We are a Canadian-based liquids infrastructure company with a focused asset base and stable, long-term cash flows.
With nearly 14 million barrels of storage, and over 500 km of crude pipelines, we touch 1 in every 4 barrels produced in Western Canada.
Safety, environmental protection and community play important roles in our growth as a company.
We are a Canadian-based liquids infrastructure company that connects customers to markets, employees to rewarding careers, and investors to long-term value.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Spaulding is our President and Chief Executive Officer. As such, he is accountable for Gibson Energy’s operational performance and strategic direction. He became a member of our Board of Directors in June 2017.
Before joining Gibson Energy, Steve was Executive Vice President, Natural Gas Liquids with Texas-based Lone Star NGL LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Gathering and Processing at Crosstex Energy, which is now Enlink Midstream Partners.
With more than 25 years in the midstream industry, Steve’s experience encompasses all facets of the business including operations, business development, and marketing. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Oklahoma.
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Sean Brown is Gibson's Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. In his role, he oversees the financial management of the company including, finance, accounting, tax, treasury and capital market financings as well as corporate planning and development, investor relations and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Gibsons, Sean spent fifteen years in investment banking where he provided strategic, financial and capital raising advice to companies in the energy infrastructure sector across North America. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the Power & Energy Infrastructure Group at BMO Capital Markets, based in Calgary, and prior to that was with J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., based in New York. Sean holds a Business degree from Acadia University, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
SVP and Chief Commercial Officer
As Senior Vice President, Commercial, Kyle DeGruchy provides strategic leadership and management of the Crude, Natural Gas Liquids and Refined Products commercial and marketing activities across the organization. This includes Gibson’s Commodity Trading, Logistics, Producer Services and Supply & Sales functions.
Since joining Gibson Energy in 2011, Kyle has held several leadership roles across the commercial and marketing business, most recently in the position of Vice President, Trading. In his time with Gibson, Kyle has gained valuable insight to the needs of our customers, providing market solutions for Gibson’s upstream and downstream customers and stakeholders. Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Victoria.
SVP and Chief Operating Officer
As Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Omar Saif is accountable for the sustainable and reliable operations of Gibson’s Canadian assets including our Hardisty and Edmonton, Alberta crude oil terminals and processing facilities. Omar is also responsible for supporting our commercial team’s growth plans through our Engineering and Construction team.
During his 20 year career in the oil, gas and energy sector, Omar has gained invaluable experience across many facets of the business. Before joining Gibson Energy, Omar was Director, Operations for Plains Midstream Canada and held several positions with BP, where his responsibilities included accountability over operations and project management.
Omar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientist of Alberta (APEGA).
SVP and Chief Administrative & Sustainability Officer
As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Sean Wilson provides strategic and functional leadership for Sustainability/ESG; Regulatory, Health & Safety; Information Technology; Stakeholder Engagement; Community Investment; Government Relations; Supply Chain Management; Communications; Information Management; Legal; Land Management; Process Improvement & Change Management and Facilities Management.
Since joining Gibson Energy in 2007, Sean has held key leadership roles including Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before moving into his position as Chief Administrative Officer, Sean served as Gibson’s Vice President, Commercial Development where he gained valuable insight into the needs of Gibson’s customers; positioning him to successfully lead his teams in delivering value creating initiatives and solutions to our stakeholders.
Prior to joining Gibson, Sean was a Corporate Lawyer at a leading national law firm. Sean holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from the University of Calgary and a Business Sustainability Management Certificate from the University of Cambridge. Sean is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
VP Strategy, Planning & Investor Relations
VP Legal & General Counsel
VP Commercial Development
VP & Treasurer
VP Human Resources
Our Board of Directors is comprised of professionals who are leaders in their fields. Each member brings specialist expertise to the board, and together they are well placed to lead our company toward its place as an industry leader.
Chairman of the Board and Independent Director
Chair of the Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee
Mr. Estey is the former Chair of the board of UBS Securities Canada Inc. and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial markets. He is also currently the Chair of the board of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd., a member of the Advisory Committee at the Murray Edwards School of Business and is involved in several charitable organizations.
Member of the Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee
Member of the Health and Safety Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Mr. Bloom was elected as a director of Gibson Energy on May 4, 2016. Mr. Bloom retired from Spectra Energy (now Enbridge) in April of 2016, with over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He served in numerous executive capacities with Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies Duke Energy and Westcoast Energy. From 2013 to 2016 he served with Spectra Energy as President, Canadian LNG, from 2008 to 2012 as President, Spectra Energy Transmission West, and from 2003 to 2007 as President, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline. Mr. Bloom has served as a board member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and as its Chair in 2011/2012. He holds bachelor’s and Master's degrees in economics.
