Board of Directors

Richard L. George

Chairman - Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Rick George, O.C., served as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor from 1991 to 2012. During his tenure at Suncor, Mr. George showed exceptionally strong leadership in transforming the company from an oil sands pioneer into Canada's largest energy company. Mr. George is currently a director of the Royal Bank of Canada and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and a partner of Novo Investment Group (an investment management company). Mr. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Colorado State University, a law degree from the University of Houston Law School and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. Mr. George is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Member of the Operations and Reserves Committee
George H. Brookman

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Since 1984, Mr. Brookman has been the Chief Executive Officer of West Canadian Industries Group Inc., a digital printing and document management company. In 1984, Mr. Brookman acquired West Canadian Industries Group and under his leadership, it has become one of Canada's largest privately held digital printing and imaging service companies. He is also a partner in Vistek, a major retail camera operation with stores in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Calgary and Edmonton. He was also the founder of Commonwealth Legal Inc., Canada's only national litigation support services company. Prior to acquiring West Canadian Industries Group, Mr. Brookman was involved for many years in the commercial development industry in the Real Estate Group at Manulife and later as the Vice President of ATCO Development Ltd. In addition to his over 35 years of business experience, Mr. Brookman has been active in the community and is currently the Chairman of the Board for Tourism Calgary and Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. In addition, Mr. Brookman is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Member of the Governance Committee
John Brydson

Director - Greenwich, Connecticut

Mr. Brydson has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector and has occupied senior roles in both major investment and commercial banks. Since 2012, Mr. Brydson has been a private investor. From 2010 until the end of 2012, he was Chairman of a small full-service management consulting firm, Hestan Consulting Group (HCG), which he founded. Prior to HCG, Mr. Brydson was a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston, now Credit Suisse (CS), from 1995 until 2009, where he was in charge of the Multi-Product Event Trading group. He was also a Managing Director with Lehman Brothers in a similar function from 1983 until he joined CS. The early years of his career were spent as an equity analyst before joining Chase Manhattan Bank (Chase) in London in 1977. He transferred to the head office in New York in 1980 where he became a Vice President in the Project Finance Group, specializing in international projects in the energy, mining and metals sectors. He left Chase to join Lehman Brothers in 1983. Mr. Brydson holds an Honors Degree in Economics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mr. Brydson served over 10 years as the President and a Board Member of The American Friends of Heriot-Watt University, a charitable organization, and remains on its Board. He is a UK citizen and a Permanent Resident of the United States.

Member of the Operations and Reserves Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Raymond D. Crossley

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Crossley is a corporate director. He is a member of the board of Pure Technologies Ltd. and the Canada West Foundation. Mr. Crossley retired in 2015 from the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) after serving for more than 33 years. Mr. Crossley served as an elected member of the Partnership Board (PwC’s governing body) from 2001-2005. From 2005-2011, Mr. Crossley was the Managing Partner of PwC’s Calgary office, and from 2011-2013 was Managing Partner, Western Canada. In this role, he led PwC’s market activities in Western Canada. Mr. Crossley holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Economics and Political Science. 

Member of the Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
David L. French

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Mr. French, most recently served as President and CEO of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., a Calgary-based publicly-traded oil and gas company with operations in Southeastern Europe. Mr. French successfully led the operational and commercial growth of the enterprise over his tenure. He has worked a wide range of reservoir rock types, and primary, secondary and tertiary development throughout Canada, the lower 48 United States and Europe. Prior to joining Bankers in 2013, Mr. French held several executive roles at Apache Corporation including Regional Production Manager for the western Canadian business, and Global Vice President of Business Development. Earlier in his career Mr. French worked for McKinsey & Co. in energy consulting and built his career in the Permian Basin for Amoco Production Company (now BP). Mr. French holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  

William A. Friley

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Friley is President and CEO of Telluride Oil and Gas Ltd. and Skyeland Oils Ltd. He is on the board of directors of: OSUM Oil Sands Corp., a private Calgary-based oil sands exploration and production company; Titan Energy Services, a private Calgary-based oilfield services company; and Advanced Flow Technologies, a private Calgary-based oilfield services technology company.  Mr. Friley founded and was President, CEO and Chairman of Triumph Energy Corp. (“Triumph”), a TSX-listed oil and gas exploration company from 1993-2001, when Triumph was acquired by Baytex Energy Ltd. He is past Chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, as well as a past director of a number of oil and gas companies, including Mustang Resources Ltd., Silverstar Well Servicing Inc., Viking Energy Trust and Harvest Energy Trust. Mr. Friley is a past Chairman of the Regional Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (“NCC”), Canada’s largest land conservation organization, and continues to serve on the board of NCC’s Alberta Region. Mr. Friley graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Colorado in 1978 and he has explored for and produced oil and gas throughout Western Canada for more than 35 years.

Member of the Operations and Reserves Committee
Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Maureen Cormier Jackson

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Ms. Cormier Jackson is a former Senior Vice President, Chief Process and Information Officer at Suncor Energy Inc. who had a broad range of experiences including Environment Health & Safety, Finance, Major Projects, Business Development and Energy Management in her 30 year career. Currently on the Dean’s Advisory Board of Dean of Medicine and the University of Calgary and previous director of various private companies. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Memorial University, St. John's, a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CGA), and an Institute of Corporate Directors certification (ICD.D).

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Governance Committee
Jay W. Thornton

Director - Calgary, Alberta

Mr. Thornton is a partner of Novo Investment Group Ltd., a Calgary‚Äźbased investment management company. Mr. Thornton has over 27 years of oil and gas experience. He spent the first part of his career in various management positions with Shell. From 2000 to 2012, he held various operating and corporate executive positions with Suncor. He spent four years in Fort McMurray at Suncor’s Oil Sands mining operations. His most recent position with Suncor was Executive Vice President of Supply, Trading and Development. He has held previous board positions with both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI). He was a past board member of the YMCA Fort McMurray and is currently a member of the board of North American Energy Partners Inc. Mr. Thornton is a graduate of McMaster University with an Honours degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program.

Member of the Human Resources and Compensation