CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Suncor Energy||Canadian Oil Sands Limited||Absolute Software Corporation|
|Serinus Energy Inc.||Lakeland Resources Inc.||MedMira, Inc.|
|MBMI Resources Inc.||Trillium North Minerals Ltd.|
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Suncor Energy (TSX: SU) announced that Steve Reynish assumed the role of interim chief financial officer. Steve Reynish joined Suncor in January 2012 as EVP Oil Sands Ventures. Prior to joining Suncor, Steve Reynish was president of Marathon Oil Canada. He has held senior positions developing and managing large-scale oil sands operations.
Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) (TSX: COS) announced that its Board of Directors has selected Ryan Kubik, the current Chief Financial Officer of COS, to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Kubik will also become a director of COS. Ryan Kubik has over 20 years of oil and gas experience, having performed increasingly complex roles at COS over his 11-year tenure, including Controller and Treasurer, and since 2007, Chief Financial Officer. He currently sits on the Syncrude Management Committee and the Board of Directors of Syncrude Canada Ltd. and chairs the Audit and Business Controls Subcommittee of the Syncrude Joint Venture. The Board has also approved, concurrent with Mr. Kubik’s appointment that Rob Dawson, Vice President, Finance of COS, will become Chief Financial Officer.
Serinus Energy Inc. (TSX: SEN) announced that Paul Rose, Serinus’ Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) has advised the Company of his intention to retire effective January 2014, after thirty five years in the industry including 7 years with Serinus. Paul will continue his relationship with Serinus in a consulting role to assist as required. Serinus is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Heck as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer effective as of January 1, 2014. From October 2005 until joining Serinus as Director of Finance in June 2012, Ms. Heck was the Controller for a domestic upstream oil and gas company.
Lakeland Resources Inc. (TSX-V: LK) announced the appointment of Sam Wong as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company. Mr. Wong is currently CFO of Lowell Copper Ltd. and Chesapeake Gold Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Wong was the Corporate Controller at Luna Gold Corp. Mr. Wong replaces Alex Falconer who has resigned as CFO and Director.
MedMira, Inc. (TSX-V: MIR) announced the appointment of Jelle Kuypers as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MedMira, Kuypers served in senior finance and treasury roles in Canada, Switzerland and the Middle East with Rio Tinto Alcan, Sohar Aluminum and Alcan Holdings Switzerland. He also worked for a number of years as a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting and KPMG.
MBMI Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MBR.H) announces that Eric Chan has been appointed its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chan, a Chartered Accountant who is in public practice, was an assurance partner at a medium-sized public accounting firm for 21 years. Mr. Chan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kam and Ronson Media Group Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, as well as several Canadian private companies. In connection with this appointment, Ming Shun Cheng resigned as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
Trillium North Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: TNM) announced the appointment of Irene Vance as CFO of Trillium North Minerals Ltd. She replaces Dr. Elliot Strashin who acted as acting CFO after the resignation of Rolland Martel effective January 10, 2013. Ms. Vance has been the principal of IMV Accounting Inc. since 1997.