Patrick R. McDonald – Chairman
Mr. McDonald was appointed as Chairman of our Board in March 2011 and serves as Chairman of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a member of all further Committees. Since 2011, Mr. McDonald has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and of its predecessor, Nytis Exploration, since 2004. Prior to the business combination with Sabine Oil & Gas LLC in December 2014, Mr. McDonald served as the Chief Executive Officer of Forest Oil Company since September 2012, and its Interim Chief Executive Officer since June 2012. Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Business Administration Finance from New York University. Mr. McDonald is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and is a member of the American Association of the Petroleum Geologists and of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
Ajay Sabherwal – Director
Mr. Sabherwal was appointed to our Board on January 31, 2014, and serves as Chairman of the Company’s Audit and Compensation Committees, and as a member of the Compensation Committee, the Reserves and Health, Safety and Environment Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee. Mr. Sabherwal serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of FTI Consulting Inc., a business advisory company, since August 2016, and from July 2010 to August 2016 served as the Chief Financial Officer of FairPoint Communications, a telecommunications company. From March 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Sabherwal served as the Chief Financial Officer of Mendel Biotechnology, a plant biotechnology company and, from 2005 to March 2009, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aventine Renewable Energy, a U.S. ethanol producer and marketer. Mr. Sabherwal was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Choice One Communications, a U.S. telephone and high-speed internet access service provider from 1999 to 2005. During 1993 to 1999, Mr. Sabherwal served as a Telecommunications Equity Analyst with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and, prior thereto, with Barclays de Zoette Wedd. Mr. Sabherwal received his Bachelor of Engineering, with honors, in mechanical engineering, and Master of Science, with honors, in economics from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India. Mr. Sabherwal also earned an MBA from the Manchester Business School in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Matthew Shyba – Director
Mr. Shyba was appointed to the Board July 1, 2022 and serves as a member of the Reserves and Health, Safety and Environment, Compensationand Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committees. Mr. Shyba is a corporate lawyer and private investor with over 10 years of capital markets experience, with significant expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions. In addition, he is currently Chief Executive Officer of Shyba Capital Inc., a private investment company based in Calgary. Mr. Shyba previously practiced in the securities and capital markets group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and subsequently held senior legal roles, including as General Counsel, at large public and private organizations. Mr. Shyba obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop’s University and his Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Glenn Hamilton – Director
Mr. Hamilton has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance in the oil and gas industry and served as Corporate Advisor of Bonavista Energy Corporation from May 2015 until July 2016. Prior thereto, Mr. Hamilton served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bonavista from June 2008 until May 2015, and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NuVista Energy Ltd. from July 2003 until May 2006.
Mr. Hamilton has served on the Boards of Directors of both public and private energy companies. He currently sits on the Boards of Ember Resources Inc., Inter Pipeline Ltd. and Islander Oil and Gas Inc. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Kathy Turgeon – Director
Ms. Turgeon has over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance in the oil and gas industry and since 2007 has been Chief Financial Officer of Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. Ms. Turgeon joined Peyto as Controller in 2004 and was appointed VP Finance in 2006. Prior to joining Peyto, Ms. Turgeon served as Associate Director, Finance with the Department of Campus Infrastructure and as Internal Auditor for the University of Calgary.
Ms. Turgeon previously served as a director of Peyto and of Granite Oil Corp. Ms. Turgeon has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and has her CPA-CA designation from the Institute of Certified Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Dale Miller – Director
Mr. Dale Miller is a professional engineer with 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He is currently President of Dark Horse Energy Consultants Ltd., and serves on the Board of Directors of Yangarra Resources Ltd. Prior thereto, Mr. Miller was President & COO of Long Run Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Miller has an extensive senior management resume with exploration and production companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Petroleum Engineering, from the University of Tulsa, and is a member of APEGA.