Board of Directors
William E. Andrew, P. Eng
Chair & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Andrew is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development focused in western Canada. After starting his career with Shell Canada, Mr. Andrew worked for a number of large multi-national oil companies gaining experience in drilling, completions, production, evaluations and reservoir engineering. His management experience includes increasing levels of responsibility in Canadian public and private exploration companies. Prior to joining Guide Exploration Ltd. (“Guide”) in mid-2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of a large Canadian public oil and gas exploration company. He is active in the community as a director of Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta, a director of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, and a director of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada. Mr. Andrew served as Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a major in Mining.
John A. Brussa, B.A., LL.B.
Mr. Brussa has been a partner at the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP since 1987 and is presently Vice-Chairman and head of its tax department. Mr. Brussa practices tax law and is a former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Mr. Brussa is the director of a number of private and public companies in businesses which include exploration and production, petroleum technology, manufacturing and natural gas marketing. Mr. Brussa is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor.
Mr. Chwyl is an independent businessman with over 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas business. He is the lead independent director of Baytex Energy Corp. (previously Baytex Energy Ltd.) and has held such position since February 17, 2009. Prior thereto, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy Ltd. (Baytex Energy Trust) since 2003. Mr. Chwyl is also a director of Kaisen Energy Corp., and U.S. Oil Sands Inc. Mr. Chwyl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Michael M. Graham, P.Eng.
Mr. Graham is an independent businessman with over 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas business. Mr. Graham served as Executive Vice President & President Canadian Division with Encana Corporation (“Encana”) until February 2012. Mr. Graham has held various executive and management positions with Alberta Energy Company, Amber Energy Inc. and Encana. He was a former member of the Board of Governors for the Business Council of British Columbia and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Mr. Graham is an independent director of Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd. Mr. Graham is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and is a member of APEGA and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Dale A. Miller
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Miller is a professional engineer with over 30 years of oil and natural gas industry experience. Prior to joining Guide in mid-2011 he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of an intermediate oil and gas company, Pace Oil and Gas Ltd., from July 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Miller held various executive and management positions with Midnight Oil Exploration Ltd. from November 2009 to July 2010, Gibraltar Exploration Ltd. from September 2003 to July 2009, as well as a large Canadian public oil and gas exploration company from 1993 to 2003. Mr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta.
Brad R. Munro, B.Comm.
Mr. Munro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bittercreek Capital Corporation, a private investment and consulting firm. Through Bittercreek Capital Corporation, Mr. Munro was a contractor to GrowthWorks Capital WV Ltd. and its affiliates in the role of Vice President, Investments from May 2006 to August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Munro was an employee of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. and its affiliates since September 1991. Mr. Munro presently serves as a director of CERF Inc. (CERF Inc. combined with Winalta Inc. in 2014) and Secure Energy Services Inc. and has extensive experience in corporate finance and investment in the oil and gas and other industries. Mr. Munro holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Yuzpe was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. on October 21, 2013 and was appointed as a director of the company on November 12, 2013. Mr. Yuzpe has over 15 years of executive and financial management experience with public and private corporations. Over his career, Mr. Yuzpe has developed specific expertise in financings, restructurings, financial and internal reporting, strategic development and business planning, corporate governance, investor relations, regulatory compliance and treasury management. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yuzpe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. He is currently the chairman of One Earth Farms Corp. Mr. Yuzpe is involved with Save the Children Canada, a charity focused on youth at risk, and was previously the Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Street Kids International for more than 10 years. Mr. Yuzpe is also a director of the York School, a not for-profit independent day school. Mr. Yuzpe holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Queen’s University along with the Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Mr. Yuzpe also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
William A. (Bill) Stevenson, CMA
Mr. Stevenson is a professional accountant with over 35 years of experience at several large and intermediate North American oil and gas companies, including Mobil Oil Company, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and Encana Corporation. Mr. Stevenson worked for Encana and its predecessor company for the last 20 years in various management positions. Mr. Stevenson was Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Encana from December 1, 2009 until retiring in November 2013. From 2004 to 2009, he was Vice President and Controller of Encana. Mr. Stevenson is a Certified Management Accountant and a member of the Society of Management Accountants of Alberta.