OUR TEAM

GORDON DIRKS

President (Interim)

For over four decades Gord’s professional life as a senior executive has focused on education, government and church work. He has served as a senior cabinet minister in AB (Education) and SK (Social Services), assistant deputy minister, chair of the Calgary Board of Education, college president, school principal, executive pastor at two of AB’s largest churches, and more recently as a management consultant specializing in board governance, capital development, fund-raising and strategic planning. His professional mantra is "Creating Successful Futures and Leading People for Results."

Gord has lived in Calgary for the past 22 years and has been a Corpath member since the beginning of Corpath almost twenty years ago. He was a member of the city’s Imagine Calgary Steering Committee. Gord is an advocate for a number of community and faith-based charitable causes and is actively involved in his local church. He is a "retired biker" who enjoys fitness, golf, the arts, reading, sports, Hawaii, and all things political. After the evening meal you will frequently find him playing Quiddler with his wife Joy, a retired Citizenship Court Judge. They have two adult sons and three grandchildren, and each year enjoy a family vacation in the Okanagan. His personal mantra is "live slow, love well, die happy." 

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OUR STAFF

CATHIE LIEBENBERG - Virtual Executive Assistant
CATHIE LIEBENBERG - Virtual Executive Assistant

Cathie Liebenberg joined Corpath in September 2016 as a contracted Virtual Executive Assistant with Cathie's LifeStyle Solutions, bringing over twenty years’ experience in South Africa, USA, Canada and Qatar. And brings experience in executive administration, event planning, publishing, creative design, and life style management, to name a few areas. 

Cathie is from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and lives in Calgary. She has walked with lions in Zambia, walked with elephants in South Africa, microlighted over the Indian Ocean, been a personal guest of King Goodwill Zwelithini (King of the Zulus), hosted President Thabo Mbeki at a South African event, interviewed Gordon Ramsay in Qatar, and been interviewed by CTV for her work as the Chapel Manager at YYC and making the monthly thrift store a major attraction at YYC. Her life quote - "You never get a second chance at a first impression."

MARION ANDREASEN - Accountant
MARION ANDREASEN - Accountant

Marion Andreasen joined Corpath in October 2010 and provides accounting services on a part-time basis. Marion also works as a contract accountant for several private businesses.

She currently serves as treasurer on a church board and a condominium corporation board and has a good understanding of charitable and not-for-profit business practice.