Mr. McIntyre was formerly the President of Petro-Canada, previously one of Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas companies operating in Canada and internationally. His significant senior executive experience includes responsibility for business strategy, production and revenue growth, business development, investor and government relations. He led Petro-Canada’s International Business Unit in London and was accountable for the company’s international growth strategy where he undertook the significant expansion of its international activity resulting from the $3.2 billion acquisition of the Veba upstream business from BP. Mr. McIntyre played a key role in making Petro-Canada a leading participant in the major areas of upstream opportunity in Canada, including East Coast oil, the Athabasca oil sands, Mackenzie Delta, and Western Canada gas.
Mr. Bartlett is a Co-founder Partner at Lorem Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur and manager, private equity investor and investment banker. He is a director of several private companies.
Mr. Bechtold brings over 40 years of broad oil and natural gas and energy related experience to the Parex Resources Board. He began his career with the Gulf Oil Corporation and Gulf Canada where he acted in various capacities including international crude supply for their downstream operations. He joined Petro-Canada in 1977 and served in a variety of leadership roles including responsibility for Petro-Canada’s Natural Gas Marketing, NGL (including ICG propane), and Western Canada Oil and Gas business units.
Mr. Bechtold has served on the Board of the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission which regulates oil and natural gas activity in that province. He currently serves as a Director of Parkland Industries, a national independent marketer of fuels. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, an MSC in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, and completed the Senior Executive Management Program at Stanford University.
Currently a Director of Parkland Fuel Corporation, an independent marketer of fuels across Canada, and Detour Gold Corporation. Ms. Colnett brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources for a variety of industries ranging from mining to information technology.
Since 1991, Ms. Colnett has held senior roles in human resources, information technology and strategy including Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Celestica Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, also of Celestica Inc. and Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, of Kinross Gold Corporation. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having completed the Directors Education Program.
Mr. Engbloom is a deputy chair of the law firm of Norton Rose LLP and practises primarily Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities law. His practise involves providing advice on a range of issues; however, particular emphasis is placed upon governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and related party transactions. Mr. Engbloom also has extensive experience on a broad range of corporate finance matters in a variety of public and private financing matters, nationally and internationally. He is a corporate secretary or director of a number of public and private corporations.
Mr. Wayne Foo has over 30 years of experience in exploration and production of oil and gas, with the last 20 years in executive roles in companies ranging from start-up to senior independents producers. He is currently the CEO of Parex Resources Inc, a Canadian public company active in Colombia. From 2003 to 2009 he was a founder and later President and CEO of Parex’ predecessor, Petro Andina Resources Inc. Petro Andina grew exclusively through the drill bit to operate 30,000 bopd in Argentina, where the company recognized, explored and developed a new heavy oil trend that comprised a significant extension to the Neuquén Basin.
Mr. Foo has served on the Boards of Directors of publicly traded, private and not-for profit organizations. He is currently a director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation where he is Chairman of the Reserves, Operations, Health, Safety and Environment Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Science in Geology from Queen’s University. Mr. Foo is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. In 2014 Mr. Foo was the recipient of the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists which is presented annually for outstanding contributions to oil and gas exploration in Canada, and in 2003 he received the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the Society.
Mr. MacDougall is a professional engineer with close to 30 years of domestic and international oil and gas operations and senior executive management experience. He was appointed to Parex Resources Board of Directors in October 2016; he is also a director of TransGlobe where he acts as Chairman of the Reserves, Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee.
Mr. MacDougal served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vermilion Energy from 2004 until his retirement in 2012 where he led the company’s operating business both domestically in Western Canada and internationally, with assets in France, The Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland. Prior to joining Vermilion, He spent nearly 20 years with Chevron in production and drilling operations and served as General Manager of Production and Operations for ChevronTexaco’s Western Canadian producing properties.
Mr. MacDougall has an Engineering Diploma from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (with distinction) from Technical University of Nova Scotia and currently resides in High River, Alberta.
Mr. McNamara is a Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience in progressively more senior roles in Canada and across a variety of international regions, including South America, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has extensive commercial and operational experience within both large organizations and smaller entrepreneurial environments.
Mr. McNamara currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Royalty Corporation, of which he is also a director. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Whitecap Resources Inc. and his previous board membership experience includes Petromanas Energy Inc. and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Miller is a Chartered Accountant and a founding Managing Director of Lorem Partners, a private equity firm focused on the energy sector. He has extensive transactional experience specifically related to the energy sector for both privately held and publicly traded companies. He has valued, structured, and negotiated acquisitions, dispositions, and financings as both a financial advisor and an investor. Mr. Miller is a director of several private energy companies.
Mr. Wright is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of industry experience. He has worked in senior financial roles in both domestic and international oil and gas companies. He currently works as a financial consultant and sits on the board of one non profit organization.