Management Committee


Compute Canada, in partnership with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid, leads the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Comprised of Compute Canada Executive Staff and Regional Directors, the Management Committee works together to advance research in Canada.

Terry Lockhart Compute Canada CFO Terry Lockhart – Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, Compute Canada

Terry Lockhart joined Compute Canada’s Executive Team as Director of Finance in 2015, after a short time as WestGrid’s Director of Finance.  He has over 15 years of finance leadership experience in academic, research, and non-profit organizations.  Terry holds a CPA-CGA designation.  He works closely with management and regional finance staff, as well as funding partner representatives from across Canada.

Prior to joining Compute Canada, Terry served in finance leadership roles in two University-based research institutes (CFO at the Global Institute for Food Security and Director of Finance for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute), as well as a finance leadership role for several sport/recreation units at the U of C.  His experience has led him to a clear understanding of financial management best practices, with first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that Compute Canada and its stakeholders face.  Terry is based in Calgary, AB.


NL Under BridgeNizar Ladak – President and Chief Executive Officer, Compute Ontario

Nizar is a seasoned health care executive with 25 years of experience in Federal and Provincial Government agencies and hospitals. His passion is finding innovative solutions to operational problems, mentoring teams and volunteering his time in non-profit, social service organizations. Prior to joining Compute Ontario, Nizar was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Health Quality Ontario, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at North York General Hospital and Senior Director at the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Director of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).


Lindsay Sill
Lindsay Sill – Executive Director, WestGrid

Lindsay Sill has been providing project management for WestGrid since joining Cybera Inc. in 2007. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Victoria. Prior to joining Cybera, she worked as a Laboratory Manager for the University of Calgary. Lindsay works remotely from the sunny Okanagan.


Suzanne Talon Compute CanadaSuzanne Talon – Executive Director, Calcul Québec

Suzanne Talon currently holds the position of Executive Director at Calcul Québec. She played a major role in the creation of this regional organization that brings together all major Québec Universities Advanced Research Computing (ARC) efforts.Prior to this, Suzanne was Assistant Director of the Réseau québécois de calcul de haute performance (RQCHP) as well as Technical Site Lead for Université de Montréal’s HPC team. She obtained her PhD in Astrophysics from Université Paris VII and during a decade of research, developed pioneering ideas in the field of angular momentum transport by waves, building theoretical and numerical models to understand the transport of angular momentum and elements in stars.


Ann Mackenzie

Ann MacKenzie – Chief Executive Officer, ACENET

Ann joined ACENET from the Conference Board of Canada, where she was Executive Director for Atlantic Canada, responsible for business development activities and managing senior relationships with the board’s key clients in the region. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of Film Nova Scotia, a provincial Crown corporation where she was responsible for promoting, growing and stimulating investment in the local film industry. Throughout her 25-year career, Ann has built relationships and worked with municipalities, universities, hospitals, and boards, and her expertise spans multiple business environments in both the private and public sectors.


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