Board of Directors
Mark Monroe Chair of the Board
Mark Monroe has served as a director of Seven Generations since October 30, 2018 and has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Seven Generations since January 1, 2019. Mark served as a director of Continental Resources, Inc. since November 2001 and as Lead Director since May 2017. He was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Continental Resources, Inc. from 2005 until 2008. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp. prior to its merger with Dominion Resources, Inc. in October 2001. Prior to the formation of Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp. in 1990, Mark was the Chief Financial Officer of Bogert Oil Company. He also served as Chair of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, served on the Domestic Petroleum Council and the National Petroleum Council and on the boards of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Oklahoma Energy Explorers and the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Mark also previously served on the boards of directors of Rose Rock Midstream, GP, LLC and Unit Corporation. Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration (1975) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Marty Proctor President & Chief Executive Officer and Director
Marty Proctor has been President & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Generations since July 1, 2017 and was elected as a director of Seven Generations at the 2017 annual shareholders’ meeting on May 4, 2017. Prior to that, he was President & Chief Operating Officer of Seven Generations beginning in May 2014. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Baytex Energy from January 2009 until May 2014. Marty has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian and international oil and natural gas industries. Prior to joining Baytex Energy, he was Senior Vice President responsible for upstream operations for Statoil Hydro Canada. Prior to that, Marty was Senior Vice President of North American Oil Sands Corporation and Vice President of Murphy Oil Company. Earlier in his career, he held technical and management positions with Maxx Petroleum, Central Resources (USA), BP Resources Canada and Husky Oil. Marty earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (1984) and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (1985), both from the University of Alberta. Marty is a Professional Engineer, a practicing member of APEGA, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and he is on the boards of governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada.
Kevin Brown Director
Kevin Brown has served as a director of Seven Generations since September 17, 2010. Kevin is Executive Chairman and a Director of ARC Financial Corp. He has been with ARC Financial Corp. since April 1989 and currently represents the ARC Energy Funds on the boards of Kanata Energy Group Ltd. and Primavera Resource Corp. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1982) and a Master of Arts in Economics (1984), both from the University of Alberta.
Avik Dey Director
Avik Dey has served as a director of Seven Generations since November 6, 2015. Avik has been Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources, at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since 2014. Prior to joining Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Avik was President & Chief Executive Officer of Remvest Energy Partners in Houston, Texas from October 2011 until September 2014. Previously, he was a Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Remora Energy, a private energy company. He has been active in the global energy sector since 1999 with roles across industry, private equity and investment banking. He has previously worked with a number of organizations, including First Reserve, Deutsche Bank and Encana Corporation. Avik is on the boards of directors of Enactus Canada and the Young Professionals in Energy organization. Avik earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary (1999).
Harvey Doerr Director
Harvey Doerr has served as a director of Seven Generations since May 4, 2016. Harvey has more than 29 years of full-time experience in the oil and gas industry, including broad exposure to domestic and international exploration and production, heavy oil and oilsands, offshore, refining, retail marketing, acquisition and divestiture, strategic planning and government relations. He was previously Executive Vice President of Murphy Oil Corporation, responsible for worldwide refining and marketing operations and strategic planning. Prior thereto, Harvey held various positions in the upstream oil and gas industry with Murphy Oil Corporation and affiliates, primarily in Canada. Since his retirement from Murphy Oil in 2009, Harvey has continued his career as a professional director, serving on the boards of directors of a number of public, private and not-for-profit corporations. Currently, he is Chair of the board of directors of Velvet Energy Ltd. and is a director of MEG Energy Corp. He also acted as interim CEO of MEG Energy Corp. from May 31, 2018 until August 8, 2018. Harvey earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta (1981). Harvey is a Professional Engineer, has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Paul Hand Director
Paul Hand has served as a director of Seven Generations since March 7, 2017. Paul retired in January 2017 from his role as a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets where he had senior responsibility for the firm’s equity capital markets group and advised corporate clients in connection with a wide range of transactions. He joined RBC Capital Markets in 1974. Paul spent more than 43 years in the investment business with various roles in the private client, equity capital markets, and institutional equity areas. He was previously the Head of Global Equity Trading for 11 years and was directly responsible for the firm’s North American and international equity trading. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1969) and a Master of Business Administration (1973) from Queen’s University.
