People: Bonavista Energy Corp (BNP.TO)

BNP.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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24 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith MacPhail

57 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Jason Skehar

41 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Poelzer

52 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Glenn Hamilton

2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Bruce Jensen

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Dean Kobelka

2008 Vice President - Finance

Hank Spence

2001 Vice President - Operations

Lynda Robinson

2006 Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

Magni Lake

2013 Vice President - Marketing

Wayne Merkel

2011 Vice President - Exploration

Colin Ranger

2014 Vice President - Production

Cory Stewart

2013 Vice President - Land

Grant Zawalsky

54 Corporate Secretary

Michael Kanovsky

Lead Independent Director

Sue Lee

62 2013 Director

Robert Phillips

59 2014 Director

Ian Brown

56 2004 Independent Director

Margaret McKenzie

52 2006 Independent Director

Christopher Slubicki

55 2007 Independent Director

Walter Yeates

68 2003 Independent Director

Berk Sumen

2013 IR Contact Officer, Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Keith MacPhail

Mr. Keith A. J. MacPhail is Executive Chairman of the Board of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since December 3, 2012. Mr. MacPhail has more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. MacPhail was President and CEO of the company from 1997 to 2008 and Chairman and CEO from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. in 1997, Mr. MacPhail held progressively more responsible positions with Canadian Natural Resources Limited with his final position being Executive Vice President and COO. Prior thereto, he held the position of Production Manager with Poco Petroleums Ltd. Mr. MacPhail holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta. Mr. MacPhail is also a member of the board of directors of Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Chairman of the board of NuVista Energy Ltd. and is also on a number of other private advisory boards.

Jason Skehar

Mr. Jason E. Skehar is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since December 3, 2012. Mr. Skehar joined the Bonavista team in November 1999 as Production Engineer, was promoted to Production Manager in January 2003, Vice President Production in January 2005, to President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2008 and then promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2012. He started his career in 1994 as Operations Engineer at Fletcher Challenge and prior to joining Bonavista, held both production and exploitation positions at Renaissance Energy Inc. and Probe Exploration Inc. Mr. Skehar graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 with Bachelor of Science (Distinction) degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Ronald Poelzer

Mr. Ronald J. Poelzer is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Poelzer has more than 28 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently our Executive Vice Chairman. Mr. Poelzer has been with Bonavista since 1997 and recently was Executive Vice President up to 2012. Prior to joining Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. in 1997, Mr. Poelzer held various financial, merger and acquisition and strategic planning roles with Poco Petroleums Ltd. leading to his appointment as Vice President, Business Development. Prior thereto, Mr. Poelzer was in public accounting practice. Mr. Poelzer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Mr. Poelzer is also a member of the board of directors of NuVista Energy Ltd., as well as various private companies and a charitable foundation.

Glenn Hamilton

Mr. Glenn A. Hamilton is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Hamilton rejoined Bonavista as Senior Vice President in July 2006 after the last three years as Vice President and CFO of NuVista Energy Ltd. Prior to Bonavista's reorganization in July 2003, Mr. Hamilton spent five and a half years as the Vice President, Finance of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. Prior to joining Bonavista, Mr. Hamilton was Treasurer of Penn West Petroleum Ltd where he spent five years in the Treasury and Accounting groups. Mr. Hamilton has 25 years of experience. Mr. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Bruce Jensen

Mr. Bruce W. Jensen is Chief Operating Officer of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Jensen is a Professional Engineer and has over 30 years of energy industry experience. Bruce joined Bonavista as a Senior Development Engineer in 2002 and since that time has continued to take on roles with increasing responsibilities culminating in his appointment, in January 2011, to his current role as Vice President, Engineering.

Dean Kobelka

Mr. Dean M. Kobelka is Vice President - Finance of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since June 1, 2008. Mr. Kobelka joined Bonavista in July of 2000 as Supervisor, Operations Accounting, was promoted to Vice President and Controller in January 2006. His primary responsibilities include; internal and external financial reporting, involvement in both treasury and corporate planning functions, and supervising daily accounting duties. Mr. Kobelka has over 13 years of oil and gas experience and previously held the position of Divisional Controller at Axia Netmedia Corporation. Mr. Kobelka graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1992, received his Certified General Accountant designation in 1997 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Hank Spence

Mr. Hank R. Spence is Vice President - Operations of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since January 2001. Mr. Spence joined the Bonavista team in January 1998 as Operations Manager. His current responsibilities include overseeing all phases of Bonavista's drilling, completions and production operations. Mr. Spence has over 30 years industry experience with an background in Canadian and international oil and gas operations with several intermediate and junior oil and gas companies. Mr. Spence graduated from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology as a Registered Engineering Technologist with a Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology.

Lynda Robinson

Ms. Lynda J. Robinson is Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since January 2006. She originally joined Bonavista as Supervisor, Corporate Services in 2002 and left in 2005 to join an intermediate Energy trust as Manager, Corporate Services. Ms. Robinson is responsible for human resources policies as well as overseeing corporate administration. Ms. Robinson has over 20 years of industry experience in various positions of increasing responsibility, with a focus on human resources development. Ms. Robinson graduated from Bath Technical College, England with a Diploma in Business Administration. Ms. Robinson who was Manager of Corporate Services of StarPoint Energy Trust prior to joining Bonavista in January of 2006, prior thereto Ms. Robinson was Supervisor of Corporate Services of Bonavista Petroleum.

