MANAGEMENT TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM

DR. ROBERT BRADY

PhD, P. Geol., President & CEO

Rob has 27 years experience in industry, government, and academic settings. Previous experience includes COO IconOil Group, COO of Greymouth Petroleum & PetroMagallanes (NZ & Chile), Chief Geologist at Petrel Robertson Consulting, and New Ventures Technical Team Lead at Husky Energy. Rob holds a PhD and MSc in Geology from the California Institute of Technology and a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary.

PETER ANDREWS

P. Eng., Executive Vice President & COO

Pete has 31 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, and specializes in production optimization, as well as management of drilling and completions activities. Early in his career, he worked for Chevron and PanCanadian, before moving into increasingly senior positions with successfully growing junior companies, including Ketch Energy (and Ketch Resources) from 2001-2005, and Artek Exploration Ltd., where he was a founder and served as VP, Drilling and Operations from 2005-2014.  Peter holds a B.Sc, Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a member of APEGA and the SPE.

MIKE WOODFORD

B.Sc., Executive Vice President Corporate Development

Mike has 17 Years of experience in Oil & Gas upstream business. Mike has been a consulting geophysicist on exploration programs for over 30 wells in western Canada, Middle East and South East Asia, and has managed offshore E&P joint ventures with Petrobras and Shell in West Africa. Recently, as the President of Garrison Energy Advisors, he completed several deals in the $5 – $35MM space. Mike played a key role in Certus’ acquisitions to-date, as well as land acquisition and product marketing. Mike holds a BSc in Earth Science from Memorial University.

DARWIN LITTLE

CPA CMA MBA, Executive Vice President & CFO

Darwin has 35 years experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with twenty-five of these years focused in the oil and gas industry. Darwin previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer with Glamis Resources, Torquay Oil Corp., and NEP Canada. He has in-depth experience with acquisitions, divestitures, capital markets, banking, insurance, financial statement preparation and taxation. In addition to his CPA designation, Darwin also holds an MBA from the University of Calgary. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR. ROBERT BRADY

PhD, P. Geol., President & CEO. (Bio above)

KEVIN NABHOLZ

Board Member and Chairman

Mr. Nabholz is an independent businessman. Mr. Nabholz was the Chair of the Board of Horizon North from March 2017 until May 2020 and has been a member of the Board since May 2012. Mr. Nabholz has over 30 years of experience in the oil sands industry. Mr. Nabholz retired as Executive Vice President, Major Projects at Suncor Energy Inc. (“Suncor”) on March 1, 2012, having been at Suncor for 25 years. Mr. Nabholz was involved in all facets of the business at Suncor, including Operations, Maintenance and Projects and in his latest role led the execution of over $30 billion of major projects. Mr. Nabholz has served on a number of private company boards, as well as not-for-profit entities including the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Keyano College Foundation, the United Way of Fort McMurray and several others. 

JOHN CAMPBELL

Board Member

Mr Campbell has over 30 years of investment management experience as a securities analyst, investment banker, M&A specialist, and money manager with Camlin Asset Management Ltd., CWC Capital Ltd., Pemberton Securities and The Jim Pattison Group. Mr. Campbell was the co-portfolio manager of the BC Investment Fund Ltd. managing a wide range of commercial real estate assets. John’s CWC Capital Ltd raised over $1 billion in private equity and his Fund managed over $700 million in assets. He was also an adjunct professor of Simon Fraser University teaching the MBA entrepreneurial program.

SCOTT VAN VLIET, BSc.

Board Member

Mr. Van Vliet is the Founder and President of Arrowhead Resources, an investment company focused on oil and gas, technology, and agriculture. In addition, he is the President of Sheppard Creek Cattle Corporation. Previously, he was the Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc. (ERS), which was successfully divested in 2018. Scott served on the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) from 2011-2019, and sat as Chairman of the Board from 2017-2018. Scott also served as PSAC’s representative to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Executive Policy Groups. In addition, he served several years as a Governor for the Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEAA). Scott is a strong believer in supporting the communities in which he lives and works, and has a particular interest in supporting industry and indigenous engagement.

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