Richard Bird, a retired senior executive at Enbridge Inc., has been designated chair of the board of directors of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCO), effective Oct. 21, 2017, by an Alberta government order in council.

He will succeed Mac Van Wielingen, founder and chief executive officer of ARC Financial Corp., who has been designated chair for a further term to expire Oct. 20, 2017.

Effective July 1, 2017, Bird, Ross Grieve, Robert L. Vivian and Tom Woods have each been appointed for a further term to expire June 30, 2020. 

Two additional members, Sarah Raiss and Sharon Sallows, have been appointed to the board effective Oct. 21, 2017, for a term to expire Oct. 20, 2020.