Community Service Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, the Pioneer Spirit Award from the Kamloops Mayor and City Council, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Award and was elected to Fellow with CPA BC.

He is also recipient of a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from Thompson Rivers University.

Michael Cameron 

President & General Manager
Grouse Mountain

Michael has been the President and General Manager of Grouse Mountain Resorts since 2003. Before joining his team at Grouse, he held senior leadership positions in sales and marketing at the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee and Molson Coors Beverage Company. Michael has served as past chair for Destination Vancouver and is currently a member of their Board of Directors.

Michael enjoys spending his time skiing, hiking in the mountains, golfing on the Sunshine Coast, coaching soccer or standing on the sidelines supporting his 3 boys.

Michael Cameron

President & General Manager

Grouse Mountain Resort

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Michael Cameron 

President & General Manager
Grouse Mountain

Michael has been the President and General Manager of Grouse Mountain Resorts since 2003. Before joining his team at Grouse, he held senior leadership positions in sales and marketing at the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee and Molson Coors Beverage Company. Michael has served as past chair for Destination Vancouver and is currently a member of their Board of Directors.

Michael enjoys spending his time skiing, hiking in the mountains, golfing on the Sunshine Coast, coaching soccer or standing on the sidelines supporting his 3 boys.

Peter Nielsen 

VP & General Manager
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Peter grew up in the hospitality business as his father was also a hotelier. He started his career within his family’s business and moved on to work at several B.C.-based hotels and resorts. Before joining Northland as Opening General Manager for The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke, Peter was with Boutique Hotels and Resorts of British Columbia and Fairmont Hotels. He is currently the Chair of Tourism Revelstoke and sits on several strata boards.

Peter is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys playing and coaching soccer when he’s not skiing.

Peter Nielsen

VP & General Manager

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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Peter Nielsen 

VP & General Manager
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Peter grew up in the hospitality business as his father was also a hotelier. He started his career within his family’s business and moved on to work at several B.C.-based hotels and resorts. Before joining Northland as Opening General Manager for The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke, Peter was with Boutique Hotels and Resorts of British Columbia and Fairmont Hotels. He is currently the Chair of Tourism Revelstoke and sits on several strata boards.

Peter is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys playing and coaching soccer when he’s not skiing.

Andrea Gaglardi  

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Northland Properties

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Andrea Gaglardi

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Northland Properties

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Andrea Gaglardi  

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Northland Properties

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Devonna Gaglardi  

Vice President, Design
Northland Properties

Devonna began her career with Northland Properties at the age of 13, working her first job as a dishwasher at Denny’s in Vancouver. She has always been dedicated to her family’s commitment of taking care of people and providing excellent service. With a lifelong passion for design and architecture, Devonna returned to Northland as a Junior Designer Intern in 2004 following her graduation from BCIT’s Interior Design Program and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, UK. She strives to create the best-designed spaces in the hospitality industry and finds inspiration for her designs through diverse travel and the perfectly balanced pallet found in nature.

Devonna enjoys going to the beach with her kids and painting large scale abstraction in her art studio. 

Devonna Gaglardi

Vice President, Design

Northland Properties

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Devonna Gaglardi  

Vice President, Design
Northland Properties

Devonna began her career with Northland Properties at the age of 13, working her first job as a dishwasher at Denny’s in Vancouver. She has always been dedicated to her family’s commitment of taking care of people and providing excellent service. With a lifelong passion for design and architecture, Devonna returned to Northland as a Junior Designer Intern in 2004 following her graduation from BCIT’s Interior Design Program and Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, UK. She strives to create the best-designed spaces in the hospitality industry and finds inspiration for her designs through diverse travel and the perfectly balanced pallet found in nature.

Devonna enjoys going to the beach with her kids and painting large scale abstraction in her art studio. 

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Tony Kaleel

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Living

Tony leads and oversees all aspects of Northland Living’s mixed-use development activities in Texas. He is an experienced developer that has been active in real estate acquisitions, development, and finance for more than two decades. Prior to co-founding Northland Living, he was an Executive Vice President at Intracorp, a merchant developer based in Vancouver, BC.

Tony graduated from the Urban Land Economics program at the University of British Columbia and earned his Bachelor of Business in Real Estate at Thompson Rivers University. He is involved in numerous business, charitable and community endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family & friends, travelling abroad, and playing golf.

Tony Kaleel

President & Chief Operating Officer

Northland Living

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Tony Kaleel

President & Chief Operating Officer
Northland Living

Tony leads and oversees all aspects of Northland Living’s mixed-use development activities in Texas. He is an experienced developer that has been active in real estate acquisitions, development, and finance for more than two decades. Prior to co-founding Northland Living, he was an Executive Vice President at Intracorp, a merchant developer based in Vancouver, BC.

Tony graduated from the Urban Land Economics program at the University of British Columbia and earned his Bachelor of Business in Real Estate at Thompson Rivers University. He is involved in numerous business, charitable and community endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family & friends, travelling abroad, and playing golf.

Jason Kelder

Chief Development Officer
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

With 25+ years of experience in construction, full cycle real estate, marketing, resort oversight, and development, Jason joined Northland Properties in 2023 as Chief Development Officer. As part of his new role, he will oversee the planning and implementation of construction projects for the mountain resort, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing’s built assets, real estate interests, and other Northland operations located in Revelstoke.

For the last two years, Jason has worked within the same capacity as part of the real estate development advisory services.

Jason is a member of the Urban Land Institute, currently sitting on the Recreation Development Council.  He has previously held board seats with UDI Okanagan, and the Bow Valley Developers Association.

Jason and his wife Laura along with their two teenagers make the most of the BC outdoors, the lake, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and skiing in Revelstoke.

Jason Kelder

Chief Development Officer

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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Jason Kelder

Chief Development Officer
Revelstoke Mountain Resort

With 25+ years of experience in construction, full cycle real estate, marketing, resort oversight, and development, Jason joined Northland Properties in 2023 as Chief Development Officer. As part of his new role, he will oversee the planning and implementation of construction projects for the mountain resort, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing’s built assets, real estate interests, and other Northland operations located in Revelstoke.

For the last two years, Jason has worked within the same capacity as part of the real estate development advisory services.

Jason is a member of the Urban Land Institute, currently sitting on the Recreation Development Council.  He has previously held board seats with UDI Okanagan, and the Bow Valley Developers Association.

Jason and his wife Laura along with their two teenagers make the most of the BC outdoors, the lake, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and skiing in Revelstoke.

Ifan Griffiths

Director
Procurement & Supply

Ifan Griffiths heads the Purchasing Team and is responsible for implementing a holistic purchasing strategy while leading procurement and logistics for our operating businesses.
 
Ifan joined the Northland Purchasing Team as a Data Analyst in January 2019 and soon after transitioned into the role of Beverage Buyer & Analyst. With over a decade of hands-on expertise in Procurement, Ifan possesses intimate knowledge of Northland’s business supply requirements.

Ifan Griffiths

Director, Procurement & Supply

Northland Properties

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Ifan Griffiths

Director
Procurement & Supply

Ifan Griffiths heads the Purchasing Team and is responsible for implementing a holistic purchasing strategy while leading procurement and logistics for our operating businesses.
 
Ifan joined the Northland Purchasing Team as a Data Analyst in January 2019 and soon after transitioned into the role of Beverage Buyer & Analyst. With over a decade of hands-on expertise in Procurement, Ifan possesses intimate knowledge of Northland’s business supply requirements.