Chief Executive Officer
Jim has 35+ years of International and North American experience across a variety of financial and management functions including strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, risk management and corporate governance, as well as improving cash performance, financial controls and profitability. He has served as CFO and a director of publicly traded companies and CEO of a privately held company with full P/L responsibility for the past 12+ years.
His career started with Esso in Canada where he worked in chemicals, downstream and upstream companies in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. He has worked and resided internationally for a total of 15 years in Qatar, Kuwait, and China.
In Qatar with Qatar Petroleum Jim worked developing and training national employees before moving to the Finance Directorate. He returned to Canada to join PanCanadian Petroleum in international finance and then the supply management group. Moving abroad to Kuwait he spent five years as commercial manager at Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company then led United Oil Projects as their CEO.
Thereafter he worked as a director and CFO of Stream Oil & Gas Ltd (TSX:SKO) based in Calgary followed by 3 years in Beijing, China as the CFO and Chief Representative of an Australian public company, Sino Gas & Energy Holdings. Most recently he was CFO, director and audit committee chairman for High Arctic Energy Services (TSX:HWO).
Jim has a B.Sc. (Chemistry) and MBA from the University of Toronto and a M.Sc. (Finance) from Leicester University, UK. Jim is employed by Deh Tai LP, Fort Nelson First Nation’s economic development arm. Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deh Tai LP.