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Birchcliff Energy Ltd (BIR.TO)

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16 Aug 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A. Tonken

62 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Geremia

2005 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Myles Bosman

2005 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Exploration

David Humphreys

2009 Vice President - Operations

Christopher Carlsen

2013 Vice-President - Engineering

Dennis Dawson

65 2017 Lead Independent Director

James Surbey

68 2017 Non-Independent Director

Debra Gerlach

58 2017 Independent Director

Stacey McDonald

35 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

A. Tonken

Mr. A. Jeffery Tonken is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. Mr. Tonken has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Birchcliff since the inception of the Corporation and the Chairman of the Board since May 11, 2017. He has over 38 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to Birchcliff, Mr. Tonken founded and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Case Resources Inc., Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and Stampeder Exploration Ltd. He was previously a partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Mr. Tonken is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wales and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Bruno Geremia

Mr. Bruno P. Geremia serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since January 2005. Mr. Geremia has been the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Birchcliff since the inception of the Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Geremia served as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of both Case Resources Inc. and Big Bear Exploration Ltd., as the Director, Commercial of Gulf Canada Resources and as the Manager, Special Projects of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. He was previously a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Geremia received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

Myles Bosman

Mr. Myles R. Bosman serves as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Exploration of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since January 2005. Mr. Bosman has been the Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer of Birchcliff since the inception of the Corporation. He is a Professional Geologist with over 28 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Bosman served as the Vice-President, Exploration and Chief Operating Officer of Case Resources Inc., the Exploration Manager of Summit Resources Ltd. and as an Exploration Geologist with both Numac Energy Inc. and Canadian Hunter Exploration. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and a Resource Engineering diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a member of APEGA.

David Humphreys

Mr. David M. Humphreys serves as Vice President - Operations of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since October 9, 2009. Mr. Humphreys has been the Vice-President, Operations of Birchcliff since October 9, 2009 and has over 31 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Birchcliff, he served as the Vice-President, Operations of Highpine Oil & Gas Ltd., White Fire Energy Ltd. and Virtus Energy Ltd. and the Production Manager of both Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Ionic Energy. Mr. Humphreys received a Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a member of ASET. He also has his P.L. (Eng.) designation and is a member of APEGA.

Christopher Carlsen

Mr. Christopher A. Carlsen serves as a Vice-President - Engineering of Birchcliff Energy Ltd., since JUly 22, 2013. Mr. Carlsen has been the Vice-President, Engineering of Birchcliff since July 22, 2013 and prior thereto, he was an Asset Team Lead and Senior Exploitation Engineer with Birchcliff. He is a Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to joining Birchcliff, Mr. Carlsen was the Senior Engineer at Greenfield Resources Ltd. and held various engineering positions at both Encana Corporation and PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of APEGA.

Dennis Dawson

Mr. Dennis A. Dawson is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dawson is a director of Birchcliff. He has been the Independent Lead Director since May 11, 2017 and is also the Chair of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Mr. Dawson has over 32 years of oil and natural gas experience, including nine years as General Counsel for Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., a major Canadian natural gas export and marketing company. He was the Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AltaGas from December 1998 until April 2015. Mr. Dawson first joined AltaGas as Associate General Counsel in August 1997, after consulting with AltaGas Services Inc. from July 1996. Effective July 1998, he became AltaGas’ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and effective December 1998, he became Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Dawson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.

James Surbey

Mr. James W. Surbey is Non-Independent Director of the company. Mr. Surbey is a director of Birchcliff and is the Chair of the Reserves Evaluation Committee. He is also an employee of Birchcliff and an independent businessman. Mr. Surbey has over 41 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry and is one of the Corporation’s founders. He was the Vice-President, Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary of Birchcliff from the inception of the Corporation until June 30, 2017. Prior to joining Birchcliff, he served as the Vice-President, Corporate Development of Case Resources Inc., the Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development of Big Bear Exploration Ltd. and the Vice-President, Corporate Development of Stampeder Exploration Ltd. Mr. Surbey was previously a senior partner of the law firm Howard, Mackie (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Debra Gerlach

Ms. Debra A. Gerlach is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Gerlach is a director of Birchcliff and is the Chair of the Audit Committee. From September 1996 until September 2017, Ms. Gerlach was a partner with Deloitte LLP where she practiced in the Assurance and Advisory group. Prior thereto, she held various positions within Deloitte LLP from the time she joined the firm in August 1982. During her 35 year career with the firm, Ms. Gerlach worked with numerous public oil and gas companies. Ms. Gerlach is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.

Stacey McDonald

Ms. Stacey Elizabeth McDonald is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McDonald is a director of Birchcliff and has over 13 years of experience in the energy and financial sectors. From September 2016 to July 2018, Ms. McDonald was a Managing Director – Institutional Equity Research (Energy) at GMP FirstEnergy and its predecessor, GMP Securities, independent global investment banks. She joined GMP Securities in February 2006 as a Research Associate and began publishing independently as an Equity Analyst in 2009. Ms. McDonald received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from the University of Alberta.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

A. Tonken

4,892,320

Bruno Geremia

2,622,600

Myles Bosman

2,795,680

David Humphreys

2,583,870

Christopher Carlsen

1,251,050

Dennis Dawson

182,533

James Surbey

177,985

Debra Gerlach

190,445

Stacey McDonald

5,918
As Of  31 Dec 2018