Board of Directors
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. 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.
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.
Mr. Ulmer is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of private oil and gas company West Lake Energy following approximately 2 years as Chief Operating Officer. Prior thereto, he worked in roles of increasing responsibility at Bellatrix Exploration from 2009 up to the role of Chief Operating Officer from 2017 to 2020. He has over 30 years' experience in the upstream oil and gas industry including extensive service with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil) and ConocoPhillips in various roles.