UTS Energy Corporation
Fort Hills oil sands project - production & upgrading of bitumen
Dr. William J. F. Roach, P. Eng.
President & Chief Executive Officer
William Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, leads the Corporation’s Executive team and is responsible for maximizing the value growth opportunities for UTS shareholders. Dr. Roach has a successful 25-year track record directing and managing the design, construction and delivery of large capital-intensive national and international upstream oil and gas projects. Dr. Roach joined UTS in June 2004 as President and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board in October 2004. He is a Professional Engineer in Canada and the UK and holds a B.Sc. in Metallurgy and a Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy.
Wayne I. Bobye, MBA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bobye is responsible for providing leadership and direction of all aspects of the Company's accounting and financial operations. Mr. Bobye has over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, with significant emphasis on debt and capital marketing financing relating to the construction and operation of large projects. Prior to joining UTS, Mr. Bobye served as Chief Financial Officer for Triton Canada, Talisman Energy and Alliance Pipeline/Aux Sable. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA in Finance and Economics.
Howard Lutley, P. Eng.
Vice President, Mining and Extraction
Howard Lutley is responsible for the design and execution of the mining and extraction facilities for the UTS oil sands projects. Howard has thirty years of extensive domestic and international surface and underground mining experience. He has led a number of start-up energy and investment companies and prior to joining UTS was the President and CEO of a global mining and energy consulting company, Norwest Corporation of Calgary. He has a B. Sc. in Mining Engineering and a M. Sc. in Mineral Engineering.
Martin Sandell, P. Eng.
Vice President, Engineering
Martin Sandell has responsibility for all aspects of engineering within UTS. As well as representing UTS’ interests in the design, development and long-term operations of the Fort Hills bitumen upgrading facility, he is closely involved in the initial stages of engineering for UTS’ other projects. He has almost 30 years of experience leading large diverse oil and gas projects from conception to operation in Canada, United Kingdom, North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining UTS he held a senior engineering position within Husky Energy. Martin holds a B. Sc. in chemical engineering and is a Professional Engineer in Canada and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Daryl M. Wightman, P.Geol.
Vice President, Resource Development & Business Strategy
Daryl Wightman is responsible for developing the resource and business development strategy for the long term delivery of shareholder value for UTS Energy Corporation. Daryl came to UTS from EnCana, where he led the geological and geophysical activities for SAGD projects from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that, he was employed by the Alberta Research Council where he conducted research, published and taught courses on the geology of oil sands. He has almost 30 years of oil sands experience and holds B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph. D degrees in Geology.
Jina Abells Morissette
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jina Abells Morissette is responsible for the management of the legal and governance issues encountered in a growing public energy company. Jina comes to UTS from Husky Oil Energy Inc. where she provided legal advice for six years primarily for the Canadian Offshore and International business group. Her work experience has focused on large oil and gas projects and mergers and acquisitions. She holds a B. Comm. in Marketing and a Bachelor of Laws. She is a member of the Saskatchewan and Alberta Bars.
General Manager, New Ventures
Doug McDonald provided consulting services to UTS beginning in 1997 related to technology and government relations. He joined UTS on a full time basis in 2004 to be responsible for government and stakeholder relations. Since January 2007, Doug has worked on a part-time basis as a member of the Management Team. Following his retirement in August 2008, he will continue to be available to provide advice and assistance in relation to ongoing activities of the company.
General Manager, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Stuart Walker is responsible for developing and implementing a broad range of corporate and operating policies and processes, including information technology, document management systems, communications and human resources. He has 27 years of human resource management experience that spans oil and gas, telecommunications, information technology and government sectors. Prior to joining UTS, Stuart was President and Senior Consultant with SAW Associates. He holds a B. A. in Psychology and certification in organization and performance management.
Manager, Projects and Development
Chris Laing is responsible for project front end design, planning, concept development and execution of business strategy for delivery of value to the UTS shareholders. Chris comes to UTS from Husky Energy where he led operational preparation for the White Rose Project and headed up the front end development for the second phase expansion and natural gas development. He has worked for the last 15 years in the upstream sector of the international oil and gas industry with experience in Asia, North America and Europe. He holds a B. E. (Hons) in mechanical engineering and is a Registered Engineer in New Zealand.
