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Directors and Officers

Information is given below with respect to each of the current directors and officers of the Company. The term of office of each director expires at the end of the next annual meeting of shareholders.


The directors of the Company are elected annually. The following table sets out the name, city, province or state and country of residence, year first elected or appointed to the Board of Directors, principal occupation within the past five years or more, educational qualifications and other current directorships of each of the directors of the Company.

Name, City, Province or State and Country of Residence Year First Became Director of the Company Present Principal Occupation or Employment (including all officer positions currently held with the Company), Principal Occupation or Employment for the Past Five Years or More, Educational Qualifications, Other Current Public Company Directorships or Directorships in Non-Public Companies, Organizations or other Entities that Require a Significant Time Commitment
Albrecht W.A. Bellstedt1 Calgary, Alberta Canada 2015 Albrecht Bellstedt has been a professional director since February 2007. Previously (and from 1999 to 2007), Mr. Bellstedt served as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of TransCanada Corporation and a predecessor corporation. Prior to that, he was a transactional lawyer in private practice for 27 years. Mr. Bellstedt holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University. Current public company directorships2: Canadian Western Bank, Capital Power Corporation and Stuart Olson Inc. Other current directorships3: None
Luis Cabra Dueñas Madrid, Spain 2015 Luis Cabra has served as Repsol's Executive Managing Director of Exploration and Production since May 2012 and as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2015. He joined Repsol in 1984 and has since held management posts in the Refining, Technology, Engineering, Procurement and Safety and Environment areas. From September 2010 to May 2012, he served as Executive Director of Development and Production in Repsol's Upstream Division. Mr. Cabra has represented Repsol in international associations, serving as Chairman of the Fuel Committee of the European Petroleum Industry Association, President of the European Biofuel Technology Platform as well as Member of the European Research Advisory Board. He holds a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the Complutense University in Madrid and has studied business management at the international centres INSEAD and IMD. He has also served as a Head Lecturer and Associate Lecturer at the Complutense University and the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Current public company directorships2: None Other current directorships3: None
F. Javier Sanz Cedrón Madrid, Spain 2015 Javier Sanz Cedrón is Director of Financial Development and Rating Agencies of Repsol. He joined Repsol in 1984 in the Internal Auditing department and has since held several positions in Accounting & Reporting, International Commerce and Finance. In April 1998 he was appointed Financing Director and in 2006, he was appointed Director of Finance. Mr. Sanz Cedrón holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Comillas University – ICADE (Madrid). Following university he completed postgraduate courses at the Bank of Spain and in universities at Oxford, Brussels and Paris. Current public company directorships2: None Other current directorships3: None
Thomas W. Ebbern1 Calgary, Alberta Canada 2013 Thomas Ebbern has been Chief Financial Officer of North West Refining Inc. since January 2012. He was formerly Managing Director, Investment Banking, of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Tristone Capital Inc., an energy advisory firm that was acquired by Macquarie. He began his career as a geophysicist with Gulf Canada in 1982. Mr. Ebbern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Current public company directorships2: None Other current directorships3: Wellspring Calgary, Palisade Capital Management Ltd., Live Out There Inc.
Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel Madrid, Spain 2015 Josu Jon Imaz was named Chief Executive Officer of Repsol and member of the Corporate Executive Committee by the Board of Directors in April 2014. Mr. Imaz joined the Repsol Group in 2008 as Chairman of its subsidiary Petronor. In 2012 he joined the Repsol Executive Committee as General Director of the Industrial Area and New Energy. He began his career in research at the French Technological Center (CETIM) in Nantes, with focus on industrial (Grupo Mondragón) and business projects linked to the energy sector. Mr. Imaz was also a visitor scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States. In addition to his business activity, Mr. Imaz has served in senior political roles within the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Basque Government in 1999, and the executive leadership of the EAJ-PNV. He holds a Doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country and graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences in San Sebastián (with excellence). Current public company directorships2: First Vice-Chairman and Director of Gas Natural SDG, S.A. Other current directorships3: None
Miguel Klingenberg Calvo Madrid, Spain 2015 Miguel Klingenberg currently serves as Managing Director of Legal Affairs at Repsol and has been a member of the Executive Committee since May 2015. He joined Repsol as Deputy Secretary General in September 2012. Before joining Repsol, he was in private practice in several law firms, including as name partner at Hervada & Klingenberg and subsequently as partner and head of the Spanish tax practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (“Freshfields”). While at Freshfields, Mr. Klingenberg acted as managing partner of the Spanish offices between 2006 and 2010 and served in a number of the firm’s governing bodies, including the Regional Management and the CSR and Pro-Bono Committees. Miguel Klingenberg holds a law degree from Deusto University and a degree in Business Administration from ICADE. Current public company directorships2: None Other current directorships3: Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum Foundation
Michael T. Waites1 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 2011 Michael Waites was President and Chief Executive Officer of Finning International Inc. from May 2008 until his retirement from Finning in May 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Finning. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Finning for three years prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Finning in May 2006, Mr. Waites was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Canadian Pacific Railway since July 2000, and was also Chief Executive Officer U.S. Network of Canadian Pacific Railway. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Chevron Canada Resources. Mr. Waites holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Master of Arts, Graduate Studies in Economics from the University of Calgary. He has also completed the Executive Program at The University of Michigan Business School. Current public company directorships2: Hudbay Minerals Inc., Western Forest Products Inc. Other current directorships3: Remcan Projects Limited

1) Member of the Audit Committee. 

2) Refers only to issuers that are reporting issuers in Canada or the equivalent in a foreign jurisdiction. 

3) Refers to directorships of non-public companies, organizations or other entities. Does not include positions in Company subsidiaries or Repsol affiliates.


The following table sets out the name, city, province and country of residence and office held for each of the executive officers of the Company.

Name and Province or State and Country of Residence Office
Luis Cabra Dueñas1 Madrid , Spain Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
David Charlton2 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Vice-President, Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
John Rossall3 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada Executive Director, North America

1) Luis Cabra Dueñas was appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on May 11, 2015.

2) David Charlton was appointed Vice-President, Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer on March 1, 2016. Prior to that he was Vice-President, Finance, NAO.

3) John Rossall was appointed Executive Director, North America on July 7, 2015. On closing of the Repsol Transaction he was appointed Executive Director, Canada and North America Unconventional. Prior to that (from 2011 to 2015), he was Senior Vice-President, Canadian Delivery Unit, and prior to that (from 2004 to 2011), he was President and CEO of ProspEx Resources, a TSX listed junior oil and gas company.