Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fagerheim has over 30 years of diverse experience in both the upstream and downstream areas of the oil and gas business and is currently our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to establishing Whitecap Resources Inc. in June 2008, Mr. Fagerheim was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly, Kereco Energy Ltd.), a public oil and gas company, from January 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Fagerheim founded Ketch Resources Ltd. in October 2002 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until January 2005. Mr. Fagerheim founded Ketch Energy Ltd. in April 2000 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until October 2002. Mr. Fagerheim currently sits on the board of directors of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., a public oil and gas company.
Mr. Fagerheim is member of the Reserves Committee, a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Whitecap since June 3, 2009.
Ms. Culbert is an active volunteer and philanthropist currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Vice Chair of Export Development Canada (EDC), newly appointed to the Board of Development Finance Institute Canada (DFI Canada), past Board Chair of United Way Calgary, as a Director of the United Way World Leadership Council and on the Strategic Advisory Board of the Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute. From 1996 to 2006 Ms. Culbert was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services with Enerplus Resources Corporation. Prior thereto, she held senior management positions at Cody Energy, Suncor Energy and her own IT management consulting firm.
Ms. Culbert is a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee, a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and was appointed as a Director of Whitecap on May 16, 2017.
Mr. Fletcher has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently President of Sierra Energy Inc., a private oil and natural gas production company that he founded in 1997.
Mr. Fletcher currently sits on the board of directors of Calfrac Well Services Ltd., a public oilfield service company, and Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., a public oil and natural gas company.
Mr. Fletcher is a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Reserves Committee and has been a Director of Whitecap since September 14, 2010.
Mr. Gilbert is currently a Director and Investment Committee member of JOG Capital Inc., a private equity energy investment firm. Mr. Gilbert is a professional engineer and is the former President and CEO of Gilbert Laustsen Jung Associates Ltd., now GLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd., an independent engineering consulting firm based in Calgary.
Mr. Gilbert currently sits on the board of directors of AltaGas Ltd., Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., Leucrotta Exploration Inc. and Surge Energy Inc., all public companies.
Mr. Gilbert is Chairman of the HSE Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director of Whitecap since July 14, 2015.
Mr. McNamara is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Heritage Resources LP, a wholly owned oil and gas business of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. From September 2010 to May 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of PMI Resources Inc. (formerly, Petromanas Energy Inc.), a public oil and gas company. From August 2005 to August 2010, he was the President of BG Canada (part of the BG Group PLC, a public gas company with its head office in the United Kingdom, trading on the London Stock Exchange). Prior thereto, he was the President of ExxonMobil Canada Energy (a wholly-owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil).
Mr. McNamara currently sits on the board of directors of Parex Resources Inc., a public oil and natural gas company and Heritage Resources LP, a wholly owned oil and gas business of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Mr. McNamara is Chairman of the Reserves Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director of Whitecap since September 14, 2010.
Mr. Nikiforuk has been the President of MyOwnCFO Professional Corporation since October 2011 and was the President of MyOwnCFO Inc. from July 2009 to June 2012, both private companies. Before then, Mr. Nikiforuk was the Corporate Business Manager of 1173373 Alberta Ltd. (a private company) from July 2009 to July 2011 and the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Energy Inc. (formerly, Kereco Energy Ltd.) a public oil and gas company, from January 2005 to March 2008.
Mr. Nikiforuk is a director of CanAir Nitrogen Inc., a private company that supplies the oil and gas industry in Alberta and British Columbia with cryogenic liquid nitrogen and is both Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair for InPlay Oil Corp., a public light oil production and development company.
Mr. Nikiforuk is Chairman of the Audit Committee and has been a Director of Whitecap since August 17, 2009.
Prior to February 1, 2014, Mr. Stickland was employed for 13 years by TransAlta Corporation, one of Canada's largest non-regulated power generation and wholesale marketing companies. At TransAlta he held the position of Chief Business Development Officer and prior to that was the Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Stickland has been a member of various professional associations and has served as a director of several publicly listed companies, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to TransAlta, Mr. Stickland was a partner with the Calgary-based law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and has over 30 years of experience in the area of commercial law with a specific focus on energy-related matters.
Mr. Stickland is Chairman of the Board of Whitecap, a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee and has been a Director since June 10, 2013.
Mr. Wall joined the board of directors on July 30, 2019. Mr. Wall has 18 years political experience and served as the Premier of Saskatchewan November 2007 until February 2018. During his tenure Mr. Wall helped lead the province through a period of strong population and economic growth, export expansion, record infrastructure investment and tax reductions while helping to earn the province’s first ever AAA credit rating.
Mr. Wall is a special advisor at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and currently sits on the board of directors of Maxim Power Corp. and NexGen Energy Ltd.
Mr. Wall is a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and the newly created Sustainability & Advocacy Committee.
Mr. Zawalsky is the Managing Partner of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (Barristers and Solicitors) where he has been a partner since 1994.
Mr. Zawalsky currently sits on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies, including NuVista Energy Ltd., PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. and Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd., and is Corporate Secretary of ARC Resources Ltd. and Bonavista Energy Corporation. Mr. Zawalsky is also a Governor of the Calgary Petroleum Club.
Mr. Zawalsky is a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee and has been a Director of Whitecap since June 3, 2008.