Our Board of Directors bring a wealth of insight, experience and governance to the organization. The Board is responsible for the stewardship of our Company to ensure its long-term success through the execution of our strategy and guiding principles.
Mr. Anderson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ARC Resources Ltd. (ARC) in 2020. In his role, Mr. Anderson has overall accountability for the Company’s strategy and delivering strong financial, operational and ESG performance. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2020.
Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years’ experience working in the North American energy industry. He joined ARC in 2000 after working for six years at a major oil and gas company. At ARC, he has held progressively senior roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Land and Vice President, Operations. During his tenure, Mr. Anderson played a key role in the Company’s transformation from a widespread royalty trust to a highly focused Montney developer. In 2005, he led the technical team credited with unlocking the value of the highly profitable Montney formation by successfully drilling the first horizontal well in the play.
From 2015 – 2020, he was ARC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer where he led the Company’s Montney development and production activities in northeast British Columbia and northern Alberta. Most recently, as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anderson led the transformational Business Combination with Seven Generations Energy Ltd., which resulted in the Company becoming the largest pure-play Montney producer and Canada’s third-largest natural gas producer.
Mr. Anderson is active in several organizations including the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and British Columbia.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Bibby oversees the Company’s financial and risk management activities in support of ARC’s strategic priorities. He was appointed to this role in February 2020 and has played a key role in ensuring ARC’s financial strength and continued focus on shareholder returns. Mr. Bibby has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting roles within the energy industry. He joined ARC in 2014 as Vice President, Finance where he led the finance and accounting, tax, capital markets and investor relations functions. His responsibility increased with the addition of Capital Markets in 2019. Previously, he was CFO at a junior oil and gas company with international operations.
In 2020, Mr. Bibby was recognized as the Best Investor Relations Officer by IR Magazine Awards. He is a member of the Alberta Chartered Professional Accountants. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Jahangiri is responsible for ARC’s capital operations and production activities, ensuring the Company’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence. In addition, he has accountability for ARC’s environmental performance, health and safety, regulatory, government relations and Indigenous relations functions. Mr. Jahangiri has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in the energy industry with a focus in major project planning, development, and execution. He joined ARC in 2014 and has held increasingly senior roles with an operations and engineering focus. Prior to his appointment as COO, he served as Vice President, Operations from 2017 – 2021. Prior to ARC, he held development, operations, and production engineering positions with a major Canadian oil and gas producer, as well as field engineering and operations management positions both onshore and offshore for a global oilfield services company.
Currently, he serves as a director on the board of the University of Calgary Alumni Association. Mr. Jahangiri is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and British Columbia (EGBC). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, and a Master of Engineering in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering with specialization in Reservoir Characterization from the University of Calgary.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Ms. Conrad is responsible for connecting ARC’s subsurface development of our core operations with ARC’s business development activities and capital plan to enhance our long-term strategy. With more than 20 years of energy industry experience, Ms. Conrad brings technical and strategic expertise in all aspects of the energy lifecycle from exploration to production. After she joined ARC in 2011, she has taken on various technical and leadership roles including leadership of engineering, geosciences, joint ventures, mineral land, business development, strategic planning, reserves, and legal. Most recently, she was ARC’s Senior Vice President, Development from 2020 to 2021. Prior to joining ARC, she led fiscal, regulatory, and environmental policy at a major Canadian crude oil and natural gas producer.
In 2020, Ms. Conrad was named to the Global Female Influencer 275 list by the Energy Council. She is the 2022 United Way of Calgary and Area Campaign Co-Chair and has been an active volunteer with the United Way for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo; a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School, Executive Education; and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
As Senior Vice President, Marketing, Mr. Berrett is responsible for ARC’s marketing strategy and downstream activities in support of ARC’s long-term development plan. In his role, he leads the Company’s market access, diversification, and downstream market development initiatives to capture maximum value for each molecule ARC produces and balance enterprise risk. Mr. Berrett joined ARC in 2001. During his tenure, he has developed a deep understanding for ARC’s business holding roles in accounting, finance, and marketing, where he progressed into roles with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was Vice President, Marketing from 2017 – 2021, where he was responsible for leading ARC’s marketing activities including commodity marketing, commercial operations, and downstream market development.
