Board of Directors
James H.T. Riddell, Executive Chairman
Mr. Riddell joined Paramount Resources Ltd. in May 1991 and has been a director since June 2000 and president and chief operating officer of Paramount since June 2002.
Mr. Riddell is also a director and vice-chairman of Big Rock Brewery Inc., and a director of Marquee Energy Ltd.
Mr. Riddell graduated from Arizona State University with a B.Sc. in geology (1989) and from the University of Alberta with an M.Sc. in geology (1993).
Clayton H. Riddell, Director
Mr. Riddell is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Paramount Resources Ltd., where he has been an executive officer since 1978. Until June 2002 he was also president. He is a chairman of Perpetual Energy Inc. and a director of Alaris Royalty Corp.
Mr. Riddell graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in geology. He received the J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque from the Canadian Institute of Mining (1994), the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (1999), an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba (2004), and the Outstanding Explorer award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2004). In 2006, Mr. Riddell was inducted to the Calgary Business Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
E. Mitchell Shier, Director
Mr. Shier is general counsel, corporate secretary, and manager of Land for Paramount Resources Ltd., which he joined in November 2008. From 2002 until January 2009, Mr. Shier practised oil and gas and commercial law as a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP and remains counsel to that firm. Prior to 2002, he practised as a partner with other major law firms in Calgary. He has more than 25 years of legal experience with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and energy and environmental law.
Mr. Shier is currently on the board of directors of Alaris Royalty Corp. and Trilogy Energy Corp.
Mr. Shier obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Calgary in1981, his LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1984, and his LL.M. in environmental and natural resources law from the University of Calgary in 1994.
Bernard K. Lee, Director
Mr. Lee is chief financial officer of Paramount Resources Ltd. since May 2003. He was instrumental in the spin-off of Trilogy Energy Trust (now Trilogy Energy Corp.) in 2005 and was its Chief Financial Officer until June 2006. Mr. Lee was also the Chief Financial Officer of MGM Energy Corp. from its inception until July 2007, and was integral in its spin-off and its subsequent financings. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Lee held various senior finance positions with Alberta Energy Company Ltd. and its successor EnCana Corporation.
Mr. Lee graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) and a Master of Business Administration degree. He has also completed the Ivey Executive Program offered by the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Lee was granted the designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1979 by the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Canada.
William Roach, President and CEO
Dr. Roach became chief executive officer of Cavalier Energy in November 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Roach served as CEO of Calera in Los Gatos, California. He was the president and CEO of UTS Energy, where he oversaw the successful identification, acquisition and development of a significant portfolio of oil sands leases interspaced with, and ultimately coveted by, a number of the active super majors in the area. UTS was sold to TOTAL E&P Canada for approximately $1.5 billion. Dr. Roach has a successful 25-year track record directing and managing the design, construction, and delivery of large, capital-intensive, national and international upstream oil and gas projects. He has worked internationally for Shell and British-Borneo, and on the east coast of Canada for Husky Energy. Dr. Roach is a professional engineer in Canada and the U.K. and holds a B.Sc. in metallurgy and a Ph.D. in physical metallurgy.