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

Bruce Robertson -  EPAC Chair
Raging River Exploration Inc.

Dan Brown - EPAC Vice Chair
Surge Energy Inc.

Kel Johnston
Lakeview Energy Inc.

Glen Ross
Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership

Richard Dahl
Questfire Energy Corp.
Doug Kay
Intrepid Resources Ltd.

Jim Screaton
Corval Energy Ltd.

John W. Ferguson
RMP Energy Inc.

Ken McCagherty - EPAC Past Chair
Westbrick Energy Ltd.

Neil Smith
Crescent Point Energy Corp.

George Fink
Bonterra Energy Corp.

Brian McLachlan
Yoho Resources Inc.

Aidan Walsh
Baccalieu Energy Inc.

Ken Frankiw
Red River Oil Inc.

Dave Mombourquette
Whitecap Resources Inc.

Paul Wanklyn
Cequence Energy Ltd.

Brett Herman
TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Wes Morningstar
Centrica Energy Canada

David Wolf - EPAC Treasurer
Stone Petroleums Ltd.

Douglas Hittel 
Mancal Energy 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.