Dale Hohm Director
Dale Hohm has served as a director of Seven Generations since May 29, 2014. Dale has been engaged by Azimuth Capital Management since September 2014 and holds the title of Senior Finance and Compliance Officer with the firm. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of MEG Energy Corp. from 2004 to 2013 and served as a director of Lone Pine Resources Inc. from November 2011 to January 2014. Before entering the energy sector, Dale worked in the audit and assurance practice of Deloitte LLP, where he earned his Chartered Accountant designation. Dale earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta (1980). He holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ronnie Irani Director
Ronnie Irani joined the Seven Generations board in February 2019. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RKI Energy Resources and serves as a director of Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a NYSE-listed company. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager with Dominion Resources, a Fortune 200 company, until 2005 and previously held senior executive positions at Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp. and Woods Petroleum Corporation, both NYSE-listed companies. Ronnie has served on several private and public boards, including Quest Resource Corporation and Seventy Seven Energy Inc. Ronnie holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bombay University, India, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.
Kent Jespersen Director
Kent Jespersen served as Chair of the Board from the inception of Seven Generations in May 2008 until January 1, 2019 and as a director of Seven Generations since its inception. Kent plans to retire from the Board of Directors of Seven Generations on May 2, 2019. Kent has been the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of LaJolla Resources International Ltd. since 1999. He has also held senior executive positions with NOVA Corporation of Alberta, Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd., and Husky Oil Limited before assuming the presidency of Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd. and later, NOVA Gas International Ltd. (“NOVA”). At NOVA, he led the non-regulated energy services business (including energy trading and marketing) and all international activities. Kent is Chair of the board and a director of Yappn Corp. He was previously Chairman of the board and a director of North American Oil Sands Corporation. Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Education (1969) and a Master of Science in Education (1970), both from the University of Oregon.
W.J. (Bill) McAdam Director
Bill McAdam has served as a director of Seven Generations since August 6, 2014. Bill was President & Chief Executive Officer of Aux Sable in the United States and Canada from 2000 to year-end 2013 when he retired from Aux Sable. Prior to joining Aux Sable, he held progressively more senior positions with Imperial Oil and Exxon Chemical from 1974 to 1994 in the engineering, refining, fertilizer, petrochemicals, planning and natural gas liquids businesses in Sarnia, Toronto, New York, Edmonton and Calgary. He began working with Aux Sable in 1995 during its development phase until 1998, and was President of Mapco Canada Energy Inc. from 1998 until 1999. He joined Aux Sable in late 1999 to lead the start-up and development of the Aux Sable business in conjunction with the construction and commissioning of the $3.5 billion Alliance Pipeline/Aux Sable rich gas system in December 2000. Bill also serves as a director for SemGroup Corporation and Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (Private). Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University (1974) and a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University (1980). He has served on several industry association boards over his career. Bill holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Kaush Rakhit Director
Kaush Rakhit has served as a director of Seven Generations since its inception in May 2008. Kaush is a member of the Independent Advisory Board for the private equity funds that are managed by affiliates of Azimuth Capital Management. Kaush has been the President of Rakhit Petroleum Consulting Ltd. since September 1990 and the President of Canadian Discovery Ltd. since December 2004. He also held the position of Vice-President, New Initiatives with Trident Exploration Corp. from March 2006 to May 2008. Kaush currently serves as a director of Matrix Solutions Inc., Canadian Discovery Ltd., Petrofeed Inc. and sits on the advisory boards of Azimuth Capital Management and Northbridge Capital. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo (1983) and a Master of Science in Petroleum Hydrogeology from the University of Alberta (1987). Kaush is a Professional Geologist, an active member of APEGA, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheppard Director
Jackie Sheppard has served as a director of Seven Generations since May 4, 2016. Jackie is Chair of the board of directors of Emera Incorporated, a publicly traded geographically diverse energy and services company that invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and distribution, and utility energy services. She is also a director of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), an institutional investment manager. Ms. Sheppard is founder and Lead Director of Black Swan Energy Inc., an Alberta upstream energy company that is private equity financed. She is a former director of Cairn Energy PLC, a publicly traded UK-based international upstream company, and she served as Chair of the Research and Development Corporation of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, a Provincial Crown Corporation, until June 2014. Ms. Sheppard was a director of NWest Energy Corp. until July 2012. Ms. Sheppard was formerly the Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal of Talisman Energy Inc. Ms. Sheppard has significant experience in strategic planning, business development, public markets, legal and governance having held extensive roles as an executive in the oil and gas industry, and as a director of public, private and crown corporations. Ms. Sheppard is a Rhodes Scholar, having earned an Honours Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Oxford University (1979). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1977) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from McGill University (1981).
Jeff van Steenbergen Director
Jeff van Steenbergen has served as a director of Seven Generations since its inception in May 2008. He is a Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Azimuth Capital Management (formerly, KERN Partners Ltd.), having joined in 2001. Jeff also serves as a director for Steelhead LNG Corp., and Magma Global Ltd. With more than 40 years of diverse Canadian and global energy sector experience, Jeff earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (Honours) from Queen’s University (1977) and a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Finance from Dalhousie University (1988). He has participated in executive programs at Harvard, Stanford and INSEAD focused on strategy, finance and corporate governance. Jeff is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.