WPC Canada Directors

Denis Painchaud

Chairman, WPC Canada

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 →

Richard Masson

1st Vice 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 →

J. Dean Tucker

2nd 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 →

Joanna Desjardins

Secretary Treasurer, WPC Canada

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 →

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

CPC Member- WPC and Board – WPC Canada

Jim McFarland has more than 43 years of domestic and international experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently as President, CEO and director of Valeura Energy Inc., an international oil and gas company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange with operations in Turkey. Prior to co-founding Valeura in April 2010, he was President, […] read more →

Cody Parrish


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 →

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 →

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 →

Brad Trumble

Board Member, 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 →