CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Encana Corporation||Synaptive Medical||Freehold Royalties Ltd.|
|Liht Cannabis Corp.||Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.||CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc.|
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Encana Corporation [CALGARY] (NYSE, TSX: ECA) announced the appointment of Corey D. Code as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2019. Sherri A. Brillon, who has served as Encana’s CFO since 2009, will be retiring at the end of May 2019. Code joined Encana in 1999 and has served in numerous positions of increasing responsibility within the organization. He most recently served as Vice-President, Investor Relations and Strategy, and in other leadership positions as Treasurer and Vice-President, Portfolio Management.
Synaptive Medical [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Sandra Clarke as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Synaptive Medical, Ms. Clarke ran finance and operations, including all aspects of strategic decision support, at Architect and was appointed to Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to her time at Architech, Ms. Clarke served as a Principal at SOLV Consulting. During her time there, she was appointed Chief Financial Officer to The Second Cup. Earlier in her career, she worked as Chief Financial Officer of The Canadian Press. After graduation, Ms. Clarke held numerous finance positions at Grand & Toy, Manpower and Bell Canada.
Freehold Royalties Ltd. [CALGARY] (TSX: FRU) announced the resignation of Darren Gunderson, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and the appointment of Alan Withey as Interim Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Withey served as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through 2014 and Chief Executive Officer from 2014 through 2019 of Trident Exploration Corp.
Liht Cannabis Corp. [KELOWNA, BC] (CSE: LIHT, OTCQX: LIHTF) announced that the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Hanspaul Pannu, has been appointed as President and Nilda Rivera has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. The effective date of change will be April 1, 2019. Rivera is the former VP of Finance and Corporate Secretary of Aurora Cannabis Inc. Prior to joining Aurora, she had 5 years of CFO experience with TSXV companies and 15 years of Corporate Secretary experience with TSX and TSXV companies.
Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. [OAKVILLE, ON] (TSX: CPH) announced that Stephen Lemieux, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Cipher has resigned to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Lemieux will leave the Company on March 29, 2019. The Company has named Nadine Jutlah as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Jutlah has been a senior finance executive at Cipher for over two years leading the Company’s finance team. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Jutlah worked at Ernst & Young LLP for 13 years holding positions with increasing responsibilities, departing as a senior manager.
CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. [TORONTO] (CSE: CUBE, OTCQB: CECBF) announced the resignation of Chris Hopkins as Chief Financial Officer of CellCube. Replacing Chris Hopkins, will be a team lead by John Dyer, who has over 30 years of financial management experience including chief financial officer roles in both private and public companies, controller roles and public practice accounting.