Executive Team

Canlin's key priorities are running a safe and sustainable business, focusing our portfolio, improving productivity, generating value from our midstream assets and investing for growth and value. Canlin Energy’s executive team is experienced, committed and skilled in developing, operating and optimizing our assets.

Canlin Energy Corporation Leadership Team

Wesley Morningstar

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Morningstar has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, including exploration and development, exploitation, geology and capital investment strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Brandon University. Mr. Morningstar is a member of the CSPG and APEGA.

Brian Keller

VP, Business Development & Asset Retirement

Mr. Keller has a wealth of experience in exploration, resource development, acquisitions and divestitures, exploitation, geology and capital investment strategy ranging over three decades.

Kent Fawcett

VP, Operations

Mr. Fawcett is a Professional Engineer and is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Canlin Energy’s assets and staff. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Mr. Fawcett is a member of APEGA.

Dean Bernhard

CFO, Finance

Mr. Bernhard is a Chartered Professional Accountant with thirty-years of oil and gas experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, tax, strategic planning, corporate reporting, investor relations and directors’ governance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Cheryl Kelly

VP, Legal & HR

Ms. Kelly has extensive legal experience in the Energy sector, through both senior in-house roles and several years of private practice at two top-tier National firms. She holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta. Ms. Kelly is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Brian MacDonald

VP, Marketing & Midstream

Mr. MacDonald is the skillful lead of Canlin’s burgeoning Midstream business. He has over thirty years of expertise in marketing, trading and risk mitigation within the oil and gas industry. He holds a BA (Administrative and Commercial Studies) in Finance from the University of Western Ontario.

Jack Lee

VP, Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory

Mr. Lee has over twenty years’ experience within the upstream oil and natural gas sector, including well and sour gas plant operations, managing facility projects, and overseeing personal and process safety programs. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Mr. Lee is a member of APEGA.

Debbra McBride

VP, Land & Joint Venture

Ms. McBride brings over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specializing in land management, administration and acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. McBride has held positions of increasing responsibilities at both small to mid-size companies and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Gordon Van Ee

VP, Development

Mr. Van Ee has 30 years experience in various aspects of engineering and business, obtained throughout the WCSB. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of APEGA and SPE. Gord’s mandate is to ensure the effective deployment of resource development capital within Canlin’s properties.

Board of Directors

Canlin Energy’s strong and integrated five-member Board of Directors are respected in the business community, have accumulated relevant industry experience and other skills from a range of business disciplines – including the upstream oil and gas sector, corporate finance and business development.

Chairman Ruilin Zhang
Liming Mei
Yunfei Lian
Vincent Lun
Wesley Morningstar
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