Executive Vice President, Legal and General Counsel
As Executive Vice President Legal & General Counsel, Tara reports to Co-CEO, Rod Graham, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Tara is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the company and she plays an integral role in supporting the company’s business strategy and operational needs. Her specific responsibilities include overseeing all contracting standards and procedures, advising the business on day-to-day legal issues, business development and corporate matters, managing disputes, and working closely with Horizon’s Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial Officer on governance and public disclosure matters.
Tara’s extensive in-house legal experience provides for sound and pragmatic business advice to all levels of this diverse organization. Tara began her legal career in Toronto at a corporate law firm before moving to the Calgary office of a large national firm in 2003. She then spent over 15 years in progressive legal positions spanning all facets of the domestic and international oil and gas industry with organizations including Sanjel, TransCanada (TCE) and Nexen (CNOOC).
Tara holds a law degree from Dalhousie University with a Business Law designation and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Acadia University.