Leadership

Leadership

Executive Officers

Andrew M. Phillips

Mr. Phillips joined PrairieSky Royalty as President & Chief Executive Officer in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of exploration, geology, business development, asset evaluation and executive management. Prior to his appointment as President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Phillips was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Home Quarter Resources Ltd., a private oil and gas company founded by Mr. Phillips in 2010, with producing properties and royalty interests in southwest Saskatchewan and Alberta. Home Quarter was successfully divested to a public oil and gas company by Mr. Phillips in 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Phillips was the Vice President, Exploration at Evolve Exploration Ltd., a private junior oil and gas company with assets in Western Canada, and an Exploration Geologist at Profico Energy Management Ltd. and at Renaissance Energy Ltd., both of which were Canadian oil and gas exploration companies. Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science, Geology degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Mr. Phillips is active supporting the community as a member of the Board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Calgary Alpine Racing Club.

Cameron M. Proctor

Mr. Proctor is the Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of PrairieSky Royalty, and has experience in the oil and gas industry managing several business units including legal, regulatory, human resources, corporate governance, government and stakeholder relations, information technology and business services. Prior to joining the Company in 2014, Mr. Proctor was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sinopec Canada (“Sinopec”), and worked for Sinopec and its predecessor companies since 2010, including as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Daylight Energy Ltd. Prior thereto and since 2003, Mr. Proctor was a barrister and solicitor at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, specializing in corporate, securities and mergers and acquisition law. Mr. Proctor holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary.

Pamela P. Kazeil

Ms. Kazeil is the Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of PrairieSky Royalty, and has significant experience in the oil and gas industry managing finance, accounting, treasury and tax. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Kazeil held the Chief Financial Officer position at Sinopec Canada. Ms. Kazeil’s experience includes serving as Vice President, Finance of Daylight Energy Ltd. from 2008 to 2011, and prior thereto Ms. Kazeil held increasingly senior finance roles with Sword Energy Ltd. and its predecessor Thunder Energy Trust from 2004 to 2008, including as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kazeil started her accounting career at KPMG LLP in 2001. Ms. Kazeil is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Kazeil is a member of the Board for the Wood’s Homes Society. Wood’s Homes is a multi-service children’s mental health centre.

Board of Directors

James M. Estey

Mr. Estey’s principal occupation is as a Corporate Director. Mr. Estey is the retired Chairman of UBS Securities Canada Inc., a financial services company, and has more than 40 years of experience in financial markets. Mr. Estey joined Alfred Bunting and Company as an institutional equity salesperson in 1980 after working at A.E. Ames & Co for seven years. In 1994, Mr. Estey became the head of the Canadian Equities business, and in 2002 Mr. Estey was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of UBS Securities Canada Inc. In January 2008, Mr. Estey assumed the role of Chairman of UBS Securities Canada Inc. Mr. Estey is a director and Chairman of Gibson Energy Inc., a TSX-listed oil and gas company. Mr. Estey also serves on the Advisory Board of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.

Andrew Phillips

Mr. Phillips is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the areas of exploration, geology, business development, asset evaluation and executive management. Prior to his appointment as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Phillips was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Home Quarter Resources Ltd. (“Home Quarter”), a private oil and gas company founded by Mr. Phillips in 2010 with producing properties and royalty interests in southwest Saskatchewan and Alberta. Home Quarter was successfully divested to a public oil and gas company in 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Phillips was the Vice President, Exploration at Evolve Exploration Ltd., a private junior oil and gas company with assets in western Canada, and an Exploration Geologist at Profico Energy Management Ltd. and at Renaissance Energy Ltd., both of which were Canadian oil and gas exploration companies. Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science, Geology degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Mr. Phillips is a member of the Board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

P. Jane Gavan

Ms. Gavan has been a director of PrairieSky since May 23, 2019. Ms. Gavan is President, Asset Management of Dream Unlimited Corp., having held increasingly senior positions since joining Dream’s predecessor organization in 1998.  Ms. Gavan also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dream Global, a TSX listed REIT that invests in commercial real estate assets exclusively outside of Canada, and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Dream Office REIT. Ms. Gavan has more than 30 years of executive business and leadership experience across a number of industries, including acting as a senior legal advisor prior to joining Dream.   Ms. Gavan earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall, York University. Ms. Gavan currently sits on the board of directors of Dream Unlimited Corp., Colliers International, and on the Board of Trustees of Dream Global REIT. Ms. Gavan is also on the Patron’s Council for Community Living Toronto.

Margaret A. McKenzie

Ms. McKenzie’s principal occupation is a Corporate Director.  Ms. McKenzie was formerly the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Range Royalty and prior thereto was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Profico Energy Management Ltd. (a private oil and gas company).  Ms. McKenzie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta since 1985.  She obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013.  Ms. McKenzie is an experienced director and currently sits as a director of CN, a NYSE and TSX-llisted North American rail company, Ovintiv Inc., a NYSE listed crude oil and natural gas company and Inter Pipeline Ltd., a TSX-listed petroleum transportation, storage and natural gas liquids extraction company.

Myron M. Stadnyk

Mr. Stadnyk’s principal occupation is as a Corporate Director. Mr. Stadnyk was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of ARC Resources Ltd. Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Stadnyk worked with a major oil and gas company in both domestic and international operations. Mr. Stadnyk holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management program. Mr. Stadnyk is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Mr. Stadnyk serves on the Board of Directors of Crescent Point Energy Corp., which is a NYSE and TSX listed oil and gas company, and of STARS Ambulance.

Sheldon B. Steeves

Mr. Steeves’ principal occupation is as a Corporate Director. Mr. Steeves is a director of Enerplus Corporation and NuVista Energy Ltd., each of which is an oil and gas company listed on the TSX. From January 2001 until April 2012, Mr. Steeves was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Echoex Ltd., a private junior oil and gas company, and spent more than 15 years at Renaissance Energy Ltd., a Canadian oil and gas exploration company, where he was appointed Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President in 1997. Mr. Steeves holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Robert Robotti

Mr. Robotti has been a director of PrairieSky since October 3, 2019. Mr. Robotti is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC, a U.S. registered investment adviser. Mr. Robotti is also currently Chair of Pulse Seismic Inc. (TSX: PSD), the leading seismic library data provider to the western Canadian energy sector. Mr. Robotti is a director of AMREP Corporation, a NYSE listed real estate business focused in New Mexico.  Mr. Robotti received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) in 1975 followed by an MBA in Accounting from Pace University (New York). Mr. Robotti is a member of the CFA Society of New York.

Grant A. Zawalsky

Mr. Zawalsky is the Managing Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (Barristers and Solicitors) where he has been a partner since 1994. Mr. Zawalsky holds a B.Comm and LL.B. from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. Mr. Zawalsky is an experienced director and currently sits on the board of directors of Whitecap Resources Inc. and NuVista Energy Ltd. 

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