Directors and Officers

Directors

Nolan Blades photoNolan Blades is President of Sunny Gables Holdings Ltd. (Calgary), a private investment company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pursuit Resources Corp. from 1993 to 2000, prior to which he held senior executive positions with Chauvco Resources Ltd. and Oakwood Petroleums Limited. Mr. Blades has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

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).

Harry Campbell photoHarry Campbell is Chairman and past Managing Partner of the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (Calgary). Mr. Campbell is currently a director of Delphi Energy Corp. Mr. Campbell has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Calgary. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1974 and was designated as Queen's Counsel in 2000. 

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). He is currently a director of Spyglass Resources Corp. 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.

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 Canadian Oil Sands Limited and Canexus Corporation. He is a director 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.

David Sandmeyer photoDavid Sandmeyer is a retired businessman and was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Freehold and Rife until his retirement on May 13, 2009. Prior to joining Rife in 1982, he held senior positions with Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Ltd. He is currently Chair of Anderson Energy Ltd. and a director of Delphi Energy Corp. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Rodger Tourigny photoRodger Tourigny is President of Tourigny Management Ltd. (Calgary), a private consulting company that he founded in 1979. He was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Siebens Oil & Gas Ltd. from 1976 to 1979 and Secretary-Treasurer of Ranger Oil (Canada) Ltd. from 1969 to 1976. He is currently a director of Bonterra Energy Corp. and LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. Mr. Tourigny has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant.

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., Legacy Oil + Gas 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
Rodger A. Tourigny (Chair)
Arthur N. Korpach
Aidan M. Walsh

Governance and Nominating
Harry S. Campbell (Chair)
David J. Sandmeyer
Aidan M. Walsh

Compensation
Arthur N. Korpach (Chair)
Susan M. MacKenzie
Rodger A. Tourigny

Reserves
David J. Sandmeyer (Chair)
Harry S. Campbell
Peter T. Harrison
Susan M. MacKenzie

 

Position Descriptions

Chair of the Board Chief Executive Officer Committee Chair  Director

Officers

Nolan Blades photoNolan Blades is President of Sunny Gables Holdings Ltd. (Calgary), a private investment company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pursuit Resources Corp. from 1993 to 2000, prior to which he held senior executive positions with Chauvco Resources Ltd. and Oakwood Petroleums Limited. Mr. Blades has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

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).

Scott Hadley PhotoScott Hadley joined Rife as Vice-President, Exploration on June 3, 2013. Previously, he was with Santonia Energy Inc. (formerly Fairborne Energy Ltd.), where he held positions of increasing responsibility from 2002 to 2013, most recently as Vice-President, Exploration. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science degree in Geology from McMaster University. Mr. Hadley is a Professional Geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), as well as a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS).

Dan Moore was appointed Vice-President, Production on January 1, 2014. He joined Rife in 2011 as Manager, Engineering and was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2012. Prior to joining Rife he was Vice-President, Engineering of Stetson Oil and Gas Ltd. (2007 to 2010), and operated his privately owned company, Juggernaut Petroleum Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Moore has over 20 years of oil and gas experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta 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).