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Our Leadership Team

We care, we inspire, we deliver. Bouchier ensures the right people are in the right seats to best develop the company, provide solutions, lead teams and support our people.

David Bouchier

Founder, President & Co-Owner

Born and raised in Fort McKay, David founded Bouchier as a contracting services company in 1998, bringing additional site services to the Athabasca oil sands development region.

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David has extensive experience in the heavy equipment industry and served as the general manager of the Muskeg Mountain Limited Partnership, a First Nation-owned contracting company at Shell Fort McMurray site, where he was integral in the start-up of the site.

David has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Fort McKay Entrepreneur Award, as well as the Ernst & Young Oil and Gas Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

David values his life in the Wood Buffalo region with his wife and children. He is committed to contributing at a business and a personal level to the place he calls home. As a past and current Councillor of the Fort McKay First Nation, David works tirelessly to serve his community.

Nicole Bourque-Bouchier

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner

Born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and raised in Fort McMurray, Nicole co-founded The Bouchier Group in 2004.  She is a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and has served on the boards of numerous non-profits across Alberta.

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Nicole’s board experience includes roles on Keyano College Board of Governors and President of the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association. She currently sits on the Alberta Apple Schools Foundation and the Indspire Board of Directors.

Nicole has been honored with numerous accolades, including the Ernest & Young’s Oil & Gas Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, MacEwan University’s Allard Chair in Business, and named as one of Your McMurray Magazine’s Top 50 Under 50. Nicole was also recently awarded the prestigious Indspire Award for Business & Commerce and named the 2019 Indigenous Women in Leadership recipient by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Nicole is passionate about elevating Indigenous women and believes in leading by example. In 2013 she spearheaded a series called Paving Pathways to Success that brought attention to Indigenous women in business. The campaign recognized eight local women who added value and awareness to Indigenous women’s economic security in the region.

Faraz Siddiqi, J.D.

Vice President, Finance, Strategic Growth and Commercial

Faraz joined the company in 2019 and most recently was appointed Vice President, Finance, Strategic Growth & Commercial. He oversees Bouchier’s finance, strategic growth, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), commercial, estimating, and quality functions.

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Recognized as a transformative leader, Faraz brings over 20 years of progressive management experience across the energy and infrastructure sectors, including Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East. A commitment to environment, social & governance complements his expertise to lead business units and functions (whether public markets, private equity or private corporations) across governance and management. Prior roles include Executive Vice-President, Business Development at a Tier 1 Western Canadian Civil Contractor and Vice President at a multi-national engineering, construction, and maintenance firm.

Faraz has strong ties to Wood Buffalo having grown up in Fort McMurray. He is a graduate of University of Alberta and earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2003.

Joanne Brake

Vice President, HR, HSE and IT

With 20 years of progressive human resources leadership, Joanne joined Bouchier’s journey in 2017. Her career began in the public sector for a Territorial government, moving on to a federal Crown corporation in marine transportation, followed by industrial, piling, pipeline and heavy construction, and mining. Proud of her roots, Joanne is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation.

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Her career has centered around industrial and labour relations, concentrating on collective bargaining, mediation, and dispute resolution, while maintaining human resources portfolios. With a proven track record in coaching, mentoring, and delivering results, Joanne’s focus is to inspire others  to achieve business excellence.

Committed to learning, she embraced the opportunity to expand her portfolio to include the Health, Safety and Environment, and Information Technology.

With a passion for people, a fascination with human behaviour and a thirst to make a difference, she’s grateful to have joined the Bouchier family. Joanne treasures family time with her husband, two grown sons, and three grandchildren.

Bouchier’s roots run deep in this region. Our extensive community investment, market insight, and established local networks allow us to provide solutions that meet our clients’ needs, competitively and reliably.

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