BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Matthew J. Brister
Director

Mr. Brister has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a registered Professional Geologist in the Province of Alberta. Mr. Brister was a director of Storm Exploration Inc. ("SEO") from June 2004 until August 2010, and was the Chairman of SEO from 2004 until May 2008. Mr. Brister was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Storm Energy Ltd. ("SEL") from August 2002 to June 2004. From November 1998 to August 2002, Mr. Brister was the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Storm Energy Inc. ("SEI"). From May 1987 to July 1998, Mr. Brister was employed by Pinnacle Resources Ltd. ("Pinnacle") in positions of increasing responsibility and from January 1994 to July 1998 was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director thereof. Pinnacle was a publicly traded oil and gas company listed on the TSX and the Montreal Exchange prior to its acquisition by Renaissance Energy Ltd. in July 1998. Mr. Brister is currently the Chairman of the Board and a director of Chinook Energy Inc.


John A. Brussa
Director

Mr. Brussa is Vice Chairman and a partner with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, a legal firm specializing in the energy sector, where he is also head of their Tax Department. He sits on the board of a number of public and private corporations in the energy, energy services, construction, financial and marketing sectors. Mr. Brussa was a director of SEO.


Mark A. Butler
Director

Mr. Butler is a business consultant and, from June 2005 until December 2007, was CEO of WestPac LNG Corporation, an early stage private capital entrant into the development of LNG facilities in British Columbia. Previously Mr. Butler was General Counsel and Vice-President, Commercial Transactions, with responsibility for product licensing and intellectual property management. Mr. Butler was a Director of SEO. Mr. Butler holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and holds ICD.D director certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Stuart G. Clark
Chairman and Director

Mr. Clark is a retired businessman and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. Mr. Clark was Chairman of SEO from June 2004 until August 2010 and was a director of SEL from August 2002 to June 2004. Prior to August 2002, Mr. Clark was a director and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of SEI from November 1998 to November 2001, when he assumed the office of Executive Director until August 2002. Mr. Clark was also a director and Chairman of Focus Energy Trust since its inception in July 2002 until sold to Enerplus Resource Fund in February 2008. Mr. Clark has served as a director and Chairman of Rock Energy Inc. since January 2004 to present and has been a director of Chinook Energy Inc. since June 2009. Mr. Clark was a director and Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle prior to its acquisition by Renaissance Energy Ltd. in July 1998. Mr. Clark also serves as a director of a number of private companies.


Brian Lavergne
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Lavergne has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta (1989) and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta. Mr. Lavergne was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SEO from 2004 until the sale of SEO to ARC Resources Ltd. in August 2010. Mr. Lavergne was Vice President, Production of SEL from August 2002 until June 2003, and Chief Operating Officer from June 2003 to June 2004. From December 1998 until August 2002, Mr. Lavergne was employed with SEI, his last position being Vice President, Production. From February 1994 to December 1998, Mr. Lavergne was employed by Renaissance Energy Ltd. in positions of increasing responsibility including Exploitation Manager and Operations District Manager.


Gregory G. Turnbull, Q.C.
Director

Mr. Turnbull is a senior partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, which he joined in July 2002 following his previous position as partner of Donahue LLP, which he joined in 2001. From 1987 to 2001, Mr. Turnbull was a partner of Gowlings LLP and predecessor firms. Mr. Turnbull was a director of SEO, SEL and SEI. Mr. Turnbull is currently a director of Crescent Point Energy Corp., Oyster Oil & Gas Ltd. and Marquee Energy Ltd., all publicly traded entities. Mr. Turnbull is also currently a director of a number of private companies.


P. Grant Wierzba
Director

Mr. Wierzba has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta. Mr. Wierzba was Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer, and a Director of SEL from August 2002 until June 2003. From November 1998 until August 2002 he held the same position at SEI. From March 1996 until July 1998, Mr. Wierzba was employed by Pinnacle in positions of increasing responsibility, the last being Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was also a director of the company. From 1980 until February 1996, Mr. Wierzba was employed by Renaissance Energy Ltd. in positions of increasing responsibility, his final role being Senior Vice President, Operations. Mr. Wierzba is currently  a director of Chinook Energy Inc.


James K. Wilson
Director

Mr. Wilson obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1976, his Chartered Accountant designation in 1979 and his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010. He has over 30 years of finance and administration experience in the domestic and international oil and gas industry.  Mr. Wilson has held executive financial positions in both public and private Canadian junior and intermediate oil and gas exploration and production companies.  His functional responsibilities have included finance, treasury, tax planning, strategic planning, risk management, accounting, investor relations, human resources, compensation plan structuring, information systems and administration activities. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in acquisition and divestiture negotiation and structuring.  Mr. Wilson maintains memberships in the Institute of Corporate Directors, Financial Executives International Canada and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.  He is currently a director of Storm Resources Ltd.