Board Of Directors



Clay Riddell (4)

Mr. Riddell is a professional Geologist and has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Resources Ltd. since 1978. He is also currently a director of Perpetual Energy Inc., Trilogy Energy Corp., Paramount Resources Ltd., Tourmaline Oil Corp. and Alaris Royalty Corp.  Mr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree in Geology.


Jim Riddell

Mr. Riddell is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Paramount Resources Limited. Mr. Riddell is also President and CEO of Trilogy Energy Corp. and a director of Big Rock Brewery Inc. and Sonde Resources Corp. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science degree in Geology.


Michael Chernoff (2)(3)

Mr. Chernoff was most recently Chairman of Pacalta Resources Ltd. when it was acquired by The Alberta Energy Company Ltd. in 1999. He was, until recently, a director of EnCana Corporation and is currently a director of several companies. Mr. Chernoff graduated in 1959 with a degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University.


Daryl Gilbert (1)(2)

Mr. Gilbert recently retired as President and CEO of Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd., a reservoir engineering company. He is a director of several public and private companies. Mr. Gilbert graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.


Robert Hodgins (1)(4)

Mr. Hodgins has over 25 years experience in senior financial roles with several Canadian corporations. He was Chief Financial Officer of Pengrowth Energy Trust, Vice President and Treasurer of Canadian Pacific Limited and Chief Financial Officer of TransCanada Pipelines Limited. Mr. Hodgins is currently a director of several other corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.


Robert Peterson (2)(3)

Mr. Peterson is a retired Chairman, President and CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. and until recently was on the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Audit Committee, of the Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Peterson is a graduate of Queen’s University.


Henry Sykes

Mr. Sykes was President of ConocoPhillips Canada from 2001 to 2006. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice-President, Business Development of Gulf Canada Resources. He began his career as a lawyer and specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law. Mr. Sykes has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from McGill University, and a law degree from the University of Toronto.


(1) Member of Audit Committee
(2) Member of Environmental, Health and Safety Committee
(3) Member of Compensation Committee
(4) Member of Corporate Governance Committee