Board of Directors

Joel MacLeod

Joel is a Chartered Accountant who currently owns ~32% (non-diluted) of Highwood’s common shares and was the founding CEO in 2012. Mr. MacLeod brings a successful track record of generating significant shareholder returns (including Predator Oil, Predator Midstream, Battle River, Fireweed).Mr. MacLeod has over 20 years of oil and gas experience and has been involved in transactions totaling over $5 billion in value. Previously was Founding Chairman and CEO of Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. and Founding Executive Chairman and CEO of Tidewater Renewables Ltd.

Greg Macdonald

Greg is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of oil and gas experience in Canada and the U.S. 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.

Stephen Holyoake

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.

David Gardner

Mr. Gardner has over 30 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry, initially as a geologist with Exxon; and after completing an MBA, progressed his commercial career to the corporate executive level with a growing focus on general management, strategy, business development and M&A. He spent nearly 17 years with BP, including in BP''''''''s corporate center and M&A group, and leading Exploration new access globally and Upstream business development across Europe and Africa. From 2014, Mr. Gardner was SVP of Business Development for Husky Energy in Calgary culminating in Husky''''''''s combination with Cenovus Energy in January 2021 . Mr. Gardner, also, was a Special Adviser with Kirk Lovegrove & Company Ltd in London in 2021. Since December 2021 , Mr Gardner has been the CEO of Shale Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Gardner has a BS degree in Geology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia , an MS degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA degree from the ?University of California , Los Angeles.

Ryan Mooney

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.

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