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Highwood Asset Management Ltd. is a Canadian-owned, public asset management entity overseeing current activities in the industrial metals & minerals, oil production and oil midstream spaces. The asset management structure is positioned to potentially oversee other energy focused segments including ESG and other clean tech energy transition subsectors and technologies moving forward.
Formed in 2012, current operations (including mines & minerals permits) are held between Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
Highwood Asset Management Ltd. completed a name change from Highwood Oil Company Ltd. on July 20, 2021.
Greg Macdonald, President & CEO, Director
Mr. Macdonald has more than 18 years of experience in both Canada and the U.S. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Oil & Gas Engineering from the University of Calgary. Previously, Mr. Macdonald was the VP, Engineering of Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd., a public oil & gas midstream company. Prior thereto, Mr. Macdonald worked in various engineering roles at both private and public oil and gas companies. Mr. Macdonald has been actively involved in more than 30 oil and gas acquisitions ranging in size from $100,000 to $200 million.
Kelly McDonald, VP Exploration
Mr. McDonald is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of oil and gas experience in Canada and the US. Mr. McDonald has been an officer in a number of oil and gas companies over the last 10 years and has been intricately involved in exploration and development of both conventional and unconventional assets across North America. Mr. McDonald has been actively involved in over 30 oil and gas acquisitions ranging from $100,000 to $150 Million. Mr. McDonald obtained a Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Geology from the University of Calgary in 1995 and is a Professional Geologist in the Province of Alberta.
Chris Allchorne, CFO
Mr. Allchorne is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of financial and management expertise with public and private companies. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 2010 and received his Chartered Accountant designation in September 2013. Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Highwood in September 2021, Mr. Allchorne held the position of Controller at Highwood since January 2017. Mr. Allchorne articled and was a former manager with a mid-sized Calgary based accounting firm.
Joel MacLeod, Executive Chairman
Founding Chairman/CEO of Tidewater Midstream Ltd., Tidewater Renewables Ltd, Predator Oil (now Highwood), Predator Midstream Ltd.. Over 20 years of energy experience with a focus on oil and gas and a pioneer in energy transition in North America. Over last 7 years have deployed over $1.5 billion of capital, developed large infrastructure capital projects in $200 million - $400 million range including Pioneer Pipeline, Pipestone Sour Deep Cur Gas Processing Facility with water handling and CCUS, Prince George Refinery Acquisition, First Renewable Diesel + Renewable Hydrogen Facility in Canada, largest cattle feedlot RNG project in Western Canada. Received > $150 million of government grant support over last 3 years. Selected by Alberta Government for 2 of the largest CCUS Hubs in Canada (Brazeau and Ram River)
Mr. Holyoake brings over 20 years of operations, engineering and management experience to the Resulting Issuer. He has worked in all disciplines of the oil and gas business from exploration to midstream operations. Mr. Holyoake is a Professional Engineer and obtained his Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana School of Mines in 1997 and a Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1993. Mr. Holyoake currently serves as the President & CEO of Fireweed Energy Ltd.
Mr. Wong-Chor has been a Partner of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP (and its predecessor firms) since September 2004. Prior thereto, he was Partner and Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (and its predecessor firms) from 1998 to 2004. He is a corporate secretary or director of a number of public and private companies. Mr. Wong-Chor obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary in 1997.
Mr. Mooney is currently the Managing Director, Investment Banking for Echelon Capital Markets in Calgary with a focus on origination and execution of capital markets transactions within energy and diversified industries across Western Canada. Mr. Mooney holds both a P.Eng designation with APEGA and is a CFA Charterholder with extensive experience in senior roles in industry, research, institutional sales and investment banking. Mr. Mooney serves as the Chairman of Highwood’s Audit Committee.