Magni Lake

Ms. Magni Lake is Vice President - Marketing of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since February 2013. Her responsibilities include strategic management of all Bonavista’s marketing and transportation activities associated with moving production to markets. Prior to joining Bonavista Ms. Lake spent 20 years in various Gas, Crude and NGL marketing roles at Penn West Petroleum. For the past 5 years Ms. Lake held the position of Manager, Crude Markets and contributed to the success of developing and executing its Marketing strategy. Ms. Lake graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management (Finance) degree in 1988.

Wayne Merkel

Mr. Wayne Merkel is Vice President - Exploration of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since January 2011. Prior thereto he had held various positions with the Company since June 2002.

Colin Ranger

Mr. Colin Ranger is Vice President - Production of the Company. Mr. Ranger holds a Bachelor of Science degree and has 14 years of energy industry experience. Colin joined Bonavista in 2005 and was promoted to Production Manager in 2011.

Cory Stewart

Mr. Cory J. Stewart is Vice President - Land of Bonavista Energy Corporation, since January 2013. Prior thereto he had held various positions with the Company since February 2010 and with Intrepid Energy Corporation, a private oil and gas company prior thereto.

Grant Zawalsky

Mr. Grant A. Zawalsky is Corporate Secretary of Bonavista Energy Corporation. He is a Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (barristers and solicitors).

Michael Kanovsky

Mr. Michael M. Kanovsky is Lead Independent Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. In 1978, Mr. Kanovsky co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation and its successor, Northstar Energy Corporation, where he was primarily responsible for strategic development, finance and acquisitions until its acquisition by Devon Energy Corporation. Mr. Kanovsky continues today as a director of Devon Energy Corporation. Mr. Kanovsky has also held positions such as Chairman of Taro Industries Limited, CEO of Arrowstar Drilling and Vice-Chairman of Precision Drilling Inc. In 1997, Mr. Kanovsky was instrumental in the reorganization of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. and continues as an active director. In addition to Devon Energy Corporation, he is also a director of TransAlta Corporation and Pure Technologies Ltd. Mr. Kanovsky holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University and a Masters of Business Administration from Western Ivey School of Business and is a Professional Engineer.

Sue Lee

Ms. Sue Lee is Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Ms. Lee has more than 33 years of business experience. Prior to joining the board at Bonavista she was the lead executive for Suncor Energy Inc.'s Human Resources and Communications functions for 16 years. Ms. Lee's broad business experience and expertise encompasses employee and government relations, executive compensation, executive succession planning and transition, organization design and effectiveness, leadership development, community investment, acquisition strategy and merger and acquisition preparedness and integration. Ms. Lee retired from her role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications at Suncor in March 2012. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University and a Post- Graduate Honours Diploma, Personnel Management and Organizational Behaviour from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Altalink and the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary.

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert G. Phillips is Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. As the current chairman, president and chief executive officer of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, and Crestwood Equity Partners LP, based in Houston, Tex., and a highly respected energy executive with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Phillips brings an intimate knowledge of the North American midstream market and strong public company executive expertise to Bonavista. Prior to Crestwood, Mr. Phillips held various management positions including president and CEO at Enterprise Products Partners LP, El Paso Corp.,and Eastex Energy Inc. Mr. Phillips holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the South Texas College of Law.

Ian Brown

Mr. Ian S. Brown is an Independent Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Brown has been an independent businessman and a corporate director since January, 2006. Prior thereto, Mr. Brown was a Senior Managing Director of Raymond James Ltd. from 1995 to 2005. From 1986 to 1995 Mr. Brown was the Executive Vice President of The Alberta Stock Exchange. Mr. Brown presently sits on several public and private boards, including, Cathedral Energy Services Ltd., Consolidated Westview Resources Ltd., Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd., PetroBakken Energy Ltd., Karnalyte Resources Inc., and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Mr. Brown also was a board member of the TSX Group from 2001 to 2006; a board member of Market Regulation Services Inc. from 2001 to 2005; and a board member and Vice Chairman of the Canadian Venture Exchange from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Brown obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983, and also has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Margaret McKenzie

Ms. Margaret A. McKenzie is an Independent Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Ms. McKenzie is the Chief Financial Officer of Range Royalty Management Limited (general partner of Range Royalty Limited Partnership, a private royalty partnership). She was previously 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 (Distinction) degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta since 1985. Ms. McKenzie is a director of Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. and a director/officer of three other private oil and gas companies - Spur Resources Ltd., Home Quarter Resources Ltd. and Endurance Energy Ltd.

Christopher Slubicki

Mr. Christopher P. Slubicki is an Independent Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Slubicki has more than 30 years' experience in the business sector. Mr. Slubicki is currently President and CEO of Modern Resources Inc., a Calgary based private oil and gas company. Prior to November 28, 2011 Mr. Slubicki was the President and CEO of OPTI Canada Inc. Until June of 2006, Mr. Slubicki was the Vice-Chairman of Scotia Waterous, a Division of Scotia Capital. Prior thereto, Mr. Slubicki was a founding partner of Waterous & Co., a global independent energy investment-banking firm. Prior to the founding of Waterous, Mr. Slubicki held various operations management and engineering positions with Placer CEGO Petroleum and Chevron Canada Resources Limited. Mr. Slubicki also sits on the board of Insignia Energy Ltd. Mr. Slubicki holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists of Alberta.

Walter Yeates

Mr. Walter C. Yeates was Independent Director of Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Yeates was a Director of UBS Warburg, investment banker and was active in corporate finance, valuations and advisory services for several years. Prior thereto, Mr. Yeates was a financial officer of Alberta Energy Company and Bow Valley Resource Services in Calgary, and Canada Development Corp., a management holding company in Toronto. Mr. Yeates was a founding partner of a international inter-bank currency broker headquartered in New York City and was also on various private and public advisory boards. Mr. Yeates holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business.

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