Association Governance

Board of Governors

EPAC's Board members are senior executives representing the full spectrum of our member companies, from small private producers to publicly traded independents. The members of the Board are elected for a one-year term by the membership at the Association's Annual General Meeting. The members of the Board meet ten times a year to consider issues affecting our Association and provide strategic direction to the President. Individual members of the Board may, from time to time, chair Board Committees that address particular issues in detail and make recommendations to the full Board.

The Association's current Board members are:

Craig Blackwood
Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.

Jodi Jenson Labrie
Enerplus Corporation

Scott Robinson
Peyto Exploration & Development

Dan Brown - EPAC  Chair
Surge Energy Inc.

Kel Johnston
Lakeview Energy Inc.

Glen Ross
Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership

Richard Dahl
Questfire Energy Corp.
Ken McCagherty 
Westbrick Energy Ltd.

Jim Screaton
Corval Energy Ltd.

George Fink
Bonterra Energy Corp.

Dave Mombourquette
Whitecap Resources Inc.

Neil Smith
Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Ken Frankiw
Red River Oil Inc.

Wes Morningstar - EPAC Vice Chair
Centrica Energy Canada

Ken Truscott
Crew Energy Ltd.

Brett Herman
TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Marty Proctor
Seven Generations Energy Ltd.


Bret A. Hughes
Mancal Energy Inc.

Bruce Robertson - EPAC Past Chair
Raging River Exploration Inc.








President of EPAC

Mr. Gary Leach is President of EPAC and manages the day to day affairs of the Association and implements the strategic directions of the Board of Governors.  Mr. Leach joined EPAC in 2006 and has managed the Association’s business and affairs through a period of sweeping changes to the upstream industry and the Association’s membership.  He is a leading advocate for our industry’s interests to government, regulators, the news media and general public.

In his capacity as President of EPAC, Mr. Leach has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, National Post, Globe & Mail, Canadian Press, CBC’s National News, Business News Network, Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal on oil and gas topics and his comments frequently appear in industry journals such as Oilweek and the Daily Oil Bulletin.  He has also been a guest on public affairs programs on Alberta radio and television to provide an industry perspective on topical issues.