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Sustainability Skills Matrix

In addition to the Board skills matrix, we are highlighting the skills and experience that our Board members bring to managing ESG factors. This aligns with recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures ("TCFD") and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SAS"), but extends beyond climate-related impacts such as emissions reduction programs, to recognize the importance of social impacts, including safety and strategic community investment.

ESG Skills & Experience, Based on Sustainability Accounting Standards Board:


  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Air Quality
  • Waste & Wastewater Management
  • Ecological Impacts
  • Renewable Energy

Social and Human Capital

  • Human Rights and Indigenous Relations
  • Community Relations and Development
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • People Management
  • Labour Rights

Leadership, Governance and Innovation

  • Business Ethics
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment Management
  • Critical Incident Risk Management
  • Business Model Resilience


As CEO, launched the development of Vermilion’s sustainability program, including supporting the Tomato Greenhouse project in France; this project, which uses geothermal energy from our producing oil reservoir to heat a co-located vegetable growing cooperative, has been recognized with a sustainable development award from the Government of France.

As CEO, provided a leadership role in developing Vermilion’s best-in-class HSE program and our charitable giving and community engagement strategy, including chairing the 2016 Calgary Trout Unlimited gala fundraising event to support conserving, protecting and restoring Canada’s freshwater ecosystem.

As co-founder, helped develop a diversified, internationally focused value-based strategy with strong shareholder returns, a robust Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and whistleblower program, and comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management and emergency response practices


As Chief Operating Officer of Anderson Exploration, had direct responsibility for health, safety and environment, including cold bitumen production; helped initiate an experimental project to re-inject produced sand into existing wells

Extensive experience in voluntary and community leadership, reflected by awards that include the National United Way Tocqueville Society Award for global community work; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Work; and an Honourary Bachelor of Technology Degree from SAIT Polytechnic, for supporting post-secondary technology education.

Critical incident risk management leadership as Board Chair of the LPG Emergency Response Corporation of Canada, which was tasked with containing any spill or accident involving liquified petroleum gas: 1995-1998


In addition to executive roles with direct responsibility for HSE: Member, Hudbay Minerals Board Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Committee, providing oversight on health, safety and sustainability actions, issues and reporting: 2015-2018; and Chair of Whiting Petroleum Corporation’s Sustainability Committee.

Member, Hudbay Minerals Board EHSS Committee, focused on community and Indigenous Peoples engagement, education and employment: 2015-2018. Extensive experience in people management as Vice President for Global Human Resources at ConocoPhillips from 2003 to 2012.

Extensive experience in increasingly senior business roles with responsibility for strategy and business development for European operations, and Merger and Acquisitions Integration Lead for Specialty Business in the Phillips 66 / Conoco merger.


At Azimuth Capital, evolved strategy and business development in the rapidly advancing world of energy and ESG investing principles

Philanthropic efforts directed to United Way, Alberta Children’s Hospital, the University of Calgary, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute; and co-led fundraising efforts for Calgary flood victims in 2013

As one of five Managing Directors of Peters & Co., ensured a corporate culture of best-in-class ethical behaviour and responsible business conduct. SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential holder. 


Energy seminar leader at the European Summer School for Advanced Management in Denmark: 2007-2010.

Graduate level lecturer on energy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability strategies in MBA, MSc in Sustainability Energy Development, and Executive Education programs at the University of Calgary, and on ESG strategies for the Board for the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program

Executive level leadership experience in exploration, foreign growth strategies and international operations, including Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. Board level experience in professional, industry and non-profit associations in Canada and internationally. Provided policy advice and energy industry seminars for an Irish government agency and their clients.


As former CEO of Pembina Pipelines, responsible for all aspects of environmental stewardship, and as member of Pembina Board HSE Committee, had oversight on first Sustainability Report, issued in 2018.

As CEO of Pembina, was responsible for human resources, corporate philanthropy, community engagement and Indigenous relations; personal volunteering as Co-Chair of the Energy section of United Way Cabinet for three years, and a member of United Way Board of Directors for five years, including role as Chair.

In increasingly senior executive roles, responsible for business ethics, including business code of conduct, anti-competitive practices, financial controls and internal audit functions for oil and gas producers.


In management and executive positions at Occidental, Sheridan, Shell and Altura, had leadership responsibility for HSE, including complying, reporting, and sustaining oil and gas production and associated equipment/facilities, and reducing water leaks and gas emissions; sought-after speaker on CO2 sequestration and injection and industry affairs, including U.S. Congressional hearing, legislators and their staff for Texas, New Mexico and California, and two governors of Colorado.

As SVP Global Operations and Production Engineering at Occidental, assisted in community engagement work with Indigenous Peoples in Colombia, Ecuador, Oman, among other countries, and government relations, including meetings with heads of state and government ministers on community impacts such as local spending and employment across 5 continents.

Extensive domestic and international experience as SVP & VP at Occidental and COO at Sheridan, responsible for all engineering and most operations, including international business development and project approval in North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Russia; brought a focus on critical business ethics to this work.


Member, Enbridge Inc. Board Safety and Reliability Committee: 2015-2016.

Co-Chair of the Stewardship group that developed Calgary’s Poverty Reduction strategy on behalf of the City and the United Way; subsequently Board member and Chair, Vibrant Communities Calgary, supporting the strategy implementation including Urban Indigenous Peoples, people with lived experience of poverty, Indigenous rights and Canadian Truth & Reconciliation work 

Significant experience in international business ethics and resilience, in increasingly senior positions, including Controller, Europe for Royal Dutch Shell downstream operations; Chief Financial Officer of Shell Canada Ltd; initial management sign-off on controls for Sarbanes-Oxley for SEOP; and Chair of AIMCO’s Audit Committee, involved in the investigations of all whistleblower complaints at this Provincial Crown Corporation, 2009-2014.  

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