Management Team

John Proust, C.Dir.
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

John Proust is the founder and principal shareholder of numerous public and private companies. He has successfully managed, directed and advised public and private companies regarding debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring since 1986. Highly regarded in the industry for his management skills and attention to detail, he has held senior positions and served on the boards of numerous private and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He is currently Chairman, CEO and a director of Southern Arc Minerals, Chairman and a director of Canada Energy Partners, and Executive Chairman of Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation. Mr. Proust received the designation of Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from McMaster University, Directors College, Michael G. DeGroote School of Business.

Dela Salem, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Salem is a Chartered Professional Accountant with several years of senior accounting experience. Ms. Salem’s experience includes financial reporting for both public and private Canadian listed companies with international subsidiaries, regulatory compliance, internal control and corporate finance activities. Ms. Salem also holds the position of Chief Financial Officer for TSX-V listed San Angelo Oil Limited. Ms. Salem has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.


Key Consultants

Gordon Nielsen
BSc. Geol. & Chem.; Over 25 year experience focused in public oil & gas sector

Mr. Nielsen holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Nielsen has over 26 year of combined experience in the fields of exploration, investment, finance and management, largely focused in the oil and gas industry. His experience includes 17 years in the investment industry, formerly and most recently as an investment advisor with Canaccord Capital Corp. Career highlights include formative roles in Ultra Petroleum and Pennaco Energy. Over the past eight years he has fulfilled senior management and board roles with various public oil and gas companies. Most recently Mr. Nielsen established Geologistics Management Corp., a private company providing technical services to publicly listed oil and gas companies.