The Board of Gran Tierra Energy brings together a mix of oil and gas, drilling and business experience in both public and private companies.
Board of Directors
Jeffrey Scott - Chairman
Mr. Scott has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since January 2005. Since 2001, Mr. Scott has served as President of Postell Energy Co. Ltd., a privately held oil and gas producing company. He has extensive oil and gas management experience, beginning as a production manager of Postell Energy Co. Ltd in 1985 advancing to President in 2001. Mr. Scott is also currently a Director of Essential Energy Services Trust, Tuscany International Drilling Inc., Petromanas Energy Inc. and Gallic Energy Ltd. Mr. Scott will not stand for re-election of Essential Energy Services and his term will end in May 2011. He was previously a director of Suroco Energy, Inc., VGS Seismic Canada Inc., High Plains Energy Inc., Saxon Energy Services Inc. and Galena Capital Corp., all of which are publicly-traded companies. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Business Administration from California Coast University. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee recommended Mr. Scott for re-election because of his demonstrated leadership value and experience which includes 27 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, financial oversight responsibilities and public company reporting requirements
Gerry Macey has over 38 years of experience in the petroleum industry including exploration and development expertise in basins around the world. He received a Bachelors degree in Geotechnical Science from Concordia University and went on to study at Carleton University to receive his Masters of Science in Geology. Mr. Macey’s professional career started as a Geologist with Gulf Canada Resources and Gulf Oil Corporation, U.K., which was followed by BP Resources Canada, Pan Canadian Petroleum and ultimately Encana Corporation, where he served as President, International New Ventures Exploration Division and Executive Vice President. He has sat on numerous domestic and international Boards, including more recently Addax Petroleum Corporation and Verenex Energy Corporation. He is currently on the Boards of Andora Energy and Pan Orient Energy Corporation.
Mr. Macey is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He was awarded the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal, the most prestigious award of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, for outstanding contribution to petroleum exploration in Canada, in 2005, and the Minerals Management Service Corporate Leadership Award, for exemplary leadership of the McCovey exploration project in the Beaufort Sea Outer Continental Shelf, in 2003
Verne has an extensive career in the energy industry after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Mr. Johnson began his career with Imperial Oil and EXXON, Verne was CEO & President of ELAN Energy, President of Paragon Petroleum, and Senior Vice President of Enerplus Resources Group. Verne is currently a director of a number of independent oil companies in Canada including Petromanas Energy, Statoil Canada, Verersen (formerly Fort Chicago Energy ), as well as a number of private companies.
Nick Kirton FCA, ICD.D
Nick is a Chartered Accountant and retired in 2004 after a thirty-eight year career with KPMG. He currently sits on the boards of three other public companies. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and is a member of the Education and Qualifications Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Nick is Chairman of the Audit Committee for Gran Tierra Energy.
Scott has 25 years of diverse global oil and gas experience in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Most recently he was the President and CEO of Solana Resources Limited prior to its combination with Gran Tierra in November, 2008. He has been a founder, director, and /or officer of a number in internationally focused public and private companies including Aventura Energy Inc., and Ocelot International Inc. Mr. Price holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration both from the University of Calgary.
Ray Antony, B.Comm, C.A.
Ray has been a Chartered Accountant for more than thirty years. An independent business man since September, 2006 Ray was previously the President of Breakside Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas exploration and production company since January 2004. Prior, Ray was President of Resolution Resources Ltd., a public oil and gas exploration and production company since October 2001. Mr. Antony has obtained significant financial experience and exposure to accounting and financial issues as a director and audit committee member of a number of public companies with international operations in Argentina, Algeria, Papua New Guinea and Peru.
Dana Coffield - President & CEO, Gran Tierra Energy