Manager, Regulatory and Stakeholder Affairs
Cam Bateman is responsible for the regulatory and stakeholder relations processes for development of UTS’ oil sands assets. Cam has 27 years of experience in mine development and reclamation planning; mine licensing and permitting; environmental impact assessment, monitoring and mitigation; stakeholder relations and land acquisition and administration. He was previously employed with TransAlta Utilities Corporation and managed the mine planning and regulatory functions for the surface coal mining operations near Wabamun, Alberta. He holds a B. Sc. in Forestry and an M. Sc. in Soil Science from the University of Alberta and is a Registered Professional Forester and a Professional Agrologist in the Province of Alberta.
D. Campbell Deacon
Mr. Deacon is Chairman of Deacon & Company and Chairman of Azure Dynamics Corporation. He is a business executive with more than 35 years of domestic and international experience in the financial and corporate sectors. He is also a Director of CPI Plastics Group Limited (TSX:CPI) and Scandinavian Minerals Limited (TSX: SGL). Mr. Deacon is a former Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Governor of the Canadian Investor Projection Fund. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Deacon Barclays deZoete Wedd and UTS Energy Corporation. He is a graduate from the University of Guelph with a BA in Political Science and Economics.
Bonnie D. DuPont
Ms. DuPont is the Group Vice President, Corporate Resources for Enbridge Inc. where she is responsible for the Corporate Secretariat function, Corporate IT, Human Resources, Public and Government Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility. Ms. DuPont joined Enbridge Inc. in 1998 with 20 years of executive experience in human resources, public affairs and corporate social responsibility. She also serves on the Board of the Bank of Canada, the University of Calgary, Viterra Inc. and the Calgary Petroleum Club, serving as the 2007-08 President. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and achieved the ICD.D designation in 2007.
Bruce C. Galloway
Mr. Galloway joined the Royal Bank in 1968 where he spent his entire career before retiring in 1999 as Vice-Chairman. In this role, along with six others, he was responsible for the strategic direction of the Royal Bank Financial Group. During his career, he held senior executive positions in group wealth management, corporate and investment banking, treasury and trading. Mr. Galloway is presently involved as both an investor and advisor with numerous emerging enterprises and serves as a board member with various educational and charitable organizations.
Donald R. Ingram, FCMA
Mr. Ingram was most recently Senior Vice President, Midstream and Refined Products with Husky Energy. He has over 30 years of experience in heavy oil refining, upgrading, marketing, trading, logistics, pipelines, and mergers and acquisitions. As well, he is the former Chairman and Director of Sultran Ltd, and former Director of the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute. He is Life Director of the Calgary Booster Club and Honourary Life Member of the Calgary Olympic Development Association and is a founding member of the Mount Royal College Foundation. He became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 1971 and was made a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 1999.
Douglas H. Mitchell, C.M., A.O.E., Q.C.
Mr. Mitchell is National Co-Chairman of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and specializes in corporate and commercial law. He is a Director of several public corporations and community organizations, including Chair of the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and is past Chairman of the Alberta Economic Development Authority, a past President of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and a former Commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate from the University of British Columbia Law School with an L.L.B.
Dr. William J. F. Roach, P. Eng.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. William Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, leads the Corporation’s Executive team and is responsible for maximizing the value growth opportunities for UTS shareholders. Dr. Roach has a successful 25-year track record directing and managing the design, construction and delivery of large capital-intensive national and international upstream oil and gas projects. Dr. Roach joined UTS in June 2004 as President and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board in October 2004. He is a Professional Engineer in Canada and the UK and holds a B.Sc. in Metallurgy and a Ph.D. in Physical Metallurgy.
Dennis A. Sharp, P. Eng.
Mr. Sharp has more than 45 years of extensive experience in management, investment financing and regulatory areas of the energy sector. Prior to joining UTS, Mr. Sharp was the founder, President and CEO of CS Resources Limited, an innovative company specializing in the production of heavy oil that was acquired by PanCanadian Petroleum Limited in 1997. He is a director of several companies and organizations including EnCana Corporation and was a Governor and Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. Sharp is a 1960 graduate of Queen’s University in Geological Engineering.
John D. Watson, FCA
Mr. Watson has had a very successful career in the petroleum industry. He retired in February 2006 as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of EnCana Corporation. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta, Director for Talisman Energy Inc. and sits on the Board of the Calgary Counselling Centre and The Calgary Foundation, both non-for profit charitable organizations based in Calgary. Mr. Watson was also recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Alberta Investment Management Corporation in January 2008. He holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.