Harold N. Kvisle, B.Sc., P.Eng., MBAChairman, Independent
Mr. Kvisle has over 35 years of experience as a leader in the oil and gas, and the utilities and power industries. Most recently he held the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy, a position he held from 2012 to 2015. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Kvisle was President and Chief Executive Officer of TransCanada Corporation. Prior to joining TransCanada in 1999, he was the President of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada Inc. Previously, he held engineering, finance and management positions with Dome Petroleum Limited. Mr. Kvisle holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Kvisle is the former Chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and is former Chair of the Mount Royal College Board of Governors. Mr. Kvisle has been a director of ARC since 2009.
David R. Collyer, B.SC., P.ENG., MBADirector, Independent
Mr. Collyer has been in the energy industry for nearly 40 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, including marketing both domestically and internationally, and concluded his 30-year career as President and Country Chair for a major multi-national corporation. Upon his retirement, Mr. Collyer served as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) from 2008 to 2014, and currently provides energy-related consulting services and serves on a number of not-for-profit and corporate boards. Mr. Collyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering and a Master of Business of Administration from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA).
John P. Dielwart, B.Sc., P.Eng.Director, Independent
Mr. Dielwart is a founding member of ARC Resources and held the position of Chief Executive Officer until January 1, 2013. Currently, he is Vice-Chairman Director of ARC Financial Corp., Canada's largest energy-focused private equity manager. Prior to joining ARC in 1994, Mr. Dielwart spent 12 years with a major Calgary based oil and natural gas engineering consulting firm, as senior Vice-President and a director, where he gained extensive technical knowledge of oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada. He began his career with a major oil and natural gas company in Calgary. Mr. Dielwart received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Calgary. Mr. Dielwart is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and is a Past-Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Mr. Dielwart currently serves on the board of directors for Denbury Resources Inc., Tesco Corporation and TransAlta Corporation. He is also the board Co-Chair of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. Mr. Dielwart has been a member of the board since inception in 1996.
Fred J. Dyment, CADirector, Independent
Mr. Dyment has over 30 years of extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently an independent businessman. He has held positions as President and Chief Executive Officer for Maxx Petroleum and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ranger Oil Limited. Mr. Dyment received a Chartered Accountant designation from the province of Ontario in 1972.
Mr. Dyment is a director on the boards of Tesco Corporation, Transglobe Energy Corporation, Major Drilling Group International and WesternZagros Resources Ltd. He has been a director of ARC since 2003.
James C. Houck, B.Sc., MBADirector, Independent
Mr. Houck has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he held the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Churchill Corporation, a construction and industrial services company. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Oil Sands. The greater part of his career was spent with ChevronTexaco Inc., where he held a number of senior management and officer positions, including President, Worldwide Power and Gasification Inc, and Vice President and General Manager, Alternate Energy Department. Earlier in his career, Mr. Houck held various positions of increasing responsibility in Texaco’s conventional oil and gas operations. Mr. Houck has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Mr. Houck currently serves as a director on the WesternZagros Resources Ltd. board. He has been a director of ARC since 2008.
Kathleen M. O’Neill, B.COMM, FCADirector, Independent
Ms. O’Neill is a Corporate Director and has extensive experience in accounting and financial services. Previously, she was an Executive Vice-President of the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group with accountability for a number of major business units. Prior to joining BMO Financial Group in 1994, she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. O'Neill is an FCA (Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants) and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Ms. O'Neill was a member of the Steering Committee on Enhancing Audit Quality sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Public Accountability Board. In 2014, Ms. O’Neill was awarded Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award by the Women's Executive Network.
Ms. O'Neill currently serves as the Chair of the audit committee for Invesco Canada Funds, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. and Finning International Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer. Ms. O’Neill is the past Chair of St Joseph’s Health Centre and St Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation of Toronto. She has been a director of ARC since 2009.
Herbert C. Pinder Jr., B.Arts, LL.B., MBADirector, Independent
Mr. Pinder is the President of Goal Group, a private equity management firm located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Previously he managed a family business as President of Pinder Drugs. He is an experienced corporate director and brings a varied business background to ARC. Mr. Pinder has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Manitoba and Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Pinder is currently a director for a number of private energy companies and a Trustee with the Fraser Institute. He has been a director of ARC since 2006.
William G. Sembo, B.A.Director, Independent
Mr. Sembo has over 40 years of industry experience. He retired from his role as as Vice Chairman at RBC Capital Markets LLC in 2013. Mr. Sembo has spent the majority of his career in energy investment banking and has expertise in investment banking, corporate credit and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining RBC in 1986, Mr. Sembo held Corporate Finance and Financial Planning positions with Toronto Dominion Bank and Asamera Inc., respectively. Mr. Sembo has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary. He brings extensive capital markets expertise as well as a broad base of corporate governance experience to ARC, having served as a director for both private and public boards as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Sembo currently serves as a director for Canadian Utilities Ltd., OMERS Energy Services, CEDA International and Calgary Scientific Inc. He has been a director of ARC since 2013.
Nancy Smith, B. A., MBADirector, Independent
Ms. Smith is a Director of ARC Financial Corp., Canada’s largest energy focused private equity manager. Prior to joining ARC Financial in 1999, she held executive positions in finance and upstream marketing at a Canadian integrated energy company and spent the first five years of her career in corporate banking. Ms. Smith received a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Smith is currently a director of Canbriam Energy Inc. and Corinthian Oil Corp. and has served on several energy company boards and not-for-profit boards. Ms. Smith joined ARC’s board of directors in 2016.
Myron M. Stadnyk, P.Eng.Director, Non-Independent
Mr. Stadnyk is President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources and has overall management responsibility for the Company. Mr. Stadnyk joined ARC in 1997, as the Company’s first operations employee, and in 2005 was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer. From 2009 to 2012, he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Stadnyk worked with a major oil and gas company in both domestic and international operations. He 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 joined ARC's Board of Directors in 2013. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and currently serves as a governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. Stadnyk is also a member of the board of directors for STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) Ambulance.