Member of the Corporate Governance, Compensation and Nomination
Chair of the Health and Safety Committee
Mr. Cleary was appointed as a director of Gibson Energy on April 4, 2013. He is currently a Managing Director of Global Infrastructure Partners, where he has been since May of 2012, and as of June 2020, a director of Summit Midstream Partners, LP. Prior to that, he was the President of El Paso Corporation’s Western Pipeline Group and previously served as the President of ANR Pipeline Company. Before 2001, Mr. Cleary was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Southern Natural Gas Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William & Mary and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School.
Chair of the Sustainability and ESG Committee
Ms. Cotte was appointed as a director of Gibson on March 17, 2020. With over 20 years’ legal experience, the last 13 of which has been exclusively focused on ESG, Ms. Cotte is a globally recognized expert on ESG and responsible investment. Ms. Cotte is currently Managing Director, Head of ESG for Onex Corporation. She was previously the Chief Executive Officer of ESG Global and prior to that, was V.P. & Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment for RBC Global Asset Management and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Cotte also serves on the Board of PowerSchool Holdings, Inc. Ms. Cotte holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Ms. Cotte is a current member of the TSX Listings Advisory Group and the UN PRI’s Global Policy Reference Group. In 2020, Ms. Cotte received a Clean50 award for her leadership in advancing sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.
Member of the Sustainability and ESG Committee
Ms. Dutton was appointed as a director of Gibson Energy on January 11, 2022. She has extensive innovative business development and operations management experience as well as entrepreneurial success. She currently serves as Vice President & Managing Director for Sunnydale Foods Inc. Ms. Dutton was previously the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, Alawa Foods Inc. and Global Trader and General Manager of Agri-Commodities and Special Crops, ADM. Ms. Dutton studied Agriculture Economics at the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University and is a citizen of the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan.
Mr. Festival has over three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Festival is currently President, CEO and a director of Broadview Energy Ltd., a private corporation with heavy oil assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan. From 2009 through 2018, Mr. Festival served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of BlackPearl Resources Inc. Prior to that, he served as the President of BlackRock Ventures Inc. from 2001 to 2006 and as its Vice President of Corporate Development from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Festival is currently a director Compass Compression Holdings Ltd., Athabasca Oil Corporation and i3 Energy. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
Ms. Kazarian was appointed as a director of Gibson Energy on July 25, 2022. Diane was previously Managing Partner of the Greater Toronto Area and a member of the Leadership Team at PwC Canada and led PwC’s largest Canadian market, managing more than 4,000 professionals and 300 partners across all key sectors. She was recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) of Ontario and a recipient of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award. Ms. Kazarian is a member of the board of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, chair of the board of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation and a member of the board of Unity Health Toronto. Ms. Kazarian also sits on the boards of Bryant University, Appleby College Foundation and Kingsway College School.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Mr. McRae has been an independent financial and management consultant since August 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. McRae was Chief Financial Officer of CCS Inc., administrator of CCS Income Trust and its successor corporation, CCS Corporation since August 2002. Mr. McRae has over 35 years of experience in senior operating and financial management positions with a number of publicly traded and private companies, including CCS Inc., Versacold Corporation and Mark's Work Wearhouse Limited. Mr. McRae served as interim Executive Vice President and CFO of Black Diamond Group Limited from October 16, 2013 to August 8, 2014 and as its Executive Vice President to December 31, 2014. Mr. McRae’s previous board experience includes serving as a director of Athabasca Oil Corporation, Black Diamond Group Limited and Source Energy Services Ltd. Mr. McRae obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Distinction, from the University of Calgary in 1979, and a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1981.
Ms. Montana was elected as a director of Gibson Energy on August 31, 2020. Ms. Montana has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with board and executive experience in the midstream and refined products sectors. In 2015, she retired from Shell Midstream Partners GP, LLC where she served as the Chief Executive Officer after previously serving as its Executive Vice President, U.S. Pipeline and Special Projects. In addition, she held various roles at Shell Downstream Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, including Executive Vice President, Supply and Distribution and Vice President, Global Distribution. Ms. Montana also serves on the Board of Kodiak Gas Services, LLC, the Board of Trustees of the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Board of the Houston YMCA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a leading engineering university in the United States.
Mr. Spaulding is our President and Chief Executive Officer. As such, he is accountable for Gibson Energy’s operational performance and strategic direction. He became a member of our Board of Directors in June 2017.
Before joining Gibson Energy, Mr. Spaulding was Executive Vice President, Natural Gas Liquids with Texas-based Lone Star NGL LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Gathering and Processing at Crosstex Energy, which is now Enlink Midstream Partners.
With more than 25 years in the midstream industry, Mr. Spaulding’s experience encompasses all facets of the business including operations, business development, and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Oklahoma.
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