Board of Directors

Dennis A. Sharp, P. Eng.

Mr. Sharp is a Professional Engineer having received a degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston. During the past 50 years, Mr. Sharp has served in a variety of executive capacities in the private and public energy sectors including Chairman and CEO of UTS Energy Corporation, CS Resources, Command Drilling and a director of EnCana Corporation, PanCanadian Petroleum, Azure Dynamics and non-profit organizations, including The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, McGill Chamber Orchestra and Centaur Theatre Productions. In addition to serving on national and international technical committees, Mr. Sharp has published extensively. Mr. Sharp has served the industry as Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and in 1997 was honoured as one of Canada’s Master Entrepreneurs.

D. Campbell Deacon

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Mr. Deacon is a Special Adviser to Echelon Wealth Partners, a full service IIROC registered wealth management and investment banking firm with 10 offices across Canada. He has over 35 years’ experience in the investment banking industry. Mr. Deacon has been involved as a director and/or officer in a number of domestic and international public and private companies during his career, including UTS Energy Corporation, Scandinavian Minerals Limited, and Deacon Barclays de Zoete Wedd Limited. Mr. Deacon is a former Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and a former Governor of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. In addition he has served as a member of the Listing Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.

Nicholas Brigstocke

Non-Executive Director
Nicholas Brigstocke is a corporate director with a distinguished international career in the investment sector. He was a partner of de Zoete and Bevan, a leading brokerage firm, which was later acquired by Barclays Bank Plc. He was appointed Chairman of Barclays de Zoete Wedd’s (BZW), corporate broking business, and subsequently became Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston’s (CSFB), UK equity capital markets, when CSFB acquired the equity businesses of BZW in 1998. Since then he has acted as a senior consultant to Bridgewell Corporate Finance Ltd., and has served as a non-executive director to many companies both in the UK and other countries including until recently Inter Pipeline Corporation in Canada.