WPC Canada Directors

Richard Masson

Richard Masson

Chairman, WPC Canada

Richard brings over 30 years of leadership experience in energy project development and governance, energy marketing, and finance to clients via his consulting practice at Planning Solutions. He is known as a trusted advisor and effective communicator within the Calgary Energy community. read more →

Denis Painchaud

President, Canadian Organizing Committee for 24th WPC

Denis Painchaud is the President and CEO of Baneret Consulting Inc. since 2017. Baneret provides strategic government relations and communications advice to a number of clients across various industries but is primarily focused on the oil and gas industry. Denis also provides business development assistance to a number of companies. read more →

J. Dean Tucker

Vice Chairman

Dean brings over 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry both domestically and internationally working with junior, intermediate, senior and integrated multinational companies as well as time spent in the service sector. He has worked on exploration, production and development projects as well as A&D and corporate restructuring in North America, South America, Africa and the North Sea. read more →

Brad Trumble

Secretary Treasurer, WPC Canada

Brad Trumble is a broadly experienced and educated senior level business consultant with Riata Partners specializing in operational success and leadership. A graduate of the International MBA program from Cornell and Queens University, and a CPA-CMA, Brad has spent several years as an active consultant offering insight into ownership transition, management changes, and future state planning through strategic planning and team goal setting through an exclusive ‘Management by Numbers’ program. Brad is currently working closely with several resource based technology and fabrication companies developing new products and methods to bring cost effective solutions to the patch. read more →
Joanna Desjardins

Joanna Desjardins

Officer – WPC Executive Committee, 24th WPC, Canada Host Representative

Joanna Desjardins is a Professional Engineer, currently specializing in corporate development, Acquisitions and Divestments for Cenovus Energy Inc. In 2017, Joanna worked on the 5th largest asset divestment in Canada, transferring $17 billion in assets to one of Canada’s largest companies. After the transaction, Joanna joined the Cenovus team in Calgary, Alberta, and continues to work in A&D, focusing on market evaluations and transactions. She held previous positions in subsurface and operations engineering, major projects, and most recently corporate planning and coordination for Global Wells, based in Houston. read more →

Cody Parrish

MBA

WPC Canada Future Leaders Committee, Chair

Cody Parrish, MBA Before serving on the Future Leaders Board of Directors, World Petroleum Council (WPC) Canada, Cody was the Program Director for the 4th WPC Youth Forum held in Calgary in 2013. He was responsible for leading a team of volunteers that developed and executed a world-class program with speakers, experts, and industry leaders from around the globe. The organizing committee received a Calgary Champion award from Meetings & Conventions Calgary for their efforts. read more →
David Crawford

David Crawford

David is currently the Vice President and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Since joining the Board of Trade in 2013, David has led a team of event professionals who deliver outstanding experiences on a regular basis. This includes policy-focused forums on energy, technology, the economy, health care, international trade and transportation. […] read more →
Dr. Randy Gossen

Dr. Randall Gossen

Ph.D., LLD., FEI

Board Member, WPC Canada

Dr. Randy Gossen has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry primarily in the upstream, with both Esso Resources and Nexen. He has worked on projects and operations in all continents (except Antarctica). Randy has extensive experience in oil sands development and managed Esso’s Cold Lake, Alberta, in situ oil sands facility. In addition, he has worked in corporate planning, HSE, social responsibility, government affairs, and regulatory affairs. Randy was Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility for Nexen Inc. from 1991 to 2005 and later was Vice President Global Business Relations at Nexen until his retirement in 2012. Randy was Chairman of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) from 2000 to 2004. He was elected President of the World Petroleum Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. Randy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian integrated oil company JSOC Bashneft from June 2012 to June 2014 and served as Chair of the HSE Committee of the Board. read more →
Michael D Josephson

Michael D. Josephson

Michael Josephson has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal and petroleum industries. He is an alumnus of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and earned commerce and law degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was called to the Bar of the Province of Alberta, Canada, […] read more →
Ron Laing

Ron Laing

Board

Ron Laing is the Senior Vice-President for Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Ron has been with the company for over 20 years and is involved in all areas of Canadian Natural’s business. This includes sitting on the Company’s International Operations Committee which oversees Canadian Natural’s business in The United Kingdom and Africa. Ron has significant experience […] read more →
Dwain Lingenfelter

Dwain Lingenfelter

Board Member, WPC Canada

Dwain Lingenfelter is a businessman, farmer, politician and former Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. Lingenfelter won the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party on June 6, 2009. He resigned as leader on November 7, 2011. Previously, he has served as the president of the party. In previous NDP governments, Lingenfelter has served […] read more →
Paul Paynter

Paul Paynter

Board

Paul runs the SRC office in downtown Calgary which opened in November 2013. Paul focuses upon building and developing applied research opportunities with leading energy players and associations, in addition to working with SME’s and the venture capital / private equity community in the selective support of new technology development. Paul is also on the […] read more →
Lauren Savoie

Lauren Savoie

Lauren has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the energy industry­ where she has held facilities, environmental, development, commercial and engineering technical roles. She has extensive experience in project management, strategy development and managing budgets. Lauren joined on at Suncor in 2017 as Manager of Development and Engineering, Renewables where she worked […] read more →
David HG Smethurst

David HG Smethurst

Board

CTO Energy Sector, Hitachi Vantara Responsible for the Global Energy Sector strategy and development of business solutions at Hitachi Vantara, David joined Hitachi Vantara in October 2017 from the Oil & Gas industry. In a career that spans 30+ years that started in engineering, David’s career includes executive roles in business startups to global corporations […] read more →
James D. McFarland B.Sc., M.Sc., P. Eng

James D. McFarland B.Sc., M.Sc., P. Eng

CPC Member- WPC and Board – WPC Canada

Mr. McFarland is a corporate director and energy entrepreneur with more than 47 years of broad operational and senior executive experience in the oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally in both large integrated oil and gas companies and smaller start-up international E&P companies. He has been at the forefront of many unconventional oil […] read more →