Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman & Independent Director
Gordon Kettleson joined Crown Point’s Board in December 2001 and has been Non-Executive Chairman of Crown Point since May 2009. Mr. Kettleson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Interwest Petroleums Ltd., a family holding company and producer of petroleum and natural gas products, since September 2001, and its Assistant Manager from November 1999 to September 2001. Mr. Kettleson was formerly the President and/or Chief Executive Officer of Crown Point for various periods between March 2007 to May 2009 and, prior thereto, served as the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1979.
Denny Deren has more than 36 years of experience in the energy industry and has been the President and director of Excalibur Foxx Ltd. since 1993. EFL is a private company that provides engineering marketing and consulting services for drilling, completions and production optimization for problematic wells for various clients in North America and internationally. He is also currently the President and director of Foxxhole Escape Canada Ltd., a private company that has engineered, developed and markets a safety device utilized to allow rig workers to safely escape from dangerous elevated work platforms in the oil and gas industry. Previously, he was the Vice President of Domestic and International Drilling and Completions for McGinnis Codd & Associates Inc. from 2005 to 2006. He was the Country Manager of Territorial Services Ltd., a subsidiary of a publicly traded junior oil and gas producer in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies from 2003 to 2005 and Senior Operations Engineer for Total Canada Oil & Gas Ltd. from 1980 to 1993. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and obtained a diploma in Petroleum Technology, majoring in Production Operations, from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1980.
Keith Turnbull CA
Keith Turnbull has been a business consultant since his retirement as a Partner from KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants on December 31, 2009, after nearly 30 years of service. Mr. Turnbull has extensive experience in all aspects of public company accounting, finance and management matters. Mr. Turnbull served as Office Managing Partner at KPMG LLP’s Calgary office, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Calgary practice, as well its audit, tax and advisory business. He is currently also a director of NYSE and TSX listed Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas producer, and Caledonian Royalty Corporation, a private royalty trust. He has been a director of four other Canadian publicly traded companies, each of which was acquired in a takeover. Mr. Turnbull is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Alberta and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 from Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec.
Pablo Bernardo Peralta
Pablo Peralta is the President of and has control and direction over Liminar Energía S.A., which together with GORC S.A. is the controlling shareholder of Crown Point. Mr. Peralta has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and activities, and is one of two principal shareholders of an Argentinian diversified investment group with interests in the banking, finance, insurance, agricultural, real estate and energy sectors. He is a director and Vice-President of Banco de Servicios y Transacciones, S.A, which is registered with the Comisión Nacional de Valores. A resident of Buenos Aires, Mr. Peralta obtained a Public Accountant degree from the University of Buenos Aires.
Gabriel Dario Obrador
Gabriel Obrador is the President of and has control and direction over GORC S.A., which together with Liminar Energía S.A. is the controlling shareholder of Crown Point. Mr. Obrador is an experienced entrepreneur and manager operating in the oil and gas sector and several other industries, including renewable energy, energy commodity trading and agribusiness. Petrolera Piedra del Aguila S.A., which he co-founded in 2006 and for which he currently serves as President, is an independent oil and gas operator focused on acquisition and development areas with exploratory and development potential in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin, where Crown Point has a 100% interest in an exploration concession. Prior to 2006, Mr. Obrador was a senior manager with YPF S.A., the largest oil and gas company in Argentina. Mr. Obrador, a resident of Buenos Aires, obtained a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and a Chemical Licentiate with an Organic Chemistry track from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989.