Mr. Berrett has a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge and an Executive MBA in Global Energy from the University of Calgary.
As Senior Vice President, People & Corporate, Ms. Olsen oversees the Company’s corporate functions including governance, human resources, internal communications, and office services. In addition, she is accountable for the Company’s ESG reporting and disclosure efforts, with a focus on social and governance practices. With more than 20 years of human resources and corporate experience, Ms. Olsen brings expertise from the domestic and international energy industry and the global consumer industry. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Human Resources from 2016 – 2021. She joined ARC in 2008 as the Manager of Human Resources and has taken on roles of increasing responsibility since. Prior to joining ARC, she spent more than 10 years leading the human resources functions in both a Canadian crude oil and natural gas company with international operations, as well as for a major international consumer brand.
Currently, she serves as Board Chair for Enviros and as an advisory member of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership at the University of Calgary. Ms. Olsen has a Bachelor of Communications from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School, Executive Education.
Mr. Calder is ARC’s Vice President, Field Operations. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of field production operations, including production engineering, production systems, maintenance, and asset integrity. He has nearly 30 years of energy industry experience including field operations, drilling and completions, and facility management. Mr. Calder joined ARC in 2005, and since this time has taken on roles of increasing responsibility. Before ARC, he worked at a major crude oil and natural gas company. He is a Professional Licensee (Eng) under APEGA, and a Registered Engineering Technologist (RET) with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals in Alberta (ASET). Mr. Calder has a Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering degree from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Ms. Cerny is ARC’s Vice President, Finance, and is responsible for treasury, corporate finance, insurance, risk management, and market fundamentals analysis. She has more than 20 years of finance experience in capital markets and the energy industry. Ms. Cerny has been with ARC since 2011 in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Manager of Treasury and Risk Management. Prior to joining ARC Resources, she worked for two global investment banks in institutional equities in the US for eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science in Accounting from DePaul University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Ms. Gomes is ARC’s Vice President, Controller. In her role, she is responsible for the Company’s financial reporting, disclosure, internal control, and compliance activities. She has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting roles in the energy industry. In 2015, she stepped into the role of Controller and has proactively evolved ARC’s reporting and disclosure practices through modernization and technology. Ms. Gomes joined ARC in 2010, leading the financial accounting team with increasing responsibility during her tenure. Prior to joining ARC, she led financial reporting teams at intermediate Canadian energy companies and began her career at an international accounting firm in its audit practice. Ms. Gomes is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, and she holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Groundwater is the Vice President, Engineering and Geoscience of ARC Resources. In his role, he manages the development engineering, reservoir engineering, and geoscience teams. He has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in the energy industry, with a depth of technical knowledge of production, facilities, completions, development, and reservoir engineering. Mr. Groundwater joined ARC in 2018, serving as the Manager, Engineering for Alberta and North Montney assets. Since then, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at an international energy company, working in western Canada and western Europe. Mr. Groundwater is a professional engineer with APEGA, and he holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Stuart is the Vice President, Capital Operations of ARC Resources and is responsible for drilling, completions, and civil construction teams. With more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, he has extensive knowledge of all technical aspects of subsurface development and well operations. Most recently, he served as Manager, Completions overseeing assets in Alberta and British Columbia. Mr. Stuart joined ARC in 2014, holding several leadership roles with increasing responsibility within the operations function. Before joining ARC, he worked at an intermediate energy company as a Team Lead for drilling, completions, and well servicing. Mr. Stuart is a professional engineer with APEGA and EGBC, and he has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Mr. Zawalsky acts as Corporate Secretary for ARC Resources. He is a Vice Chair and Partner at the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, and has more than 30 years of experience in securities and corporate law including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Currently, he serves as the Governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club. Mr. Zawalsky acts a director for several public and private energy companies including, NuVista Energy Ltd., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., and Whitecap Resources Ltd.