Directors and Officers

Directors

Marvin RomanowMarvin Romanow is a Corporate Director, and since 2012, Executive in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior thereto he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexen Inc. He has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Engineering, with Great Distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a graduate of Harvard's Program for Management Development and completed INSEAD's Advance Management Programme. Mr. Romanow holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.  He currently serves on the boards of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi Canada, Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (Commissioner), and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (Trustee).

Tom Mullane photoTom Mullane joined Rife Resources in 2012 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 17, 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, which appointment was effective July 18, 2012. He spent 12 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various roles including Senior Vice President from 2011 to 2012, Senior Vice President Engineering from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President, Engineering from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Mullane graduated from the University of Alberta in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Gary Bugeaud is a Corporate Director and prior to December 31, 2013, was Managing Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. He is a former corporate lawyer with over 23 years of legal experience focused on securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Bugeaud holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He currently serves on the boards of Raging River Exploration Inc., and Alberta Cancer Foundation (Trustee)

Peter Harrison photoPeter Harrison is Manager, Oil and Gas Investments, of the CN Investment Division, which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada. Prior to joining the CN Investment Division in August 2009, he was Senior Vice-President of Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (Montreal). Mr. Harrison has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Douglas KayDouglas Kay is a Corporate Director and an experienced oil and gas industry Executive with strong land, finance, negotiating and leadership skills. He has over 37 years of diverse responsibilities with Canadian based oil and gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Kay holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Calgary, is a graduate of the Management Development Program of the University of Western Ontario, and holds the designation of P. Land through the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).

Arthur KorpachArthur Korpach is a Corporate Director and prior to May 31, 2012, was the Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets Inc. (Calgary). Mr. Korpach is a director of Canexus Corporation and HPC Energy Services Limited. He is Chair of the Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Alberta, past Chair of the Board of the United Way of Calgary and Area, past Chair of the Accounting Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a past director of Mount Royal University and its Foundation. Mr. Korpach is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2012, Mr. Korpach received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Susan MacKenzieSusan MacKenzie is a Corporate Director and independent consultant. She formerly served as Chief Operating Officer with Oilsands Quest Inc., as Vice-President of Human Resources and Vice-President of In Situ Development & Operations at Petro-Canada and held engineering and leadership roles in natural gas, conventional oil and heavy oil exploitation with Amoco Canada. Ms. MacKenzie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a director of Enerplus Corporation, FortisAlberta and TransGlobe Energy Corporation.

Aidan Walsh photo Aidan Walsh is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baccalieu Energy Inc. (Calgary), a private junior oil and gas company that he co-founded in 2008. He is a director of Baccalieu Energy Inc., and a director and former Chair of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC). Mr. Walsh has over 37 years of oil and gas experience in production, marketing, transportation, acquisitions, finance, facility engineering, and construction. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an MBA from the University of Calgary. Mr. Walsh is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). In 2014, Mr. Walsh received the designation of ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

Committees

Audit
Arthur N. Korpach (Chair)
Gary R. Bugeaud
Aidan M. Walsh

Governance, Nominating and Compensation
Susan M. MacKenzie (Chair)
Gary R. Bugeaud
Arthur N. Korpach

Reserves
Aidan M. Walsh (Chair)
Susan M. MacKenzie
Douglas J. Kay

 

Position Descriptions

Chair of the Board Chief Executive Officer Committee Chair  Director

Officers

Darren Gunderson photoDarren Gunderson is currently the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Freehold Royalties and he was appointed Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Freehold Resources and Rife Resources on August 13, 2008. He joined Rife in 1991 in the accounting department and became Controller in 1999. Mr. Gunderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Tom Mullane photoTom Mullane joined Rife Resources in 2012 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 17, 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, which appointment was effective July 18, 2012. He spent 12 years with Bonavista Energy Corporation in various roles including Senior Vice President from 2011 to 2012, Senior Vice President Engineering from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President, Engineering from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Mullane graduated from the University of Alberta in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Michael Stone photoMichael Stone, Vice-President, Land of Freehold Royalties, began his association with Rife Resources in 2008 as a consultant and becoming Manager, Land Negotiations - Business Development and then General Manager, Land in 2009.
Mr. Stone's appointment as Vice-President, Land of Freehold Resources and Rife was effective March 1, 2010. Prior to joining Rife, Mr. Stone was Vice-President, Land with Real Resources Ltd. Mr. Stone holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).

Michael Mogan photoMichael Mogan, Controller of Freehold Royalties, was appointed Controller of Freehold Resources effective August 13, 2008. Mr. Mogan joined Rife in 2003 as a Senior Accountant and was most recently the Manager of Financial Accounting. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

 

Karen Taylor photoKaren Taylor, Corporate Secretary, joined Rife Resources in February 1997 as Manager, Corporate Communications. Her appointment as Corporate Secretary of Freehold was effective February 27, 2008. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS).